Chocolate Mousse Bars

Posted in on the 29th August, 2014

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups vanilla wafer crumbs
  • 3/4 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1/4 cup (1/2 stick) butter, melted
  • 1 (6 ounces) package semisweet chocolate chips (1 cup)
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • 3 eggs
  • For the chocolate topping:
  • 1/2 cup chocolate chips, semi-sweet
  • 1tbsp shortening

Bar cookies are usually softer and creamier versions of the usual type of cookies you know. Sometimes, they also have the same texture as that of most cakes rather than cookies. But just the same, bar cookies are becoming more and more popular among kids young and old alike.

Here is a delicious recipe for Chocolate Mousse Bars that you can try out.

 

 

 

 

Equipment:

  • Mixing bowls
  • Mixer
  • Baking pan
  • Double boiler
  • Non-stick foil

Instructions:

 

  1. In a bowl, combine together the vanilla wafer crumbs and the melted butter until they are well-mixed.
  2. Place it into a baking pan lined with non-stick foil and press well into the bottom occupying the space of the baking pan.
  3. Place the baking pan in an oven pre-heated to 350 degrees F. and bake for 10 minute. This will serve as the crust for the bar cookies.
  4. Using a double boiler, warm up the whipping cream and chocolate chips. Continue stirring until the chocolate chips melt and the mixture becomes smooth.
  5. Remove the double boiler from the fire source and then set aside to cool for 5 minutes. Make sure that the chocolate mousse remain warmed up and liquid.
  6. In another bowl, beat the eggs, salt and sugar together until they become light and foamy.
  7. Slowly add the melted chocolate into the mixture, taking care to stir the mixture continuously.
  8. Once done, pour out the chocolate mousse on top of the crust and spread out evenly on the pan.
  9. Once done, place the baking pan once again inside the oven and bake for 25 to 35. The batter will soon puff up and will spring back when touched lightly.
  10. Remove the baking pan from the oven and let the bars cool on top of the rack for around 10 to 15 minutes.
  11. During that time, create the chocolate topping by melting the chocolate chips and the shortening on the double boiler.
  12. Continue stirring until the ingredients combine and become smooth. Then, spread the chocolate topping evenly over the top of the mousse bars.
  13. Refrigerate the resulting chocolate mousse bars for two hours to firm up before slicing them up into actual bar cookies.