Salted Caramel Chocolate Mousse Cups

Salted Caramel Chocolate Mousse Cups 🍫

Whip up a storm in your kitchen with these Salted Caramel Chocolate Mousse Cups, a divine concoction that marries the irresistible sweetness of chocolate with the tantalizing tang of salted caramel. Each bite is a heavenly experience, offering a perfect balance of sweet and salty. 🍫🧂✨

Ingredients:

Chocolate Cup Ingredients:

  • Muffin liners (jumbo or regular)
  • 1 cup (6 oz.) chocolate chips or chopped chocolate

Mousse Ingredients:

  • 4 egg yolks
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 cups heavy cream, divided
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup chocolate chips or chopped chocolate (dark, milk, semi-sweet, etc.)

Salted Caramel Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 2 tablespoons light corn syrup
  • 3 tablespoons salted butter
  • 1/3 cup heavy cream
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Toppings:

  • Chocolate curls or shavings
  • Coarse salt (e.g., kosher salt)

Directions:

  1. Chocolate Cups: Melt the chocolate chips or chopped chocolate. Spoon into muffin liners and spread to coat the sides evenly. Chill until set.
  2. Mousse Preparation: Whisk egg yolks and granulated sugar until smooth. Heat 1 cup of heavy cream with vanilla extract and salt until hot but not boiling. Gradually temper the hot cream into the egg mixture. Return to heat, stirring until thickened. Remove from heat, add chocolate, and stir until smooth. Let cool, then whip the remaining cream and fold into the chocolate mixture. Chill.
  3. Salted Caramel: Cook sugar and corn syrup until amber. Remove from heat, add butter, and stir until melted. Gradually stir in heavy cream and salt, then add vanilla. Let cool.
  4. Assembly: Spoon or pipe the chocolate mousse into the chocolate cups. Drizzle with salted caramel.
  5. Garnish: Top with chocolate curls or shavings and a sprinkle of coarse salt.

Serving Suggestions: These Salted Caramel Chocolate Mousse Cups are perfect for impressing guests at dinner parties or treating yourself to a luxurious dessert. Serve chilled for the best experience.

Indulge in the sumptuous layers of these Salted Caramel Chocolate Mousse Cups, a dessert that promises a delightful journey through contrasting flavors and textures.

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