Microwave baking bars and 1/2 cup cream in medium, microwave-safe bowl on medium-high (70%) power for 1 minute; stir. Microwave at additional 10 - 20-second intervals, stirring until smooth; cool completely.
Beat remaining cream, confectioners' sugar and vanilla extract in small mixer bowl until stiff peaks form (do not overbeat).
Fold melted baking bar mixture into whipped cream; refrigerate. Spoon into serving bowl or individual dishes.
Makes 8 servings.
For soft-set mousse, beat cream just until soft peaks form. Layer firm or soft mousse with fresh berry slices.
Date: May 21, 2003