After Eight Mousse

Tuesday is Valentine’s day and here is the dessert I promised, an After Eight Chocolate Mousse. I made the recipe for 4, because -well most of us can eat two of these desserts, or save one for a late night snack. Scientist agree, Chocolate combines both theobromine, a mild relative of caffeine and magnesium, a calmative. Recently they also found traces of phenylethylamine (PEA), a substance released by the brain when in love. Chocolate melts at a temperature near your own, so those solid morsels are transformed into into a divine liquid in the mouth. So when the two of you indulge together, be prepared for a meltdown.

After Eight Mousse

Serves 4

4 oz./120 g semisweet chocolate, chopped

nine pieces of After Eight Mints, 3 chopped

2 large egg yolks

2 large egg whites


2 cups heavy cream

To make mousse, place chocolate and six pieces of After Eight Mints in bowl and place bowl in a pot with hot (not boiling) water. Whisk until chocolate and mints are smooth and no lumps remain. Remove pot from heat and stir in egg yolks, one at a time, stirring well after each addition. Set aside. Beat egg whites until frothy in a clean bowl, fold egg whites into the chocolate mixture, and stir carefully until well combined. Divide the mousse among 4 glass, cover with plastic wrap, and chill until firm. Whisk the heavy cream and beat until stiff.

To serve, garnish the mousse with a large spoonful of whipped cream and a piece of After Eight mint. Eat the rest of the After Eight mints or take them into the bedroom and place dem on the night table. Enjoy

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