Weight Watchers chilli chocolate mousse

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Weight Watchers chilli chocolate mousse
Weight Watchers chilli chocolate mousse
  • Serves: 6

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  • Skill level: Easy peasy

  • Costs: Cheap as chips

Weight Watchers chilli chocolate mousse is a delicious, rich chocolate pudding that won't ruin your diet - ideal for an afternoon treat or party dessert. These easy to make mousse pots are made with only 7 ingredients including dark chocolate, cherries, cocoa powder and eggs. You can make these mousse pots in advance, store in an airtight container or wrap in clingfilm and store in the fridge for up to 2 days. These pots are best served the day you make them though and as they only take 30 mins to make, they should be easy. This recipe makes 6 mini pots. And works out at only 4 points per serving.


  • 75g Bendicks of Mayfair Dark Chocolate, (or similar) broken into pieces
  • 4 heaped tsp cocoa powder
  • 4tbsp water
  • 2 medium eggs, separated
  • 1tsp chilli powder
  • 1tbsp caster sugar
  • 12 medium portion cherries


  1. Put the chocolate pieces into a heatproof bowl and place over a saucepan of gently simmering water until melted.
  2. Blend the cocoa powder with the hot water, then add to the chocolate and stir really well until smooth. Remove from the heat and cool slightly.
  3. Beat the egg yolks and stir into the chocolate mixture. Replace the bowl over the saucepan of simmering water and cook gently for about 5 mins, stirring until thickened. Remove from the heat and stir in the chilli powder. Taste to check the heat, adding a little more if required.
  4. Whisk the egg whites until stiff, then add the caster sugar and whisk again until glossy. Fold through the chocolate mixture using a large metal spoon. Share between 6 small glasses and top with a cherry. Serve with the remaining cherries.
Weight Watchers POINTS (R) value - 4

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Yum and dairy free if you make it with ghirardelli semi-sweet chips (2/3 cups, for us Mericans!). Can't taste the chili powder, but I halved it to 1/2 tsp just in case. Works with any red berry, I expect, and I used raspberries instead of cherries because that's what I had in the house. Caster Sugar is fine sugar (not powdered b/c that contains starch). Easy way to make caster sugar is to blend dry sugar till fine. Yummy! Just because it is weight watchers (diet), it isn't chemicalified processed junk. Even my husband, a foodie and avid anti-dieter, enjoyed it. This one is on my regular dessert list now. I calculated this out to be 4 points plus per serving, and made 4 servings from the whole recipe. They were good servings for mousse. If you make this into 6 servings, I would use a double shotglass to serve. Thanks!

Melissa Chamberlain

Is it possible to have the fat % and calories per portion for those of us not on weight watchers thank you.


Because the chilli serves to sharpen and enrich the flavour of the chocolate - the mousse doesn't actually *taste* of chilli which Matthew might discover if he actually tried the recipe...anklebiters won't know the difference!


if the mousse is child friendly, why add chilli powder, not all children like chilli powder

GTK Recipe Assistant

Hi Kath, Thanks for your comment. This serving suggestion is recommended by Weight Watchers and is based on their POINTS value system. This mousse is also very rich which means that you only need a small portion. Perhaps you'd like to double up on the quantities but remember this means doubling the points for each mousse. Hope that helps :)


If recipe were to serve 6 people, portions would be miniscule - perhaps why this is 'low fat'?

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