If you ask any Disney foodie to list their favorite Epcot snacks, chances are at least one of them would come from Les Halles Boulangerie Patisserie. Nestled in the the back of the France Pavilion, the newly revamped Les Halles is a must eat destination. From decadent desserts to perfect pastries to savory quiches, there is something for whatever you are craving. But, by far the best offering at Les Halles is their signature Mousse au Chocolate (Chocolate Mousse).
The genius of this incredible treat is in its simplicity. Rich chocolate is whipped into a fluffy mousse. Each individual cup is topped with even more chocolate and candy balls. That’s it. As a chocolate lover, this is my own personal favorite. I’m not embarrassed to admit that I once had it for breakfast.
Recreating this beloved Disney snack is easy to do at home. You don’t have to attend a fancy French culinary school to learn unique skills, or travel the world in search of rare ingredients. Lastly, you don’t have to spend hours slaving away in the kitchen to create it. It only requires 4 ingredients, a handful of steps and a little bit of patience. Even the most novice cook can pull this one off.
Les Halles Mousse au Chocolat Recipe
- 4 ½ oz semi-sweet chocolate (¾ cup of chocolate chips)
- ⅓ cup of unsalted butter (cut into pieces)
- 2 egg yolks
- 3 egg whites
- 1 ½ tablespoons granulated sugar
- Melt chocolate in a double boiler. You can easily make one by placing a glass bowl on top of a sauce pan.
- Once melted, remove from heat and add in the butter. Place it all in at once and stir with a wooden spoon.
- After all the butter is absorbed, add the egg yolks. Allow the mixture to cool completely.
- Beat egg whites until very stiff. Halfway through, add the sugar.
- Fold the egg whites into the chocolate mixture a little at a time.
- Place in a dish or individual bowls and refrigerate for at least 2 hours.
- Garnish with fresh whipped cream and chocolate shavings.
There you have it. An elegant dessert that is fancy enough to be served at the finest restaurant, yet simple enough that it can be found in the most humble of bakeries.
Les Halles Boulangerie Patisserie is open during Epcot Park Hours, even if the rest of World Showcase is closed. It’s worth the walk for breakfast, trust me. The Mousse au Chocolat is also served as a dessert at Monsieur Paul’s restaurant in the France Pavilion.