Halloween Mississippi Mud Pie Graveyard with Marshmallow zombies

Halloween is upon us! I had so many different ideas this year but decided to go with this Mississippi mud pie graveyard with Marshmallow zombies. The mud pie is the perfect base for a zombie graveyard, while also being absolutely delicious. For our zombies we are using coloured icing to decorate the marshmallows, some walnuts and more coloured icing to make zombie brains. I also covered the Mississippi mud pie graveyard with some melted marshmallows to make it look even spookier. The finishing touches are a few drops of strawberry sauce and some leftover bourbon biscuits to serve as tombstones.

Once you’ve shown off your mud pie you can slice it up in brownie-size treats for everyone!

I created a few different types of zombies as well but you can get as creative as you want. The three zombies I made were:

  • scratched face: use a toothpick to carve lines into the marshmallow. Dip the toothpick in strawberry sauce or food colouring and spread it into the scratches.
  • strawberry sauce covered head: once you have painted a face on the marshmallow using coloured icing you can dip the ‘head’ into strawberry sauce or red food colouring
  • walnuts brains and strawberry sauce covered head: same as above, but also draw some fine lines of icing on top of a walnut to make it look like brains and place it on top of the strawberry sauce covered head

Happy Halloween!

Halloween Mississippi Mud Pie Graveyard with Marshmallow zombies

Halloween Mississippi Mud Pie Graveyard with Marshmallow zombies

Halloween Mississippi Mud Pie Graveyard with Marshmallow zombies

 

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Ingredients

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400g bourbon creams
160g unsalted butter
235g dark chocolate (at least 70%)
2 eggs
85g brown sugar
250ml double cream
3tablespoons golden syrup
175g icing sugar
9 marshmallows (large)
walnuts
coloured icing / icing pens
strawberry sauce

Directions

1.
Preheat the oven to 180°C fan.
Put 300g of biscuits in a food processor to chop them up. It doesn't need to be fine dust, it can still have some chunks in it. Meanwhile melt the butter in a small pot. Once melted, put it in with the biscuits and mix everything together into a crumble.
Line a tin with parchment paper and put the biscuit mix in it. Press down with a spoon as best as you can. Place it in the oven while we move onto the first layer of filling.
Mark as complete
2.
Time for the first layer!
Melt the chocolate and butter together in a heatproof bowl set over a pan of simmering water. Make sure the bowl doesn't touch the water. If you don't have a bowl available you can just melt it at the lowest heat in a pot too.
Whisk the eggs and sugar together for 5-6 minutes, until creamy.
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3.
Gently scoop the melted chocolate into the egg mix
Add 100ml of the cream as well and carefully mix it all together with a spoon.
Pour the mix over the biscuit base, and bake in the oven for 40-45 minutes.
Mark as complete
4.
Allow to cool for at least 30 minutes
Mark as complete
5.
Time for the second layer: fudge sauce!
Melt the remaining ingredients (150g dark chocolate, 150ml double cream, 3 tbsp golden syrup, 175g icing sugar) into a pot at medium heat until smooth and glossy.
Set aside and let it cool down for 5 minutes, then pour it on top of the pie and allow to cool down completely. You can then put the pie in the fridge as well if needed.
Mark as complete
6.
Decorations!
For the melted marshmallows: put a few marshmallows into a microwave-proof bowl (I put about 6 in and used the other 3 for zombie heads but you can melt as much as you want). Melt them for 20 seconds at 850 W until they have melted. If they're not melted yet you can add them back in for another 10 seconds.
Stir them and allow to cool until they are cool enough to handle but still warm enough to stretch. Take a teaspoon of the melted marshmallow mixture and pull it between your fingers and drape it over the pie.
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7.
Zombie heads and tombstones
If you have any bourbon biscuits left you can slice them in half and put them on the pie as a tombstone. I also blended a few down into 'sand' to put in front of the tombstones.
I created a few different types of zombies as well but you can get as creative as you want. The three zombies I made were: - Scratched face: use a toothpick to carve lines into the marshmallow. Dip the toothpick in strawberry sauce or food colouring and spread it into the scratches. - Strawberry sauce covered head: once you have painted a face on the marshmallow using coloured icing you can dip the 'head' into strawberry sauce or red food colouring - Walnuts brains and strawberry sauce covered head: same as above, but also draw some fine lines of icing on top of a walnut to make it look like brains and place it on top of the strawberry sauce covered head
Mark as complete
8.
Add a few drops of strawberry sauce along the melted marshmallow strings and enjoy!
Mark as complete

Notes

The tin I used is about 20x20 cm big

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