Chocolate Amaretti Mousse Cups Recipe

Nancy Piran | The Bitter Side of Sweet

Chocolate Amaretti Mousse Cups are a super easy and equally elegant dessert. Whip these 6-ingredient treats up for your next dinner party!

Let me tell you. My world changed when I made these Chocolate Amaretti Mousse Cups. I have been working with puff pastry for some time, but I was not aware of puff pastry shells.

I have used the cups when I made these strawberry cream puff pastry cups, but I didn’t know about the shells, until now! They are a surprisingly bigger size than I expected.

After using the cups that are so tiny and only takes a little filling to get them full, I had to change up my game plan just a little when making these. I am so glad that I did!

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So, what I did was, after I had my shells all baked up and looking pretty, I added an amaretti cookie into the middle. That took care of some of the space inside!

What are amaretti cookies? They are these little crunchy cookies that are made with bitter almonds, but have some sweetness to them.

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Now, I took into consideration that the cookies were crunchy, so I put them into the center of the shells when they were still warm. It softened up the cookies just enough so when you take a bite, it is perfection!

The box for the shells only contains six, so if you are wanting to make these for a crowd you will need to grab a few extra boxes. To make the “mousse” filling is quite simple too. I actually didn’t use any eggs.

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All that I used was some heavy cream, cocoa powder and powdered sugar. I really didn’t want to use any eggs because if I did, then the filling would take a while to set.

That doesn’t help me when trying to make quick desserts. So, I chose the alternate route and was glad I did!

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If you are looking for more chocolate puff pastry recipes try these chocolate covered strawberry tarts or these toasted marshmallow napoleons! ENJOY!

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Chocolate Amaretti Mousse Cups Recipe

    6 Servings


  • 6 Puff Pastry Shells
  • 1 cup Heavy Whipping Cream
  • 1/4 cup Unsweetened Cocoa Powder
  • 1/2 cup Powdered Sugar
  • 8 Amaretti Cookies, divided


  1. Preheat oven and cook puff pastry shells according to directions on package.
  2. While pastry shells cook, whisk together cocoa powder and powdered sugar, set aside.
  3. In mixer add whipping cream. Whip until medium peaks.
  4. Slowly add in cocoa/sugar mix. Continue to whip until stiff peaks form. Set aside.
  5. When pastry shells are done, allow to cool for 3 minutes. Add an amaretti cookie into the center of each shell, reserving two cookies to crush for garnish.
  6. Completely cool.
  7. Pipe in mousse into the center of each shell.
  8. Sprinkle with crushed cookie.
  9. Serve and enjoy! Store in refrigerator for up to 1 week. 


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Author: Nancy Piran
Recipe Yields: 6 servings
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes

Nutrition Facts

Servings Per Recipe 6

Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat 200
Calories 379

% Daily Value*
Total Fat 25g
  Saturated Fat 7g
Sodium 199mg
Total Carbohydrate 34g
  Dietary Fiber 1g
  Sugars 13g
Protein 4g

* Percent Daily Value are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
** Nutrition Facts are estimated based on ingredients and data provided by Fat Secret. Please consult a doctor if you have special dietary needs.
Nancy Piran

About Nancy

Nancy has been writing about good food on The Bitter Side of Sweet for years now. We're pretty stoked that she's our Puff Pastry fanatic, because it's about to get deliciously epic.

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