I love stupid-easy recipes. There are 4 ingredients in this dish, and it takes about 20 minutes of active work to make it (plus a few hours for chilling it in the fridge between steps). It would only take 10-15 minutes if you decided not to pipe the mousse and just threw it in some dishes as-is. And on top of that… IT’S CHOCOLATE MOUSSE!
This mousse is so rich and decadent, you could easily have this be 6 servings (instead of the 4 big servings here) and even a sugarwhore like me wouldn’t complain. You make it with a microwave and the whisk attachment on your mixer. No cooking! Love it!
I chose to serve these in jars instead of pretty glasses or cups because I was transporting this to a dinner party and having individual, beautiful servings while still being able to easily transport them was really appealing. Also, I’m totally pandering to the “put shit in jars” crowd.
The whole key to this recipe is to use really good chocolate. Don’t skimp on that. Use darker chocolate if you like it more bitter (and adjust sugar as needed, or just leave it out). I used 66% dark chocolate here, and it only needed 2-3 Tablespoons of sugar to get it to a nice sweetness level. You could easily make this with milk or white chocolate as well, but you probably don’t need extra sugar in that case.