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How to Make Edible Terrariums for Halloween

Edible Terrariums for Halloween are easier to make than they look. These look really cool with fairly minimal effort and accessible ingredients. They’re tasty and delicious with luscious vegan chocolate pudding as the base, cookies and cookie crumbs, and a solid chocolate skull!

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These look cool with minimal ingredients.

What are Edible Terrariums?

Start with Homemade Easy Vegan Chocolate Pudding

The base of the terrariums, or the ground, is made of vegan chocolate pudding. The recipe linked above and HERE is a truly easy vegan chocolate pudding recipe that uses just 3 ingredients that can be found in most grocery stores.

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Cookie Crumbs Make excellent Moss and Dirt in Edible Terrariums

Cookie crumbs can be easily tinted with food color to be green moss or brown dirt. Larger chunks of brown or light-colored cookie crumbs can look like rocks or pebbles.

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Cookie Tombstones Set a Spooky Stage for this Edible Terrarium

Any rectangle cookie can be used as a sweet tombstone treat. If you want to make them yourself, use a sturdy sugar cookie recipe and cut out long rectangles. They actually look nice when left plain. I kind of prefer them that way. But you can also brush them with cocoa powder or black cocoa powder to get a more rustic.

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Cookie tombstones are a Crunchy Creepy Treat

Chocolate Skulls are Tasty and Easy to Make

The chocolate skulls really add a lot to the look of these and they are solid chocolate, so they’re delicious, too! They’re easy to make with a silicone skull mold like THIS ONE. It can be used for ice cubes but also works really well at creating small chocolate skulls.

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Gently Melt Vegan Chocolate Chips

Gently Melt Chocolate Chips to make Vegan Chocolate Skulls

To make chocolate skulls, start by gently melting vegan chocolate chips or pieces of chopped vegan chocolate bars. One way to melt the chocolate without it coming out of temper is to put very hot tap water in one bowl and place the second bowl inside it. The chocolate will heat and melt slowly. The hot water may need to be replaced once. I like this method because it’s gentle on the chocolate. A regular double boiler can be used as well.

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I used the “face” half of a two-part mold for this.

Put the Melted Chocolate into the Mold

Spoon the melted chocolate into your skull mold. Here’s another link to the SKULL MOLD. I really like this mold. It’s quite inexpensive and seems like it’s sturdy.

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Chocolate Skulls are Tasty!

Put the chocolate-filled molds in the fridge or freezer to harden and then remove them carefully. Store the skulls in the fridge until ready to use.

Elements and Ingredients in Edible Terrariums for Halloween

Vegan Chocolate Pudding
Rectangle Shaped Sugar Cookie Headstones
Cookie Crumb Moss and Dirt
Shaved Chocolate for Dirt
Chocolate Skulls
Glass Jars

Instructions

Make the vegan chocolate pudding and set it in the fridge to firm.
Make the chocolate skulls using melted vegan chocolate chips and a small skull mold. Set aside in a cool place or in the fridge.
Purchase or make rectangular-shaped cookies.
Crush some plant-based cookies and tint them lightly with green food coloring. Start lightly as you can always add more. You’ll only need a few tablespoons for four servings. Also, tint some cookie crumbs with brown food coloring to be dirt.
Make some chocolate shavings from any vegan chocolate bar.

Assemble the Edible Terrariums

Put the edible terrariums together, starting with a layer of chocolate pudding in the bottom of a suitable glass jar. I used large jars I found at the local dollar store. Wide-mouth canning jars would work here, too. Glass domes, like on cheese plates, or any kind of glass cloche would also work if the pudding and other ingredients were first put in a shallow bowl and the glass dome or cloche placed over it.

Start with Chocolate Pudding Ground!

Then sprinkle on some green-tinted and brown-tinted cookie crumbs.

Add a chocolate skull.

Push a rectangle cookie or two into the chocolate pudding ground to resemble headstones.

Use lids or leave the jars uncapped. Store in the fridge until ready to serve. Don’t add the cookies until close to the time these are served to prevent them from getting soggy.

Yield: 4 edible terrariums

How to Make Edible Terrariums for Halloween

How to Make Edible Terrariums for Halloween

Edible Terrariums for Halloween are easier to make than they look. These look really cool with fairly minimal effort and accessible ingredients. They're tasty and delicious with luscious vegan chocolate pudding as the base, cookies and cookie crumbs, and a solid chocolate skull!

Prep Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cuo Vegan Chocolate Pudding (about 5 tablespoons per serving)
  • 4 to 8 Rectangle Shaped Sugar Cookie Headstones
  • 4 tabkespoons Cookie Crumb Moss and Dirt
  • 2 tablespoons Shaved Chocolate for Dirt (optional)
  • 4 Chocolate Skulls
  • 4 Glass Jars

Instructions

    Make the vegan chocolate pudding and set it in the fridge to firm.

    Make the chocolate skulls using melted vegan chocolate chips and a small skull mold. Set aside in a cool place or in the fridge.

    Purchase or make rectangular-shaped cookies

    Crush some plant-based cookies and tint them lightly with green food coloring. Start lightly as you can always add more. You'll only need a few tablespoons for four servings. Also, tint some cookie crumbs with brown food coloring to be dirt.

    Make some chocolate shavings from any vegan chocolate bar, if desired.

    Put the edible terrariums together, starting with a layer of chocolate pudding in the bottom of a suitable glass jar. I used large jars I found at the local dollar store. Wide-mouth canning jars would work here, too. Glass domes, like on cheese plates, or any kind of glass cloche would also work if the pudding and other ingredients were first put in a shallow bowl and the glass dome or cloche placed over it.

    Enjoy!

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