Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Peppermint Dark Chocolate Mousse

If you are in a pinch this holiday season and need a quick dessert, try this simple yet delicious Peppermint Dark Chocolate Mousse for your Christmas celebrations.  It only has 5 ingredients! I have made this recipe over and over and every time my guests absolutely love it!

Peppermint Dark Chocolate Mousse

8 ounces semi or bittersweet chocolate (chips or chopped)
2 tablespoons cream or milk
1 teaspoon peppermint extract
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
1 1/2 cups heavy cream

Place chopped chocolate, 2 tablespoons cream and peppermint into a bowl and place over simmering water.  Once the water comes to a simmer, turn the heat off and let the chocolate melt slowly.  Once the mixture is cool, beat the heavy cream with vanilla till soft peaks.  Fold the chocolate, a little at a time, into the cream.  Use the mousse right away or put into dessert cups and refrigerate.  Serve at room temperature and top with crushed peppermint candies (optional).

Merry Christmas!

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