4ouncesdark chocolate, with at least 70% cacao preferred
Melt the chocolate in the top of a double boiler set over a pan of simmering water. (Since I don't have a double boiler, I make my own by placing a glass heat proof bowl over a medium-size saucepan.)
Remove the chocolate from the heat and stir in the sugar.
Let the chocolate cool a bit and then stir in the yolks, one at a time.
In a large bowl, beat the egg whites and a pinch of salt with an electric mixer until stiff peaks form.
Gently fold 1/3 of the whites into the chocolate mixture, then fold in the remaining whites, being very gentle so you don't deflate the whites.
Divide the mousse evenly among 6 small dessert dishes or pour into a serving bowl.
Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate several hours until firm.
This may not be the recipe for you if you are concerned about the risk of salmonella from raw eggs. One option is to use pasteurized eggs. Another is to be sure to buy fresh eggs from a reputable source.7*SmartPoints (Green plan)6*SmartPoints (Blue plan)6*SmartPoints (Purple plan)4*PointsPlus (Old plan)
French Women Don't Get Fat Chocolate Mousse Recipe
Amount Per Serving (1 /6th of recipe)
Calories 158Calories from Fat 71
% Daily Value*
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.