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Mar 9

Chocolate Hazelnut Mousse

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Whenever we get invited to a dinner party, I always volunteer to make dessert. I find whipping together butter and sugar oddly calming, and much more satisfying than shredding kale for a salad. Typically, I don’t like to experiment when the pressure’s on to bring something delicious, opting instead for one of my tried and true recipes. But when my mom invited us over for dinner last weekend, I knew I had a little more leeway. I mean, if anyone’s going to forgive you for screwing up one of their courses, it’s your mom. So I got to work experimenting with these individual hazelnut chocolate mousse cups for my family, and I’m so glad that I took the chance. Having been my first foray into the homemade mousse world, it was significantly easier than I was anticipating, and those little cups filled to the brim with goodness were quickly licked clean. A success all around, ensuring that this recipe earned its way into my official “keep” pile.

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Chocolate Hazelnut Mousse
Serves 6
Easy milk chocolate mousse with crunchy hazelnuts and chocolate hazelnut ganache.
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Prep Time
20 min
Cook Time
15 min
Total Time
2 hr 25 min
Prep Time
20 min
Cook Time
15 min
Total Time
2 hr 25 min
461 calories
33 g
66 g
34 g
6 g
20 g
117 g
83 g
27 g
0 g
12 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
117g
Servings
6
Amount Per Serving
Calories 461
Calories from Fat 302
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 34g
53%
Saturated Fat 20g
100%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 2g
Monounsaturated Fat 10g
Cholesterol 66mg
22%
Sodium 83mg
3%
Total Carbohydrates 33g
11%
Dietary Fiber 2g
9%
Sugars 27g
Protein 6g
Vitamin A
12%
Vitamin C
1%
Calcium
14%
Iron
9%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Ingredients
  1. FOR THE MILK CHOCOLATE MOUSE
  2. 7 oz milk chocolate
  3. ¼ cup whole milk
  4. 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  5. ¼ cup toasted blanched hazelnuts, finely chopped
  6. 1 cup 35% cream
  7. pinch of salt
  8. FOR THE HAZELNUT GANACHE
  9. 2 oz milk chocolate
  10. ¼ cup 35% cream
  11. 2 tbsp. Nutella
  12. ¼ tsp. dark rum (optional)
Instructions
  1. FOR THE MILK CHOCOLATE MOUSE
  2. Melt chocolate in a double boiler until completely smooth. Stir in vanilla, hazelnuts, and salt. Let cool to room temperature.
  3. Beat your heavy cream until soft peaks form. Gently fold half of the whipped cream into the cooled chocolate mixture until combined. Fold in the remaining whip cream until smooth, and divide evenly amongst serving cups.
  4. FOR THE HAZELNUT GANACHE
  5. Place chocolate in a medium sized heat-proof bowl and set aside.
  6. In a small sauce pan, bring your cream to just a boil. Pour over chocolate and let sit for a minute. Then whisk until smooth. Add Nutella and rum and stir until combined.
  7. Divide ganache evenly between serving cups. Garnish with hazelnuts and place in fridge for two hours.
Notes
  1. Mousse will keep, covered, for up to three days.
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calories
461
fat
34g
protein
6g
carbs
33g
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  1. If you make the mousse a day ahead, it will get even airier.

  2. Note to self: MAKE THESE! They look delicious! The hazelnut is certainly a nice addition! I have these “petits pots” from my new fave yogurt brand (Riviera). They’d be perfect for these individual servings! Thanks for the idea, Jacquelyn! And I’m sure your family enjoyed being spoiled with mousse!

  3. Judith says:

    Looks wickedly satisfying Jacqueline. Congrats on your engagement, and a big hello to your Mom. xo, Judith

  4. Sarah says:

    where are the spoons from?! I absolutely love them!

  5. Natalie says:

    I’m a huge praline person, so this looks like heaven in a cute little jar. The next dinner party (or maybes just the weekend for a self dinner party) I will 100% be making these!

    – Natalie
    http://www.workovereasy.com

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