Chocolate Mousse Brownies


1/2 cup butter or margarine
1 12oz pkg. semi-sweet chocolate chips
2 cups sugar
1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
2 tsp. vanilla
1/2 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. salt
3 large eggs
1/2 cup chopped pecans


In a large microwave-safe bowl, melt butter and chocolate chips on
high for 90 seconds, stirring every 30 sec.

Stir in remaining ingredients except pecans, and beat till smooth.
Stir in pecans. Spread into a buttered 13×9 inch baking pan. Set

Mousse Topping

3/4 cup whipping cream
1 6oz. package semi-sweet chocolate chips
3 large eggs
1 1/2 tsp. vanilla
1/2 cup sugar
1/4 tsp. salt
1 cup chopped pecans

In a microwave-safe bowl, melt chocolate chips with the cream on
high for 90 sec., stirring every 30 sec. Cool slightly.

In a mixer bowl, beat remaining ingredients (except pecans) till
foamy. Stir in chocolate mixture.

Pour mousse topping mixture over brownie; sprinkle with pecans.

Bake in a 350F oven for 50-55 minutes. Let cool 2 hours before
cutting into squares. Makes 48 brownies.