With the holidays upon us, we’re all full of candies and Christmas cookies, right? For my next project for Pepperidge Farm Puff Pastry (see all my previous ones here), I put my focus on dreaming up an elegant, fancier dessert that doesn’t take hours to make but will WOW your guests. I love these sugared pastry stars and easy chocolate mousse served in mini martinis with tasting spoons! It’s ready in minutes, you can make it ahead of time, and it tastes oh so delicious. You can even spice things up with crushed peppermint on top or serve up a white chocolate mousse instead of dark chocolate! Or cut out mini gingerbread men or trees instead of stars! Get creative!
If you shared a creative Thanksgiving dish with me in the last post, scroll down to see who I chose as our winner (and one-step closer to a trip to the Pepperidge Farm Innovation Center) + be sure to enter this month!
These sugared pastry stars (or trees, snowflakes, you get the idea!) would also make a delicious breakfast treat when packaged with jams! The possibilities are endless with little puff pastry goodies!
After you cut out the stars from the Puff Pastry Sheets, don’t forget to brush with a simple egg wash and add large, granulated sugar for extra sparkle! (see full recipe below)
Elegant Sugared Pastry Stars & Chocolate Mousse Dessert!
- 1 package Pepperidge Farm Puff Pastry Sheets
- 1 egg
- 1/4 cup granulated sugar crystals
- 1 package 3.4 ounces dark chocolate pudding mix
- 2 cups heavy whipping cream
- mini chocolate chips for garnish
Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
Cut out star shapes in Puff Pastry Sheets (thawed).
Beat 1 egg with 2 tablespoons water and brush stars with egg wash. Finish with granulated sugar crystals. Bake for 5-6 minutes or until golden brown (watch carefully).
Beat together pudding mix with heavy whipping cream with electric mixer for 2 minutes on low and 2 minutes on medium-high, until fluffy. If too thick, stir in milk.
Spoon (or pipe) mousse into mini martini glasses and garnish with mini chocolate chips. Add a sugared star on top!
Last Month’s Reader Recipe Favorite: MARLENE who shared that she would make individual apple tarts for her Thanksgiving! Love that idea, Marlene!
I’m part of the Pepperidge Farm “Puff is the Spark” panel which means you can submit your own ideas for using puff pastry to create a Thanksgiving dish for a chance to win a trip to the Pepperidge Farm Innovation Center and have your recipe included in the Campbell’s Kitchen Recipe Database! Leave a comment below telling me what YOU would create!
So, leave a comment telling me how YOU would use Puff Pastry for a holiday dessert!
Disclaimer:This post is sponsored by Pepperidge Farm® Puff Pastry. I’m part of the “Puff is the Spark” Panel. All opinions are 100% my own.