Dairy Farmers of Canada

Dark Chocolate and Orange Dessert Sandwiches

Fill a cookie sandwich with a rich, decadent chocolate mousse for an easy, but heavenly dessert.

  • Prep: 15 min
  • Refrigeration: 30 min - 2 h
Yields 6 sandwiches
dark chocolate and orange dessert sandwiches


  • 4 oz (125 g) bittersweet chocolate chopped
  • 1 cup (250 mL) 35 % cream
  • 1 tbsp (15 mL) icing sugar
  • 1 tsp (5 mL) vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tsp (2 mL) grated orange zest
  • 12 bakery-style cookies or homemade cookies
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In a heatproof bowl set over a saucepan of hot, not boiling water, melt chocolate and 1/4 cup (60 mL) of the cream; stir until smooth. Let cool to room temperature.

In a chilled bowl, combine remaining cream, icing sugar, vanilla extract and orange zest. Whip until soft peaks form. Fold one-quarter into chocolate mixture. Fold in remaining whipped cream just until blended. Chill until set, for about 30 min or up to 2 hrs.

Spoon one-sixth of the mousse onto 6 of the cookies; top with remaining cookies, pressing gently to form sandwiches. Serve immediately or refrigerate for up to 4 hrs.


For the Adventurous: Replace vanilla extract with orange or chocolate liqueur.

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Nutritional information

Per serving
Energy: 291 Calories
Protein: 3 g
Carbohydrate: 20 g
Fat: 22 g
Fibre: 2 g
Sodium: 52 mg

Top 5 Nutrients

(% DV*)
Calcium: 3 % / 33 mg
Phosphorus: 4 %
Riboflavin: 4 %
Vitamin A: 15 %
Vitamin B12: 5 %