Prep 72 hrs
Cook 8 hrs
This is for VERY special occasions only - it takes a lot of effort, but the presentation is spectacular!
- Send spouse to Alaska to capture moose, or have one delivered by UPS.
- Meanwhile, melt chocolate in very large double boiler.
- Keep warm.
- Tie up moose with rope.
- Holding the moose by the tail, carefully dip in melted chocolate, covering it completely with a thin coating.
- Arrange moose attractively on large platter and refrigerate for 2 days to set chocolate.
- Remove rope, wash to remove chocolate,if necessary, and return rope to clothesline.
- Garnish chocolate moose with Cool Whip and top with a cherry.
- Serve immediately.
- Or you could just chew on the rope, which may be tastier.
- May be doubled for serving a crowd.
Oh dear, I'm afraid I had to make a lot of substitutions to this recipe. We don't have moose/meece/mooses (?) in Australia so I had to substitute a large kangaroo. The good thing about using the kangaroo was that he jumped quite readily into the large vat of chocolate, probably thinking it was just another muddy billabong (water hole). Getting him out was also easy as once he hit that hot chocolate he bounded out again faster than Steve Irwin can say, "Crikey"! The biggest problem I had was getting the roo into the refrigerator. I eventually managed by removing all the shelves, but I think his mother must have come from the Snowy Mountains because the cold did not seem to deter him from bouncing one bit. In fact, he bounced so much that the refrigerator slid all the way down the hall and into the bathroom where it wedged itself tightly between the shower recess and the bench. We haven't been able to shower since. I DID, however, manage to open the fridge door and found the roo nicely chilled, if slightly bewildered. We don't have Cool Whip in Australia, so I whipped up half a 44 gallon drum of cream in a cement mixer - the little bits of left-over dried cement provided an interesting texture and saved on buying 50kg of macadamia nuts. By this time I realised I missed a step and should have tied the kangaroo down in the first place, because now it was a real problem getting him onto the platter. I DID wonder whether I should have used a DEAD kangaroo, but the recipe didn't specify this, and I don't like to deviate too much from the instructions when cooking a recipe for the first time. Ultimately, the kangaroo wouldn't sit still for long enough for us to put him on the platter, so, in true Aussie tradition, I just invited the mob over, provided everyone with a boomerang and said, "Help yourselves!". An interesting recipe but perhaps not one I'd try again in a hurry.
Very Cute!!!! Gotta go buy me a bigger fridge now! LOL
I could not afford to send DH to Alaska, but we do have moose here in Washington. In my haste to get him out the door, my note said "Please go hunting for a mouse for dinner". As you can imagine I had way too much chocolate and just a bit too much cool whip. (it was like trying to find the needle (mouse) in the hay stack) I did increase the amount of cherry, I used two because there is two of us. Due to the fact that I made a few changes and I just love chocolate and cool whip I had to rate this a 5 star. Thanks ThatBobbieGirl for a recipe that will be handed down for generations. I think next time I will use bittersweet chocolate to lower the carbs.