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A few years ago I was part of a book club my sister started. One of the best books we read was Bread & Wine by Shauna Niequist (it’s under $9 and on Amazon Prime. You’re welcome. :)). Not only did Shauna Niequist have really interesting stories and encouragement but she has these recipes at the end of each chapter that are amazing. One that has become a staple in our family is her three ingredient recipe for Chocolate Mousse. It is incredible and so easy. Seriously, anyone can do it even if you aren’t a baker.
When I volunteered to make dessert for our life group this past Sunday I knew it was going to have to be a simple and quick favorite. I wanted a sure fire hit that was a little more unique than bringing just my favorite cookies. Enter in this Chocolate Mousse. It’s prepped in TEN MINUTES and just needed to sit in the fridge to set for two hours. I always top it with extra whipped cream (made from the leftover heavy cream and a little sugar) and top it with berries. I have this theory that berries make anything feel amazingly luxurious…
Because I was making it for a large group I doubled the recipe and put it into a shallow white serving dish. Sometimes I make individual sized ones in these beautiful bowls as well (I have the white version that they offered when we got married! They’ve been a staple!).
Everyone in our life group was asking for the recipe. Cheers to a recipe that makes you look amazing and is practically as easy as a boxed cake mix!
2 cups chilled heavy cream, divided
1½ cups dark chocolate chips
¼ cup honey
- Stir ¾ cup cream, chocolate chips and honey in a saucepan over low heat until smooth. Cool for a few minutes, stirring occasionally.
- In a mixing bowl, beat ¾ cup cream to soft peaks. (I use my Kitchen Aid Mixer for this step… the mixer has definitely been a well used purchase even though I got the most basic one!) Fold cream into chocolate mixture.
- Divide mousse into individual bowls (like the ones I linked above!) or into a large serving bowl like this glass trifle bowl. Refrigerate until set, about 2 hours.
- Whisk the remaining ½ cup cream to firm peaks. Top the mousse with the extra whipped cream and some fresh berries and you’ll have the easiest dessert ever!