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Easy Faux Chocolate Mousse

Rated as 4.56 out of 5 Stars

"This is a quick recipe that tricks the eyes and the palate in to thinking it's authentic chocolate mousse made with cream and eggs."
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Ingredients

1 h 15 m servings 319 cals
Original recipe yields 4 servings

Directions

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  1. Mix mascarpone cheese, whipping cream, and vanilla extract in a bowl.
  2. Melt chocolate chips in the top of a double boiler over simmering water, stirring frequently and scraping down the sides with a rubber spatula to avoid scorching.
  3. Fold melted chocolate into the mascarpone cheese mixture.
  4. Refrigerate until set, 1 to 2 hours.

Nutrition Facts


Per Serving: 319 calories; 31.9 g fat; 7 g carbohydrates; 4.6 g protein; 80 mg cholesterol; 34 mg sodium. Full nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

This is super yummy! I made with Ghirardelli 60% dark choco chips to keep it as low-carb as possible (used 40 chips). I also did not use the heavy cream. I used Rodelle gourmet vanilla. My t...

Most helpful critical review

Made recipe as given. Bland.

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This is super yummy! I made with Ghirardelli 60% dark choco chips to keep it as low-carb as possible (used 40 chips). I also did not use the heavy cream. I used Rodelle gourmet vanilla. My t...

Replaced the chocolate chips with unsweetened cocoa powder to make it low carb and low sugar, and it turned out fantastic. Didn't end up needing to refrigerate it very long without the melted ch...

This was a really easy and very tasty "mousse". I used it to fill mini sugar cookie cups for a Memorial Day dessert I took to a cookout. I piped it into the cups and it held it's shape very we...

I added Hazelnut liqueur to this along with half of a dark chocolate candy bar and some cocoa. It is rather thick but still very good. I can see using this as a layer between cakes, on top of ...

This recipe is great as a filler for chocolate cupcakes. Just tube in into the center.

So good. My doctor just put me on an egg-free diet. So I was very happy to find this recipe. I used it as a mousse pie filling and topped it with freshly whipped cream. My hubby loved it too!

This is a gem of a breezy-easy dessert recipe! I didn't bother to get out the double boiler, just melted the chocolate chips in the microwave on low. It turned out great. Now I am tempted to try...

Outstanding! For a low-carb diet, this is a HEAVENLY treat! Thank you!

I substituted cream cheese with more cream and butter for the mascrapone. It turned out really well.