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Ghost Poop



"Ghost poop" sounds a little gross, but your kids will love this. It's like a chocolate mousse full of Halloween candy.

Image by Patti Wigington, 2008

Okay, I know, it sounds vile. But it's a really delicious dessert, and if you have kids, they'll LOVE the idea of putting a bowl of Ghost Poop on the table. Whip this up the day before so the marshmallows can get nice and soft. It's not a true mousse, but comes out the same texture. This makes a great (and super-sweet) addition to your Samhain menu.

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Total Time: 15 minutes


  • 1 16-oz. tub frozen dessert topping, thawed
  • 12 - 14 oz. chocolate syrup
  • 1 C. mini marshmallows
  • 1/4 C. chopped walnuts (optional)
  • 1/4 C. shredded coconut
  • 1/4 C. chocolate chips
  • 1/4 C. candy corn, chopped


Put the thawed dessert topping in a large bowl, and gradually add the chocolate syrup. Mix while adding, so that the topping turns your preferred shade of brown. Use a little more or a little less syrup, depending on how dark and chocolatey you want your Ghost Poop.

Once your whipped topping is the right revolting color, add the marshmallows, nuts (if you're using them), coconut, chocolate chips and candy corn.

Cover the bowl and refrigerate overnight, so your Ghost Poop can firm up.

Serve in a big decorative bowl with a large spoon.

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