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Chocolate Hazelnut Mousse Cups Recipe

Chocolate Hazelnut Mousse Cups Recipe

Three of my favorite foods–chocolate, hazelnuts and puff pastry–come together for an impressive dessert. Dress them up with a drizzle of melted chocolate and sprinkling of chopped nuts. —Roxanne Chan, Albany, California
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. + cooling YIELD:6 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 package (10 ounces) frozen puff pastry shells, thawed
  • 1/2 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1 to 2 tablespoons confectioners' sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup mascarpone cheese
  • 1/2 cup Nutella
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 2 tablespoons miniature semisweet chocolate chips
  • Additional miniature semisweet chocolate chips, melted, optional
  • 2 tablespoons chopped hazelnuts, toasted

Directions

  • 1. Bake pastry shells according to package directions. Cool completely.
  • 2. In a small bowl, beat cream until it begins to thicken. Add confectioners' sugar and vanilla; beat until soft peaks form.
  • 3. In another bowl, beat mascarpone cheese, Nutella and cinnamon until blended. Fold in whipped cream and chocolate chips. Spoon into pastry shells. If desired, drizzle with melted chocolate. Sprinkle with hazelnuts. Refrigerate until serving. Yield: 6 servings.
Editor's Note: To toast nuts, spread in a 15x10x1-in. baking pan. Bake at 350° for 5-10 minutes or until lightly browned, stirring occasionally. Or, spread in a dry nonstick skillet and heat over low heat until lightly browned, stirring occasionally.

Nutritional Facts

1 serving equals 581 calories, 48 g fat (19 g saturated fat), 74 mg cholesterol, 269 mg sodium, 36 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 9 g protein.