Since Halloween is happening this month (hard to believe!), I decided to choose a dessert which I made two years ago for a spooky party. This recipe came from The Big Book of Halloween by Laura Dover Doran. It is very tasty but filling. Best to make this when you know there will be many people to eat it.
You will need:
-3 and 1/2 cups (840ml) cold milk
-8 ounces (227g) chocolate instant pudding mix
-1 package (16 ounces or 454g) chocolate sandwich cookies, crushed
-5-10 oval-shaped vanilla sandwich cookies
-1 tube chocolate decorator icing
-1 can whipped cream
-Minature chocolate chips, 2 per ghost
-Large mixing bowl
-Baking pan, 13 x 9 inches (33 x 23cm)
Pour cold milk into large bowl; add pudding mix and stir together. Beat with a wire whisk for several minutes. Stir in half of the crushed cookies. Spoon pudding mixture into the baking pan. Sprinkle pudding with the rest of the crushed chocolate cookies. Refrigerate for one hour or until ready to serve.
Just before you are ready to serve the pudding, use the icing to decorate several of the vanilla sandwich cookies with tombstone messages, and stick cookies into pudding. Make ghosts with a can of whipping cream and position miniature chocolate chips in whipping cream for eyes. Randomly place candy pumpkins around graveyard.
To substitute the pudding aspect, you can simply bake a sheet cake but the pudding makes for a gooey graveyard. The addition of gummy worms embedded in the cookie-crum “soil” will add to the authentic feel of simulated earth.
You can be as creative as you want, to decorate the graveyard. It is a dessert which is not only yummy but fun to make. Hope you get some compliments for your work of art and enjoy!