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Tombstone Treats

My brother loves Rice Krispies squares, and my mom loves sugar cookies. I came up with a cute treat they'd both like.
  • 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 (16-1/2 ounces) refrigerated sugar cookie dough
  • 2/3 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon water
  • 4 drops green food coloring
  • 1-1/2 cups sweetened shredded coconut
  • Black paste food coloring
  • Vanilla frosting
  • Brown decorating icing
  • 1 cup semisweet chocolate chips, melted
  • Candy pumpkins

Directions

  • In a large saucepan over low heat, melt butter. Stir in marshmallows until melted. Remove from heat. Stir in cereal until well coated. With a buttered spatula, press into a greased 13x9-in. pan. Cool.
  • 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.
  • Along bottom edge of each cookie, insert two toothpicks halfway into dough. Bake at 350° until edges are golden brown, 8-10 minutes. 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 in a shallow pan in a 350° oven for 5-10 minutes or cook in a skillet over low heat until golden brown, stirring occasionally. Set aside. Using black paste food coloring, tint frosting gray. Frost sugar cookies; decorate with brown decorating icing.
  • Cut cereal bars into 3x2-in. rectangles; spread with melted chocolate chips. Using toothpicks, insert cookies into cereal bars. Decorate with coconut and candies as desired.
Nutrition Facts
1 treat: 358 calories, 15g fat (8g saturated fat), 15mg cholesterol, 306mg sodium, 55g carbohydrate (25g sugars, 1g fiber), 4g protein.
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  • josafiend
    Aug 29, 2013

    So fun, easy and cute!

  • Arlie60
    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.

  • GStaelens
    Oct 9, 2008

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    Oct 1, 2007

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    Oct 30, 2006

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