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Graveyard Pumpkin Mousse

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Serves 8 | Prep Time 15 | Cook Time

Why I Love This Recipe

Put a seasonal twist on the boring dirt dessert, and give your guests a seasonal looking and tasty treat with this pumpkin mousse, topped with crushed chocolate cookie crumbles.

Ingredients You'll Need

12 chocolate sandwich cookies
1 cup heavy cream
1 package (8 ounces) reduced-fat cream cheese, softened
3/4 cup sugar
1 can (15 ounces) solid-pack pumpkin
1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
3 medium bananas, cut into 1/4" thick slices
Long gummy worms and clean plastic skeletons or spiders, for garnish


Process the cookies in a food processor bowl fitted with a steel blade to make fine crumbs; set aside. Beat the cream in a mixing bowl to form firm peaks; set aside. Beat the cream cheese and sugar in a separate bowl until creamy. Add the pumpkin and pumpkin pie spice; mix well. Fold in the whipped cream and bananas until blended to finish the mousse.

Spoon 3/4 cup pumpkin mousse into each of 8 stemmed dessert glasses or large custard cups; spread top evenly. Sprinkle 2 tablespoons cookie crumbs over the top. Cover and refrigerate until serving time. To garnish, arrange gummy worms and skeletons on "dirt" layer, arranging gummy worms to resemble worms crawling out of the glass.

Tip: If a food processor is not available, place the cookies in a resealable plastic bag. Close securely; crush with a rolling pin or meat mallet to make fine crumbs.

Nutritional Information Per Serving: 381 calories; 21g fat; 61mg cholesterol; 372mg sodium; 45g carbohydrate; 3g fiber; 6g protein.

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