Very Simple Chocolate Mousse
Recipe type: Dessert, Chocolate
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Serves: 4
A decadant and romantic dessert...easy to make, but will impress others like you slaved all day!! My girls felt so special when I served it to them.
  • 1 cup semi sweet chocolate chips
  • 3 egg yolks
  • 4 egg whites
  • 2 Tbsp butter (room temperature)
  • Pinch of sea salt
  1. In a thick bottomed saucepan, melt chocolate and butter on very low heat...keeping a constant eye and stirring frequently.
  2. Beat egg yolks for a few minutes (I did this in my Kitchen Aid Mixer).
  3. Transfer eggs to separate bowl.
  4. Use Mixer to beat egg whites and salt till stiff. Much easier with Kitchen Aid mixer but hand mixer will do.
  5. While egg whites are mixing, add egg yolks to chocolate and stir till smooth.
  6. Fold egg whites gently into chocolate mousse.
  7. Put into separate serving dishes and refrigerate till cold (at least 3 hours).
*This dish utilizes RAW eggs. If you are nervous, then when you pull chocolate off the heat, pour a bit of it into the egg yolks to warm the yolks up. Then pour egg/chocolate mixture into the pan with chocolate. Mix well & then warm up over low heat stirring constantly. A few minutes should be sufficient to "cook" your eggs. **The original recipe called for fine chocolate chopped and ½ cup sugar. Since I used chocolate chips which contained sugar, I omitted the sugar so it wouldn't be overly sweet. Dark chocolate is my preference...and the finest quality will really make a difference since chocolate is the focus and there are so few ingredients.
Recipe by Creative Kitchen at