I made this for Thanksgiving and took it to a friend's house. It was so easy to make and delicious. I ran out of time and so I didn't get a chance to cut out the leaves (or other shapes), and so I just dusted it with the chocolate powder--still amazing. My friend is still telling me how good it was, and she just asked for the recipe. Definitely fun and easy to make!
Very easy to make. Came out looking just like the picture.
I made this to take to someones house which I never should have done. I usually don't take things I haven't made before but this looked good and easy. It was barely edible. I followed the directions to the T and it was bitter and looked better than it tasted. Live and learn.
The chocolate is from the CHOCOLATE graham crackers. That is the dark chocolate layer you see! Enjoy!
Question - why is it called pumpkin chocolate? Is the chocolate because of the dusting of cocoa powder? The previous review refers to the chocolate to pumpkin ratio and the chocolate layers. Is there something missing from the recipe? 11/6/11 Thank you for the answer, I can't believe I missed that the graham crackers were chocolate!!!! Much appreciated!
I made this for a Halloween dessert bar with skulls instead of the pretty leaves. One recipe filled two 1.5 quart Corning Ware dishes and used 1.5 boxes of graham crackers. That seemingly minor change affected the chocolate to pumpkin ratio and therefore the moisture level. I made it 18 hours before serving it and it came apart a bit in the middle of the chocolate layers on the plate. The graham crackers needed a bit more moisture this way to make an even layer. I just had a bite this morning, 32 hours later, and it holds together perfectly. Next time I will sprinkle the graham crackers with Grand Marnier before smearing on the filling for a little kick! I am also going to try the same technique but substitute marshmallow fluff and a bit of peppermint extract for the pumpkin to have a chocolate-mint version for a year round simple dessert. It is delicious and so easy to make!