German Chocolate Mousse

German Chocolate Mousse Recipe
Photo: Randy Mayor; Styling: Cindy Barr
"I felt compelled to make a chocolate dessert option, too. It's a twist on a family favorite, like having German chocolate cake, but in a more decadent, satisfying, and rich form. Reserve some whole pecan halves for a pretty garnish." –SaBrina Bone, Test Kitchen Professional


8 servings

Recipe from

Cooking Light

Nutritional Information

Calories 269
Fat 16.3 g
Satfat 10.8 g
Monofat 4.3 g
Polyfat 1.1 g
Protein 3.2 g
Carbohydrate 32.7 g
Fiber 2.5 g
Cholesterol 2 mg
Iron 1.5 mg
Sodium 38 mg
Calcium 53 mg


1 1/3 cups 1% low-fat milk
2 teaspoons unflavored gelatin
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
8 ounces dark chocolate chips
4 cups frozen light whipped topping, thawed
1/4 cup flaked sweetened coconut, toasted
1/4 cup chopped pecans, toasted


1. Combine first 3 ingredients in a heavy saucepan; let stand 2 minutes. Cook over medium-high heat to 180° or until tiny bubbles form around edge (do not boil). Remove from heat, and add chocolate; cover and let stand 5 minutes. Stir until chocolate melts.

2. Pour chocolate mixture into a medium bowl; cover and chill 30 minutes or until set. Gently fold in whipped topping. Spoon about 2/3 cup mousse into each of 8 dessert bowls. Cover at least 2 hours or until set. Top each serving with 1 1/2 teaspoons coconut and 1 1/2 teaspoons pecans.