Take-out Tuesday, Coconut Moussé with Bunny Ear Brittle

Bunny alert!



This dessert is so easy to make, so much fun to serve, and has infinite possibilities for variation



Just 4 ingredients: Jello instant pudding mix, Cool Whip whipped topping, milk, extract



Stir the milk into the pudding mix, add extract and fold in topping.  That’s it!



For an extra touch, I made coconut brittle



It’s made with pantry staples, flour, brown sugar, light corn syrup, and butter with a dash of lemon juice and coconut extract



It’s ready for baking in a matter of minutes



Place even dollops of brittle batter on a parchment lined baking sheet, spacing them evenly and topping with coconut shreds.   Bake at 350 for 7-8 minutes

Don’t be surprised when you look in the oven and see this!


Continue baking until evenly golden, 1-2 more minutes.  Do not over bake or brittle will start to burn and be too hard



Immediately remove parchment from baking pan and lay paper on counter for brittle to cool, then break into pieces and store in an air tight container until serving



Try to break brittle into rectangular shapes for bunny ears and top moussé with additional coconut




The moussé can be made in any flavor, and you can use sugar free Jello, lite Cool Whip and skim milk to make it more figure friendly

Coconut Moussé

  • Servings: 4-6
  • Difficulty: easy
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Coconut Moussé

1 box, 3.4 oz., Jello coconut creme instant pudding

1 1/2 cups coconut milk

1 tsp coconut extract

1/2-3/4 cup Cool Whip, thawed

Combine dry pudding mix with milk and extract in a medium mixing bowl.  Stir for 2-3 minutes to combine well.  Add Cool Whip to taste, folding in gently.  Refrigerate until serving.

Garnish with Coconut Brittle pieces

Coconut Brittle

1/4 cup butter

1/3 cup brown sugar

2 1/2 Tablespoons light corn syrup

6 Tablespoons flour

1 tsp coconut extract

1 tsp lemon juice

1/4 cup sweetened coconut

Melt butter with sugar and corn syrup in small saucepan over low heat.  Stir well and continue to cook over low until mixture resembles a thick caramel syrup.  Remove from heat and cool 2 minutes.  Stir in extract.

Add flour, 2 Tablespoons at a time, stirring well after each addition.

Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and drop batter into rounds, about 1 heaping Tablespoon full, spacing evenly several inches apart.  Sprinkle batter rounds with coconut.

Bake at 350 for 8 minutes, mixture will have melted into one big layer.  Check doneness and continue to bake until golden, about 2 more minutes.  Remove brittle from oven, carefully lift parchment off pan and lay on the countertop to cool brittle.  Break into pieces* and store in a tightly lidded container.

*Bunny Ears

Try to break brittle into long rectangular shapes for bunny ears and insert the ears into the top of the moussé serving to resemble bunny ears



This dessert is like a deconstructed version of cannolli, with the crisp cookie and the creamy moussé




for another printable version of Coconut Moussé with Bunny Ear Brittle click here

Moussé variations:

Almond Joy Moussé:  Chocolate pudding, almond milk, almond extract, Cool Whip, coconut shreds and chocolate curls for garnish

Butter Rum Moussé:  Butterscotch pudding, milk, rum extract, Cool Whip, butterscotch chips for folding in or garnishing

Strawberry Moussé:  Strawberry pudding, milk, vanilla extract, Cool Whip, fresh berries for garnish

As I said, infinite possibilities!!


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11 Responses to “Take-out Tuesday, Coconut Moussé with Bunny Ear Brittle”
  1. Mary says:

    Adorable Jenna! The brittle ears would be the perfect crunchy texture for the creamy coconut mousse…I’d might have 3 bunny ears 🙂

  2. Absolutely adorable and I bet yummy too. Have a great week, Jenna.

  3. Jenna, what cute and edible bunny ears…this sounds and looks delicious! Happy Tuesday!

  4. Jodi says:

    Such fun!

  5. thefrenchhutch says:

    Oh I love this, so cute for spring. The brittle looks so good I can almost taste it. Yummy treats for Easter. Have a wonderful Easter weekend Jenna………

  6. Leslie Anne Tarabella says:

    I don’t know if anyone’s ever told you this before, but, I’m mesmerized by your brittle!

  7. Kim says:

    Yummo (as Rachel Rae would say)! This would fix a coconut craving for sure – and so much easier than making coconut pie! (I’m adding these things to my grocery list…)

  8. Miz Helen says:

    Hi Jenna,
    I pinned this adorable dessert, it looks delicious. Thanks so much for sharing your post with us at Full Plate Thursday and come back soon!
    Miz Helen

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