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Chocolate Velvet Mousse

Chocolate Toffee BarsThis chilled, layered dessert topped with strawberries is quite impressive. Be sure to allow time to let it set! It’s well worth the wait.

For dietary purposes, please note that this recipe contains alcohol.*

Recipe Ingredients:

3 ounces unsweetened chocolate
1 cup low-fat milk
1/4 cup egg substitute
1/2 cup Splenda® Granulated No Calorie Sweetener
1 teaspoon cornstarch
2 tablespoons orange liqueur (Grand Marnier, Curacao, Triple Sec, or brandy)*
1/2 cup heavy cream
3 cups sliced strawberries

Cooking Directions:

  1. Place chocolate and milk in a medium saucepan. Heat over medium heat until chocolate melts. Set aside.
  2. Stir together egg substitute, Splenda® Granulated Sweetener, cornstarch and Grand Marnier in a small mixing bowl. Add to chocolate mixture. Stir constantly. Cook over medium heat while stirring constantly, until mixture begins to thicken, approximately 3 to 4 minutes. Remove from heat and pour into the bowl of a blender or food processor. Blend or process briefly, 10 to 20 seconds, to make a more creamy texture. Pour into medium bowl and cover.
  3. Refrigerate chocolate mixture approx. 2 to 3 hours or until cool. Whip cream until stiff and fold into chocolate. Refrigerate overnight to set. Will keep refrigerated for 3 days.
  4. To Serve: Layer strawberries and mousse in 6 all-purpose wine glasses.

Makes 6 servings.

*Alcohol can be replaced with 1 teaspoon orange extract.

Nutritional Information Per Serving (1/6 of recipe): Calories 220 | Calories from Fat 150 | Fat 17g (sat 10g) | Cholesterol 30mg | Sodium 50mg | Carbohydrates 16g | Fiber 4g | Sugars 6g | Protein 5g.

Recipe and photograph courtesy of Splenda, Inc. Splenda® is a no-calorie sweetener made from sugar that is suitable for diabetics. For more information regarding this product, please call 1-800-777-5363 or visit their website at www.splenda.com.