Recipe Box: Cookie Dough Graveyard is a Spookalicious Halloween Treat

🎃 Kids will love to make this not-so-spooky Halloween dessert

By Erika Veduccio, editor of Macaroni Kid EATS! October 20, 2020

This cookie dough graveyard is the perfect dessert for Halloween! The recipe uses edible cookie dough for the base, crushed chocolate cereal or graham crackers for the dirt, and cookies for the tombstones.

The best part of this activity is piecing the graveyard together! My kids liked using licorice to create the spooky trees and the pumpkin candies and candy corn to create a graveyard look. Get creative!

Cookie Dough Graveyard

  • Edible cookie dough
  • 2 cups of chocolate cereal or four graham crackers
  • Candy corn and pumpkin candy
  • Licorice
  • Mini marshmallows
  • 6 oval vanilla and chocolate filled cookies (like Pepperidge Farms' Milano cookies)
  • Orange frosting
  • 1 container black glitter gel icing

STEP ONE: Spread the edible cookie dough in the pan. We used a glass pie pan. 

STEP TWO: Crush the chocolate cereal or graham crackers. We used a zipper baggie to cut down on the mess. (This is the "dirt" you will use to cover the edible cookie dough.)

STEP THREE: Make marshmallow ghosts. Use the candy corn as the body of the ghost. Place it, wide end down, in the dough where you want your ghosts. Use the black glitter gel to make two eyes on your marshmallow — the ghost "head" — then gently push the marshmallow "head" onto your candy corn "body."

STEP FOUR: Make tombstones. The vanilla and chocolate filled cookies are a perfect shape to make tombstones. Write "RIP" (or whatever you wish!) on the "tombstones" with the black frosting gel and then push them into the cookie dough. We used orange frosting to help anchor the "tombstones" in the cookie dough.

STEP FIVE: Make spooky trees. Use scissors to cut black licorice sticks in half. Then, from the top, cut three parts. These are your "branches."

STEP SIX: Use the candy corn and pumpkin candies to decorate and orange frosting to help anchor the decorations where needed.

Do we need to tell you what's next? Take pictures of your creation of course! Then dive in like the ghouls you are and gobble up your masterpiece. Yum!

This article originally appeared in Macaroni Kid EATS!