This creepy Graveyard Chocolate Mousse recipe is the perfect addition to your Halloween menu. Super rich, decadent and silky-smooth chocolate mousse which is topped with graveyard dirt made out of Oreos and decorated with a cookie gravestone. There is no baking involved and only easily available ingredients are used.
This fun no-bake dessert will be a family favorite in no time! It is fuss-free and perfect to make with your entire family. Especially little kids will love helping you to decorate the gravestones.
❤️Why you will love this recipe
Get ready to fall in love with our Graveyard Chocolate Mousse! Why, you ask? Well, let me break it down for you:
- Super Simple: You won't believe how easy it is – just a few steps and basic ingredients!
- Last-Minute Wonder: Perfect for surprise guests or sudden sweet cravings when the stores are closed during Halloween season.
- Chocolate Bliss: Indulge in dreamy chocolatey goodness that's out of this world.
- Crunchy Fun: The Oreo cookie crunch on top adds a layer of excitement to every spoonful.
- Crafty & Cute: Have a blast making adorable edible gravestones – it's like art you can eat!
- Delightful for All Ages: Kids and grown-ups alike will relish this playful and delicious dessert.
So, get ready to make your taste buds dance and your friends ask for seconds – this recipe is your new dessert hero!
If you like this recipe you should also try my other Halloween recipes!
Here are some important equipment's to have on hand when making this recipe.
- Mixing Bowls: This recipe requires 2 mixing bowls or a mixing bowl plus a high, slim container for the egg whites
- Electric Mixer or Whisk: Either one works for whipping and getting the perfect fluffy texture.
- Double Boiler or Microwave: For melting the chosen chocolate, a double boiler setup (saucepan filled with water and a mixing bowl on top) or microwave can be used.
- Piping Bag: A piping bag equipped with a fine tip is helpful for writting on the cookie. A Ziplock bag can be used instead.
- Baking Sheets: Needed to bake the cookie cutouts until they're golden brown and crisp.
- Ziplock Bag: A Ziplock bag becomes a practical tool for crushing the Oreo cookies to create a crunchy topping for the mousse. It ensures a mess-free way to transform the cookies into delightful crumbs.
- Serving Dishes or Glasses: Choose elegant serving dishes or glasses to present your chocolate mousse with a touch of sophistication. The transparent containers allow the layered dessert to showcase its textures and layers, creating an enticing visual appeal.
This recipe comes together with only a few simple ingredients you usually have at home. So, if you need a dessert last minute and the stores are already closed then this is for you! Here is what you need:
- Eggs: Use large eggs for this recipe.
- Sugar: lend sweetness and texture to both the mousse and shortbread cookie elements.
- Chocolate: Opt for your preferred chocolate variety, such as dark, milk, white or semi-sweet, to infuse rich flavor. Some extra chocolate can be used to pipe on the cookies.
- Whipping Cream: Choose whipping cream for achieving the mousse's luxurious texture.
- Oreo Cookies: This recipe uses the classic Oreo cookies, but you can try different flavors to switch it up. The dark cookie resembles dirt when crushed up which is perfect for the graveyard look.
- Shortbread Cookie: Use a store-bought dough or make your own ahead of time.
Here is a quick overview of the recipe steps. Please read the recipe card for the full instructions.
Making this spooky dessert could not be any easier. There are no complicated steps involved.
- Mousse: Whip egg whites with sugar until glossy. Mix melted chocolate with egg yolk-sugar blend. Fold in whipped cream and egg whites. Chill for 2 hours.
- Cookie: Cut shortbread dough into graveyard shapes. Bake and cool. Write inscriptions with melted chocolate.
- Serve: Top mousse with crushed Oreos, add a gravestone cookie, and serve. Enjoy the Graveyard Chocolate Mousse magic!
Here are some fun ideas on how to serve the chocolate mousse to make it the perfect Halloween companion. Of course you can also serve this recipe without the gravestones as a delicious dessert.
- Graveyard Glamour: Present the mousse in individual glasses or bowls, topping each with a shortbread cookie gravestone or keep it in a big serving dish creating an entire graveyard.
- Candy Crawl: Amp up the Halloween spirit by placing candy pumpkins or gummy worms emerging from the mousse – a delightful surprise for all ages.
- Spooky Set-Up: Arrange the mousse glasses on a tray adorned with faux spider webs and decorative bats for an immersive Halloween display.
- Ghoul's Goblet: Transform the mousse into a larger serving in a cauldron-shaped dish, complete with floating ghost marshmallows.
- Mystical Mist: Add dry ice to a bowl under the mousse to create a mysterious mist effect around the mousse, enhancing the spooky ambiance. Please be careful with dry ice and only use when experienced with it!
To keep your Graveyard Chocolate Mousse fresh, cover the mousse dish tightly with plastic wrap or an airtight lid. Refrigerate for up to 2-3 days.
For texture contrast, store Oreo cookie crumbs separately and add before serving.
Pre-made shortbread cookies can be stored in an airtight container.
💭Frequently asked questions
Q: Can I make the mousse a day ahead of serving?
A: Yes, you can prepare the mousse a day in advance. Just make sure to cover it with plastic wrap or an airtight lid before refrigerating.
Q: Can I substitute the Oreos for a different cookie?
A: Definitely! While Oreos add a unique flavor and texture, you can experiment with other cookies like graham crackers or chocolate chip cookies.
Q: How far in advance can I make the shortbread cookies for the gravestones?
A: You can make the shortbread cookies a day or two ahead of time. Store them in an airtight container to maintain their freshness and texture.
Q: Can I freeze the mousse for longer storage?
A: While it's generally not recommended to freeze mousse due to texture changes, you can freeze the separate components (like the cookie crumbs and cookies) and assemble them when ready to serve.
Q: Can I make the whole dessert assembly a few hours before serving?
A: It's recommended to assemble the dessert closer to serving time to maintain the crispiness of the cookie gravestones and the freshness of the mousse. You can pre-make the individual components in advance
Q: How can I ensure the mousse sets properly?
A: Whipping the cream and egg whites to stiff peaks, and gently folding them into the chocolate mixture, will ensure a proper set for the mousse. Chilling in the refrigerator for the specified time is also crucial.
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Graveyard Chocolate Mousse
- 2 Mixing Bowls
- 1 Whisk or Electric Mixer
- Double Boiler or Microwave
- Piping bag
- Baking Sheet
- Ziplock Bag
- Serving Dish or Glasses
- 2 Eggs
- 2 Tbsp. Sugar
- 100 g Chocolate Dark, milk, white or semi-sweet works fine (plus more for piping)
- 2 dl Whipped Cream
- 1 package Oreos
- 1 batch Shortbread Cookie
Prepare the mousse
- Separate egg yolks and whites into different bowls.2 Eggs
- Whip egg whites until stiff. Add half the amount of sugar and whip until glossy. Set aside.2 Tbsp. Sugar
- Whisk the remaining sugar into egg yolks until bubbly and bright yellow.
- Melt chocolate and let it cool slightly. Mix with egg yolk sugar mixture.100 g Chocolate
- Now whip the whipping cream until stiff. Gently fold cream and egg whites into the chocolate mixture until incorporated.2 dl Whipped Cream
- Transfer the mixture to preferred dishes and refrigerate for at least 2 hours.
Prepare the cookie
- Roll out your shortbread cookie dough and cut out graveyard shapes. Either do that free handed or draw one on paper and cut it out, The paper graveyard then works as a template.1 batch Shortbread Cookie
- Bake the cookies after the instructions and let them cool off.
- Melt chocolate using a double boiler or in the microwave. Use a piping bag to write RIP or desired inscriptions on the cookies. This is optional but makes it perfect for Halloween.
Assemble and Serve
- Remove your chocolate mousse from the fridge.
- Separate the Oreos, keeping the cookies, and crush them in a zip lock bag using your hand or a rolling pin. You may eat the white filling.1 package Oreos
- Place the crushed Oreo cookies on top of the mousse, insert a gravestone cookie, and serve immediately.
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