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
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: 404 calories, 17g fat (7g saturated fat), 10mg cholesterol, 345mg sodium, 60g carbohydrate (37g sugars, 1g fiber), 2g 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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DVeaver82 User ID: 6918221 175103
Reviewed Sep. 10, 2014

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

jessescrew User ID: 3432350 105956
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."

durfeefam User ID: 2631932 90566
Reviewed Nov. 2, 2011

"Had fun making these for halloween!!"

s_pants User ID: 174050 176813
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."

BirdWatchinFool User ID: 5929 107577
Reviewed Oct. 11, 2010

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

tecnokitty User ID: 4104633 105952
Reviewed Nov. 1, 2009

"This came out great & was a lot of fun!"

Jan Armstrong User ID: 2460657 141969
Reviewed Oct. 22, 2009

"Made these for a picnic at the "Pumpkin Patch" where we take our grandchildren during the halloween season. They were a great hit!"

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