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Strawberry Jalapeno Mousse Cups

If you love a kick of heat added to your feed, then you’re in for a real treat with these Strawberry Jalapeno Mousse cups. It’s a kick to your taste buds. This post is sponsored by Smucker’s, however all opinions are my own.

Loving the sweet heat in this Strawberry Jalapeno Chocolate Mousse. It's a kick to the taste buds.

Strawberry Jalapeno Chocolate Mousse Cups have a bit of a kick to the taste buds. The sweet heat is a little jolt to the system.

Strawberry Jalapeno Mousse Cups

I need to preface this post with telling you a little secret – I am NOT a foodie. I am a picky eater and one thing that I am really, really picky on is peppers. Any and all peppers are automatically eliminated from my recipes when I’m cooking at home. I can’t tolerate Hot Wings and I don’t do spicy Thai dishes. So, when Smucker’s asked me to try their new Strawberry Jalapeno Fruit Spread I have to admit that I was totally skeptical on pulling this off. But, I tell my kid all the time that I don’t make gross food and I’m sure that Smucker’s wouldn’t put out a product if it wasn’t good. I was so happy (and pretty proud of myself) when I made and consumed these Strawberry Jalapeno Mousse Cups! If you like a little bit of heat in your mouth, you’re going to love this mousse dessert! I promise!

Smucker's Fruit and Honey Strawberry Jalapeno jam is amazing when paired with chocolate mousse.

Strawberry Jalapeno Mousse Cups
Recipe Type: Mousse
Author: Karyn Granrud
Prep time:
Total time:
Serves: 16
Enjoy some sweet heat with your chocolate mousse. It’s an amazing combination of flavors and sensations.
Ingredients
  • 10 oz heavy cream – divided
  • 4 oz dark chocolate
  • 1 large egg white
  • 1/4 C extra-fine granulated sugar – pulse in a food processor if you don’t have extra fine sugar
  • [url href=”http://www.smuckers.com/products/fruit-spreads/fruit/smuckers-strawberry-jalapeno-fruit-honey-spead-9-oz-1531″ target=”_blank”]Smucker’s Fruit and HoneyStrawberry Jalapeno Fruit Spread[/url]
  • [url href=”http://amzn.to/29KTnPj” target=”_blank”]Chocolate Cups[/url] – optional
  • Candied Jalapenos
  • Strawberry slices
  • Whipped cream
Instructions
  1. Heat the 5 oz of the heavy cream and chocolate over low heat until completely melted and smooth. Do not boil or burn the chocolate. Remove from the heat and transfer to a bowl. To cool quickly, place the bowl into a larger bowl with water and ice. Mix to cool. Add remaining 5 oz of cream and whip together until soft peaks form.
  2. Whip the egg white and sugar until stiff peaks form. Gradually fold in the whipped chocolate mixture.
  3. Transfer the mixture to a piping bag with an open tip. Store in the fridge until ready to serve.
  4. When ready to serve, pipe into your chocolate cups or into a small serving glass. Top with a dollop of Smucker’s Fruit and Honey Strawberry Jalapeno Fruit Spread and garnish with a candied jalapeno and/or strawberry slice.
Notes
For the Candied Jalapenos you will need 1/4 C water, 1/2 C sugar, 1 jalapeno sliced with the seeds removed. Heat the water and sugar in a small pan and add the sliced jalapeno when a syrup forms. Let the jalapeno cook for 5 minutes and remove from the pan and turn off the heat. Cool for 20 minutes then dip them back into the sugar syrup, coating them completely and dry on a cooling rack overnight.[br][url href=”undefined”][img src=”https://pintsizedbaker.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/Candied-Jalapeno-600×800.jpg” width=”600″ height=”800″ class=”aligncenter size-large” title=”Candied Jalapeno” alt=”Add some sweet heat to your dessert with candied jalapenos.”][/url]

Sugared Jalapeno and fresh strawberries top these sweet heat chocolate mousse cups.

If you can’t find the chocolate cups at your grocery store, look at Wal-Mart in the cake decorating area. I found these chocolate cups in an upscale grocery store in Virginia. And if you still can’t find them and you don’t want to order them online, you can always serve the mousse in glass containers as well. They look so pretty when topped with whipped cream and the strawberry jalapeno spread.

Sweet Heat on your taste buds are amazing. Strawberry and Jalapeno Jam with Chocolate Mousse. Give your taste buds a kick in the mouth.

To make these, I just filled half the cup with the mousse then added some Smucker’s Spread around the edge of the layer and then filled the remainder of the cup. Top with some more jam, whipped cream and then  top with fresh strawberries and candied jalapano slices.

I was so pleased with this dessert. I was nervous about the jalapeno, but the slight heat turned out to be amazing. Give these Strawberry Jalapeno Chocolate Mousse Cups a try at your next party!

Strawberry Jalapeno Chocolate Mousse Cups have a bit of a kick to the taste buds. The sweet heat is a little jolt to the system.

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Colleen (Souffle Bombay)

Tuesday 2nd of August 2016

Digging the sweet & spicy! Yummo! In other news...My thighs are glad I am not your neighbor, lol! Delicious creations on your website!

Kelly @ Nosh and Nourish

Friday 22nd of July 2016

What a fun summer party dessert!!! YUM.

Karyn Granrud

Sunday 24th of July 2016

It sure is!!

Nutmeg Nanny

Friday 22nd of July 2016

Sweet and spicy are one of my favorite combos! Love these little bites :)

Karyn Granrud

Sunday 24th of July 2016

Thanks so much! I was so happy that I just came across those chocolate cups :)

Miranda

Thursday 21st of July 2016

I love the combination of flavors! It sounds like a fun twist, adding in the jalapeno!

Karyn Granrud

Sunday 24th of July 2016

Yes indeed!!

Kellie @ The Suburban Soapbox

Thursday 21st of July 2016

OMG! Such a great idea for an easy summer dessert! Love the heat of the jalapeño. Brilliant!

Karyn Granrud

Sunday 24th of July 2016

Thanks Kellie :) I was very happy with the result!