Easy Chocolate Mousse Graveyards (Eggless) | Halloween Desserts

October 28, 2018 (Updated: October 19, 2019) By Aneesha |

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Chocolate Mousse Graveyards is the perfect fun dessert for a halloween celebration!  Rich, decadent and silky-smooth mousse topped with chocolate cookie ‘dirt’ and a vanilla cookie ‘gravestone’. Whip up this no-bake, fuss-free dessert with your kids and enjoy some family halloween fun!

Chocolate Mousse Graveyard made using Oreo Cookies, milano cookies and mousse

Easy No-Bake, Eggless Dessert

My family loves chocolate mousse and we’ve made this recipe countless times.  It literally comes together with six easily available ingredients, and is easy enough for little kids to help out with.

It’s eggless, so no baking or any complicated steps involved. A hand blender is all you need to whip up this decadent dessert.

My Kids Halloween Baking Adventure

This recipe is courtesy of my two Teens Chefs, my girls!   They made this dessert to enjoy with their friends after trick-or-treating.

They took my recipe for a classic chocolate mousse, and with a little inspiration from Pinterest wonderland, they transformed it into this awesome and creepy graveyard version.

Eggless Chocolate Mousse Recipe

Traditionally, chocolate mousse is made with eggs and has several complicated steps like separating the egg whites, whipping them, and then combining them back in.   

To make it easier, my girls tweaked my original recipe and made it eggless.  Even without the eggs, this recipe delivers the same airy, rich chocolaty-goodness that the traditional one does!

Best halloween dessert made with Chocolate Mousse recipe

Here are 5 Reasons Why You Will LOVE this Halloween Treat

It takes only 15 minutes to make this rich & decadent dessert

It’s a perfect creepy & fun dessert for a Halloween party 

It’s eggless, so no extra steps of whipping the egg whites

My girls put it together with just 6 easily available ingredients

It’s great for school Halloween parties- the kids have so much fun putting their spin for decorating the graveyards.

Serving Suggestions for Chocolate Mousse Graveyards

My girls got the inspiration of making these chocolate mousse graveyards in individual shot glasses, and use Milano cookies as the tombstone.  It not only looks great, but also works out to be very convenient since you don’t need any plates to serve it in.

If you are feeding a large crowd, you can just make a big batch of this mousse and assemble it in a large shallow glass tray for people to help themselves.

Chocolate Mousse Graveyard made using Oreo Cookies, milano cookies and mousse

How to Make Chocolate Mousse Graveyards

Here are the step-by-step instructions to make the chocolate mousse graveyards:

Step 1:  Melt the Chocolate Chips

Melt some extra dark chocolate chips using the double-boiler or in the microwave.  For this quantity or less,  it might just be easier to microwave the chocolate. Here are both methods, you can use whatever you are most comfortable with:

Double boiler method: Fill a tall pot about 1/4 full with water and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat to a simmer.  Reserve 2 tbsp for later and add 1/2 cup chocolate chips to a smaller heat-safe bowl and fit in on TOP of the pot such that, there is at least 3″ space between the bowl and water.  We used a 3qt Instant Pot for the base and used a glass bowl for melting the chips.

Microwave method: Using 20 seconds increments, melt the chocolate chips in the microwave using the default heat setting.  It takes about 40-60 seconds.  Time may vary a bit depending on your microwave.  Stir every 20 seconds.

Step 2: Beat Heavy Cream

While the chocolate cools, beat heavy whipping cream and confectioner’s sugar, until it makes soft peaks.  The time for this depends on quantity, kind of mixing gadget (stand mixer or electric mixer) and speed of mixing.  The end result should resemble the consistency of canned whipped cream.

Step 3:  Make and Pipe the Mousse

Gently fold in 1 scoop of whipped cream in the melted chocolate chips.  Repeat this step, one scoop at a time, till all the whipped cream is nicely folded into the mousse, giving it an even milk-chocolate color.

For easy assembling, using a spatula transfer the mousse in a piping bag or a gallon size ziplock bag.  Seal the bag and push all the mousse to one corner, making a cone shape. Cut 1/2 inch at the tip and pipe the mousse in small shooter glasses or serving cups, leaving enough room for the decoration. 

Refrigerate till you gather the topping and decoration.  If you are making it ahead of time, take the mousse cups out of the refrigerator 10-15 minutes in advance, so that it can soften slightly.

Step 4: Prepare the Decorations

Melt remaining chocolate, cool for 5 minutes and transfer the chocolate to a sandwich size ziplock bag, or a small piping bag, and cut a small hole in it.  You will use this to pipe the letters, RIP, on the ‘gravestone'(Milano cookie), so make sure that the hole is very small, or it will get messy.

Gravestones: Now comes the fun part! Take a Milano cookie and slowly pipe the words “RIP” on the top half.  Set aside for setting. You can also pop them in the refrigerator.  The gravestones are ready.

Dirt: Pulse Chocolate Oreos cookies in a small food processor, or crush them in a large ziplock bag with the back of a skillet, until it reaches desired “dirt-like” consistency.

Step 5: Assemble Chocolate Mousse Graveyards

Take a mousse cup and top the mousse with the Oreo dirt.  Then, insert one gravestone Milano cookie per glass, at an angle, about 1/2 way in.  Make sure that a good portion of the cookie is still sticking out, and that the ‘RIP’ is very visible.

Top with green sprinkles as grass, just as shown in the picture below.  Your Chocolate Mousse Graveyards are ready! Happy Halloween!

Chocolate Mousse Graveyard is the perfect dessert for halloween

Pro-Tips for Chocolate Graveyards Recipe

  • If making this dessert as individual portions, assemble them in shot glasses or small dessert cups. It not only looks great, but also works out to be very convenient since you don’t need any plates to serve it in.
  • If you are feeding a large crowd, you can just make a big batch of this mousse and assemble it in a large shallow glass tray for people to help themselves.
  • For a smaller quantity, I have found the electric hand-mixer to be more effective then a stand-alone mixer.
  • This dessert can be made a day ahead of your halloween party.  Prepare and pipe the mousse in shot glasses or cups, and chill overnight in the refrigerator.  Assemble the dirt and tombstone an hour before the party and stick them back in the refrigerator.  Take the mousse cups out of the refrigerator 10-15 minutes before serving.
  • When piping the letters, RIP, on the tombstone, make sure that the piping hole is very small, or it will get messy.

Another fun Halloween Dessert: Easy Mummy Brownies

Chocolate brownies iced to look like 'mummies'

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Chocolate Mousse Graveyard made using Oreo Cookies, milano cookies and mousse

Easy Chocolate Mousse Graveyards

Chocolate Mousse Graveyards is the perfect fun dessert for a halloween celebration! Rich, decadent and silky-smooth mousse topped with chocolate cookie 'dirt' and a vanilla cookie 'gravestone'. Whip up this no-bake, fuss-free dessert with your kids and enjoy some family halloween fun!
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Prep Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 4
Calories: 220kcal
Author: Aneesha

Instructions

Melt the Chocolate Chips to a smooth consistency using Double Boiler or Microwave

  • Double boiler method: Fill a tall pot about 1/4 full with water and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat to a simmer.  Reserve 2 tbsp for later and add 1/2 cup chocolate chips to a smaller heat-safe bowl and fit in on TOP of the pot such that, there is at least 3″ space between the bowl and water.  We used a 3qt Instant Pot for the base and used a glass bowl for melting the chips.  
  • Microwave method: Using 20 seconds increments, melt the chocolate chips in the microwave using the default heat setting.  It takes about 40-60 seconds.  Time may vary a bit depending on your microwave.  Stir every 20 seconds. 

Beat Heavy Cream

  • While the chocolate cools, beat heavy whipping cream and confectioner’s sugar, until it makes soft peaks.  The time for this depends on quantity, kind of mixing gadget (stand mixer or electric mixer) and speed of mixing.  The end result should resemble the consistency of a canned whipped cream.

Make the Mousse

  • Gently fold in 1 scoop of whipped cream in the melted chocolate chips.  Repeat this step, one scoop at a time, till all the whipped cream is nicely folded into the mousse, giving it a milk chocolate color evenly.
  • For easy assembling, using a spatula transfer the mousse in a piping bag or a gallon size ziplock bag.  Seal the bag and push all the mousse to one corner, making a cone shape. Cut 1/2 inch at the tip and pipe the mousse in small shooter glasses or serving cups, leaving enough room for decoration.  
  • Refrigerate till you assemble on the topping and decoration. If you are making it ahead of time, take the mousse cups out of the refrigerator 10-15 minutes in advance, so that it can soften slightly.

Topping & Graveyard Decoration

  • Melt remaining chocolate, cool for 5 minutes and transfer the chocolate in a sandwich size ziplock bag, or a small piping bag.  You will use this to pipe the letters on the ‘gravestone'(Milano cookie), so make sure that the hole is very small, or it will get messy.
  • Now comes the fun part!  Take a Milano cookie and slowly pipe the words “RIP” on the top half. Set aside for setting. You can also pop them in the refrigerator. These are your gravestones. 
  • Pulse the Oreos in a small food processor, or crush them in a large ziplock bag with the back of a skillet, until it reaches desired “dirt-like” consistency.
  • Top the mousse with the oreo dirt.  Insert one gravestone Milano cookie per glass, at an angle, about 1/2 way in. Make sure that a good portion of the cookie is still sticking out, and that the ‘RIP’ is very visible. Top with green sprinkles as grass, if desired. Your graveyard Chocolate Mousse is ready! Enjoy!

Notes

Pro-Tips for this recipe:

  • If making this dessert as individual portions, assemble them in shot glasses or small dessert cups. It not only looks great, but also works out to be very convenient since you don’t need any plates to serve it in.
  • If you are feeding a large crowd, you can just make a big batch of this mousse and assemble it in a large shallow glass tray for people to help themselves.
  • For a smaller quantity, I have found the electric hand-mixer to be more effective then a stand-alone mixer.
  • This dessert can be made a day ahead of your halloween party.  Prepare and pipe the mousse in shot glasses or cups, and chill overnight in the refrigerator.  Assemble the dirt and tombstone an hour before the party and stick them back in the refrigerator.  Take the mousse cups out of the refrigerator 10-15 minutes before serving.
  • When piping the letters, RIP, on the tombstone, make sure that the piping hole is very small, or it will get messy.
 
Note: The nutrition facts below are my estimates.  If you are following any diet plan, I recommend cross-checking with your preferred nutrition calculator.

Nutrition

Calories: 220kcal | Carbohydrates: 5g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 22g | Saturated Fat: 13g | Cholesterol: 81mg | Sodium: 22mg | Potassium: 44mg | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 875IU | Vitamin C: 0.3mg | Calcium: 39mg
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Halloween Chocolate Graveyards, Halloween Desserts
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