© John Kernick
Active Time
30 MIN
Total Time
2 HR 30 MIN
Yield
Serves : 10

Marcia Kiesel uses chestnuts to add a sophisticated flavor to a luxe chocolate mousse.    More Chocolate Desserts  

How to Make It

Step 1    

In a glass bowl, microwave the chocolates at 20-second intervals, stirring a few times, until melted. Let cool to warm.

Step 2    

In a stainless steel bowl, beat the cream until soft peaks form, then fold in the chocolate, chestnuts and a pinch of salt.

Step 3    

In a large stainless steel or copper bowl, beat the egg whites to very soft peaks. While beating, gradually add the sugar and beat until firm, glossy peaks form, about 2 minutes. Stir one-third of the beaten whites into the chocolate mixture, then fold in the remaining whites.

Step 4    

Spoon the mousse into ten 2/3-cup ramekins. Cover and refrigerate until firm, at least 2 hours. Serve each mousse with a dollop of whipped cream and crushed chocolate-covered espresso beans.

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