Low-fat Maltesers mousse recipe

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Low-fat Maltesers mousse
  • Low-fat
Preparation Time15 mins
Cooking Time10 mins
Total Time25 mins (plus 30 mins chilling time)
Cost RangeCheap

A low fat chocolate mousse can be done, and it's delicious too. This recipe with Maltesers is so rich and delicious, you'd have no idea this mousse contains no butter, egg yolks or cream! Taking just minutes to prep and get in the fridge it's the perfect low calorie dessert for when you're trying to be good!


  • 4 egg whites
  • 70g sugar
  • Pinch of salt
  • 50g dark chocolate, broken into squares
  • 37g Maltesers, crushed (holding half back for the top)




  1. Melt the chocolate in a large heat-proof bowl over simmering water (making sure that the base of the bowl doesn't touch the water) until the chocolate has completely melted. Set aside to cool.
  2. Whisk the egg whites, sugar and salt in a large mixing bowl until stiff peak have formed.
  3. Beat about a third of the egg whites into the cool chocolate mixture. You don't have to be delicate here: it's just a case of introducing the egg whites to the chocolate roughly.
  4. Tip the Maltesers into the bowl and lightly crush. Hold a few back for a garnish and fold the rest into the chocolate and egg white mixture.
  5. Next, delicately fold the second third of the egg whites into the bubbly chocolate mixture until well incorporated and it gets lighter.
  6. Finally, when all the white air pockets have gone, fold in the remaining third of egg whites into the chocolate mixture and repeat the delicate folding in technique until the mixture is a uniform texture and colour.
  7. Pour the mousse into individual cups or glasses and chill in the fridge for at least 30 minutes.
  8. Scatter with the crushed Maltesers before serving.
Top Tip for making Low-fat Maltesers mousse

Eggs whites are at the 'stiff peaks' stage when you can pull the beater out of the mixture and the egg white peak doesn't droop.

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