I have been trying to get the chance to make this Chocolate marshmallow mousse made with Hershey’s kisses for some time now. This is not my original recipe but a modified version from my favorite Hershey’s Chocolate Lovers Cookbook.
I love this book, I purchased it many years ago when I first got married. I remember going page by page, following each chocolaty decadent recipe exactly to the teaspoon (as I did with every recipe). Not deviating one step from the directions from fear that I would screw something up or it just wouldn’t taste good. Actually, I think that’s how most people are with a recipe. Often times we are given a recipe and become quite rigid in preparing it. Perhaps, like me, its fear of failure or maybe its just stepping outside the comfort zone of a tried and true favorite – like following the old adage “if it aint broke don’t fix it”.
For me, long gone are those years of fear in the kitchen. Now when I read a recipe I immediately think how can I change it or modify it. I allow myself to be more creative in the kitchen and just don’t care anymore if I screw up – I just go ahead and do it! Worse thing that can happen is it stinks. The only rule I try to strictly adhere to is one of my Mama’s words of wisdom: “never make a new recipe when your expecting company”. I know, not very profound, but very true. Like many of my Mama’s words – I didn’t always listen and learned the hard way (she was usually right!) Personally, I like this rule because if it turns out to be some great failure nobody knows but me – and well I guess now maybe you!
This one isn’t not difficult to make . The only caution I would use is when melting the marshmallows, milk and chocolate. When preparing these steps you should give it your undivided attention. I placed the mousse in my Mom’s vintage glass cappuccino mugs for a cool retro look.
Read the recipe below: