I am so excited to share this post with you! Partially because I think it is a really fun Halloween dessert, but mostly because I am also sharing some other fun Halloween ideas from some of my favorite bloggers. And if that isn't enough reason to be excited, you can win an Amazon gift card as well!!! Fun, right?!
Ok. On to dessert! This one is as delicious as it is cute. I brought it to a family dinner at MiMi's house. Matt had to hold it for the drive so it would tip over and he was practically drooling on it as we drove. He helped himself to seconds the night we had it and then ate some of the leftovers the next day. For my meat eating husband who would almost always prefer another helping of dinner rather than save room for dessert, that is really saying something.
The dark chocolate cake and the deep chocolate pudding were the perfect mix. It wasn't super sweet, just the right balance of sweet and dark chocolate. If you want your trifle to be a little darker in color, you could always add a couple of drops of black food gel to the pudding and cake. I considered it, but decided against it.
I made sure to serve each helping with a ghost and some bones. Everyone was quite happy to partake in this ghastly treat!! This is a great make ahead dessert for an October dinner party. The individual pieces can all be made as far as a couple of days in advance. You can assemble the trifle (all but the ghosts) ahead of time too. All you have to do to serve is place a few ghosts and let people dig in!
Ghosts in the Graveyard Trifle
1 9x13" dark chocolate cake (I used a mix, but feel free to make your favorite!)
1 recipe luscious deep chocolate pudding
1 recipe meringue ghosts
1 cup white chocolate chips
13 oreos, processed into crumbs
- Melt the white chocolate chips and place in piping bag or small plastic bag. Cut a small hole in the corner of the bag. Pipe a few bone shapes onto the side of your trifle bowl. You want to make sure some will be visible before you serve it. Pipe the rest into bone shapes on wax paper. Refrigerate bowl and extra bones until set.
- Cut the cake into small cubes. Layer half of them on the bottom of the trifle bowl. Scatter a few bones on the cake layer. Top with half of the pudding. Repeat these layers.
- Spread the Oreo crumbs over the top layer of pudding. Refrigerate until ready to serve.
- Immediately before serving, place a couple of meringue ghosts on top of the trifle and stick a few bones so they are showing through the "dirt."
- Serve each helping with a ghost and a couple of bones. Eek!
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