With Mother’s Day coming up, I’ve been collecting simple gift ideas that would be perfect for my mom this year. I was struggling to make a decision about what to give her until I remembered that one of my mom’s favorite indulgences is chocolate mousse. That’s why I’ve decided to make it from scratch for Mother’s Day this year, and to package it in little jars so she can enjoy it throughout the week.

Fortunately for me, sometimes the simplest recipes make the best desserts, which is certainly the case with this recipe. It’s made with just two ingredients – chocolate and water – which means that it’s important to use the most delicious, high quality chocolate you can find. Once you’ve picked out the chocolate, the rest is easy and takes only 10-15 minutes to prepare.

Simple Chocolate Mousse
• 1 cup water
• 350 grams chocolate, chopped

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Place the water in a saucepan over medium heat. Add the chocolate, and stir with a whisk until completely melted. Remove from heat.

Pour melted chocolate + water mixture into a bowl and set in an ice-water bath. Whisk vigorously until the chocolate mixture has reached a mousse-like consistency (about 5-10 minutes). The chocolate will start to thicken quite rapidly once the ice-water bath has cooled the mixture, so just keep going until it’s the consistency you like.

Spoon the mixture into clean and dry half-pint jars and top with a lid and seal. To personalize your jars for Mother’s Day, add labels, tags, ribbon, and other cute embellishments to make your gift extra special. For my jars, I used burgundy colored labels in the style Swiss Dots, and added a gold colored decorative ribbon.

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Lindsay (114 Posts)

Lindsay is a writer/blogger from Oregon who loves crafting, cooking, gardening, and simple living. You can find her writing about all of this and more on her blog A Wooden Nest.


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