Saturday, February 26, 2011

Chocolate Cheesecake Mousse

To balance out my last post, I decided it's time for a little Chocolate Cheesecake Mousse made with dark, creamy, and rich chocolate!
Yes, I said it! In a healthy diet there is room for CHOCOLATE! Can I get a HALLELUHAH!  Maybe not every single day, but there are healthy anti-oxidants in chocolate not to mention flavonoids that work to help your body maintain a healthy blood pressure, cholesterol, boosts blood circulation, and helps build immunity! Just what we all could use as these cold winter months drag on.
Today I am sharing a delicious and really easy Chocolate Cheesecake Mousse recipe. This uses the brand new Philadelphia Cooking Creme and literally takes 15  minutes to make and there are only 5 ingredients! This is a no brainer!
That's it! And it is super delicious! I mean it! You have to make this right now! Run to the store if you  have to! Just look at how yummy this is! 

Just look at the main characters! They are so beautiful aren't they?
Okay, I'm being pretty dramatic, but seriously it is really really yummy! And super easy! Have I said all of this before? Okay... I will get on with sharing the recipe! Enjoy one delightful spoonful at a time...

If you want to watch me make it in under 7 minutes check out the Video

And if you don't believe me, check out the notes from the Peanut Gallery (aka my mom and dad)! 

Chocolate Cheesecake Mousse
12 ounces of Hershey Dark Chocolate
10 ounces of Philadelphia Original Cooking Cream
1/2 cup of baking splenda
1 tsp. of vanilla
8 ounces of Light Kraft Cool Whip

For Garnish:
1/4 cup of chopped walnuts
1/4 cup of dark chocolate chunks

  1. Place the Hershey's dark chocolate chips in a microwave safe bowl and microwave for 1 1/2 minutes stirring the chocolate after one minute. Using a spatula swirl the chocolate until it is smooth and shiny.
  2. In a large bowl combine the melted chocolate, the Philadelphia Original Cooking Creme, splenda, and vanilla.
  3. Next gently fold in the Kraft Lite Cool Whip adding half of the container at a time.
  4. Then spoon the chocolate mousse in a piping bag and pipe into wine glasses, champagne flutes, or your favorite serving glasses.
  5. If desired, top with chopped walnuts and dark chocolate chunks and whipped cream as a garnish! Then spoon directly into your mouth!
Servings: 8

Nutritional Skinny:

318 calories / 19 g fat / 36 g carbohydrates / 2.8 g fiber / 5 g protein

Mental Health Tip: Diet or no diet, if you want chocolate the moral of the story is: Have It! Have just a piece of dark chocolate or make this mousse (I suggest the latter). Depriving yourself really doesn't work and usually back fires when your co-worker brings in donuts and you decide to eat all 12. We've all been there and let's not go there again, okay? We all deserve a little treat every once in a while. The key being 'every once in a while'. Chocolate is a healthy addition to your spectrum of food. Join me in this small indulgence... You don't even have to keep it a secret... Well, unless you don't want to share! ;)

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