See the post above for more recipe details and to watch the video making the chocolate peppermint mousse.
1 1/2cups(9 ounces or 255g) chocolate chips
2Tablespoons(30g) unsalted butter, room temperature
1/4cup(60ml) milk, preferrably whole milk
1 1/2cups(360ml or 180g) whipped topping
(optional) crushed peppermint candy or candy canes, for topping
Combine the chocolate chips, butter and milk in large microwave safe bowl. Microwave for about 30 seconds, or until the morsels are melted. Keep stirring to help melt the morsels and if needed, and keep microwaving for additional 15 second intervals to melt the chocolate, but don’t overheat the chocolate. Let the chocolate cool to somewhere around luke warm to room temperature.
Add whipped topping and peppermint extract and continue to fold and stir into the chocolate mixture until everything is combined and smooth. Spoon chocolate mousse into individual serving dishes, about 1/2 cup per person.
Refrigerate the chocolate mousse for about 1 hour or until chocolate mousse is set. Add crushed peppermint candy or candy canes on top before serving.