Chocolate Mousse-Filled Cream Puffs

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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.

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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

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Ingredients
  

  • 1 teaspoon unflavored gelatin
  • 1 tablespoon cold water
  • 2 tablespoons boiling water
  • ½ cup sugar
  • ¼ cup HERSHEY'S Cocoa
  • 1 cup 1/2 pt. cold whipping cream
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Instructions
 

  • 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.
  • 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

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Ingredients
  

  • Pastry
  • ½ cup water
  • ¼ cup 1/2 stick butter or margarine
  • teaspoon salt
  • ½ cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 eggs

Instructions
 

  • Heat oven to 400°F. Grease cookie sheet.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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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  1. Sorry about all the question marks after the word recipe, I put a smily face but question marks showed up.