Dark Chocolate and Orange Dessert Sandwiches

Fill a cookie sandwich with a rich, decadent chocolate mousse for an easy, but heavenly dessert.
  • Prep. Time: 15 mins  Refrigeration Time: 30 mins - 2 hrs  Yields: 6 sandwiches
Ingredients

  • 4 oz (125 g) bittersweet chocolate, chopped
  • 1 cup (250 mL) 35 % cream
  • 1 tbsp (15 mL) icing sugar
  • 1 tsp (5 mL) vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tsp (2 mL) grated orange zest
  • 12 bakery-style cookies or homemade cookies
Preparation
In a heatproof bowl set over a saucepan of hot, not boiling water, melt chocolate and 1/4 cup (60 mL) of the cream; stir until smooth. Let cool to room temperature.
In a chilled bowl, combine remaining cream, icing sugar, vanilla extract and orange zest. Whip until soft peaks form. Fold one-quarter into chocolate mixture. Fold in remaining whipped cream just until blended. Chill until set, for about 30 min or up to 2 hrs.
Spoon one-sixth of the mousse onto 6 of the cookies; top with remaining cookies, pressing gently to form sandwiches. Serve immediately or refrigerate for up to 4 hrs.
Tips:For the Adventurous: Replace vanilla extract with orange or chocolate liqueur.
Dark Chocolate and Orange Dessert Sandwiches Dark Chocolate and Orange Dessert Sandwiches Reviewed by Pastry Recipes on 8:38 AM Rating: 5
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