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German Chocolate Mousse


This German Chocolate Mousse is always a huge hit with family and friends. Suitable as a dessert for entertaining some guests but simple enough to make for a weeknight treat. The hard part is waiting for it to set in the fridge which can take a couple of hours at most. Enjoy!

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  • 1 1/3 cups low fat milk
  • 2 teaspoons unflavored gelatin (1 packet)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 8 ounces dark chocolate chips
  • 4 cups frozen light whipped topping, thawed (8-ounce container)
  • 1/4 cup flaked sweetened coconut
  • 1/4 cup pecans, chopped


Servings 4
Preparation time 15mins
Cooking time 135mins


Step 1

Combine first three ingredients in a saucepan; let stand 2 minutes. Cook over med-high heat to 180°F or until tiny bubbles form around edge (do not boil.) Remove from heat and add chocolate. Cover and let stand 5 minutes. Stir until chocolate melts.

Pour chocolate mixture into a medium bowl; cover and chill 30 minutes or until set. Gently fold in whipped topping. Spoon about 2/3 cup mousse into each of 8 dessert bowls. Cover and chill 2 hours or until set. Top each serving with coconut and pecans.

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