Minty Cocoa Mousse Recipe
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 YIELD: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
- 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.
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.
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