Chocolate-Caramel Mousse Parfaits Recipe
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Chocolate-Caramel Mousse Parfaits Recipe

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Our home economist came up this tempting dessert that only requires three ingredients. The contrasting layers look lovely in tall, clear glasses.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. + chilling
MAKES:6 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. + chilling
MAKES: 6 servings


  • 4 cups heavy whipping cream, divided
  • 5 ounces semisweet chocolate, chopped
  • 1/3 cup caramel ice cream topping

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 711 calories, 66g fat (41g saturated fat), 218mg cholesterol, 124mg sodium, 30g carbohydrate (28g sugars, 2g fiber), 5g protein.


  1. For chocolate mousse, heat 2 cups cream in a small heavy saucepan over medium heat until it begins to simmer, about 180°. Remove from the heat; whisk in chocolate until smooth. Transfer to a bowl; refrigerate until chilled. Beat until soft peaks form.
  2. For caramel mousse, beat remaining cream in a large bowl until it begins to thicken. Add caramel topping; beat until soft peaks form.
  3. Spoon 3 tablespoons chocolate mousse into six parfait glasses; top with 3 tablespoons caramel mousse. Repeat layers. Refrigerate until serving. Yield: 6 servings.
Originally published as Chocolate-Caramel Mousse Parfaits in Taste of Home's Holiday & Celebrations Cookbook Annual 2005, p85

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PegasusDeb User ID: 5828306 147672
Reviewed Dec. 13, 2012

"Wow. Sounds delish, but not for that many cals! Gotta be a way to lighten it up."

bjmetelko User ID: 3520692 153265
Reviewed Mar. 22, 2011

"You have got to be kidding......66 grams of fat per serving. No way, would I make this no matter how tempting it may look. And I love carmel!"

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