Gluten Free Valentine's Strawberry Chocolate Mousse Crunch Recipe

Monday, February 3, 2014

Chocolate mousse and a crunchy biscuit base get covered in strawberry chocolate and topped with a white chocolate drizzled strawberry for an indulgent gluten free Valentine's dessert!
Strawberry Chocolate Mousse Crunch Valentine's Aphrodisiac Dessert
Serves 4

Valentine's Strawberry Chocolate Mousse Crunch

This is one of those desserts that has more than meets the eye. Underneath that coating of strawberry chocolate is a crunchy gluten-free cheesecake-style biscuit base topped with Nutella chocolate mousse. The finishing touch is a white chocolate drizzled strawberry for an impressive dessert that it super easy to make!

Waiting for the mousse to set is the most difficult thing about this dessert. If you make them late in the day and give them all night in the fridge to set, they'll be ready for pouring over the chocolate and topping with strawberries in the morning. Depending on the size of the mold you use, this recipe will make six to ten mousse crunches. Enjoy them after a special Valentine's Day dinner for a rich, aphrodisiac treat!

Nutella mousse on a cheesecake-style biscuit base, covered in strawberry  chocolate and topped with a strawberry
Get your fill of sweet Valentine's Day treats:

Nutella mousse on a cheesecake-style biscuit base


For the mousse
1/2 cup Nutella
1 gelatine leaf
1 1/2 cups double/heavy cream

For the cheesecake-style base,
1/2 cup butter
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup ground almonds
1/2 cups mixed nuts (walnuts, almonds, pecans)

For the topping
30g white chocolate, melted
90g strawberry chocolate, melted
fresh strawberries

White chocolate drizzled strawebrry for Valentine's Day

3 Gluten-Free Strawberry Chocolate Mousse Crunches for Valentine's Day


Valentine's Strawberry Chocolate Mousse Crunch
  1. Preheat the oven to 180C/350F.
  2. Combine the brown sugar, ground almonds, nuts and butter in a bowl.
  3. Press the mix into a paper-lined, deep baking tray and bake about 10 minutes or until golden in color. (The mix won't be fully set, but that's okay.)
  4. Leave on the countertop for about an hour or until it has set completely.
  5. Meanwhile, make the mousse by whipping the cream until soft peaks form.
  6. Prepare the gelatine leaf according to the packet instruction.
  7. Fold in the Nutella and the activated gelatine leaf. Refrigerate until the base is ready.
  8. Use a circle cutter to cut the bases into a uniform shape.
  9. Make a collar out of foil or freezer paper and secure around the base. Make sure it is high enough to contain the mousse.
  10. Pipe the mousse onto the biscuit base and refrigerate again about six to eight hours until completely set.
  11. Melt both the white chocolate and pour into a piping bag and pipe over strawberries.
  12. Remove the foil or paper cuff from each mousse.
  13. Melt the strawberry chocolate and pour over the mousse. (It's helpful if the mousse is sitting on a wire cooling rack over a baking tray, so that the excess chocolate can drip down.)
  14. Once the chocolate has set, top each mousse with a strawberry. Pipe a little white chocolate beneath the strawberry to hold in place if necessary or use cocktail sticks.
Strawberry Chocolate Mousse Crunch Gluten Free Dessert for Valentine's Day

Gotta have Valentine's treats?Try these:

Valentine's Day Red Velvet Popcorn

Valentine's Day Chocolate Macaron Ice Cream Sandwiches

Valentine's Day Red Velvet Pancakes


  1. These look absolutely delicious, and your photos are stunning! You have just got yourself a new follower! Mel #RecipeoftheWeek

    1. Aww thank you, Mel! :) Welcome to the madness!

  2. These look wonderful! I love the contrast of creamy mousse and the crunch. Thanks for sharing at Simple Supper Tuesday.

  3. Oh wow! These look absolutely awesome, like something you'd buy from a specialist chocolate shop! I am definitely pinning these as I can see that my husband would love these for Valentine's Day and several family members would love them too! I've always wondered how to make an easy mousse, and this looks fabulous.

    Nipping over from Share Your Stuff Tuesdays.

    1. Aw thank you for stopping by and for the pin! :) This is probably my favorite chocolate mousse recipe!

  4. These look so yummy!! I totally love the strawberry & chocolate combo. Pinning! ~Erin

  5. Yummy GF recipe. Thanks for sharing!

    I would love to have you hop over and share with us at Tell Me About It Tuesday!


  6. Great recipe! love chocolate and strawberries. Met you at "The Weekend re-Treat" Pinned.

    1. Thanks for stopping by! Chocolate and strawberries is such a great combination, isn't it?

  7. Wow, these look amazing. Thank you for linking up to #recipeoftheweek. Do please add the badge when you link up - it’s always appreciated :) I’ve Pinned and Tweeted this post and there’s a new linky just gone live - would love you to join in x

  8. G'day GREAT photos and YUM!
    Thanks for sharing!
    Viewed as part of the Foodie Friends Friday Valentine's Day Party!
    Cheers! Joanne

  9. Delicious! Your pictures are wonderful, they certainly are making me hungry~ Lynn @ Turnips 2 Tangerines

  10. Holy moly, these would be gone before I could even share them! Thanks for sharing the recipe!

    Ashley @


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