Chocolate oreo filled dessert Ghosts in the Graveyard! Perfect treat for Halloween.
Every Halloween my mom would make this spooky Halloween dessert and my sisters and I would devour it. It was always so much fun to make the tombstones with her and place them into the dish. She would always make it in a 13X9 baking dish which you can do as well, but I thought it would be fun to make some individual treats. I took them to Sunday dinner last weekend and the kids all loved them. I only put ghosts on half of them, but when we go there, EVERYONE wanted ghosts so we added more.
This treat is easy to make and it is worth it to make real whipped cream. However, if you are short on time grab yourself some Cool Whip and you’ll cut some steps out and it still tastes great.
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I hope you enjoy making this treat with your family this Halloween, you can get creative with your tombstones and even personalize them. It is always fun to bring back family favorites, I hope it becomes one of yours. Enjoy!
Ghosts in the Graveyard
In a small saucepan, combine 1 cup chocolate chips and 1/2 cup of the heavy cream over medium-low heat, stirring until chocolate chips are completely melted and mixture is smooth.
Remove from heat and pour into a heatproof bowl. Stir in vanilla extract.
Allow mixture to cool completely before continuing.
In a clean, medium-sized bowl, use an electric mixer to beat remaining 1 1/2 cups heavy cream to stiff peaks. Set aside.
In a separate bowl, combine cream cheese and (cooled) chocolate mixture, stirring until completely combined.
Gradually add powdered sugar until completely combined. Scrape down sides of bowl as needed.
Stir in vanilla extract and 1 1/2 cups of the Oreo crumbs (reserve remaining crumbs for topping).
Fold in whipped cream until completely combined.
Set out 6 disposable tumblers.
Gently scoop mixture into glasses until about 3/4 full.
Cover tops with remaining Oreo crumbs.
Prepare Milano cookies buy using black frosting to write "RIP" on upper half of cookie.
Press Milano cookies firmly into cups to look like tombstones.
Prepare ghosts by combining heavy cream, powdered sugar, and vanilla in clean medium-sized bowl and whisking until stiff peaks form. (You may instead skip this step and use Cool Whip).
Pour whipped cream (or Cool Whip)into large piping bag fitted with a large round tip and pipe ghost-shaped swirls on top of the remaining cups.
Use black frosting to gently draw eyes and mouths on ghosts
You may substitute 12 oz of Cool Whip for the 1 1/2 cups whipped heavy cream in the filling (you will still need the 1/2 cup for melting with the chocolate). **You can substitute additional Cool Whip to make these ghosts, if you prefer. You may double the recipe if you would like them all to be topped with ghosts.