Ghostly Graveyard Recipe
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Ghostly Graveyard Recipe

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I came up with this idea for my youngest daughter's October birthday. Then my son requested it for a school treat. But I knew it was a hit when my oldest daughter took it to a class Halloween party and even her teacher asked for the recipe! —Angie Dierikx, Taylor Ridge, Illinois
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. Cook: 10 min.
MAKES:12 servings
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TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. Cook: 10 min.
MAKES: 12 servings


  • 4 cups miniature marshmallows
  • 1/4 cup butter, cubed
  • 6 cups crisp rice cereal
  • 12 oval cream-filled chocolate sandwich cookies
  • 1 tube white decorating gel
  • 1 can (16 ounces) chocolate frosting
  • Halloween sprinkles

Nutritional Facts

1 piece equals 404 calories, 17 g fat (7 g saturated fat), 10 mg cholesterol, 345 mg sodium, 60 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 2 g protein.


  1. In a large saucepan, combine marshmallows and butter. Cook and stir over medium-low heat until melted and blended. Remove from the heat; stir in cereal. Press into a greased 13-in. x 9-in. dish; cool. Cut into 12 squares and set aside.
  2. Cut a 1/2-in. piece from the bottom of each sandwich cookie. Crush removed cookie pieces; set aside. Write "RIP" on each cookie, using white decorating gel.
  3. Position cereal squares on a large serving tray. With 2 tablespoons frosting, form a circle on each cereal square; top each with a decorated cookie. Sprinkle reserved crumbs around tombstones; add Halloween sprinkles. Yield: 12 servings.
Originally published as Ghostly Graveyard in Simple & Delicious September/October 2008, p37

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Reviewed Sep. 10, 2014

"this is only one kind of graveyard recipe mine has more to it."

Reviewed Nov. 5, 2011

"We made these for my daughter's Halloween party. Couldn't find the cookies so we used Deluxe Grahams-they worked great. These looked awesome on the plate, however, by the time you put all the frosting on to hold the cookie, it was very sweet. Most people pulled the cookie and some of the frosting off. I think next time I will just do a few with the cookie tombstones and frost the rest of the rice krispie treats and sprinkle with Halloween sprinkles."

Reviewed Nov. 2, 2011

"Had fun making these for Halloween!!"

Reviewed Oct. 28, 2011

"These were such a hit a kid's Halloween party! I couldn't find oval cream-filled chocolate sandwich cookies, so I used Keebler Vienna Fingers and used crushed oreos for the crumbs (didn't need to cut off the bottom of each cookies, they just pressed right into the icing). I also used red decorating gel to show up on the white cookies and it was easier to "RIP at a diagonal which looked just fine."

Reviewed Oct. 11, 2010

"These look really good. My kids would love these."

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