Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Mocha Mousse Puffs

This recipe is quite impressive for afternoon coffee. Perfect for that friend you just die to impress. Pillsbury recipes are some of my favorites. Try this one, you won't be disappointed.

1 cup whipping cream
1 teaspoon instant espresso coffee granules
3/4 cup dark chocolate chips
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 can (8 oz) Pillsbury® refrigerated crescent dinner rolls
1 egg
2 tablespoons powdered sugar
12 chocolate-covered coffee beans or fresh strawberries ( I used the strawberries for the color.)
1 teaspoon cocoa or powdered sugar

1. In 1-quart saucepan, mix 1/4 cup of the whipping cream and the coffee. Cook over low heat, stirring constantly, until mixture simmers; remove from heat. Using wire whisk, stir in chocolate chips until melted. Stir in vanilla.
2. Pour into medium bowl; cool until room temperature, about 10 minutes. In another medium bowl, beat remaining 3/4 cup whipping cream with electric mixer on high speed until soft peaks form. Refrigerate half (about 3/4 cup) whipped cream for garnish. Fold remaining whipped cream into chocolate mixture. Cover and refrigerate 30 minutes.
3. Heat oven to 375°F. Unroll dough on work surface; firmly press perforations to seal. Using ruler, push dough into 10x7-inch rectangle. Cut into 24 squares, 6 rows by 4 rows. Place 1 inch apart on ungreased cookie sheet. In small bowl, beat egg and 2 tablespoons powdered sugar with fork. Brush on tops of squares.
4. Bake 8 to 10 minutes or until puffed and golden brown. Cool completely, about 10 minutes.
5. Just before serving, spoon about 2 tablespoons chocolate mixture on 12 of the crescent squares. Place remaining crescent squares on top. Top each with about 1 tablespoon reserved whipped cream and 1 chocolate-covered coffee bean. Measure 1 teaspoon cocoa into fine mesh strainer. Sift cocoa over tops of puffs.
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Same Sweet Girl: Memoir of a Southern Belle said...

Oh my goodness!! Those look heavenly!! I used to eat chocolate covered coffee beans like they were going out of style! I haven't had them in a looong time though. Thanks for the recipe! Have a great day! :)

{all things tickled pink} said...

Hmmm....Yum yum! My hubby would love these.

Salt said...

I am drooling looking at this. Would you believe I have never tried a Pillsbury recipe in my life?

I think it's time to start. :)

Jen said...

Ok, Ok, so yesterday you posted pictures of skinny-minnies and then today, after I clearly told you that I need to go on a diet now, you post something delicious like this!! Girl, you're terrible!!

And like Salt, I've never tried a Pillsbury receipe either! Do you just go to pillsbury.com for them? Any other recommendations?

Melanie's Randomness said...

That looks soo yummy!! I love that it's miniature!!!

I'maNolaGirl said...

Coffee, chocolate, strawberries - you know me too well!!!

These look heavenly!

Buckhead Belle said...

Yum! Those sound delicious... I would love to serve those sometime soon!

Jen said...

You did it! You did it! You did it! Congratulations my dear!!

Pink Champagne said...

Oh my! If they taste anything like they look, they are absolutely HEAVENLY! Must try this one...

Elle said...

MMMmm.... and here I am thinking about working on my figure a little bit before I head off to medical school... and there you are posting delicious and tempting and fabulous looking deserts... Bumpkin we've got to get on the same page... perhaps you could just post some veggies and some more of those skinny Australian girls tomorrow :)

Poppies and Sunshine said...

Oh my...these look sooooo gooooood! Chocolate mousse is my favorite, but mocha mousse would be right up there too...it's all chocolate! Must try!

Paris Pastry said...

Oh yum! Sounds delicious!

♥ Daniëlle

Sarah Klassen said...

MMmm...file » print.


Thanks for sharing + also, for your comment the other day – you made me smile :)


Mrs. Potts said...

Yes, please, may I have another? When are you making these so I can be sure to be on time!

Lori said...

Be still my heart ~ these look delish!

Rhiannon Nicole said...

MY kind of post right here :) These sound divine. PS love the new header. Very dreamy and spring-ish xoxo

Holly said...

Really...I thought I liked you before...but now I think I may be in LOVE! I must try these this weekend!

Meg said...

Yummy!! I will have to try this.

Mackenzie {Design Darling} said...

this looks unbelievably good. and the recipe seems simple enough! i'm not much for cooking but these i may have to try.

p.s. thanks for the heads up on the tickled pink blog hop!

Dustjacket Attic said...

Oh yum, this looks so divine...it's only breakfast here, not supposed to be thinking of this yet!!