Chocolate Mousse with Chocolate Covered Cherries

Whether you are hosting a dinner party or simply serving your family a weeknight meal, it’s always fun to have a special treat that doesn’t take a lot of time to make.

I’m a huge fan of dessert that looks impressive but takes only minutes to make. And this Chocolate Mousse with Marshmallow Topping and Chocolate Covered Cherries is sure to get rave reviews from your family or guests.

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Served in small individual glasses, Chocolate JELL-O Pudding mixed with COOL WHIP Whipped Topping is the simple base of this delicious dessert. Then topped with a mixture of JET-PUFFED Marshmallow Creme and the rest of the COOL WHIP Whipped Topping. To give the Mousse a very special finish, Maraschino Cherries dipped in Chocolate for the finale!

Learn how to make easy Chocolate Covered Cherries in less than 10 minutes!

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Individual desserts are all the rage now. You can use any type of glass container you have. Shot Glasses, Bowls, Mini Mason Jars and more are sold at Party Stores or Department Stores and available in glass or plastic, in all shapes and sizes. I shared a few ideas with you on the 5 Minute Dessert video.

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Chocolate Mousse with Chocolate Covered Cherries

Dress up that box of plain chocolate pudding with this Chocolate Mousse with Chocolate Covered Cherries Recipe from

  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 2 cups


Chocolate Mousse

  • 1 small box instant Chocolate JELL-O Pudding
  • 2 cups milk
  • 1 cup COOL WHIP Whipped Topping


  • 1 cup COOL WHIP Whipped Topping
  • 1 container (7 oz.) JET-PUFFED Marshmallow Creme

Chocolate Covered Cherries

  • Maraschino Cherries with stems
  • 1 Block Melting Chocolate {I use Almond Bark found in the baking aisle}
  • 1 Block White Melting Chocolate {again Almond Bark}
  • Graham Crackers, finely crushed, optional


  1. MIX pudding and milk in a medium bowl according to directions on box
  2. PLACE in refrigerator until set, about 10 minutes
  3. FOLD in COOL WHIP Whipped Topping and mixture is completely combined
  4. BEAT ingredients for topping until smooth
  5. FILL glasses about 2/3 full with Mousse. TIP – use a plastic resealable bag for smaller glasses
  6. PLACE back in refrigerator
  7. DRAIN and rinse cherries and pat dry. TIP – the chocolate will stick better if they are dry
  8. MELT chocolate in microwave for 30 seconds, stir and heat additional time as needed
  9. DIP cherry in chocolate and place on wax paper until set
  10. REPEAT with remaining cherries adding white chocolate and graham cracker crumbs if desired
  11. ADD Marshmallow Topping
  12. TOP with Chocolate Covered Cherry

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