10-Minute Chocolate Mousse

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If you made a New Year’s resolution to eat more healthfully, but you’re craving something sweet, don’t worry – we’ve got the perfect heart-healthy  chocolate mousse recipe for you and your sugar tooth.

Serves 6.

Ingredients:

  • 2 oz. dark, unsweetened chocolate
  • 3 T. brown sugar
  • 4 T. raspberry preserves, coffee or orange liqueur
  • 1 (12-oz.) ctn. fat-free light whipped topping
  • 1/2 c. crushed graham crackers
  • 1 T. sugar
  • 1 T. soft margarine
  • Berries or chopped nuts for garnish

Preparation:

Combine chocolate and brown sugar in a small bowl. Heat mixture in a microwave for 1 minute until chocolate is smooth and glossy. If necessary, heat for a few additional seconds. (Be careful because chocolate can burn easily.) Stir in preserves, coffee or orange liqueur. Cool in refrigerator for a few minutes. Add chocolate mixture into whipped topping. Add sugar and margarine to graham crackers, mixing it with fingers to blend. Add 1 teaspoon of crumb mixture in bottom of parfait glass. Follow with 3-4 tablespoons of mousse mixture; repeat layers.

Nutritional Information Per Serving: Calories: 160; Fat: 7g; Protein: 1g; Carbohydrates: 26; Sodium: 70mg.