Thursday, January 13, 2011

Purely Delish! Peppermint/Chocolate Mousse


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I am not a Cool Whip gal. I am a pure cream gal; a natural unsalted butter and not margarine gal. So when this recipe for chocolate peppermint mousse received 5 stars for  taste, ease of preparation and maximum “Impress your friends-ability:, I broke down and tried it.

This looks like 2 cups of chocolate covered espresso beans but it is actually 2 cups of Junior Mints.248I doubled the recipe.

In a saucepan, combine cocoa and milk until smooth. Add mints and butter; cook and stir over low heat until smooth. Cool for 15 minutes.249

251Call for a teenager to come help you since it is so fun and smells wonderful but let her sleep and snuggle with the furry creatures.

253Fold in the Cool Whip, even this is beautiful! That’s it! That’s all you do!

  You can scoop it into individual cups or place in a large bowl. You certainly don’t need to pipe it in to the cups but the teenager piped up and wanted to do it this way. So fun!



Refrigerate until ready to serve.

256How could this creation occur with so little effort! The white stuff on top? Yep, real whipped cream; just had to use the real thing! I bashed up a lingering candy cane and sprinkled the candy on top. A garnish of mint leaf completes the look.

This was so delicious and rich; small portions at a time is just enough and we all loved it!

I am judging myself for using Cool Whip but I can’t deny how easy and delish this was. I’m thinking this would be a great Valentines Day treat.



2 tablespoons baking cocoa

2 tablespoons milk

1 cup junior mints

2 tablespoons butter or margarine I used butter!

1 (8 ounce) container frozen whipped

topping, thawed, divided

1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

Fresh mint and additional whipped

topping (optional) Real whipped cream!



Catlyn Berry (Cizz) said...

WOW! That looks so YUMMY! Thanks for sharing it!


Amy said...

Yum...I want one please! :)

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