3 Crowd-Pleasing, Low-Cal Desserts
Spiced Chocolate Mousse
Yield: Makes 2 servingsIngredients
2 tablespoons semisweet chocolate chips
1 cup Cool Whip Lite
1 tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon good-quality unsweetened cocoa powder, natural or Dutch-processed
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
Scant 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
2 teaspoons pepitas (toasted hulled pumpkin seeds)
1/2 teaspoon extra virgin olive oil
Pinch of coarse sea salt, such as fleur de selDirections
- Combine the chocolate chips and 2 teaspoons water in a double boiler, or in a bowl in a microwave oven, and heat until you can stir the mixture smooth.
- Put the whipped topping into a medium bowl and whisk in the melted chocolate until the mixture is smooth. Whisk in the cocoa, cinnamon, and cayenne until they are well combined.
To serve: Divide the mousse between two serving glasses and top with the pepitas. Drizzle the olive oil over the tops, and sprinkle with a small pinch of sea salt.
Nutritional facts per serving: 170 calories, 10g fat
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