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two chocolate mousse graveyards with green candy zombie hands and cookies and cream candy bar tombstones
Chocolate Mousse Graveyards
Prep Time
45 mins
Cook Time
10 mins
Total Time
55 mins

Decorate small cups of chocolate mousse with chocolate jimmies, a candy zombie hand, and a cookies and cream tombstone for Halloween. 

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: chocolate mousse graveyards, chocolate mousse recipe
Servings: 12
Author: Beth
Chocolate Mousse
  • 3 tablespoons water
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 3 large egg yolks
  • 1/2 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 12 ounces melted semi-sweet chocolate
  • 2 cups whipped cream made from 1 cup heavy whipping cream
Cookies and Cream Tombstones
  • 12 ounces white chocolate or confectionery coating, melted (and tempered if using pure white chocolate)
  • 1/4 cup OREO Cookie Crumbs
  • chocolate jimmies (sprinkles)
  • 12 candy zombie hands
Chocolate Mousse
  1. Pour water into the bottom of a saucepan set over medium high heat.
  2. Add sugar and allow to come to a boil.
  3. Boil until all the sugar is dissolved, stirring if needed.
  4. Pour egg yolks into a mixing bowl and whisk to break up.
  5. Continue whisking while slowly drizzling in the sugar syrup.
  6. Pour 1/2 cup of heavy whipping cream into the saucepan and set it back on the stove on low heat.
  7. Stir in the egg mixture and continue to stir for at least 3 minutes until heated through.
  8. You may heat until thickened, if desired.
  9. Pour through a fine mesh sieve that is set over your bowl of melted semi-sweet chocolate.
  10. Discard anything that remains in the sieve.

  11. Stir the chocolate until glossy and smooth.

  12. Fold in whipped cream then chill until thickened. 

  13. Spoon or pipe into small plastic dessert cups. 

Cookies and Cream Tombstones
  1. Stir cookie crumbs into melted white chocolate. 

  2. Spoon into tombstone candy mold. 

  3. Chill in the refrigerator if using pure white chocolate or in the freezer if using confectionery coating (candy melts) for 5-10 minutes just until hardened. 

  4. Remove and un-mold candy tombstones. 

  1. Sprinkle some chocolate jimmies over top of each chocolate mousse cup. 

  2. Insert one zombie hand and one candy tombstone before serving.