Chocolate Almond Moose - I mean Mousse

November 30th is National Moose Day.  Just kidding, there is no such thing (that I'm aware of).  However, my subconscious must have thought it WAS National Moose day, because I made Moussaka and Chocolate Mousse yesterday for today's blog posts.  How weird is that?  I'm secretly obsessed with mooses??  (I don't think mooses is a word... oh well.)  Needless to say, I'm excited to share both of these recipes with you because they are two of my favorite all-time recipes and turned out great, in my moose-loving opinion of course!

In reality, today is National Mousse (not moose) Day, which is why I was inspired to make my famous Chocolate Almond Mousse.  I LOVE this recipe.  I remember on my twelfth birthday, I asked my Mom if I could have this mousse instead of a birthday cake.  THAT's how awesome it is.   It's super easy to make, and I swap out the full fat/full sugar ingredients to make it just a tad "healthy".


Ingredients:
1 square unsweetened chocolate
1 large package sugar free chocolate pudding
1 can sweetened condensed milk, fat free
1 cup cold water
1/2 teaspoon almond extract
1 container sugar free Cool Whip


Melt the unsweetened chocolate in the bowl of your electric mixer in the microwave, about 90 seconds.  Stir every 30 seconds.  Add the pudding mix and the sweetened condensed milk and beat with an electric mixer on medium-high until combined.  Add the cold water and the almond extract and mix until combined.  Place the bowl in the freezer for 5 minutes.  Gently fold in the Cool Whip.  Keep refrigerated until ready to serve.  (I topped mine with white chocolate shavings).


My Happy Plate!

3 comments:

  1. looks delicious! Thanks for sharing on Foodie Friends Friday!

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  2. National Moose Day, huh? Cute! I am hosting a giveaway on Dining With Debbie during the month of Merry, Marry Munchies. There are two giveaways, actually: (1) $50 gift certificate to my favorite jeweler, robinsonlane.com and (2) a signed copy of Kat Robinson's new book, Arkansas Pie: A Slice of the Natural State. I would love for you to enter and win one of these. Be sure to enter through rafflecopter. http://diningwithdebbie.blogspot.com/2012/11/2012-merry-merry-munchies-3-baked.htm

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  3. Looks so good. And I love the swaps you made to make it healthier! Thanks for sharing at Foodie Friends Friday!

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