Here’s a chocolate treat that’s sure to be a favorite! Reindeer Chocolate Mousse Cups are easy to make and tasty Christmas treats. Your family and friends will love this whipped chocolate mousse inside an edible chocolate cup.
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Reindeer Chocolate Mousse Cups
Makes 8 cups
1 silicone shot glass mold (can also be found at Michael’s)
16 oz Ghiradelli melting chocolate wafers, 16 wafers set aside for the ears
1 package of small edible eyes
1 box of mini peppermint candy canes
8 red M&M’s
Chocolate mousse ingredients:
4 large egg yolks
1/4 C sugar
1 C heavy whipping cream
6 oz semisweet chocolate chips
1 1/2 C heavy whipping cream
1 piping bag with a medium star tip
Using a double boiler, melt the chocolate
Once melted, pour chocolate into the silicon molds and place into the freezer overnight
Using a standing mixer, beat egg yolks until thick and creamy yellow color
Gradually beat in sugar until combined
Using a small pot, heat 1 cup whipping cream over medium heat until hot.
Gradually stir at least half of the hot whipping cream into egg yolk mixture
Pour mixture back into the pot
Cook over low heat about 5 minutes, stirring constantly until mixture thickens
Stir in chocolate chips until melted.
Cover and refrigerate overnight
Next day – Putting it all together:
Carefully remove the chocolate from the cups
Melt a small amount of chocolate for glue
Dip the eyes into the melted chocolate and place onto the chocolate cups
Dip the back of the red M&M into the chocolate and place onto the chocolate cup under the eyes
In a standing mixer, beat 1 1/2 cups whipping cream until stiff peaks form.
Fold chocolate mixture into whipped cream. Mix thoroughly.
Scoop into piping bag
Pipe mousse into the center of the chocolate cup
To decorate, place a mini candy cane in each side for the antlers
Finish by placing two chocolate wafers in front of each candy cane for the ears
Enjoy this Christmas treat!
The Reindeer Chocolate Mousse Cups are perfect for Christmas parties, sharing with friends or just enjoying at home with your hot chocolate!
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