Ok so I know halloween isn’t about ‘cute’ things, it’s more about blood and gore but when I made these graveyard mousse’, I couldn’t help but think how damn cute these are!
Something that’s been on my little list of ‘what I want to cook next’ has been chocolate mousse’. I think with me I worry so much that it won’t go right that I put it off but I decided to give them a go and let’s just say, I couldn’t believe how quick and easy they were to make.
Literally all you need is a electric whisk (it can be done by hand but will take much longer) a couple of large bowls and a microwave, it’s that simple. It takes all of 10 minutes to make.
These will be blooming perfect for any festivities you’ll be getting up to through October time. Just think how cute these will look sitting on a table filled with Halloween themed food?
If you’d like to get making the cutest Halloween mousse’ you’ll ever see, then the recipes below:
Ingredients You Need:
- 150g Of 70% Dark Chocolate Or Milk Chocolate
- 6 Egg Whites
- 2tbsp Of Golden Caster Sugar
These ingredients makes 2 mousse’ but if you want four, just double the recipe!
How To Make Chocolate Mousse:
- Firstly, gather together your ingredients and equipment.
- Secondly, in a large bowl, using an electric whisk, whisk together your 6 egg whites to a soft peak.
- Once your at a soft peak, sprinkle the 2tbsp of golden caster sugar over the egg whites then continue to whisk again until the mixture forms a stiff peak. (when you lift the whisk out, it shouldn’t leave a trial). Then set aside.
- In the microwave, melt your 150g of chocolate in a large microwaveable bowl. Stirring the chocolate every 30 seconds to make sure you don’t burn it.
- Once the chocolate has melted, quickly add a large spoonful of the whisked egg whites into the chocolate and mix vigorously, working fast so the chocolate don’t cool and harden.
- Then fold in the remaining egg whites with a spatula.
- When it’s fully folded in, pour into your glasses (this recipe does 2 ramekin glasses) and using cling film cover the glasses.
- Now, place the glasses into the fridge to set for around 2/3 hours.
Ingredients You Need To Make Shortbread:
- 4oz Of Unsalted Butter
- 2oz Of Caster Sugar
- 6oz Of Plain Flour
- 2tsp Of Vanilla Essence
How To Make Shortbread:
- While your mousse’ are setting in the fridge, it’s time to make your shortbread coffins.
- In a large bowl, cream together the 4oz of unsalted butter with 2oz of caster sugar until it becomes lighter in colour and smooth.
- Then, add in the 2tsp of vanilla essence and mix in.
- Next, add in your 6oz of plain flour in intervals until a dough is formed (TIP: don’t be alarmed if it resembles breadcrumbs, just add in a dash of milk and that should bring the dough together).
- Now, roll out your dough into a thickness of around 1cm and cut out your gravestones. I personally used a gravestone shaped cutter but you can easily make a guide on paper and use it to help you cut out the shortbread.
- When you’ve cut out your 4 gravestones (there will be plenty of dough left to make more shortbread, but for this recipe you just need four shortbread gravestones) place them onto a lined baking tray and place in the oven for around 12-15 minutes or until it’s golden brown.
- Once cooked, place onto a wire rack to cool down.
- When your shortbread gravestones have cooled right down, you can decorate them using edible gel/icing pens. I used a purple pen and outlined the gravestone and wrote RIP. I didn’t want anything to fancy, I was going for the plain and simple look.
- Now that your shortbread is done, place the shortbread into the set mousse. Then, crumble some Oreos over the set mousse / surrounding the shortbread to give a ground effect.
The cuteness of these alone must sell these to you… right?
I truly mean it when I say that I couldn’t believe how quick, easy and tasty these were. I’d highly recommend that you give these a go!
Let me know if you recreate these and send me photos, I’d love to see your version of them.
Sending you all tons of love & hugs as always,