READY for an outpouring of compliments? You'll get lots when you serve these decadent desserts! "A friend shared the recipe with me after she prepared it for my birthday," Ann says. "She simply covered plastic glasses with melted confectionery coating, let it harden and then removed the plastic to create edible treats." A mouthwatering raspberry mousse completes the candy cups. If you like, add a berry and mint garnish on top.—Ann White, Elkhorn, Wisconsin
Simply elegant is a fitting description for this smooth treat from field editor Laruinda Johnston, Belchertown, Massachusetts. Whipped cream teams up with white chocolate to make her easy recipe extra-special.
Eye-appealing individual chocolate bowls are filled with smooth homemade mousse, then garnished with warm raspberry jam. The cups can be prepared early in the day and refrigerated until you're ready to fill them. They are great for entertaining.—Michele Field, Sykesville, Maryland
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
Chocolate Peanut Butter Mousse from Maria Regakis of Somerville, Massachusetts combines favorites chocolate and peanut butter perfectly. It's a delicious, rich dessert ideal for summer night entertaining and a nice alternative to ice cream.