Chocolate Mousse with Chocolate Dirt

September 13, 2016

Chocolate Mousse with Chocolate Dirt 
A decadent dessert, great for entertaining and awesome edible kitchen projects with kids.

Chocolate Mousse with Chocolate Dirt recipe

Spring has sprung!

It's time to get out and get our hands dirty.


Garden is gravely in need of some TLC after cold windy winter this year. I could see weeds growing taller than my grass. One huge yucca (we nicknamed it Jabba The Hut) is withering, even the doves decided not to set up nests within its dying leaves :(.

Few lemongrass clumps aren't faring too well either.

arrghh... I might be swimming with sharks, dead leaves and bugs this summer!!! if hubby is still busy with work.

Desperately need to cheer up my back yard with some colours...

I sowed seeds into the dirt in my backyard...

Lets wait and see... for some mother earth magic to happen :D
Edible chocolate dirt

How to make Chocolate Dirt

While waiting for little tiny seedlings to break through the dirt, and waiting for good weather before we actually get our hands and knees smudges with soil,  we might as well get some practise in the kitchen with this great Chocolate Mousse with Chocolate Dirt dessert.

decadent mousse au chocolat

Lets eat some dirt ;P

Chocolate dirt!

I've heard and read about chocolate dirt but...

I contemplate of making Chocolate Mousse with Chocolate Dirt, because I thought that making chocolate dirt is tricky!

Chocolate Mousse with Chocolate dirt dessert in glass
Who would have thought that making chocolate dirt was dead easy to make. 
Chocolate dirt really resemble like the real dirt, once mix is done and baked.
Grainy, unattractive dark brownish clumps. 
If I were to put chocolate dirt and real dirt, side by side, no one can tell the difference, I swear.... if not for the aroma of chocolate coming from one dirt :P
quick chocolate mousse recipe

Pretty and Delicious Dessert in a Glass

The result of Chocolate Mousse with Chocolate Dirt is awesome.

Smooth and grainy texture in every spoonful. The combination of sweetness from the chocolate mousse with grainy, slightly bitter chocolate dirt was awesome.

Ideas for Kids' Party

This Chocolate Mousse with Chocolate Dirt makes an excellent kitchen project with children for parties.

Add some worm lollies, and they will have enjoyable time making and eating delicious dirt and worms too.

Have fun making ... Chocolate Mousse with Chocolate Dirt

More ideas for Easy Chocolate Recipes

Yield: 6

Chocolate Mousse with Chocolate Dirt

A decadent dessert, great for entertaining and awesome edible kitchen projects with kids.


Chocolate Mousse
  • 300g dark eating chocolate - chopped
  • 50g unsalted butter
  • 3 eggs separated
  • 55g caster sugar
  • 300ml thickened cream
Chocolate Dirt
  • 125g caster sugar
  • 125g almond meal
  • 75g plain flour
  • 50g cocoa powder
  • 60g unsalted butter


Chocolate Mousse
  1. Combine chocolate and butter in small saucepan
  2. Stir over low heat until smooth
  3. Remove from heat
  4. Stir in egg yolks, one at time
  5. Transfer mixture to large bowl.
  6. Whip the cream to soft peak
  7. Whisk egg white until soft peak
  8. Add sugar and whisk until sugar dissolves
  9. Fold in cream into chocolate mixture then fold in egg white mixture in two batches.
  10. Divide between 8 cups
  11. Cover with cling film
  12. Refrigerate for 2 hours until set
Chocolate Dirt
  1. Pre-heat oven to 150C
  2. melt butter
  3. Line baking tray with grease paper
  4. Mix all dry ingredients in a bowl
  5. Add melted butter into dry ingredients
  6. Mix thoroughly until it represent 'soil'- like look
  7. Bake for 10-15 minutes
  8. Cool before dividing into 8 cups above.
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Chocolate Mousse with chocolate dirt


  1. A perfect dessert to welcome the Spring!

  2. oh how adorable, with halloween on the way, this idea could be adapted for a halloween party

  3. What an excellent idea, love how you are presented this dish. Nice bit of texture too.

  4. My kids are going to love making this dessert! Great idea for Halloween with something "creepy" reaching up thru the dirt. Thanks.

  5. creative idea, I was definitely intrigued by your title. It does look like regular dirt especially with those flowers...a tasty surprise!

  6. I congratulate you for this dessert so creative and delicious, I try to do to enjoy it.
    Nice day!!

  7. Lisa these are pure GENIUS!!!!
    I love the flowers in them, but I am thinking of replacing them with some jelly snakes (as worms) and making them for my two boys!!!!

    And I know exactly what you mean about the garden!!! The weather last winter in WA was crazy!! It just never seemed to end did it!!!!

    1. Thanks Claire, hope to have a good winter :)

  8. Love this recipe! For the dirt I used chocolate cake w/o the frosting. I baked the choc cake pieces at 350 degrees for about 15 min until crispy but not burned, and then put that into the food processor until it resembled dirt. It was a hit! Thank you!

    1. Awesome :D and thank you for the alternative idea <3

  9. These look like so much fun with children! I love that the dirt is made with almond flour and cocoa, as I use those ingredients a lot. My grandson can't eat eggs, so I'm looking for alternatives to the mousse, great though it looks.


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