Easiest Dessert Ever! This Rich Chocolate Mousse is a Snap to Make. Break Out the Blender and Bring on the Spoons!

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Easy Chocolate Mousse
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Thu, Dec 19, 2013 4:41 PM EST

I'll let you in on a secret: Great desserts don't have to be hard. If you're shaking your head in disbelief, try making this recipe for chocolate mousse. There's no whipping or folding required; just a spin in a blender, a few hours in the fridge, and voila! Smooth, creamy deliciousness.

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Easy Chocolate Mousse

1 1/4 cups semisweet-chocolate chips
3 tablespoons sugar
Fine salt
2/3 cup whole milk
3 large egg whites
1/4 teaspoon pure peppermint extract
1/2 cup heavy cream
1/2 cup crushed peppermint candies

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. In a blender, combine chocolate, sugar, and pinch of salt. In a small saucepan, bring milk to a simmer, then transfer to blender. Let stand 1 minute. Blend on high until smooth, 1 minute. Add egg whites and peppermint extract and blend on high until well combined, 1 minute. Divide evenly among four 6-ounce dessert cups. Chill until just set, 6 hours or up to overnight.

2. Just before serving, beat cream until soft peaks form. Dollop each cup with whipped cream and sprinkle with peppermint candies.

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