There are certain days when you need something extra special for dessert - when a sugar cookie or piece of pie just won't cut it. And don't get me wrong - this white chocolate peppermint mousse is good. Like really good. But when served in a homemade chocolate cup that you can also eat? You'll feel like you belong in a slightly more glamorous Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory. They're also pretty fun (or at least a good challenge) to make, since it requires you to blow up balloons and dip them in chocolate, but it's all worth it when you can eat the entire dessert (recipe here) in the end.
Don't get me wrong - there's absolutely nothing wrong with a chocolate chip cookie or rustic tart, but when it comes to the holidays, I'm all about festive favorites. Real Simple's Chocolate-Peppermint Wafers combine the best of two worlds with a classic sugar cookie that's ...read more