Tombstone Treats Recipe
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Tombstone Treats Recipe

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"My brother loves Rice Krispies squares, and my mom loves sugar cookies," shares Jill Wright, Dixon, Illinois. "So, I came up with a cute treat they'd both like."
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 45 min. Bake: 10 min. + cooling
MAKES:16 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 45 min. Bake: 10 min. + cooling
MAKES: 16 servings

Ingredients

  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 4 cups miniature marshmallows
  • 7-1/2 cups crisp rice cereal
  • 1 tube (18 ounces) refrigerated sugar cookie dough
  • 2/3 cup all-purpose flour
  • 32 wooden toothpicks
  • 1 teaspoon water
  • 4 drops green food coloring
  • 1-1/2 cups flaked coconut
  • Black decorating gel
  • Vanilla frosting
  • 1 cup (6 ounces) semisweet chocolate chips, melted
  • Candy pumpkins

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 each) equals 358 calories, 15 g fat (8 g saturated fat), 15 mg cholesterol, 306 mg sodium, 55 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 4 g protein.

Directions

  1. In a large saucepan over low heat, melt butter. Stir in marshmallows until completely melted. Remove from the heat. Stir in cereal until well coated. Press into a greased 13-in. x 9-in. pan with a buttered spatula. Cool.
  2. In a large bowl, beat cookie dough and flour until combined. On a lightly floured surface, roll out dough to 1/4-in. thickness. Trace tombstone pattern onto waxed paper; cut out 16 tombstones from dough. Place 2 in. apart on ungreased baking sheets.
  3. Along bottom edge of each cookie, insert two toothpicks halfway into the dough. Bake at 350° for 8-10 minutes or until edges are golden brown. Remove to wire racks to cool.
  4. In a large resealable plastic bag, combine water and green food coloring. Add coconut; seal bag and shake to coat. Toast coconut; set aside. Using black gel, tint frosting gray. Frost sugar cookies; decorate with black gel.
  5. Cut cereal bars into 3-in. x 2-in. rectangles; spread with melted chocolate. Using toothpicks, insert cookies into cereal bars. Decorate with coconut and candies as desired. Yield: 16 servings.
Originally published as Tombstone Treats in Taste of Home October/November 2006, p17

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 each) equals 358 calories, 15 g fat (8 g saturated fat), 15 mg cholesterol, 306 mg sodium, 55 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 4 g protein.

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Reviewed Aug. 29, 2013

So fun, easy and cute!

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Reviewed Sep. 23, 2010

I did a halloween dinner for my kids. I used the tombstones as place cards. I did them up a little different, and put there names on it like RIP Mark. Everyone loved them.

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