A chocolate overloaded way to celebrate Halloween!
Ingredients (serves 4 – 6)
- 250g dark chocolate
- 600ml whipping cream
- 100g white chocolate
- 100g milk chocolate
- 150g chocolate biscuits or cookies (like Oreos, with the cream removed)
Roughly chop the dark chocolate and place in a heatproof bowl that fits snuggly in a saucepan (this stops water spraying into the chocolate). Half-fill the saucepan with water and bring to a simmer. Place the bowl on top, making sure it doesn’t touch water (or it will overheat). Stir with a metal spoon until melted. Leave aside to cool.
Whip the cream (which must be at room temperature) to almost soft peaks and then stir a large spoonful into the melted chocolate. Fold this into the remaining cream. Leave in fridge to cool. You could always cheat these first few steps by using store-brought chocolate mousse or chocolate custard.
Print a copy of the tombstone template and place under a piece of baking paper. Melt the milk chocolate in the same method as the dark chocolate and then put 1/2 teaspoon of the milk chocolate over the tombstone picture and smear flat to the edges with a spoon to make the chocolate tombstone. Repeat for as many times as you require.
Melt the white chocolate in the same method as the dark chocolate and then put half into a piping bag with thin writing nozzle to pipe “RIP” onto each tombstone. With the remaining white chocolate swirl and drizzle it in a random pattern onto another sheet of baking paper to create the chocolate “bones”. Leave the tombstone and bones aside to set.
Place the biscuits/cookies into a bag a bash with a rolling pin to roughly smash into pieces to create your chocolate “dirt” and “rocks”. Set aside.
To build your graveyard, start with a serving glass and fill with the mousse to roughly 2cm from the top of each glass. Then lay some of the white chocolate bones into the middle of the mousse, and then fill the glass to the top with more mousse. Now sprinkle the top with the chocolate biscuit dirt and finally place the tombstone into the dirt. Happy Halloween!