Heavenly Chocolate Mousse

Heavenly Chocolate Mousse

"'Heaven on a spoon' is how one friend describes this chocolaty dessert. My husband, Allen rates it best of all the special treats I've made. The filling can also be used for a pie."
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  1. In a microwave or double boiler, heat chocolate, 1/4 cup water and butter until the chocolate and butter are melted. Cool for 10 minutes. In a small heavy saucepan, whisk egg yolks, sugar and remaining water. Cook and stir over low heat until mixture reaches 160 degrees F, about 1-2 minutes. Remove from the heat; whisk in chocolate mixture. Set saucepan in ice and stir until cooled, about 5-10 minutes. Fold in whipped cream. Spoon into dessert dishes. Refrigerate for 4 hours or overnight.

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Decadent! I served this for a dinner party and everyone absolutely loved it. BUT a word or warning -- this is not an easy recipe. I would say it is at least an intermediate recipe. Some reviewer...

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I don't know what I did wrong b/c mine was the consistancey of a melted milkshake. My egg combo did get away from me as I had some tiny pieces of scramble eggs. The flavor was good though.

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Decadent! I served this for a dinner party and everyone absolutely loved it. BUT a word or warning -- this is not an easy recipe. I would say it is at least an intermediate recipe. Some reviewer...

This is a wonderful recipe. I deviated slightly in three ways. 1) While whipping the cream, I added a bit of unflavored gelatin. This merely gives the whipping cream better consistency and p...

I was looking through recipes for something healthy and nutritious but got a little distracted thinking of chocolate mousse and ended up here again. I noticed that EXACTLY 2 years ago I had revi...

I LOVE THIS RECIPE. I used it to fill a chocolate cake. The only change I made was that I used 1/2 cup strong, cold coffee instead of water. It really amps up the chocolate flavor without adding...

I made this and froze it in Zip locks ahead of time for a wedding shower. It was amazing! I defrosted in the fridge and simple snipped the corner of the bag and squeezed into crepes and covered ...

Definitely a keeper. I made mine with strong coffee instead of water, and I added a tad of vanilla to the whipping cream as well. Top it off with homemade whipped cream and some raspberries, and...

A wonderful recipe! The measurements seem to use an odd amount of ingredients, so I modified the proportions. I used 1 bag of semisweet chocolate morsels, 3 T of butter, 4 T of sugar, 2/3 cups w...

I made this as a dessert to follow my 1 year anniversary dinner. It is amazing! It is also very rich. I've got a sweet tooth, so I didn't mind. My husband, on the other hand isn't normally a ...

I used mint chocolate chips and it turned out very well! If you can, be sure to leave it overnight!

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