This treat is a rendition of that deep, rich chocolate mousse that is a bit more costly. Honestly, you won't notice the difference!
1/4 cup semisweet chocolate chips
1 tablespoon water
1 large egg yolk, lightly beaten
1-1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 cup cool whip
Whipped cream and fruit, optional
In a small saucepan, melt chocolate chips with water; stir until smooth. Stir a small amount of hot chocolate mixture into egg yolk; return all to the pan, stirring constantly. Cook and stir for 2 minutes or until slightly thickened. Remove from the heat; stir in vanilla. Cool, stirring several times.
In a small bowl, add cool whip. Fold in cooled chocolate mixture. Cover and refrigerate for at least 2 hours. Serves 2.