Prep 2 hrs 30 mins
Cook 10 mins
You can garnish these little gems with whipped cream and chocolate shavings. Refrigerate any extra mousse. From "Hello, Jell-O!: 50+ Inventive Recipes for Gelatin Treats and Jiggly Sweets" by Victoria Belanger. Chill time required as recipe states.
For the Cups
- 2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips
- 2 tablespoons vegetable shortening (solid shortening like Crisco)
For the Mousse
- 1 tablespoon unflavored gelatin (1 envelope)
- 1⁄4 cup cold water
- 1⁄2 cup boiling water
- 1⁄4 cup sugar
- 1 1⁄2 cups fresh raspberries
- 2 cups whipped cream (1 cup heavy cream whipped)
- To Make Cups: In a small saucepan, heat the chocolate chips and shortening over high heat, stirring continuously until melted.
- Using the back of a metal spoon, spread the chocolate evenly inside six 3 1/2-inch foil muffin liners. Refrigerate until firm, about 30 minutes.
- To Make Mousse: In a bowl, sprinkle the gelatin evenly over the cold water and allow the gelatin to absorb the water for 2 minutes. Add the boiling water and stir until the gelatin is fully dissolved. Add the sugar and stir until dissolved.
- Transfer the gelatin mixture to a blender. Add the berries and blend until liquefied. Set a fine-mesh strainer over a bowl and pour the mixture through the strainer to strain out the seeds. Refrigerate until thickened.
- Rinse the blender of any remaining raspberry seeds and return the thickened raspberry gelatin mixture to the blender. Add the whipped cream and blend until smooth. Refrigerate until thickened.
- Carefully peel away the foil from the chocolate cups. Spoon the mousse into the cups and serve.