Here is recipe that is a bit self-indulgent, but non expensive, and will cast rave reviews when you serve it as a special dessert on New Year's Eve. You will never taste such a rich, decadent dessert from a box:-) Enjoy! And let us pray the New Year brings us better financial revenue!
1/2 and 1/3 cup dark chocolate morsels
2 tab. butter
2 tab. coffee (optional)
1 cup heavy cream or 2 cups cool whip
3 large eggs
1 tab. sugar
Whip cream to soft peaks (if using). Combine chocolate, butter, and coffee in a small saucepan and cook on LOW, stirring frequently or until smooth. Allow chocolate to cool to warm. Whip egg whites in a bowl until foamy and beat on high while adding sugar slowly. Beat until still peaks form. Set aside.
In warm chocolate, add egg yolks and stir. Then stir in one third of the whip cream. Fold in the egg whites, and the remaining whipped cream a bit at a time.
Spoon whipped mousse into single serving dishes and top wtih shreds of chocolate if desired. Refrigerate.