Minty Cocoa Mousse Recipe
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Minty Cocoa Mousse Recipe

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Junior Mints give the refreshing mint taste to this scrumptious smooth-as-silk mousse. It's one of my best desserts because it's a snap to prepare, yet the flavor is beyond compare. -Melissa Tarbox, Allen, Texas
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. + cooling
MAKES:4 servings
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TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. + cooling
MAKES: 4 servings


  • 2 tablespoons baking cocoa
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • 1 cup chocolate-covered peppermint candies
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 carton (8 ounces) frozen whipped topping, thawed, divided
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Fresh mint and additional whipped topping, optional

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1/2 cup) equals 375 calories, 18 g fat (15 g saturated fat), 17 mg cholesterol, 79 mg sodium, 46 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 2 g protein.


  1. In a large saucepan, combine cocoa and milk until smooth. Add mints and butter; cook and stir over low heat until smooth. Cool for 15 minutes.
  2. Stir in 1 cup whipped topping and vanilla. Fold in the remaining whipped topping. Spoon into dessert dishes. Refrigerate until serving. Garnish with mint and whipped topping if desired. Yield: 4 servings.
Originally published as Minty Cocoa Mousse in Quick Cooking December 2000, p29

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Reviewed Jul. 28, 2011

"Good easy meal. I used cool whip for the whipped topping, and junior mints for the candies. I didn't deviate from the recipe and it turned out great, very tasty. It doesn't last long once it's made, as it gets eaten too fast. As a note: 2 of the larger boxes of junior mints get you the cup you need."

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