Are you looking for an Easy Holiday Entertaining Recipe? Well, I have a perfect one for you. Not only is this recipe just really easy, but the White Chocolate Mint Mousse can be made a day ahead of time and easily assembled before serving. Truly…holiday entertaining recipes don't get much easier than this!
Without a doubt, I have a sweet tooth.
And, I have very little discipline when it comes to said sweet tooth. As soon as dinner is finished, I REALLY want a sweet something-something to finish my meal.
Did you know that there is a real, physiological reason that we crave something sweet after a meal? The thought is that your body uses energy to digest that meal you just ate and sugar provides a wee boost of energy. So there…
That being said, just a small dessert is clearly better for us than some wonking big dessert.
Enter the Mini White Chocolate Mint Mousse.
It's minty, fresh and…not to be understated…a mini-version. It's the type of dessert I will enjoy, will satisfy my sweet tooth and I will not feel guilty about!
And, most importantly, at just 3 ounces, these Mini White Chocolate Mint Mousse cups are huge on flavor! Walkers Shortbread Mint Royals are perfect for the base of the dessert, with their delightful combination of Walkers traditional pure butter shortbread (made with just four simple, natural ingredients: flour, butter, sugar, and salt), fragrant mint and irresistible dark chocolate. A light and airy Minty White Chocolate Mousse top the desserts and pairs perfectly with the dark mint chocolate shortbread.
You can alter these mini desserts easily by adding a little green food color to the mousse or using Creme de Menthe instead of the mint extract. A touch of green would make these Mini White Chocolate Mousse cups all the more festive.
Soften cream cheese. Microwave at 50% for 1 minute
Add white chocolate chips to softened cream cheese and microwave at 50% power for 30-second increments until chocolate is melted. It will take 3-4 times to melt the chocolate.
Add powdered sugar and mint extract to cream cheese mixture and combine thoroughly. Set mixture aside.
Put whipping cream in stand mixer and whip on high for about 4 minutes.
Gently fold whipped cream with cream cheese mixture
Refrigerate for at least 2 hours. Can be made one day ahead.
Place one Walkers Shortbread Mint Royals Cookie in the bottom of each dessert cup
Pipe mousse over Walkers Shortbread Mint Royals Cookie
Garnish with mint leaves or chocolate straws
Can be easily doubled and made ahead
In terms of the little dessert cups, I use my Weck Jars …because I have them. I use them for condiments, spices, and my wee desserts. Because of their lids, they are very functional. AND, not for nothing, it was clearly kismet that the Walkers Shortbread Mint Royals cookies fit in the Weck Jars perfectly.
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