Chocolate Mousse Pastry Cups

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: chocolate mousse, pastry cups
Prep Time: 45 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour
Servings: 12
Calories: 348kcal
Author: Jessica Formicola
Chocolate Mousse Pastry Cups are a simple and easy dessert recipe perfect for making ahead. Ideal for dinner parties, birthday treats and Valentine's day dessert!
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  • 3/4 cup heavy cream
  • 4 tablespoons powdered sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 ounces semi-sweet chocolate melted
  • 12 puff pastry cups (the small, bite size ones) bake and cool according to package directions


  • In the bowl of a stand mixer with whisk attachment in a medium mixing bowl with electric hand mixer, beat heavy cream with powdered sugar and vanilla. Whip until stiff peaks form.
  • Fold in melted chocolate quickly so it doesn't solidify or ruin the consistency of your whipped cream.
  • Spoon or pipe mousse into cooled puff pastry cups.
  • Garnish with fresh fruit, additional powdered sugar and/or mint leaves.
  • Refrigerate until ready to serve.


Calories: 348kcal | Carbohydrates: 26g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 25g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 20mg | Sodium: 123mg | Potassium: 66mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 220IU | Vitamin C: 0.1mg | Calcium: 17mg | Iron: 1.5mg