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Celebrate the Season With Chocolate

Although it technically doesn't have a season, chocolate seems to taste better this time of year. It's so much easier to indulge in chocolate when you have an excuse like the holidays. Highlight the pure flavor of chocolate by making an easy, elegant mousse tart. The crust is made with cookie crumbs and the simple filling is smooth and creamy. You will need time for the tart to firm up in the fridge so plan ahead. To get this tasty recipe,

Chocolate Mousse Tart
From Nestle

1 1/2 cups finely crushed chocolate wafer cookies (about 16 cookies)
1/3 cup butter, melted
1 2/3 cups (10-oz. pkg.) bittersweet chocolate morsels
2 cups heavy whipping cream, divided
2 tablespoons powdered sugar

  1. Preheat oven to 325º F.
  2. Combine crushed cookies and butter in medium bowl. Press onto bottom and up side of ungreased 9-inch tart pan with removable bottom. Bake for 15 minutes. Cool completely in pan on wire rack.
  3. Microwave morsels and 1 cup cream in medium, uncovered, microwave-safe bowl on high (100%) power for 1 minute; stir. Morsels may retain some of their original shape. If necessary, microwave at additional 10- to 15-second intervals, stirring just until smooth. Cool to room temperature.
  4. Beat remaining cream and powdered sugar in chilled medium mixer bowl until stiff peaks form.
  5. Carefully fold whipped cream into chocolate mixture until blended. Spoon into prepared crust; smooth top.
  6. Refrigerate for 4 hours or until firm.

Serves 12.

Substitution: For a more sophisticated flavor, add two tablespoons orange-flavored liqueur into chocolate mixture before spooning into crust.

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dirrtyhoney dirrtyhoney 8 years
I want that :drool: :feedme:
DaniCe DaniCe 8 years
or you can add raspberry sauce--yummy!
thatsmajor thatsmajor 8 years
I am SO craving that right now...
tshellyedwards tshellyedwards 8 years
Mmm!! Delish!! This would be great served with some berries, such as a small sprinkling on the side of blueberries, raspberries and strawberries! I'm definitely printing this recipe out :D
red4bonez red4bonez 8 years
mandine mandine 8 years
Looks so yummy... I know what I'll be cooking during the weekend :)
SugarFreak SugarFreak 8 years
I know a few people that will abolish this even before it hits the table!
Mel475 Mel475 8 years
Ohhhh sooo yummy!!! It sounds delicious and looks pretty easy! I'm definitely trying this for a holiday party this year!
aimeeb aimeeb 8 years
llendril llendril 8 years
you had me at chocolate
MotoLinz MotoLinz 8 years
Holy smokes, I am trying it this week! Yum!
christinexcore christinexcore 8 years
I printed it out and I hope I'll have some extra baking time to try this. It sounds amazing!
CiaoBella2 CiaoBella2 8 years
I'm putting this recipe on my holiday baking list, yummy!!!
PrincessTracy PrincessTracy 8 years
omg I'm salivating!! :drool:
emalove emalove 8 years
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