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Graveyard Dirt Cups

  • Author: Shamila Sobers
  • Yield: 8 (4-ounce) cups 1x


These Graveyard Dirt Cups are an easy, make-ahead dessert made with the most delicious homemade chocolate mousse, dark chocolate Oreo crumbs, BelVita cookies and some flowers.  


  • 1/2 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1/8 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 cup whole milk
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 3 tablespoons powdered sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 package dark chocolate Oreos
  • 1 box BelVita cookies
  • Chocolate icing
  • Fresh, faux, or edible flowers



  1. Mix together the chocolate, and salt in a medium bowl.
  2. Stirring continuously, heat milk on stovetop until steaming, about 5 minutes. Pour over the chocolate. Let sit for 2-3 minutes, then stir until combined and smooth. Allow to cool fully.
  3. In another medium bowl, whip the cream, sugar, and vanilla with an electric mixer until soft peaks form, about 3-4 minutes. Gently fold into the cooled melted chocolate.
  4. Divide mixture into ramekins leaving about 1/3 from the top for your Oreo cookie crumble. Refrigerate overnight or at least 4 hours.


  1. Remove ramekins from fridge.
  2. Add a nice layer of crumbled Oreos over the top each ramekin. 
  3. Carefully wiggle the tombstone into each cup.
  4. Add some small little flowers to the Oreo dirt.
  5. Serve with a mini gold shovel spoon.


Make sure to wait until the chocolate is fully melted by the hot milk, otherwise you might get lumps in your mousse. 

Let the chocolate mixture cool fully before you start to stir in the whipped cream, otherwise the whipped cream will start to turn back into a liquid and won’t set properly once chilled.

Fold the whipped cream mixture into the melted chocolate, instead of stirring, to maintain the airiness and eliminate it being runny.