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Moonies AKA Chocolate Mousse Brownies

Moonies – A combination of two favorites in one.  Fudgy brownies topped with chocolate mousse make for a chocolate lovers dream. 

It is no surprise that I am a huge fan of brownies.  It can be your basic Homemade Brownies that are topped with a chocolate frosting.  Or it can be something over the top.  These Peanut Butter Stuffed Brownies are a must if you like peanut butter and chocolate together. 

So today I am back with another brownie, but this time I am combining 2 classic desserts into one.  This is a rich and fudgy brownie that is topped with a creamy chocolate mousse.  You can call them “Moonies” for short if you want!

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Chocolate Mousse Brownies with bite taken out

These are seriously chocolate-y and decadent.  The mousse is light and airy, but still rich and chocolate-y.  Put that on a fudgy brownie and you will win over any chocolate lover out there. 

The trick to making the chocolate mousse is marshmallows!  They are melted down and help make it stay light and fluffy, so your brownie isn’t over the top heavy and too sweet.  Don’t get me wrong, they are still sweet, but not over the top sweet.  You use semi-sweet chocolate for the mousse, but if you prefer dark chocolate you can use it instead.  

Moonies - chocolate mousse brownies

Brownies from scratch are probably my favorite dessert. I will skip the box mix every day of the week.  Chocolate brownies are one of the easiest desserts to make; they don’t involve a mixer, just a few ingredients, and you pour everything in a pan to bake.  They really take about 5-7 minutes to mix up and get in the oven and if you are speedy you can even cut down on that!  

Ingredients for Homemade Brownies

  • Chocolate – unsweetened chocolate squares
  • Vegetable Oil
  • Granulated Sugar
  • Eggs
  • Flour
  • Salt
  • Baking Powder

See 7 ingredients!  Can’t get that much more basic for a homemade dessert.

chocoalte mousse brownies horizontal

These chocolate mousse brownies are best stored in the fridge.  You don’t want the mousse to melt and no be safe to eat.  I do like to let the brownies sit out for about 20 minutes before we eat them though.  Just so the brownie can get closer to room temperature and you can really taste the chocolate.  

These Moonies have been a huge hit at our house, and if you love chocolate I am sure you are going to love them too!  They are very easy to make, so add them to your baking list now!

Moonies - slice on a white plate

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I am sharing this recipe today over at Imperial Sugar.  Click on Moonies to get the full recipe

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Thursday 7th of September 2023

To me these are not worth making unless u know how to make mousse. Took me 3 hrs to make & mousse is still not like the picture. Will not make again.

Erin S

Thursday 7th of September 2023

Did you follow the instructions for the mousse? It has instructions and a video that shows you how to do it, and it should take about 15 minutes.

Sharon Bucklin

Tuesday 7th of May 2019

I can not print the recipe for Mousse brownies for some reason.

Erin S

Tuesday 7th of May 2019

Are you click on the link to get the full recipe? The print button is above the image.


Monday 22nd of April 2019

You had me at chocolate! I have to try this!

Allyson Reed Zea

Monday 22nd of April 2019

I've never heard of mousse brownies, but I definitely need to try these! They look delicious!

Jade Manning

Sunday 21st of April 2019

This is pure chocolate heaven!

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