Mint Chocolate Mousse Dessert

The mousse filling stays creamy, even when frozen! This dessert received top praise from our taste panel of home economists.

  • prep time 50 min
  • total time 5 hr 50 min
  • ingredients 12
  • servings 18

Ingredients

Crust

2
cups vanilla wafer crumbs (about 40 wafers)
1/3
cup margarine or butter, melted

Filling

1
(8-oz.) pkg. cream cheese, softened
2
cups powdered sugar
3
oz. unsweetened chocolate, melted
3
eggs
1/2
gallon (8 cups) pink peppermint or green mint ice cream, slightly softened

Sauce

4
oz. semi-sweet chocolate, chopped
1/3
cup margarine or butter
1 1/2
cups powdered sugar
1
(5 oz.) can (2/3 cup) evaporated milk
1
teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 Heat oven to 350°F. In small bowl, combine crust ingredients; mix well. Press in bottom of ungreased 13x9-inch pan. Bake at 350°F. for 10 minutes or until light golden brown.
  • 2 Meanwhile, beat cream cheese in small bowl. Add 2 cups powdered sugar; beat until smooth. Add melted chocolate; beat well. Add eggs 1 at a time, beating well after each addition. Pour over partially baked crust. Bake at 350°F. for 12 to 15 minutes or until filling is set. Cool completely.
  • 3 Spread ice cream over chocolate layer filling. Cover with foil; freeze 4 hours or until firm. Just before serving, in a heavy saucepan, combine all sauce ingredients except vanilla; mix well. Bring to a boil over medium heat, stirring constantly. Reduce heat to low; cook 5 minutes, stirring constantly. Remove from heat; stir in vanilla. Let stand at room temperature 10 minutes before serving. Cut dessert into squares; drizzle warm fudge sauce over each square.
  • Nutrition Information

    NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

    Serving Size: 1 serving
    Calories
    400
    ,
    % Daily Value
    Total Fat
    23g
    23%
    (Saturated Fat
    12g,
    12%
    ),
    Cholesterol
    87mg
    87%;
    Sodium
    190mg
    190%;
    Total Carbohydrate
    45g
    45%
    (Dietary Fiber
    1g
    1%
    ),
    Protein
    6g
    6%
    ;
    % Daily Value*:
    Vitamin A
    15%;
    Calcium
    10%;
    Iron
    6%;
    Exchanges:
    2 Starch; 1 Fruit; 3 Other Carbohydrate; 4 Fat;
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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