Embark on a delectable journey with our chocolate mousse, luxuriously adorned with candied pistachios. Indulge in the perfect blend of velvety cocoa and crunchy sweetness for an irresistible treat.

chocolate mousse with candied pistachios

“Oh, honey, you baked. . .”

Do you remember this famous line from a certain 1995 classic film?

Where are my manners? Of course, you do! How can anyone forget the movie Clueless starring Alicia Silverstone (Cher) and super cute Paul Rudd (Josh)? I was OBSESSED with that movie growing up. Wait. Who am I kidding? I still quote that movie even though I’m thirty! “I don’t like it when balls fly at my nose.” “Well, there goes your social life.” Classic.

I still remember going to the movie theater with a gaggle of my best friends, sneaking in a box of Milk Duds, and wanting to be Cher. I remember thinking, 1) I need to move to Beverly Hills ASAP, 2) I need to drive a white Jeep Wrangler even though everywhere in Beverly Hills has valet parking, and 3) saying “whatever” emphasized by making the letter W out of your hand is not cool!

Back to the baking quote. I felt bad for Cher when she tried to “bake” for Christian. (By the way, I still think she was spot on for taking Polaroid pictures instead of using a mirror to decide on an outfit to wear. Mirrors really do add weird, funky shapes.) Cher puts a pre-made Pillsbury cookie log onto a baking sheet and burns it to a crisp. Yikes. Even though yours truly isn’t a baker, I still appreciated her enthusiasm to impress her date.

So, this got me thinking. What would be a fun full-proof dessert that would impress any boy? I admit, I gave the ol’ Pillsbury cookie log a long, hard thought. Nothing beats a Pillsbury sugar cookie. But what I had envisioned was something of the non-cookie family. Enter, the ze chocolate-y mousse. But not just any mousse, chocolate mousse topped with candied pistachios.

Friends, how I ever survived without candied pistachios before is beyond me. All you have to do is cover some pistachios in sugar, bake, and in a few minutes you the ultimate sweet/salty combo! Throw the candied pistachios onto some silky mousse and you have yourself a guaranteed date for life!

chocolate mousse with candied pistachios

Conclude your sweet adventure with the divine decadence of chocolate mousse with candied pistachios. A harmonious symphony of textures and flavors leaves your taste buds longing for more.