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You Didn’t Think I Forgot the Best Part of Valentines Day Did You?

on February 15, 2012

This is one of the things I most look forward to about Valentine’s day…the desserts.  In years past (i.e. before children), I have gone all out and way over the top.  This year, I kept it a little more simple though still decadent and delicious!  Chocolate covered strawberries and chocolate mousse tartlets.

Yummy!

The chocolate covered strawberries are pretty self-explanatory so I think I will skip right over to the chocolate mousse tartlets.

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups whipping cream
  • 2 tbsp. sugar
  • 1 tbsp. vanilla extract
  • 1 box chocolate pudding
  • 1 cup cold whole milk
  • 2 boxes of pre-baked mini tart shells or Philo dough shells (about 30 all together)
  • Strawberries or Raspberries
  1. Beat together cream, sugar, and vanilla until they begin to harden and form firm peaks.  Don’t go too far past firm or you will be heading into butter churning territory.
  2. Mix milk with the pudding until well combined.
  3. Add 1-2 large scoops of whip cream to pudding mix until it is as chocolaty or creamy as you like.
  4. Put mousse mix into a piping bag or a baggie you can cut the tip off  of and using a wide tip, pipe into the shells.  Note:  I used pre-baked Philo dough shells because I was shopping at a Super Target and that is all they had.  These were very good, but I can see how a tart/pie shell may be even better.
  5. Top with a small dollop of leftover whip cream and a quarter of a strawberry or a raspberry.
  6. ENJOY!

Tartlets

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