3 Halloween Chocolate Dirt Pots

Halloween Chocolate Dirt Pots (Vegan Gluten-Free)

These Halloween Chocolate Dirt Pots make the most ghoulish and delicious chocolatey dessert this season. A rich, thick and creamy chocolate mousse topped with chocolate cookie “dirt” more chocolate and spooky sweets – naturally vegan and gluten-free.

If you are looking for an impressively spooky and wow-factor dessert for Halloween that takes you less than no time at all, these are for you. They have a 3-ingredient magically chocolate mousse pudding topped with your favourite cookies aka dirt and some Halloween shaped sweets. This dessert is so fun to make and they taste so indulgent.

A close up of Halloween Chocolate Dirt Pots
Halloween Chocolate Dirt Pots

What makes these Halloween Chocolate Dirt Pots so special?

These chocolate pots are amazing as they are:

  • Rich, thick and chocolatey
  • Filled to the brim with a fudgy chocolate mousse
  • Topped with crushed cookies
  • Decorated with more chocolate and spooky sweets
  • Easy and quick to make in 5 minutes
  • Naturally vegan, gluten-free and nut-free
  • Healthier, lower sugar and more natural than most desserts
  • High in protein

If you are ready to make these for Halloween (or for any occasion this year) skip ahead to the recipe card. For now, let’s see about the ingredients.

Top down view of Halloween Chocolate Dirt Pots
Halloween Chocolate Dirt Pots

What goes into these Halloween Chocolate Dirt Pots?

The base for these mousse pots relies on a simple but impressive chocolate mousse recipe:

  • Silken tofu: this is the magical ingredient. It’s so silky smooth, soft and tender and becomes the creamiest chocolate mousse. It must be silken soft tofu rather than firm or extra firm tofu as the textures are different.
  • Dark chocolate: as these pots are topped with sweets and cookies, I like to stick to dark chocolate for a more intense chocolate flavour but you can use dairy-free milk chocolate, too. You can use flavoured chocolate like mint, hazelnut or salted caramel for a twist, too.
  • Plant-based milk: this thins the consistency slightly to create the best mousse-like pudding. You can use any milk like oat, soya, almond or coconut.

Simply blend together all the base ingredients and pour into 3 glass jars or pots for these help-yourself desserts.

As for the other ingredients:

  • Wiggly worm sweets: or other Halloween shaped sweets. Make sure they are gelatine-free.
  • Crushed cookies: I think chocolate cookies or chocolate and cream sandwich cookies work best as they are rich in colour and texture but any cookie will work. Make sure they are vegan and gluten-free where needed. If you want to make your own, I’d try them with my Dark Chocolate Vegan Brownie Cookies.
  • Extra chocolate: I like to add melted chocolate into the glasses to create a lovely chocolate swirl inside. You can add some extra chocolate on top of the mousse pots, too.
  • Googly eyes: I love adding edible sugar eyes onto my creations to really bring them to life, but this is optional.
Sprinkling chocolate on Halloween Chocolate Dirt Pots
Halloween Chocolate Dirt Pots

How do I make these pots?

They are so simple to make!

  • Chill 3 glasses in the fridge: this helps the melted chocolate to swirl inside them stick more easily and quickly to create the best shapes.
  • Blend together the filling ingredients: the melted chocolate, tofu and plant-based milk.
  • Pour the mousse into the pots: allow to chill for a little bit.
  • Top with crushed cookies: and add on the chocolate and edible eyes.
  • Decorate with Halloween sweets: like sour worms.

Are these desserts gluten-free and nut-free?

Yes, these are gluten-free and nut-free, just make sure the chocolate and plant-based milk are not nut-based or contain non gluten-free ingredients, too.

Where can I find vegan sweets to decorate?

There are so many vegan sweet companies now so its’s fairly easy to find gelatine-free sweets. These sour worms are from Biona Organic and I also love Vegan All Sorts.

Halloween Chocolate Dirt Pots
Halloween Chocolate Dirt Pots

Can I make more than 3 pots?

These jars are fairly big so if you are making these Halloween Chocolate Dirt Pots for children, you can easily half each pot to make 6 desserts. Or simply, double or triple the recipe below as required, to make more.

How long will these Halloween Chocolate Dirt Pots last?

Anything chocolatey is gone within the day in my house, but this mousse is a great recipe and lasts for 2-3 days in the fridge. I’d suggest to decorate the pots just before serving as once left in the fridge, the sweets tend to go slimy.

If you love these Halloween Chocolate Dirt Pots as much as I do and are interested in more spooky desserts and chocolate recipes, how about my:

Halloween Chocolate Dirt Pots (Vegan Gluten-Free)

  • Servings: 3
  • Difficulty: easy
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These Halloween Chocolate Dirt Pots make the most ghoulish and delicious chocolatey dessert this season. A rich, thick and creamy chocolate mousse topped with chocolate cookie “dirt” more chocolate and spooky sweets – naturally vegan and gluten-free.

Ingredients

    For the chocolate mousse:
  • 340g silken tofu, drained
  • 180g dark chocolate, broken up
  • 60ml plant-based milk
  • For serving:
  • Wiggly worm sweets
  • Edible sugar eyes
  • Crushed chocolate cookies
  • Extra chocolate
  • Extra melted chocolate, for the glass jars

Directions

  1. Put 3 glass jars in the fridge for 10 minutes then drizzle with some extra melted chocolate, if desired.
  2. Break up the chocolate and melt over a bain-marie.
  3. Add the tofu to a food processor along with the plant-based milk and the melted chocolate. Blend until really smooth, scraping down the sides as necessary.
  4. Divide the chocolate mousse between three jars and chill in the fridge until ready to eat.
  5. Top with the wiggly worms, crushed cookies and extra chocolate. The chocolate mousse will last 2-3 days in the fridge and it is best to decorate the pots just before serving.
3 Halloween Chocolate Dirt Pots
Halloween Chocolate Dirt Pots

I look forward to hearing what you think of these Halloween Chocolate Dirt Pots so please let me know in the comments below. If you do make these pots, I’d love to see them so please tag me in your creations – I’m @nourishing.amy on Instagram and use the hashtag #nourishingamy. I’m also on TwitterFacebook and Pinterest  – please say hello!

With Halloween dirt pot love x

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