This graveyard chocolate mousse is just such a winner. It is a lovely dessert that is fun, creative and simple for the kids to do ( with some supervision ) . The flavour is incredibly delicious. If you think dark chocolate will be too much for your gang then mix a 50% cocoa with a 75% cocoa bar of chocolate and introduce them to slightly richer, darker flavour of chocolate gradually.
The avocado essentially replaces the cream and eggs from a traditional mousse making it vegetarian ( as long as the chocolate is ) . Textually and from a. sensory perspective the avocado is the star of the show – it brings that velvety, smoothness to the mousse while replacing lots of saturated fat wth some better fats.
Feel feel to go wild with the topping – perhaps even some wiggly worms could look very cool.
If you are watching portion sizes a great top tip is to pop these in little shot glasses and have mini treats.
With fun & deliciousness,
What You'll Need
125g dark chocolate
4 tbsp cocoa
2 tsp vanilla bean paste / vanilla extract
25 – 50mls milk/cream/ coconut milk / almond milk etc ( 2-5 tbsp)
2 tbsp honey / maple syrup
8 Bourbon biscuits
fun little halloween props to decorate
Microwave proof bowl or small saucepan and heat resistant bowl
Chopping board and sharp knife
Freezer bag and rolling pin
How to Do It
Makin' Mousse Time
- 1Melt the chocolate - to do this in a microwave heat slowly. Turn on the microwave for 30 second intervals, heat, remove, stir, repeat until just almost melted. Then stop and stir. The last little bits will dissolve in the residual heat.
- 2Cut the avocado open and scoop out the flesh.
- 3Add all the ingredients to the the food processor and blitz until smooth.
Using your spatula scrape down the sides and then pour into the containers ( hard plastic disposable glasses are great). Cover. Chill in the fridge for 4 hours or over night.
- 4Turn the Bourbon biscuits into a fine crumb by bashing with a rolling pin in a freezer bag.
Sprinkle on top of the mousse.
Decorate each with a strawberry ( if any nice ones left in the shops )
Continue to decorate with some fun halloween props. Fruit leather strips work great for the coffin and the tombstone can be a lollipop stick handwritten. Remember this is all about fun and creativity and not perfection.