Easy Chocolate Mousse Graveyards: Perfect Halloween Dessert

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

This Chocolate Mousse Graveyard recipe is a great creepy and fun dessert for a Halloween party!   It is an easy recipe for a rich, decadent and silky-smooth dessert.  My family loves chocolate mousse, and we’ve made this recipe countless times.  It literally comes together with six easily available ingredients.

My Kids Halloween Baking Adventure

This recipe is courtesy of my two ‘Teens Chefs”!   My teenage girls asked me for my chocolate mousse recipe this weekend, and when I got back home after running some errands, they surprised me with their creepy graveyard version of chocolate mousse.

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 for the kids, I made the recipe eggless to create a Easy Chocolate Mousse recipe.  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

The girls got the inspiration of making these chocolate mousse graveyards in individual shot glasses and use Milano cookies as the tombstone.   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.

This mousse is awesome to enjoy just as it is.  Sometimes, I also like to use a thin layer of this mousse as a frosting for cakes.  But since it is Halloween, these killer Chocolate Mousse Graveyards are a really cool looking treat!

How to Make this Easy Chocolate Mousse Recipe

Here are the step-by-step instructions to make the chocolate mousse into 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.

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 a canned whipped cream.

Step#3:  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 the 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.

Decorate the Chocolate Mousse Graveyards

Step#4:  Topping & Graveyard Decoration

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 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!

Chocolate Mousse Graveyard is the perfect dessert for halloween

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Chocolate Mousse Graveyard made using Oreo Cookies, milano cookies and mousse
Easy Chocolate Mousse Graveyards
Prep Time
15 mins
Total Time
15 mins
 

Chocolate Mousse Graveyards are a great creepy and fun dessert for a halloween party!  Try this easy recipe for a rich, decadent and silky-smooth dessert.

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 4
Calories: 220 kcal
Author: Spice Cravings
Instructions
Melt the Chocolate Chips to a smooth consistency using Double Boiler or Microwave
  1. 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.  

  2. 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
  1. 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
  1. 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.

  2. 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.  

  3. 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
  1. 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.

  2. 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. 

  3. 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.

  4. 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!

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Nutrition Facts
Easy Chocolate Mousse Graveyards
Amount Per Serving
Calories 220 Calories from Fat 198
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 22g 34%
Saturated Fat 13g 65%
Cholesterol 81mg 27%
Sodium 22mg 1%
Potassium 44mg 1%
Total Carbohydrates 5g 2%
Sugars 3g
Protein 1g 2%
Vitamin A 17.5%
Vitamin C 0.4%
Calcium 3.9%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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