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Tombstone Treats

 Tombstone Treats
"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."
16 ServingsPrep: 45 min. Bake: 10 min. + cooling

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 King Arthur Unbleached 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

Directions

  • 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.
  • 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.

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Tombstone Treats (continued)

Directions (continued)

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
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.