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Chocolate Mousse

As demonstrated in the “Ancient Christmas” episode of Live It – December 2018

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  • ½ cup buckwheat hot cereal or buckwheat groats
  • 1 cup water
  • ½ cup milk
  • 2 Tbsp dark chocolate chips
  • 2 Tbsp creamy peanut butter
  • 2 Tbsp cocoa powder
  • 2 Tbsp sugar (any kind), honey or maple syrup
  • ½ cup whipped topping
  • Additional whipped topping, grated chocolate, crushed peppermint candy or fresh berries for garnish (optional)


  1. If using whole buckwheat groats, place in a fine mesh sieve and rinse well under cool water. 
  2. Add buckwheat and 1 cup of water to a small sauce pan. On the stovetop, bring buckwheat and water to a boil, then reduce heat to low and simmer until the buckwheat is tender and most of the liquid is absorbed, about 5 minutes for cracked buckwheat hot cereal and 10-15 minutes for whole groats. 
  3. Remove from heat and add milk, chocolate chips, peanut butter, cocoa powder and sweetener. Stir until combined and chocolate chips are melted. Allow to cool to room temperature.
  4. Transfer chocolate buckwheat mixture into a blender or food processor. Blend until very smooth, adding more milk if needed. The mixture should resemble chocolate mousse. Transfer to a mixing bowl and gently fold in ½ cup whipped topping. Divide mousse into 4–6 individual custard cups, champagne or martini glasses and refrigerate until ready to serve. Top with additional whipped topping and grated chocolate or crushed peppermint candy if desired. Get creative with your presentation! Serve and enjoy at your next holiday party or whenever a chocolate craving strikes!  

Nutrition Facts

Amount per serving
Serving size is ⅙ recipe

Calories  143.0

Total Fat  6.0 g

    Saturated Fat  2.7 g

    Polyunsaturated Fat  0.8 g

    Monounsaturated Fat  1.5 g

Cholesterol  0.0 mg

Sodium  39.9 mg

Potassium  65.0 mg

Total Carbohydrate  21.4 g

Dietary Fiber  1.6 g

Sugars  7.6 g

Protein  2.4 g

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