Chocolate Amaretto Mousse Napoleon

My brother Mike makes chocolate mousse at most family gatherings.  It’s tasty but never lasts very long.   I decided to make some structural changes and then take it up a level by adding some amaretto and turning it into a napoleon for the holidays.  This is a recipe you can make ahead.  You know, if you just want to eat the mousse part, that would be a hit all on its own.  The total combination works too.
6 oz semi-sweet chocolate
16 oz heavy whipping cream
3 large egg whites
2 tablespoons powdered sugar
2 teaspoons  amaretto
1 sheet puff pastry
Icing:
1/2 cup powdered sugar
2-3 tablespoons milk
2 teaspoon melted chocolate morsels
Fresh mint and berries for garnish
Melt chocolate in a double boiler or in 25 second bursts in the microwave, stirring often
Add amaretto and let cool
Whip egg whites to medium peaks
Fold egg whites in chocolate until egg whites disappear
Whip cream with sugar until medium peaks
Fold chocolate mixture into whip cream until all the white is gone (if you wanted to add some more amaretto, you could. I won’t tell.)
Chill for 2 hours
Cut puff pastry into three equal pieces. Bake puff pastry in equal strips per package directions; remember, you’re going to stack these so you don’t want your mousse to topple.
Let cool for 45 minutes; Cut in half long wise (See picture below)
Assembly:
Place a layer of puff pastry
Top with layer of mouse
Add a layer of pastry
Top with layer of mouse
Top with layer of pastry
Make frosting:
Mix powdered sugar with milk
Place some of the icing in another bowl and add  melted chocolate; mix
Top napoleon with the white icing
Drizzle chocolate icing on top layer
Put 4 lines of white icing from side to side
With a toothpick starting from top to bottom draw a line through icing
Repeat 4 times
Garnish with berries and mint
Refrigerate for 1 hour
Serve
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