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German Chocolate Mousse Treats

German Chocolate Mousse Treats

German chocolate mousse treats

German Chocolate Mousse Treats 

My husband is a huge fan of German Chocolate Cake.

I have attempted to make him his favorite cake and failed miserably.  For some reason I seem to make the driest cake imaginable.  Not sure if it’s the recipes I pick or this cake needs a moisturizer! Lol

We just celebrated his birthday and this time I decided to go with a dessert that represents the German Chocolate Cake but omits the cake to avoid my fear of the dry disaster!

I found a recipe that I tweaked to make my own.  I decided to omit the cake portion and substitute the cake for a brownie.  This was the perfect solution.  No chance of a dry brownie here!  Next the filling.  I toasted the pecans and coconut to provide that amazing filling with the perfect flavors.  My hubby is also very particular with frostings.  Basically he doesn’t like them.  I substituted mousse for the frosting.  It gave the frosting feel but “upped” the level of sophistication.  Last of all I made a chocolate ganache to tie all the layers together.

German Chocolate Mousse Treats were born!


*WARNING* these are time consuming!  DO NOT ATTEMPT IF YOU ARE SHORT ON TIME!!!

Seriously these babies are tasty but will require a lot of time and preparation and ingredients and and and……..

So here we go!

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German Chocolate Mousse Treats are built in layers.  Here’s a little overview before you get started.

Start by baking the brownies.  They will need time to cool before assembling.  I used a dark chocolate brownie recipe but any chocolate brownie recipe will work here.  These can be made the day before if you want.

Next I made the mousse.  This layer requires freezer time.  

When the mousse is frozen you can make the middle layer, the coconut pecan filling.

When all layers are assembled and frozen it is time to make the ganache.

I used silicone molds for 6 but I had extra mousse so I used a rectangular plastic take out container that was flexible and easy to bend and manipulate for the remainder of the mousse.

I hope you have the time to dedicate to this recipe it is really tasty and can be frozen for later too!

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German Chocolate Mousse Treats
A creamy take on the classic German Chocolate Cake. Layers of mousse, coconut pecan filling and dark chocolate brownie covered in chocolate ganache.
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For the dark chocolate brownie
  1. Follow directions on the store bought box or use your favorite recipe.
For the mousse
  1. 1 cup finely chopped bittersweet chocolate
  2. 7 Tablespoons unsalted butter
  3. 2 large eggs separated
  4. 1 Tablespoon granulated sugar
  5. 3/4 cup heavy cream
  6. 1/4 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  7. Pinch of salt
For the coconut pecan filling
  1. 1 cup sweetened, shredded coconut toasted and cooled
  2. 2/3 cup finely chopped pecans, toasted and cooled
  3. 2/3 cup granulated sugar
  4. 5 Tablespoons unsalted butter in sliced in 1 tablespoon sized pieces
  5. 6 large egg yolks
  6. 1 (5 oz) can evaporated milk
  7. 1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
For the chocolate ganache glaze
  1. 1 cup finely chopped bittersweet chocolate
  2. 2 Tablespoons Light Corn Syrup
  3. 1 cup heavy cream
For the topper
  1. 1/8 cup sweetened, shredded and toasted coconut
  2. 1/8 cup finely chopped and toasted pecans
For the brownies
  1. Make according to package or make your favorite recipe
For the mousse
  1. Melt the chocolate and the butter in a double broiler
  2. Remove from heat and stir to combine
  3. Set aside to cool slightly
  4. Whip egg whites to soft peak
  5. Slowly add sugar and continue to whip until stiff peaks form and set aside.
  6. In a small bowl whip the heavy cream to a medium-stiff peak
  7. In a small bowl combine egg yolks, vanilla and salt
  8. Mix the egg yolk mixture into the chocolate mixture
  9. Fold in the whipped egg whites
  10. Fold in the whipped cream
  11. Mix until there are no visible streaks
To make the Coconut Pecan Filling
  1. Pulse Coconut and Pecans in a food processor until the mixture resembles coarse cornmeal
  2. Combine sugar, butter, egg yolks, evaporated milk and vanilla in a sauce pan
  3. Cook over medium low heat
  4. Stir constantly with a wooden spoon until thick enough to cover spoon and hold a trail when pulled through
  5. Whip mixture on high in a stand mixer until cooled, fluffy and lightened in color.
  6. Add coconut and pecan mixture and beat 1 minute more
  7. Refrigerate until ready to assemble
For the chocolate ganache
  1. In a small saucepan over low heat melt the chocolate, corn syrup and heavy cream until melted.
For the topper
  1. Toast the coconut and pecans and reserve to sprinkle after the ganache has been applied
To assemble
  1. 2 (6 compartment) silicone molds or flexible baking pan
  2. Compress the brownies by placing between two layers of waxed paper and using a rolling pin roll brownies until they are compact
  3. Cut brownies to shape of the molds or pan.
  4. Scoop about 1/4 cup mousse into each mold and level evenly with the back of a spoon
  5. Freeze until set about 20 minutes
  6. Place about 2 1/2 tablespoons of the coconut pecan mixture into each mold
  7. Top with the precut brownies
  8. Cover with plastic wrap and freeze over night
  9. Un-mold treats onto wire racks
  10. Pour the chocolate ganache over the treats to evenly cover all surfaces
  11. Return to freezer
  12. Let thaw 30 minutes before serving or enjoy frozen
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20 thoughts on “German Chocolate Mousse Treats

  1. Wow, this is one sophisticated and delectable treat! It would be amazing to serve on New Years Eve when fanciness is required. It’s worth taking the time to make something as special as this! Thank you for sharing with FF this week Michelle!

  2. Oh my Michelle – what a decadent dessert. I would definitely spend the time to make this, especially with the weather turning cooler and I am indoors more. Great recipe 🙂

  3. Your German Chocolate Mousse looks delicious, thanks so much for sharing it with us. Hope you will come back to see us at Full Plate Thursday real soon and have a great week!
    Miz Helen

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