Brownie Bites and Cherry Mousse
By Paula Deen
- Prep time: 15 minutes
- Cook time: 15 minutes
- Servings: 15
- 1 (19.5 oz) box traditional fudge brownie mix
- 1/2 cup vegetable oil
- 1/4 cup water
- 2 large eggs
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 cup semisweet chocolate morsels
- 1 envelope unflavored gelatin
- 1/4 cup cold water
- 1/3 cup boiling water
- 2 cups heavy whipping cream
- 2/3 cup sugar
- 1/2 cup chopped plus 3 tablespoons juice maraschino cherries
Preheat oven to 350 °F.
In a large bowl, combine brownie mix, oil, water, eggs and vanilla. Beat with a wooden spoon for 2 minutes. Stir in chocolate morsels. Pour batter into prepared pan as directed on the box. Bake 18 minutes; cool completely. Cut brownies using a 1 1/2-inch round cutter. Place on a serving tray; set aside.
In a small bowl, soften gelatin in 1/4 cup cold water, let stand 2 minutes. Add 1/3 cup boiling water, stirring until gelatin dissolves.
In a medium bowl, beat whipping cream with an electric mixer until foamy; gradually add sugar, beating until soft peaks form. Gently stir in gelatin mixture, cherries, and juice. Cover and chill 2 hours.
To serve, pipe or spoon cherry mousse onto prepared brownies.