A Valentine’s Day Dessert to Feel Good About

Show your sweetie some love with  this skinnied-up version of a classic Valentine’s Day dessert

They say a the way to a man’s heart is through his stomach. We say, why pack on the pudge to show your love? These Valentine’s day skinny mini chocolate pies are a lightened up version of a classic chocolate mousse dessert. With a few simple ingredient swaps we’ve made this treat something your sweetie and your scale and can feel good about. So go on and indulge and enjoy this Hallmark holiday guilt-free.

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Skinny Mini Chocolate Mousse Pies

Ingredients
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Your Skinny Mini Ingredients

Mousse
  • 2-1/4 cups skim milk, divided
  • 1/3 cup Truvia baking blend, divided
  • Pinch of kosher salt
  • 2/3 cup unsweetened quality cocoa powder
  • 4 tablespoons flour
  • 3 tablespoons egg substitute (equivalent of 1 egg)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Crust
  • Phyllo dough mini cups
Topping
  • Strawberries, stemmed and quartered
  • 6 tablespoons egg substitute (equivalent of 2 eggs)
  • 3 tablespoons Truvia baking blend
  • 1/4 teaspoon cream of tarter
  • pinch of salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
Directions
Mousse

1. Fill a cupcake pan with the mini phyllo dough cups and set aside.

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Mini Phyllo Cups

2. In a medium-sized saucepan add 1-1/2 cups milk, 2 tablespoons + 2 teaspoons Truvia and kosher salt. Bring to a simmer over medium heat.

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Saucepan of milk and sugar

3. In a large bowl whisk together remaining Truvia, cocoa powder and flour. Add in remaining milk and mix till combined.

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Sweet cocoa mixture

4. Slowly pour the  warmed milk/Truvia mixture into the bowl and mix until combined. Add the mixture back to the saucepan and cook over medium heat until it thickens.

5. Whisk egg substitute in a small bowl. When it begins to froth slowly (while continually whisking) add in about 1 cup of the hot cocoa mixture. When completely combined, add that mixture back to the pan and set over medium heat.

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Mixing up your hot cocoa mix

6. Cook for about 2 minutes until thick, remove from heat and stir in vanilla extract. Pull of the heat and allow to cool while you prep the toppings.

Topping
  1. For the topping, whisk the egg substitute and cream of tarter in a bowl until the mixture turns white and fluffy.
  2. Add in the Truvia, salt, and vanilla and continue whisking vigorously until white peaks form into a light meringue.
  3. Add  about 1/2 cup of the meringue mixture to your mousse. Reserve the remaining mixture for topping.
Assembly
  1. Fill your mini phyllo cups with the chocolate mousse mixture.
  2. Top with a dab of the meringue and place under a high broiler for 5 minutes.
  3. Pull out of the oven and top with a strawberry. Serve up and enjoy!

 

Still looking for a great gift idea to go with this sweat treat? Check out our guide to creating the best Valetine’s Day git ever.

 

Happy Valentine’s Day!

 

Jen

 

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