{Almost too easy} Chocolate Mousse

Last week my husband and I had our beloved hour and a half of kid-free time that comes every Thursday, thanks to church youth group.  The plan was to order a pizza (we had already fed the girls a healthy dinner) and watch an episode of Monk on DVD.  I really wanted a chocolate treat as well so I whipped up some yummy chocolate mouse.  Pizza, a movie, and a chocolate dessert… ahh the joys of being an “old” married couple.
(P.S. I took these photos the next day)
I think these would look so beautiful all lined up on a dessert table.  Add a small spoon (like these cute wooden ones from Garnish) and some pretty ribbon and you have a beautiful individual treat.
Now all you need is the recipe…
Here you go…
That’s right… buy the box, add milk, mix… done!
I apologize to those of you a bit disappointed in me!  I do truly love cooking from scratch.  But every now and then I like to have a box of something on hand for super quick treats.  I have no big preference for this brand over any other (although this was very good), it just happened to be what I grabbed at the store recently.  So there you have it… is my reputation ruined in your mind?  Or maybe you like me better than ever!  =) 
Happy mixing! 

28 comments

  1. personally… i like you better than ever 🙂 Life gets busy…it's nice to have a box to mix up quickly!!! Looks delish too. Love the added touch of the spoon and ribbon 🙂

  2. I use many of Betty's awesome recipes in a box/package…..never knew she has Chocolate Mousse'. I have to pick some up:) thanks for sharing..!

  3. I would never thought it came from a box! 🙂 I love the cute wooden spoons and the ribbons! It made the mousse look even more special. 🙂

  4. Yum! I love the cute little wooden spoons and ribbon!

  5. yet another simple party idea that will make me look like I know what I am doing. Thanks so much. Your blog is a fav.

  6. This was a great idea! So cute. FYI…like you better than ever, your blog is one of my favs.

  7. Love it! simple and delish – I'm going to try it. =)

  8. These are just so gorgeous! I love your presentation a lot

  9. All I know is…It looks delicious! Your reputation remains intact! 🙂

  10. I'm so excited to try and make this! I love mousse and I love making anything that comes easily in a box! 🙂

  11. I didn't know they had chocolate mousse in a box. They look great. Thanks for sharing!

  12. What adorable little desserts! Love the little spoon added to the cup! Great idea!

  13. It's going to take a lot more than a mousse mix to ruin your rep. Thanks for sharing… can't wait to make it for a guest.

  14. What a nice and easy way to enjoy some time with hubby. Great job!

  15. I looks super yum and easy is my style of baking!

  16. I see no problem with boxed mixes every so often, especially when your time is valuable. What would you rather do – spend all your time making mousse from scratch, or mix and serve and spend the rest of the time relaxing? I know what I'd pick. 🙂

  17. EVERYTHING is so nice that you do..Love the idea of boxed mixes when you need something fast.

  18. Ha! I love your humanness! I will have to try this because I LOVE chocolate mousse, but I don't like to make it from scratch. Thanks for the idea!
    Love you,
    Cecilia

  19. I love it when you're being funny! YOu are my hero!

  20. Proof: Presentation is EVERYTHING!

  21. I have never seen this package of chocolate mousse but I'm gonna search for it. Thanks for sharing.

    Plan B

  22. Thank you for sharing this easy idea with us, I have already used it and everyone loved it! I linked to your blog and easy recipe on my post!

    http://inflightideas.blogspot.com/2011/02/blue-valentines.html

  23. The great thing about a treats like this is if you already have a rep for doing wonderful things from scratch, when you throw in the occasionasional box now and again doctor it up a bit and add the right presentation, no one knows the difference!

  24. Yep, I like you even better. J/K your my sister…I love you no matter what. Of course it is nice to see how to present a quick mix thing in such a fancy way.

  25. What do you call and where did you get the little glasses you have the chocolate mousse in?

  26. Glasses question- The glasses the mousse is in are small drinking glasses I bought at my local grocery store. I've been looking for a while for something small, but not as small as a shot glass.

  27. If only I had half the talent you have….. what a glorious life I will have. this is beautiful and I like you better 🙂

  28. I could not find the mix at my grocery. Did anyone else have issues finding it or if you found it what store. I checked Target and Kroger.

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