These tasty chocolate Christmas tree mousse cups are a breeze to make with only 4 ingredients and will be a festive touch for the holiday celebrations. I also have a low carb version that you will love too.
When I think of the holidays I think of candy, cookies and Christmas bark. I like to make some sweets for the holidays but I’m not much of a baker so I usually make something simple. After all I’m the one who does all the shopping and planning so I may as well make it easier if I can. These chocolate Christmas tree mousse cups are the epitome of easy. My son loved them and my father in law really liked the low carb version because he’s diabetic.
Chocolate Christmas Collaborative
A have a special treat for you today. Some of my blogging friends from #GlobalFoodies are joining me with their chocolate Christmas treats. They have some lovely ideas so check out the links to their recipes right under this graphic. These would be great for your cookie swap or to have on hand for holiday guests.
Chocolate Christmas Treats Recipe Links
Snickerdoodle Truffles from Michelle at Honest & Truly
Butterscotch Chocolate Pecan Squares from Veena at Veena Azmanov
Boozy Bourbon Chocolate Fudge from Gloria at Homemade & Yummy
Chocolate Peppermint Blossom Cookies from Arlene at Flour On My Face
Chocolate & Cranberry Snickerdoodles from Helen at Fuss Free Flavours
Italian Chocolate Toto Cookies from Marisa at All Our Way
How to make Chocolate cups
These are very simple and the four ingredients are heavy whipping cream, instant pudding, almond milk and chocolate bark. Let’s start with the cups. I bought some milk chocolate bark from Aldi. It comes in 2 oz cubes that you can easily melt in the microwave. Then you paint it into a mini muffin pan and set in the freezer for about 5 minutes to harden. I use a silicone muffin pan like this because it’s easier to get them out but a regular mini muffin pan will also work. Now you have your chocolate cups.
Christmas Tree Mousse
To make the chocolate mousse trees I used a box of chocolate instant pudding, heavy whipping cream and almond milk. You whip them up in your mixer until it is a creamy but stiff like a mousse. Next spoon the mousse into a icing bag or you can even us a zip lock bag and pipe the trees into the chocolate cups. For the green trees I use food coloring and vanilla pudding. You can also add some extracts (like peppermint) or try different pudding flavors to get the combination you want.
Low Carb Mousse Cups
I couldn’t help myself. This was just too easy to make low carb. For the chocolate I whisked together coconut oil, cocoa powder and Swerve sweetener on the stove. I made the cups the same way but they were harder to make into cups so they were more like disks. For the mousse I used sugar free gelatin and whipping cream and made them the same way as the Christmas tree mousse. The directions for the low carb version is:
- Heat 4 tablespoons of coconut oil, 2 tablespoons of cocoa and 2 tablespoons of sweetener.
- Pour into a mini muffin pan and freeze for 5 minutes.
- Meanwhile mix 1 1/2 cups of cream with a small box of sugar free jello and whip until stiff.
- Spoon into an icing bag and pipe onto chocolate coconut disks.
- Only 0.8g net carbs per tree. Makes 16
chocolate christmas tree mousse cups
Well I hope you like this simple mousse cup. Please check out my friends wonderful recipes above and I think you will be set for the holidays!
Chocolate Christmas Tree Mousse Cups (4 ingredients)
- 1 small box of pudding
- 1/2 cup almond milk
- 1 cup heavy cream
- 2 blocks chocolate bark 4 oz
- sprinkles optional
To make the chocolate cups:
Melt chocolate in the microwave for about 1 minutes. Even if there is a few chunks unmelted, once you mix it, it should all be melted. Don't over cook.
Taking a simple arts and crafts type paintbrush paint the chocolate into the mini muffin tins and set in the freezer for 5 minutes to harden.You may have to do this 2 - 3 times to get a sturdy cup.
To make the mousse:
Meanwhile add the almond milk, cream and pudding to a mixer and blend on high for about 3-5 minutes or until a thick, stiff mousse is made.
Spoon into an icing bag and pipe into the chocolate cups.
Decorate with sprinkles if you wish.
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