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Easy Chocolate Mousse

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Chocolate Mousse! Mousse au chocolaté! However you want to say it, it’s divine. I used to be afraid to make it. I don’t know why it scared me, it just seemed like a dessert you only should eat in Paris or at fine parties, not a dessert you make at home.

Well, I decided to be brave and give it a try and guess what? It’s not scary at all! It’s actually really easy, almost too easy! Now, I know I can make Chocolate Mousse at home. This could be dangerous. 

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I wanted to make a French inspired dessert because today we teamed up with The Dating Divas, a group of married women who post fun, creative, and inexpensive dating ideas, to bring you a special treat-Dinner and a Movie! Our date night movie is Les Miserables.

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Ok, you really aren’t getting dinner, but you are getting dessert and that is way better:) The idea is to give you a fun date night with a delicious recipe. We’ve taken care of all of the planning and hard work for you. All you have to do is rent the movie, make Easy Chocolate Mousse, and have fun! And if you think that sounds too hard, tell your loved one to be in charge and just show up:)

If you haven’t seen Les Miserables, you must. And if you have seen it, then I know you will want to watch it again. It’s fabulous!

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Les Miserables is Josh’s favorite musical. He saw it on Broadway. He had third row seats and sat next to Chuck Norris. He loves telling that story:) I’ve never seen the musical live, but I did enjoy the movie.

I had a hard time choosing what to make for this date night. Les Miserables is somewhat depressing and food wasn’t really abundant. I thought about making a loaf of crusty bread, but that didn’t sound fun, so instead you get a classic French dessert-Easy Chocolate Mousse!

The chocolate mousse is rich, silky, and smooth. I topped it off with whipped cream and chocolate shavings. It is pretty to serve and a treat to eat!

Get date night on your calendar! We’ve got the perfect date for you! And I promise, you don’t want to miss out on this Easy Chocolate Mousse…and yes, it really is easy!

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Head on over to The Dating Diva’s for the awesome date details! They have some fun things planned for you! Enjoy Dinner (Dessert) and a Movie!

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Easy Chocolate Mousse

Yield: Serves 4

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Total Time: 3 hours 15 minutes (mostly chilling time)

Ingredients:

7 oz bittersweet or semisweet chocolate, finely chopped
3 tablespoons water
4 large eggs, at room temperature, separated
Pinch of coarse salt

Directions:

1. Combine the chocolate and water in a heatproof bowl set over a pan of barely simmering water. Heat until the chocolate is almost completely melted, stirring occasionally. Remove the bowl from the heat and stir until the mixture is smooth. Set aside and let cool to near room temperature.

2. In a clean, dry bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the whisk attachment, combine the egg whites and the salt. Whip on medium-high speed until stiff peaks form. They should be thick and smooth.

3. Stir the egg yolks into the cooled chocolate mixture. Add one third of the whipped egg whites to the bowl with the chocolate and fold gently to lighten up the mixture. Fold in the remaining egg whites gently with a spatula just until no visible streaks are left.

4. Portion the mixture into 4 individual serving dishes (or 2 larger serving dishes, for a romantic, share-friendly dessert). Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate at least 3 hours. Serve with freshly whipped cream, if desired.

Recipe from The Sweet Life in Paris by David Lebovitz

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78 Responses to “Easy Chocolate Mousse”

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    Erica — April 17, 2013 @ 5:45 am

    Growing up this was one of my favorite desserts! I’ve never made it. I’m actually not a huge chocolate fan (weirdo), but something about the texture of this dessert is just amazing. RICH and awesome

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    Marie @ Little Kitchie — April 17, 2013 @ 6:43 am

    I also thought it was a lot more difficult than that! Pinning to try! But like you said… this could be dangerous ;)

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    Ohh man I love chocolate mousse! Yours sounds so easy and looks delicious!!! Need to make this and soon!!

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    Kelly @ Life made Sweeter — April 17, 2013 @ 8:06 am

    Ooooo yum! Look at that mousse, it’s just calling my name now. Looks lovely and delicious but I agree, dangerous at the same time :)

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    Laura @ Gluten Free Pantry — April 17, 2013 @ 8:24 am

    This looks divine–I am totally nuts for chocolate mousse and this looks so good I could dig in right now!

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    Tieghan — April 17, 2013 @ 8:52 am

    I love chocolate mousse and I love how simple this! I am making this today!

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    Ali | Gimme Some Oven — April 17, 2013 @ 9:15 am

    I had no idea this could be so simple! Looks wonderful!

    And I am a huge fan of all things Les Mis – book, musical, and the film! :)

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    Rachel @ Baked by Rachel — April 17, 2013 @ 9:15 am

    I went to see Les Mis live with my parents when I was in junior high or high school and loved it. I can’t wait to see the movie version. And seriously, chocolate mousse is the absolute best – so flavorful and delicious!

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    Cassie | Bake Your Day — April 17, 2013 @ 9:23 am

    I love Les Mis. This is a great movie snack!

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    Wow Maria! This looking amazingly simple. That is right up my alley. I haven’t seen the movie but will put it on our list. Totally love your invite. :)

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    thelittleloaf — April 17, 2013 @ 9:29 am

    Homemade chocolate mousse is so so good and I’m so pleased you didn’t add cream – so much better texture with just gorgeous chocolate and eggs.

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    Monica — April 17, 2013 @ 9:43 am

    Oooh, this looks good! I will definitely be making this.
    Also, who shares mousse? ;o)

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    Kevin @ Closet Cooking — April 17, 2013 @ 9:44 am

    That looks so cool and creamy and good!

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    Bev @ Bev Cooks — April 17, 2013 @ 10:05 am

    Good grief yes.

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    marla — April 17, 2013 @ 10:09 am

    Adore chocolate mousse ~ especially when it’s easy like this!

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    Larissa — April 17, 2013 @ 10:09 am

    Such an easy recipe! I am wondering about the water and the chocolate…doesn’t water cause chocolate to seize up? I will take your word for it, because it may be in the technique. Pinning!!

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    Julie @ Table for Two — April 17, 2013 @ 10:20 am

    I just watched les mis last weekend! It was pretty good! I would’ve loved to snack on this while I watched the movie :)

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    Heather Christo — April 17, 2013 @ 10:21 am

    OMG- Josh is a champ, Pete would say no way, lets watch Spartacus! This Chocolate mousse look so great!

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    Cathy Pollak ~ Noble Pig — April 17, 2013 @ 11:02 am

    Haven’t seen it yet, but I did meet Chuck Norris’ stunt double at a party…ha-ha. Love the mousse, great date night dessert.

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    Kathy — April 17, 2013 @ 11:09 am

    This is calling my name! Especially since it is easy!

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    Diane Crammer — April 17, 2013 @ 11:25 am

    Isn’t that raw egg you will be eating?

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    JustOneMoreBiteBlog — April 17, 2013 @ 11:42 am

    We’ve been looking for a chocolate mousse recipe for a long time and this one looks delicious (and easy to make)! Can’t wait to try it!

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    Patti — April 17, 2013 @ 11:47 am

    Just wondering if there is any danger in the raw eggs.

    • Two Peas replied: — April 17th, 2013 @ 11:50 am

      Make sure you use fresh eggs with no cracks.

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    Jenny Flake — April 17, 2013 @ 11:50 am

    Love the looks of this simple chocolate mousse! Fun :)

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    Meagan @ A Zesty Bite — April 17, 2013 @ 11:56 am

    I still haven’t seen the movie so this would be a perfect date night for me and hubs. Great job on the mousse.

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    How fun does this sound! I love the idea of a lil’ themed date night in. Lovely mousse!

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    We are always looking for a quick easy dessert so this might be perfect!

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    You got me on “easy” AND “chocolate” AND “mousse”! Cannot wait to make this!!!

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    Whoa, I didn’t realize HOW easy this would be! Yum!

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    Rosie @ Blueberry Kitchen — April 17, 2013 @ 2:09 pm

    Your chocolate mousse looks divine, thank you for the recipe!

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    Tami G — April 17, 2013 @ 2:40 pm

    Could this be used as a filling for a cake?

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    Joanne — April 17, 2013 @ 3:54 pm

    Mousse is one of my favorite ways to enjoy chocolate but I don’t actually think I’ve ever made it before either! Better make up for lost time!

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    Michelle @ Brown Eyed Baker — April 17, 2013 @ 4:10 pm

    Love that we both had chocolate mousse on the brain this week! Great idea for your themed dessert!

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    The chocolate mousse looks divine! This on hot chocolate would be so good!

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    This looks delicious! I make my vegan chocolate mousse with an avocado base and it tastes just as great :)

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    Diana @ Eating Made Easy — April 17, 2013 @ 5:10 pm

    I like Nicole’s idea for vegan chocolate mousse with avocado. Yum!

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    Stacy | Wicked Good Kitchen — April 17, 2013 @ 6:02 pm

    So sweet of you to share your easy version of chocolate mousse, Maria! Such a classic is now “doable” for young and/or new chefs. I have a set of Italian dessert dishes in the same shape as yours. And, I always serve mousse or mini trifles in them! Lovely food photography here. :) xo

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    naomi — April 17, 2013 @ 6:24 pm

    I love mousse – so easy and delicious! Les Mis – it’s gonna be a great date night for you and Josh!

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    Anything easy and chocolate, im in!

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    Sommer @ ASpicyPerspective — April 17, 2013 @ 9:42 pm

    LOVED Les Mis!! And getting to eat this while watching it – heaven! :)

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