Halloween Chocolate Mousse
Just look how cute these little chocolate mousse graveyards are! It's kind of ridiculous how much I love Halloween and all the slightly cheesy, a little bit gory, and downright fun the food can be.
The inspiration for these totally adorable Halloween desserts came from a photo over at My Recipes. If you have a favorite chocolate mousse recipe definitely go ahead and use that. Or you can try out my take on Julia Child's Chocolate Mousse. Or you can use the recipe posted here; it's light and fluffy and chocolaty.
The tombstone cookies are a basic rolled sugar cookie recipe. If you have one you love go for it and use it to make these tombstones. If you use the recipe I have here you will have TONS more cookie dough than you'll need for the chocolate mousses (insert big smiley face for extra cookies!)
Also check out these super cute Gluten Free Frankenstein Rice Krispies!
Did I mention that I am a total sucker for Halloween desserts?
This past weekend I was hired to cater a Halloween party and was encouraged to make the menu as fitting as possible. There were tomato eyeballs and severed finger cookies and a bubbling cauldron of cheese (otherwise known as Caramelized Shallot and Gruyere Fondue, at least when it's not served in a cauldron) and lots of other Halloween inspired treats, including these chocolate mousse graveyards.
So guys, I need to quickly share something with you … I LOVE desserts served in 125ml mason jars. Seriously, they're the best!
Here's why desserts in little mason jars are the best:
- You can make them ahead of time and they always store so easily
- You can transport them no problem at all
- They're the perfect amount of dessert for after a big meal
- And they're super stupidly cute
If you make these Halloween Chocolate Mousse desserts make sure to snap a pic and tag @theendlessmeal on Instagram so I can like and comment on your photos. I love seeing TEM recipes you create.
Halloween Chocolate Mousse
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- 6 ounces chocolate chips
- 1 cup heavy cream
- 6 tablespoons butter, at room temperature
- ½ cup granulated sugar
- 1 large egg
- ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 ¼ cups all-purpose flour
- 1 ½ teaspoons baking powder
- 1 teaspoon poppyseeds
- ½ teaspoon salt
- Black decorating gel
- ¼ cup Oreo cookie crumbs
- Heat the chocolate and ½ cup of the cream in a large-sized bowl in your microwave, stirring after each 20-second interval, until the chocolate is melted. Set aside until it is cool to the touch, about 10 minutes.6 ounces chocolate chips, 1 cup heavy cream
- Beat the remaining cream using an electric beater until stiff peaks form.
- Gently fold the whipped cream into the cooled chocolate. Divide the mousse between 12 small jars.
- Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.
- In a medium-sized bowl cream together the butter, sugar, egg, and vanilla using an electric mixer. In another medium-sized bowl, whisk the flour, baking powder, poppyseeds, and salt. Slowly add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and mix until combined.6 tablespoons butter, ½ cup granulated sugar, 1 large egg, ½ teaspoon vanilla extract, 1 ¼ cups all-purpose flour, 1 ½ teaspoons baking powder, 1 teaspoon poppyseeds, ½ teaspoon salt
- Roll out half the dough ½ inch thick between 2 pieces of parchment paper, lightly dusted with flour. Cut out tombstone shapes. (Making the tombstones slightly pointed at the bottom end will help them hold in place the mousse.)
- Bake on cookie sheets for 6-8 minutes, or until lightly browned on the bottom. Remove from the oven and cool completely.
- Using a gel decorating pen or black icing sugar, write RIP on each tombstone.
- Scoop about 1 teaspoon of cookie crumbs on top of each chocolate mousse and place a tombstone cookie in each.