Chocolate Mousse Brownie Minis
This dessert is simple, quick, and great for entertaining. Substitute your favorite fruit compote or toppings to add different flavors and color.
- 1 (18-ounce) box brownie mix
- 2 cups fresh or frozen raspberries
- 1¾ cups plus 1 tablespoon water, divided
- ⅓ cup sugar
- 2 tablespoons cornstarch
- 1 (3- to 4-ounce) box instant chocolate pudding
- 1½ cups milk
- 1 cup heavy whipping cream
- 12 tall shot glasses or cordial glasses
For The Brownies:
Bake brownies according to package directions, and set aside to cool.
For The Raspberry Sauce
Meanwhile, in a saucepan, combine the raspberries, water, and sugar. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer, uncovered, for 30 minutes. Mash mixture and strain through a fine sieve into a 2-cup measuring cup; discard seeds. Add water if needed to make 2 cups. Return to saucepan. Combine cornstarch and remaining water until smooth and gradually stir into raspberry mixture. Bring to a boil over medium heat, stirring constantly. Cook and stir 1 minute longer. Remove from heat and cool. Store in the refrigerator until ready to serve.
For The Chocolate Mousse:
Meanwhile, in a medium bowl, beat the pudding mix and milk with a whisk until it reaches a pudding consistency. In a separate large bowl, use an electric mixer to beat the whipping cream until soft peaks form (around 10 minutes). Using a spatula, fold the pudding mixture into the whipped cream until just combined.
Using the shot glass upside down, cut brownies into small circles. Layer the brownie pieces in the bottom of the serving vessel. Using a piping bag, pipe the mousse into each glass. Top with raspberry sauce. Refrigerate until ready to serve.