Frozen chocolate mousse squares with oat crumble
A chilled, crunchy chocolate dessert that will fill all your chocolate cravings in one smooth bite.
Years ago I ate at a cousin’s home and they served this wonderful, rich dessert. Of course I got the recipe, but I promptly filed it away and forgot about it for years. Digging through my old recipe box recently, I came across this winner and decided to give it a try.
I couldn’t believe how easy it was to produce this rich, yet not too heavy, winner of a dessert. It’s kind of like a candy bar, but one you can serve on china after an elegant meal. Pretty awesome, huh?
- 1 1/2 cup oatmeal
- 1/2 cup Earth Balance or coconut oil
- 2/3 cup brown sugar
- 1 cup confectioner's sugar
- 2 eggs
- 6 tablespoons cocoa powder
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1/2 cup Earth Balance
Mix crust ingredients. Set aside 1/3 of a cup for topping, and press the remaining crumbs into a 9x13 pan.
Bake at 350° F for 6-8 minutes or until crust is set.
While crust bakes, beat all mousse ingredients thoroughly. Cover.
Remove crust from oven and allow to cool.
Pour mousse over crust, sprinkle reserved oat crumble over the top, and freeze overnight or until firm.
Cut into squares and serve frozen.
Note: This recipe will yield a shallow square, as shown – feel free to double up on the chocolate mousse if you’d like a thicker, higher yield.