If you want something that’s just fabulous that requires little or no effort, then here you go! Strawberry chocolate mousse jar! It’s a twist on something that could be you new favorite quick hack for a dessert.
While I’ve used canning jars to serve them in, you know you can change that up and use something else. The canning jars are clear and let you see the luscious mixture of chocolate with the berries. I’m thinking also that dainty tea cups would just be special. Or if you’re looking at something swankier, how about martini glasses! Whatever you decide to serve this in, please let me know. I’m always looking for new ideas and I know y’all have the best!! Enjoy the smooth velvety chocolate ‘mousse’ that just melts in your mouth like cotton candy! xoxo ~ally
- 1 package (15.5 oz.) (4 individual servings) Hershey’s Chocolate Pudding, divided
- ½ + 3 Tbl. cup whipped topping (Cool Whip)
- 2 cups Dole Sunshine strawberries (thawed), set aside about 8 strawberry slices for garnish, the remainder mashed almost completely thawed with juices somewhat drained
- ¼ cup almonds, sliced
- 3-4 cookie sticks or small cookies, chocolate, almond or vanilla, i.e., Pirouette by Pepperidge Farms
- Chill your medium mixing bowl. Combine three servings of the pudding and the topping. Gently swirl together leaving ‘streaks’. Dollop equal amounts of the blended mixture into three to four serving jars (i.e., canning jars, 4 to 8 oz. sizes). Spoon equal amounts of the last pudding cup to the side and on top of each mixture.
- Spoon equal amounts of the thawed smashed strawberries on top next to the chocolate dollop. Use a tablespoon spring scoop and top with cool whip. Garnish each w/a couple of strawberry slices. Sprinkle on the sliced almonds.
- Place in the refrigerator several inches apart. Cover very loosely with plastic wrap and refrigerate/chill about 15-20 minutes before serving. Garnish with a cookie or cookie stick when serving.
If you want to use Dole Sunshine frozen raspberries or blueberries, they're perfect in this recipe, too!
If fresh strawberries are available, they make a nice garnish, too. However, you'll want to use the previously frozen in the mousse because the texture works so well with the creamy chocolate 'mousse'!