This recipe was originally created for the following: “Dove Chocolate Discoveries is having a recipe contest of sorts. They are asking all their chocolatiers to submit recipes of their own creation to be used in their Entertaining Guide (which if you purchase some products from me, I will give to you free!) or their Facebook page or the Chocolate Drizzle which is their monthly customer email or the Chocolate Dish which is the email they send out to chocolatiers. As I was getting ready for my first chocolate tasting party and making the brownie bites and mousse, I actually had an idea for a recipe so I decided to submit it and here it is! Let me know what you think!” I have since modified it so that you can use any ingredients and not specifically the Dove ingredients.
1 brownie mix plus ingredients to make brownies (originally – Dove Truffle Fudge Brownie Mix)
8 oz white, milk or dark chocolate or combination, divided (originally -Dove Chef’s Series)
1 Chocolate Mousse packet plus ingredients to make mousse, any kind of mousse mix will work
1 Prepare brownie mix according to package directions. Spray individual wells of a mini muffin pan with baking spray containing flour. Using a small scoop, place one level scoop of batter into each well of pan. Bake 14 minutes in a 350 oven. Immediately upon removing from oven, use mini tart shaper to carefully make brownie “cups” by pressing center of each brownie with shaper. Let sit in pan 15 minutes before removing to cool completely.
2 Melt 6 oz of white, milk or dark chocolate (your choice) in tempering unit or in microwave, at 30 second intervals, stirring after each interval until melted. Place a small dab of melted chocolate into each cup with a small spoon and then swirl around to cover sides of cup. Let sit until chocolate is mostly set.
3 Prepare mousse according to package directions using your choice of white, milk or dark chocolate. Place mousse in pastry bag or large ziploc bag and squirt small dollop of mousse into each brownie cup, allowing chocolate to show beneath the mousse.
4 Using a vegetable peeler, carefully make chocolate curls by pulling peeler across long side of remaining 2 oz bar of chocolate (again your choice of white, milk or dark). Using a toothpick or cake tester, carefully place one chocolate curl on top of each brownie cup.
Refrigerate until ready to serve.
Note: Various garnishes could be used instead of or in addition to the chocolate curls such as a slice of strawberry or a raspberry.
(In the version pictured above, I used white chocolate for the layer inside the bottom of the brownie and dark chocolate in the mousse and then the curl is obviously white.)