Thursday, February 27, 2014

Layered Chocolate Mousse using Sunbutter


Most people really don't understand just how devastating and difficult food allergies can be unless they ever had one themselves. Up until I was diagnosed, I never had a second thought on the types of foods I ate. That is, until it was a serious matter if I ate something I was allergic to.

After then, I had to start reading ingredients very carefully and it was mind blowing just how much stuff had allergens in them or even were made in a plant that used allergens. It knocked out so much food that I dropped down to 98 pounds because I couldn't find much that I could eat at all. And when this all started for me, there weren't many resources out there where you could find recipes for your certain allergies.

So that's why I decided to post this chocolate mousse recipe that uses Sunbutter instead of peanut butter. Peanut allergies are devastating and Sunbutter is a great product that only uses sunflower seeds, plus they don't process peanuts or tree nuts in their facilities.

Layered Chocolate Mousse Using Sunbutter

Ingredients
Sunbutter
8 egg yolks
1/2 cup sugar
2 cups heavy whipping cream
1 cup dark chocolate chips
1 cup white chocolate chips
3 more cups whipping (heavy) cream
chocolate curls

Directions
For Dark Chocolate Layer Mousse
Beat 4 egg yolks in bowl for 3 minutes. Gradually add in 1/4 cup sugar. Heat 1 cup whipping cream on medium heat until hot. Stir in half of the hot whipping cream into the egg yolk mixture, then add that back in the other half of hot whipping cream still on the stove. Cook on low for 5 minutes. Stir in the dark chocolate chips until melted. Cover and refrigerate for 2 hours. Beat 1 1/2 cups of whipping cream until stiff. Then fold chocolate mixture into the whipped cream.

For White Chocolate Layer Mousse
Beat 4 egg yolks in bowl for 3 minutes. Gradually add in 1/4 cup sugar. Heat 1 cup whipping cream on medium heat until hot. Stir in half of the hot whipping cream into the egg yolk mixture, then add that back in the other half of hot whipping cream still on the stove. Cook on low for 5 minutes. Stir in the white chocolate chips until melted. Cover and refrigerate for 2 hours. Beat 1 1/2 cups of whipping cream until stiff. Then fold chocolate mixture into the whipped cream.

If using small mason jars, add the dark chocolate layer to the bottom of the jar. Then add a thin layer of Sunbutter on top. Add the white chocolate layer on top of the sunbutter layer and add chocolate curls to top.

11 comments:

Gianna said...

That looks decadent.

Carla WorkingMommyJournal said...

Allergies are so difficult when you are trying to cook or find safe products to use! my cousin has a nut allergy and I don't think she is aware of this product - will have to tell her to check this out!

theroadtodomestication.com said...

This looks good! (My goodness, I'd love to drop to 98 pounds LOL...well, at least for a little bit!)

Diane Estrella said...

You had me at chocolate! This looks fun and fancy for a special dinner party or birthday occasion. YUM!

Vinma said...

Looks so yummy! But again, I am a fan of anything chocolate :)

Amanda McMahon said...

Mousse can be so yummy., i haven't heard of using sunbutter but I am sure it would be wonderful!

Heavenly Savings said...

I have never heard of Sunbutter...but this looks amazing and I can't wait to try it!

Jenna Wood said...

I've never tried Sunbutter, but I use sunflower seeds on everything, including salads. This sounds like a great allergen friendly dessert!

Dede said...

I tried a version of sunflower seed butter (not sure if it was Sunbutter brand) and it was delicious. It was so rich and satisfying that I only used a bit on each cracker. I pinned this recipe; even though we don't have food allergies, it's nice to have a change of pace!

Paula Robinson said...

oh man, this looks amazing!

Rebekah said...

After my baby was born she was having some stomach problems, so I cut out milk to see if that would help. It was so hard! It seemed everything had milk in it, so I can relate a little bit. The recipe looks so good though. I doubt you would feel deprived at all!



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