Photo: Nigel Cox; Styling: Tiziana Agnello
Yield: Serves 6
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Total: 2 Hours, 28 Minutes
Amount per serving
- Calories: 228
- Fat: 9.8g
- Saturated fat: 4.9g
- Monounsaturated fat: 3.1g
- Polyunsaturated fat: 0.8g
- Protein: 4.4g
- Carbohydrate: 34.4g
- Fiber: 1.5g
- Cholesterol: 2mg
- Iron: 0.7mg
- Sodium: 110mg
- Calcium: 26mg
- 3 tablespoons 2% reduced-fat milk
- 3 ounces bittersweet chocolate, finely chopped
- 1 1/2 teaspoons instant espresso granules
- 1 tablespoon amaretto (almond-flavored liqueur)
- 3 large egg whites
- 1/2 cup sugar, divided
- 2 tablespoons water
- Dash of salt
- 1 cup frozen reduced-calorie whipped topping, thawed
- 6 chocolate wafer cookies (such as Nabisco's Famous Chocolate Wafers)
- 2 tablespoons coarsely chopped almonds, toasted
- 1. Combine first 3 ingredients in a microwave-safe bowl. Microwave at HIGH for 45 seconds or until chocolate melts, stirring after 20 seconds; stir until smooth. Stir in liqueur.
- 2. Place egg whites in a large bowl; beat with a mixer at medium-high speed until soft peaks form. Combine 1/4 cup sugar, 2 tablespoons water, and salt in a small saucepan; bring to a boil. Cook, without stirring, until candy thermometer registers 240°. Gradually pour hot sugar syrup in a thin stream over egg whites, beating at medium speed. Increase speed to high, beating until stiff peaks form.
- 3. Fold half of egg white mixture into chocolate mixture. Fold in remaining egg white mixture. Gently fold in whipped topping. Divide evenly among 6 bowls. Cover surface of mousse with plastic wrap; chill at least 2 hours.
- 4. Place wafers 2 inches apart on parchment paper, flat side down. Top each with 1 teaspoon nuts. Place remaining 1/4 cup sugar in a clean, small, heavy saucepan; cook over medium heat until sugar dissolves and is golden (about 3 minutes). Do not stir. Drizzle sugar evenly over wafers. Let stand for 5 minutes or until set. Remove plastic wrap from dishes; top each serving with 1 wafer.
- Nutrition Note: If you substitute an equivalent amount of whipped cream for the whipped topping in this recipe, you will add 41 calories, 5.8g fat, and 3.2g sat fat to each serving.
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