Chocolate Mousse Flower Pots with White Chocolate Carrots
Why does somebody decide to make white chocolate carrots (you may well ask). Abbi and I found these teeny tiny flowerpots in the garden centre last week and had to have them. I’ve seen them used with edible flowers on Pinterest. But unfortunately our garden is like a barren wasteland after a very wet winter… so no chance of edible flowers from there.
You can buy them on line, but they are muchos expensivo. Great for a wedding or bit celebration. A bit much just for an easy dinner party. By the way any non poisonous flowers would be fine so long as you are sure they haven’t been sprayed with pesticides. This rules out any of the supermarket and garden centre flowers. We did consider using herbs, but the plain green didn’t look quite right. So finally getting to the point… we made white chocolate carrots instead.
For the Carrots:
Each pot needs two carrot halves. The exact weight of chocolate will depend upon the size of your mold. Ours are about 5g per half carrot. Don’t forget to allow for some wastage in the bowl. These make nice toppers for carrot cake too, so you may as well make the whole tray even if you dont need them.
For the Mousse:
- 1 oreo per pot, inside cream removed and ground to dust.
- 90g good quality chocolate. 70% bittersweet is best, but if you are making this for children, I would use good quality milk chocolate instead.
- 3 medium eggs
- 4 teaspoons of sugar (adjust to taste)
This volume easily made 6 – 8 little pots, as ours are tiny. With plenty of leftover for the kids to lick the bowl.
We found a chocolate carrot mold on Amazon, and appropriately carroty colours of chocolate in our local baking and craft shop. Looks like my chocolate making skills need some work!Of course we then found some chocolate carrot decorations already made in the supermarket….by where is the fun and lost 2 hours in that!
Finally, chocolate carrots made and assembled, we made the chocolate mouse.
To make the base earth for the pots, fill with chocolate mouse. if the mouse is made directly into the pots, it will be flat. A more earthy bumpy texture is better. make the mouse in a separate bowl, and spoon in to make mounds.