By Eat More Chocolate Team Miscellaneous Baking
June 10, 2015
Rich, fudgy M&M brownies, layered with chocolate mousse, more M&M’s and real whipped cream.
For The Brownie Layer:
Pre-heat your oven to 350 degrees.
Melt the butter in a saucepan over medium heat on the stove.
Remove and stir in the white sugar until dissolved.
Mix in the cocoa until thoroughly combined.
Add in your eggs and mix it very well.
Stir in the flour gently until it it just combined, do not over mix.
Add half the bag of M&M's and mix in.
Pour into a 9x13 greased baking pan and bake for 25-30 minutes until the brownie batter is cooked.
Cool and slice into one inch squares.
For The Chocolate Mousse Layer:
Melt your chocolate and whipping cream together in a thick pot on the stove over medium-low heat.
Beat the egg yolks until creamy yellow.
Add some of the warm chocolate mixture to the egg yolks to temper them, mixing quickly and thoroughly.
Add the tempered egg yolks into the chocolate mixture and whisk the ingredients together.
Cook over medium-low heat for another 4-5 minutes until the mixture has thickened.
Once cooled, pour the whipping cream into a bowl and beat with the whisk attachment until soft peaks form
Fold the whipped cream into the cooked chocolate mixture until combined completely.
For The Whipped Cream Layer:
Combine all the ingredients in a mixing bowl and beat the whipped cream with the whisk attachment until soft peaks form.
To assemble the trifle, start with a layer of brownies filling the bottom of the trifle bowl.
Sprinkle a third of the remaining M&M's on top of the brownies, allowing them to settle in the cracks. Add a layer of chocolate mousse, then whipped cream. Repeat, ending with whipped cream on top. Refrigerate overnight and serve.
Chocolate Mousse Layer
1½ cups of whipping cream – to fold in later
Whipped Cream Layer