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Chocolate Mousse-Filled Cream Puffs

by Laura

Just a little bit ago I shared my recipe for eclairs. Eclairs are one of my absolute favorite desserts. If you can’t have an eclair, the next best thing is a cream puff. Cream puffs are usually missing that delicious chocolate icing on top, but are still very tasty.

I recently came across this recipe for Chocolate Mousse-Filled Cream Puffs from another fellow blogger who happens to also be named Laura. Her site is The Cooking Photographer. So Laura actually got this recipe from Hershey’s. I figured if it came from Hershey’s it had to be good. I was really drawn to the recipe mainly because of the chocolate mousse recipe. The only mousse I’ve ever made before now involved pudding mix and cool whip.

Other recipes that I have seen for chocolate mousse usually involve melted chocolate, eggs, and cooking it on the stove top. This recipe involves no cooking. If you can boil water, I did mine in the microwave, and use a mixer, then you can make this chocolate mousse.

I must tell you, that this mousse was divine and totally worth it. This will now be my go to chocolate mousse recipe. It would also be excellent in a pie or in a parfait. It would even be wonderful in a glass with a dollop of whipped cream. You simply must have this recipe. It is a staple. Thanks Laura for sharing this fabulous Chocolate Mousse-Filled Cream Puffs recipe. My family was in heaven with this simple dessert.

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Chocolate Mousse


Ingredients

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  • 1 teaspoon unflavored gelatin
  • 1 tablespoon cold water
  • 2 tablespoons boiling water
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup HERSHEY’S Cocoa
  • 1 cup (1/2 pt.) cold whipping cream
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Instructions

  1. Sprinkle gelatin over cold water in small cup; let stand 1 minute to soften. Add boiling water; stir until gelatin is completely dissolved. Cool slightly.
  2. Stir together sugar and cocoa in medium bowl; add whipping cream and vanilla. Beat on medium speed of mixer, scraping bottom of bowl occasionally, until mixture is stiff. Pour in gelatin mixture; beat until well blended. Store in the refrigerator while you make the pastry.
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Chocolate Mousse Filled-Cream Puffs


Ingredients

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  • Pastry
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/4 cup (1/2 stick) butter or margarine
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 eggs

Instructions

  1. Heat oven to 400°F. Grease cookie sheet.
  2. Combine water, butter and salt in medium saucepan; cook to boiling, stirring until butter melts. Add flour all at once; stir vigorously over low heat about 1 minute or until mixture leaves the side of pan and forms a ball. Remove from heat.
  3. Add eggs, one at a time, beating with spoon after each addition until smooth. Drop dough by heaping tablespoons into 6 mounds, 3 inches apart, onto prepared cookie sheet.
  4. Bake 25 to 30 minutes or until golden brown. Remove from cookie sheet to wire rack. Horizontally slice small portion from top of puffs; set tops aside. Remove and discard any soft dough from inside puffs. Cool completely. Fill puffs with the chocolate mousse; replace tops. Refrigerate about 1 hour and sprinkle the top with powdered sugar just before serving. Makes about 6 puffs.
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34 comments

Cristabolina August 23, 2017 - 8:27 am

Sorry about all the question marks after the word recipe, I put a smily face but question marks showed up.

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Cristabolina August 23, 2017 - 8:23 am

I’m going to try this recipe for company, it looks delicious. Thank you for posting the recipe????

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Heavenly Chocolate Mousse | Real Mom Kitchen May 4, 2011 - 6:16 am

[…] mousse is a little more complex to make that the chocolate mousse recipe I have shared before, so if you are really scared you can always go with that one.  However, […]

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[…] mousse is a little more complex to make that the chocolate mousse recipe I have shared before, so if you are really scared you can always go with that one.  However, […]

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Stephanie July 7, 2010 - 12:58 am

Hi there, thanks for the easy chocolate mousse recipe. I live in South Africa and browsed the net for an easy to make mousse recipe and this one really is not just easy to make but also delicious.

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Stephanie July 7, 2010 - 12:58 am

Hi there, thanks for the easy chocolate mousse recipe. I live in South Africa and browsed the net for an easy to make mousse recipe and this one really is not just easy to make but also delicious.

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Donna January 23, 2021 - 7:59 am

Laura, are you using Hershey powder or syrup? Thanks, for your help.

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Laura January 25, 2021 - 11:11 pm

It’s the cocoa powder that you use.

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Regina August 9, 2009 - 7:47 pm

Thank you Laura! I made this mousse just as you mentioned and it was the perfect mousse..everyone liked it and it was soooo easy to make…Thanks!

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Regina August 9, 2009 - 7:47 pm

Thank you Laura! I made this mousse just as you mentioned and it was the perfect mousse..everyone liked it and it was soooo easy to make…Thanks!

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Laura August 1, 2009 - 1:36 pm

Regina, It's just regular granulated sugar that you use. Also I used it for a cake too, Check out this link to see what I did. https://realmomkitchen.blogspot.com/2009/05/chocolate-mousse-cake.html

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Laura August 1, 2009 - 1:36 pm

Regina, It's just regular granulated sugar that you use. Also I used it for a cake too, Check out this link to see what I did. https://realmomkitchen.blogspot.com/2009/05/chocolate-mousse-cake.html

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Regina August 1, 2009 - 1:33 pm

Hi! Greetings from Panama! I was going through the internet searching for a good mousse recipe and I found yours which looks delicious and so easy to make. I was just wondering, the sugar you add is it normal sugar or confectioners sugar? also I´m planning on doing this recipe as a cake filling, will this amount be enough for the filling? what do you think? Thank you!

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Regina August 1, 2009 - 1:33 pm

Hi! Greetings from Panama! I was going through the internet searching for a good mousse recipe and I found yours which looks delicious and so easy to make. I was just wondering, the sugar you add is it normal sugar or confectioners sugar? also I´m planning on doing this recipe as a cake filling, will this amount be enough for the filling? what do you think? Thank you!

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preparednesspro May 1, 2009 - 1:17 pm

You temptress, you 😉 Of course I happen upon this delectable post while I’m dieting. Serves me right, hanging around on food forums…

https://preparednesspro.wordpress.com

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preparednesspro May 1, 2009 - 1:17 pm

You temptress, you 😉 Of course I happen upon this delectable post while I’m dieting. Serves me right, hanging around on food forums…

https://preparednesspro.wordpress.com

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The Cooking Photographer April 26, 2009 - 12:05 pm

Hi Laura,

I stopped by to say your cream puff is sitting next to my cookie in Photograzing!

The Laura’s are taking over. 🙂

Laura

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The Cooking Photographer April 26, 2009 - 12:05 pm

Hi Laura,

I stopped by to say your cream puff is sitting next to my cookie in Photograzing!

The Laura’s are taking over. 🙂

Laura

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The Cooking Photographer April 25, 2009 - 11:24 am

Yay, you made them! I love Hershey’s recipe. Your’s are beautiful of course, and I’m so glad you liked them.

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The Cooking Photographer April 25, 2009 - 11:24 am

Yay, you made them! I love Hershey’s recipe. Your’s are beautiful of course, and I’m so glad you liked them.

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Lauren April 25, 2009 - 11:13 am

Oh these looks so good! I want to go make them now! Great job! They are beautiful.

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Lauren April 25, 2009 - 11:13 am

Oh these looks so good! I want to go make them now! Great job! They are beautiful.

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Melanie Anne April 24, 2009 - 9:36 pm

Wow–these look awesome! I am impressed, I have never made cream puffs before.

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Melanie Anne April 24, 2009 - 9:36 pm

Wow–these look awesome! I am impressed, I have never made cream puffs before.

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melissastefanic April 24, 2009 - 8:31 am

That would definitely satisfy my sweet tooth! 🙂 What a wonderful recipe!

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melissastefanic April 24, 2009 - 8:31 am

That would definitely satisfy my sweet tooth! 🙂 What a wonderful recipe!

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Kara April 24, 2009 - 8:16 am

I have been looking for a recipe to use the cream in my fridge. These look just perfect!

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Kara April 24, 2009 - 8:16 am

I have been looking for a recipe to use the cream in my fridge. These look just perfect!

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Netts Nook April 24, 2009 - 7:21 am

Wow Laura that looks perfect. Thanks for sharing such a fun recipe.

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Netts Nook April 24, 2009 - 7:21 am

Wow Laura that looks perfect. Thanks for sharing such a fun recipe.

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Barbara Bakes April 24, 2009 - 7:05 am

I love the ease of the chocolate mouse recipe. It looks delicious!

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Barbara Bakes April 24, 2009 - 7:05 am

I love the ease of the chocolate mouse recipe. It looks delicious!

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