chocolate mousse parfaits with reese’s puffs & chocolate covered pretzels

chocolate mousse parfaits with reese's puffs & chocolate covered pretzels

Do you leave voicemails?

As in, ring, ring, ring….”This is Karen, and I’m totally away from my phone right now, so leave a message after the beep. K. Thanks”…… beeeeeep…… Truth be told, I can’t remember the last time I left a message on someone’s cell phone. Maybe I’m just lazy? Maybe I can’t think of anything eloquent to say? I dunno.

Typically, when I call, I have a four ring policy (unless it’s an emergency!). After four, I quickly press “end” and immediately select my next form of communication; that is, text, which realistically, I should have done in the first place.

chocolate mousse parfaits with reese's puffs & chocolate covered pretzels

I have a love-hate relationship with Mr. Text. Some days he is a life saver, while others, he makes me want to pull my hair out. The bonkers thing, I bet 50 years from now, you won’t have to call or text someone…crazy, right? We will just tap our skull and say “send.” And they will have also invented (keep fingers crossed) the blow up microwave pizza like in Back to The Future Part II.

Oh, and before I forget to leave you a voice message telling you about how I made these ridic chocolate mousse parfaits, I’m texting writing you that I made these off the charts, easy peasy parfaits for Valentines Day. Did I mention there’s Reese’s Pieces Puffs in the parfaits? You need to dive head first into these and call me in the morning.

chocolate mousse parfaits with reese's puffs & chocolate covered pretzels

Chocolate Mousse Parfaits with Reese's Puffs & Chocolate Covered Pretzels

Yield: Serves 2 to 3

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 10 minutes + 30 minute chill time


for the chocolate mousse:

1/2 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips, melted

for the whipped cream:
1 cup whipping cream

for the meringue:
3 egg whites
1/4 teaspoon cream of tartar
3/4 cup granulated sugar

for the chocolate covered pretzels:
1/2 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
1/2 cup pretzels

3 cups Reese's Puffs


for the chocolate mousse:
Combine melted chocolate with meringue. Gently fold until well combined. Then gently fold in whipping cream. Place chocolate mousse in fridge to let it chill for at least 30 minutes. To serve, pipe mousse into a jar, pour some Reese's Puffs on top, followed by more mousse, and final topping of Reese's Puffs. Garnish with chocolate covered pretzels.

for the whipped cream:
In a mixer fitted with a whisk attachment, whisk cream until fluffy. Set aside.

for the meringue:
In a mixer fitted with a whisk attachment, blend egg whites and cream of tarter until frothy. Slowly add the granulated sugar. Whisk until soft peaks form. Set aside.

for the chocolate covered pretzels:
Melt chocolate in the microwave. Dip pretzels in chocolate and garnish top of parfait.


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49 Responses to “chocolate mousse parfaits with reese’s puffs & chocolate covered pretzels”

  1. #
    Maria — February 10, 2014 at 13:54

    I think this needs to be my breakfast!

    • Lauren replied: — February 10th, 2014 @ 14:33

      Coming right up! Thanks, Maria!

  2. #
    DessertForTwo — February 10, 2014 at 14:16

    I’m with Maria–since it has cereal can we call this breakfast?!

    • Lauren replied: — February 10th, 2014 @ 14:33

      HECK YES! Thank you, my dear!

  3. #
    Ali @ Inspiralized — February 10, 2014 at 14:19

    I have no words except: THESE.LOOK.INCREDIBLE!

    • Lauren replied: — February 10th, 2014 @ 14:34

      HA! Thanks, Ali!

  4. #
    Tieghan — February 10, 2014 at 14:29

    Incredible! I love mousse and I obviously love anything chocolate and peanut butter! :)

    • Lauren replied: — February 10th, 2014 @ 14:34

      Thank you, Tieghan! I feel like this mousse is right up your alley:)

  5. #
    Jennie @themessybakerblog — February 10, 2014 at 15:12

    Excuse me while I scrape my mouth off of the floor. Psht, what’s a voicemail? I always sound ridiculous when I leave a message, as if I forgot the entire reason I was calling in the first place. This needs to happen!

    • Lauren replied: — February 10th, 2014 @ 15:27

      ME TOO!! LOL! Thanks, Jennie!

  6. #
    Jenny Flake — February 10, 2014 at 15:30

    These look so fun!!! Great dessert! xo

    • Lauren replied: — February 11th, 2014 @ 01:31

      Thank you, Jenny!!

  7. #
    claire @ the realistic nutritionist — February 10, 2014 at 17:09

    you had me at REESES PUFFS!!!

    • Lauren replied: — February 11th, 2014 @ 01:32

      Heck yes!! Thanks, Claire!

  8. #
    Meagan @ A Zesty Bite — February 10, 2014 at 17:22

    I hate leaving voicemails and receiving them. My parents still say hey this is your dad or mom and its 3pm. Just call me back when you can.

    • Lauren replied: — February 11th, 2014 @ 01:33

      MINE TOO!! LOL! Parents, gotta love ‘em:)

  9. #
    Nicole ~ Cooking for Keeps — February 10, 2014 at 19:28

    I’m the total opposite, I leave long winded voicemails for people, they probably hate me! I just keep going and going and before I know I’ve left a three-minute long pointless message. I should work on that…. These look PHENOMENAL, I am just dying over all the yummy V-day treats going around the web today.

    • Lauren replied: — February 11th, 2014 @ 01:33

      Thank you, Nicole!!

  10. #
    Krista @ Joyful Healthy Eats — February 10, 2014 at 19:44

    haha… love your four ring rule. Too funny. I hate leaving voicemails too because half the time people don’t listen to them, {ahem… I don’t listen to them… therefore other people don’t either}

    I totally thought those were reese pieces puffs, loving this fun dish. But I am also a sucker for anything chocolate. Plus, you always take swoon/drool worthy photos. Pinned Lauren, thanks!

    • Lauren replied: — February 11th, 2014 @ 01:34

      Right?! So glad you understand! Thanks, Krista!

  11. #
    Annalise @ Completely Delicious — February 10, 2014 at 19:50

    Gimmie a spoon!

    • Lauren replied: — February 11th, 2014 @ 01:35

      Coming right up!

  12. #
    Stephanie @ Girl Versus Dough — February 10, 2014 at 19:53

    MARRY ME. Or just come move in and make me these amazing parfaits every day.

    • Lauren replied: — February 11th, 2014 @ 01:35

      YES!!! Absolutely! :)

  13. #
    Jackie — February 10, 2014 at 22:00


    • Lauren replied: — February 11th, 2014 @ 01:36

      Why, thank you, Jackie!

  14. #
    Anna — February 10, 2014 at 22:26

    What a creative idea! Reese’s Puffs were totally my favorite cereal growing up!

    • Lauren replied: — February 11th, 2014 @ 02:01

      Yay!! Thanks, Anna!

  15. #
    Sarah | The Sugar Hit — February 11, 2014 at 01:19

    OH BABY. This looks killer.

    • Lauren replied: — February 11th, 2014 @ 02:01

      Thank you, Sarah!

  16. #
    Joanne — February 11, 2014 at 03:14

    I actually LOVE leaving (ridiculous) voicemails, but unfortunately most people don’t even listen to them. So what is a girl to do but send ridiculous texts?! And self medicate with these parfaits. YES.

    • Lauren replied: — February 11th, 2014 @ 14:41

      LOL!! Can you leave me a voicemail sometime? :) I’ll leave a parfait after the beep!

  17. #
    Megan {Country cleaver} — February 11, 2014 at 04:31

    I’m just gonna sit here and stare at this for a while…and drool. Don’t mind me.

  18. #
    Julianne @ Beyond Frosting — February 11, 2014 at 05:42

    I am totally loving these parfaits Lauren!

  19. #
    Laura (Blogging Over Thyme) — February 11, 2014 at 13:12

    Ugh I hate leaving voicemails!!! Actually wait, let me rephrase that. I hate CHECKING voicemails too. I am the worst!

    These parfaits are RIDIC. Love them!

  20. #
    Christine @ Cooking with Cakes — February 11, 2014 at 14:40

    I don’t leave voicemails and I don’t listen to voicemails. I DO, however, eat chocolate mousse parfaits with reeses and pretzels and oh my godddd is this real liiiiffffeeee?!?!

    I’m excited about this. Just a little bit.

  21. #
    Jessica @ A Kitchen Addiction — February 11, 2014 at 15:29

    So amazing! I think I need one for a mid-morning snack!

  22. #
    Erika — February 11, 2014 at 23:24

    Mah Gosh girl this looks insane!! I might be drooling on my keyboard.

  23. #
    Julie @ Table for Two — February 12, 2014 at 00:22

    So this means I can have it for breakfast, right? I mean, Reese’s Puff is a breakfast cereal..totally legit!

  24. #
    Ashley - Baker by Nature — February 12, 2014 at 00:59

    Oh my FREAKING gawd, lady. These parfaits are insane!!!

  25. #
    Alaina {Fabtastic Eats} — February 12, 2014 at 17:26

    HOLY MOLY!!! This is my kids FAVORITE cereal, they eat it as dessert! Now it really is dessert! I am totally going to have to make them this! So freaking insane!

  26. #
    Sarah @ Will Run for Pasta — February 12, 2014 at 23:09

    I once left a voicemail and at the very end I paused and then said “Amen”. Thankfully it was for someone who thought it was equally as hilarious as I did, still makes me laugh when I think about it.

    I love parfaits and these look like cereal sin, in a good way!!


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