So sweet and so spooooooky! This trifle is full of chocolate goodness with sweet meringue ghosts and white chocolate bones. It’s a great Halloween treat!
Spooooky thing happen around here in October. Like this chocolaty ghosts in the graveyard trifle. There are candy bones, chocolate cake and pudding dirt and fun meringue ghosts.
This is sure to tickle your funny bone, or scare your scaredy bone… or at least tickle your taste buds and fill your tummy. So make some if you dare!
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. Fun, right?!
Ok. On to dessert! This one is as delicious as it is cute. I actually made it the first year the blog was around.
It was so much fun that I thought we should make it again. Of course Little Dude was happy to help.
As it goes with these things, he helped every step of the way. He saw me piping out candy bones and he wanted to do some to. He helped make the cake batter and the pudding as well.
When it was time to plant some of those bones in the graveyard, of course he helped with that too. He thought it was so fun that there were bones in our chocolate “dirt.”
Almost as fun as putting faces on our meringue ghosts!
I brought it to a family dinner at MiMi’s house. My husband 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.
He wasn’t the only one that enjoyed it. My new sister-in-law didn’t get to enjoy the original version, so she thought it was so fun… I mean freaky!
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!
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Ghosts in the Graveyard Trifle
- 1 chocolate cake baked in a 9×13 pan
- 1 recipe deep chocolate pudding or 2 3.9 oz boxes of chocolate pudding with the required milk
- 1 cup white chocolate chips
- 13 Oreos processed into crumbs
- 1 recipe meringue ghosts
- 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 cookie 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!