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Chestnut Chocolate Mousse

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  Semisweet chocolate 4 Ounce, chopped
  Bittersweet chocolate 4 Ounce, chopped
  Heavy cream 2 Cup (32 tbs), chilled
  Vacuum packed roasted chestnut 1 Cup (16 tbs), chopped
  Salt To Taste
  Egg whites 4 Large
  Sugar 1 Cup (16 tbs)

1. In a small heatproof glass bowl, microwave the chocolates at 20-second intervals, stirring a few times after each interval, until the chocolate is melted and smooth. Let the chocolate cool until it is just warm to the touch.
2. In a large stainless steel bowl, use a whisk or handheld electric mixer to beat the cream until soft peaks form. Use a rubber spatula to fold in the melted, cooled chocolate, chopped roasted chestnuts and a pinch of salt.
3. In a large stainless steel or copper bowl, use an electric mixer to beat the egg whites to very soft peaks. While beating, gradually pour in the sugar and beat until firm, glossy peaks form, about 2 minutes. Stir one-third of the beaten whites into the chocolate mixture, then gently fold in the remaining whites, working quickly so that the whites do not deflate.
4. Spoon the mousse into ten 2/3-cup ramekins. Cover and refrigerate until firm, at least 2 hours. Serve each mousse with a dollop of whipped cream and crushed chocolate-covered espresso beans.

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Nutrition Facts

Serving size: Complete recipe

Calories 4100 Calories from Fat 2184

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 251 g385.6%

Saturated Fat 150.8 g754%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 657.6 mg219.2%

Sodium 787.5 mg32.8%

Total Carbohydrates 458 g152.7%

Dietary Fiber 18.2 g72.7%

Sugars 372.8 g

Protein 42 g83.2%

Vitamin A 141.1% Vitamin C 4.8%

Calcium 39.5% Iron 40.9%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

Chestnut Chocolate Mousse Recipe