S’mores Chocolate Mousse Recipe

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Lola Ray Modified: March 21, 2022
S’mores Chocolate Mousse Recipe

How To Make S’mores Chocolate Mousse

S’mores Chocolate Mousse is made with delicious layers of graham cracker crumbs, rich chocolate pudding, and homemade toasted marshmallow creme on top.

Preparation: 45 minutes
Cooking: 10 minutes
Total: 3 hours 55 minutes

Serves:

Ingredients

For Chocolate Mousse:

  • 4large egg yolks
  • ¼cupgranulated sugar
  • tspsalt
  • 2cupsheavy cream,divided
  • 1tsppure vanilla extract
  • 8ozsemi-sweet chocolate bars,finely chopped
  • 1cupgraham cracker crumbs,about 8 graham crackers

For Marshmallow Topping:

  • 4large egg whites
  • 1cupgranulated sugar
  • ½tspcream of tartar
  • ½tsppure vanilla extract

Instructions

Mousse:

  1. Whisk the egg yolks, granulated sugar, and salt together in a heat-proof bowl. Set aside.

  2. Bring ¾ cup of heavy cream to a simmer in a medium saucepan over medium heat. (The remaining heavy cream is used in step 6.) Once simmering, lower the stove’s heat to low.

  3. Whisking the egg yolk mixture constantly, pour in ¼ cup of the warm heavy cream. Whisk together until combined. Now, whisking constantly, pour the egg yolk/cream mixture back into the saucepan. Whisking constantly, cook the mixture for about 3 minutes until smooth and thickened or until it registers 160°F on a candy/oil thermometer.

  4. Remove from heat and stir in the vanilla extract. Set aside.

  5. Melt chopped chocolate in a double boiler or the microwave. If using the microwave: place the chocolate in a medium heat-proof bowl. Melt in 20 second increments in the microwave, stirring after each increment until completely melted and smooth. Stir melted chocolate into the egg yolk mixture. Set aside.

  6. Using a hand mixer or a stand mixer fitted with a whisk attachment, whip the remaining 1¼ cups of heavy cream on medium-high speed for about 3-4 minutes until medium peaks form. Medium peaks are between soft/loose peaks and stiff peaks. Pour in the chocolate/egg yolk mixture and using a spoon or rubber spatula, gently fold together. Avoid over-mixing which can deflate the mousse. Makes 4 cups of chocolate mousse.

  7. Spoon a heaping tablespoon of graham cracker crumbs into the bottom of a 6-ounce (or larger) glass, custard cup, ramekin, parfait glass, bowl, etc. Spoon ⅓ cup of chocolate mousse on top. Spoon another heaping tablespoon of graham cracker crumbs on top, then another ⅓ cup of chocolate mousse. Repeat with 5 remaining parfaits. Each parfait has ⅔ cup of mousse and 2 to 3 tablespoons of graham cracker crumbs.

  8. Chill for at least 3 hours and up to 1 day. If chilling longer than 3 hours, cover each with plastic wrap or aluminum foil.

Marshmallow:

  1. Place egg whites, sugar, and cream of tartar in a heatproof bowl. Set bowl over a saucepan filled with two inches of simmering water; do not let it touch the water. Whisk constantly for about 4 minutes until sugar is dissolved and the mixture has thinned out. Remove from heat.

  2. Add the vanilla extract, then using a handheld or stand mixer fitted with a whisk attachment, beat on high speed for about 5 minutes until stiff glossy peaks form.

  3. Spoon marshmallow cream on top of each chilled mousse cup. If desired, use a large piping tip instead.

  4. Serve immediately or store in the refrigerator, uncovered for 1 to 2 hours. If desired, toast the marshmallow topping with a kitchen torch just before serving. Cover and store leftover mousse cups in the refrigerator for up to 1 day.

Recipe Notes

  • Make Ahead Instructions: Assemble the mousse cups with the graham cracker crumbs up to 1 day in advance (Step 8.) The graham cracker crumbs may become soggy after that. Add the marshmallow topping up to 1 to 2 hours before serving. For best taste and texture, toast the marshmallow cream immediately before serving.
  • Use any 6 ounce or 8 ounce glasses, parfait glasses, custard cups, ramekin, bowls, etc. Recipe serves about 6 generous portions. Feel free to divide between smaller cups for a higher yield. Recipe can be doubled.
  • Chocolate: For the best looking and tasting mousse, use two 4 ounce “baking chocolate” bars found in the baking aisle. Another option is semi-sweet or bittersweet chocolate. Do not use chocolate chips, as they contain stabilizers preventing them from melting into the proper consistency

Nutrition

  • Calories: 712.19kcal
  • Fat: 46.03g
  • Saturated Fat: 26.55g
  • Trans Fat: 0.09g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 14.14g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 3.07g
  • Carbohydrates: 74.19g
  • Fiber: 2.43g
  • Sugar: 65.46g
  • Protein: 7.99g
  • Cholesterol: 231.65mg
  • Sodium: 188.27mg
  • Calcium: 90.80mg
  • Potassium: 299.56mg
  • Iron: 1.91mg
  • Vitamin A: 369.24µg
  • Vitamin C: 0.48mg
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