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Spiced Chocolate Mousse

Yield: Makes 2 servings


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 sel


  1. 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.
  2. 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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mlporter91913 wrote:

289 calories is NOT a low calorie dessert if you are trying to lose weight. Is she nuts?

2/14/2014 02:04:48 PM Report Abuse
mjeubanks13 wrote:

try using ground flaxsead meal instead of butter, i have come up with a few healthy good for you and hummy muffins to cake by using it.m. eubanks

11/18/2011 07:44:14 PM Report Abuse

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