I made this delicious treat for Father's Day several years ago and I thought it was high time I made it again. These mason jar mudpie desserts are perfect for large crowds because they looks fancy, but really aren't, and you can basically eat them anywhere without balancing a plate on your lap. You need to do a bit of prep and make the Chocolate Mousse and boxed brownies ahead of time. (Chocolate Mousse recipe below).
Once you have all the ingredients ready to go it is just a matter of layering them in the jar for optimal yumminess. I cut the brownies with a circle cookie cutter so they would fit in the jar, but you could also just break up the brownies and add them in small pieces.
Chocolate Mousse (from the back of a Knox Gelatin box)
- 1 envelope Knox Gelatin
- 1/4 c cold water
- 2T butter or margarine softened
- 1-1/4c milk
- 1/2 c sugar
- 1/3 c unsweetened cocoa powder
- 1 t vanilla extract
- 1-1/2 c frozen whipped topping, thawed
In small saucepan, sprinkle gelatin over cold water; let stand 1 minute. Stir over low heat until gelatin is completely dissolved. Stir in butter until melted. In blender, process milk, sugar, cocoa powder and vanilla until blended. While processing, gradually add gelatin mixture and process until blended. Pour into a bowl, then blend in whipped topping. Chill until firm.
I decorated my jar lids for the season and these were such a fun treat for Christmas Eve. I just traced the lids on wrapping paper and hot glued mini trees and wreaths to the top! Instead of whipped cream, we added peppermint ice cream to the jar - yum!