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Frozen Milky Way Mousse

Ingredients

  • 15 "Fun size" Milky Way Bars (or 36 miniatures or 5 regular size), divided
  • 2 1/2 cups heavy cream, divided
  • 1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Whipped cream for topping, optional

Instructions

  1. Chop 10 candy bars, yielding about 1 1/3 cups. Combine with 1/2 cup of the cream and chocolate chips in a large heatproof bowl over a pot of simmering water. Cook, stirring occasionally, until mixture is melted and combined. Set bowl aside to cool.
  2. In another bowl combine vanilla extract with remaining 2 cups of cream; beat until stiff peaks form. Fold cream into chocolate mixture. Pour 1/2 of mixture into a 1 1/2-quart freezer-proof bowl.
  3. Coarsely chop 2 candy bars, yielding about 1/3 cup. Sprinkle over mousse. Top with remaining mousse.
  4. Freeze until firm, at least 6 hours or overnight.
  5. Thaw slightly at room temperature before serving, about 10 minutes.
  6. Chop remaining candy bars, yielding about 1/3 cup.
  7. Garnish with whipped cream and chopped candy.