5-Minute Chocolate Peppermint Mousse
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Recipe type: Dessert
Serves: 4
 
Adapted from here. Be sure to review the tips and tricks above to ensure success.
Ingredients
  • 9 oz. high quality chocolate (at least 70% cocoa), chopped
  • 1 cup minus 1 tablespoon water (see note above)
  • 1 tablespoon coffee liqueur
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1/4 - 1/2 teaspoon peppermint extract
  • Candy cane shards, for topping (optional)
Instructions
  1. Fill a medium bowl 3/4 full with ice and water. Set a large bowl on top of the medium bowl, so the bottom of the larger bowl sits in ice water. Set aside.
  2. Add chocolate, water, coffee liqueur and sugar to a medium saucepan. Warm over medium heat, stirring until chocolate is melted and all ingredients are combined. Add peppermint extract, stirring until combined (I added 1/4 teaspoon plus another half 1/4 teaspoon).
  3. Pour mixture into the prepared large bowl. Whisk until the mixture thickens. You can do this by hand or with an electric hand mixer. This should only take a couple of minutes.
  4. Divide mousse between four bowls (or jars), top with candy cane shards, and enjoy immediately.
Recipe by Kitchen Konfidence at http://www.kitchenkonfidence.com/2012/12/5-minute-chocolate-peppermint-mousse