YUM – I love Chocolate (although I hate headaches – one of which I had a pretty major one while everyone else was enjoying these at Aunt Pat & Uncle Mikes during our annual tree decorating this year)! Every year we bring dessert to Tree Decorating (and in recent years I have begun to take over the cooking from mom – and it is almost always chocolate) while Aunt Pat makes her Bacon/Cheese wrapped Hot Dogs in Buns with bacon beans – YUM (earlier mentioned headache kept me from taking photos of them like I had planned). The eclairs were made for this event and I also wanted to attempt to make these mousse filled chocolate cups.
To make these chocolate cups I melted down chocolate and put them in mini-cupcake paper liners. ADVICE…
when if you try this, do it in two batches: first just get a very thin base on and then go reinforce the cups (since the bottoms were really thick). You must make sure to get it thick enough though so that after chilling in the fridge for a while you can peel off the paper.
To make this mousse just take a pint of heavy whipping cream (with some sugar) to make whipped cream & add about 8oz (my mouse was more like whipped cream – I did not add enough chocolate) of melted chocolate OR use your favorite mousse recipe! Then just fill the cups with the mouse (and top with whatever) and enjoy.
CHOCOLATE heals all – so get out there and enjoy it (and be sure to leave some feedback for me here on the blog)
One last thought/quote (found on the net) on this Christmas Eve: “I don’t understand why so many “so called” chocolate lovers complain about the calories in chocolate, when all true chocoholics know that it is a vegetable. It comes from the cocoa bean, beans are veggies, ’nuff said.”