By Wildflour on October 24, 2006
Photo by Wildflour
Photo by Wildflour
"Really cute rice crispy treat squares with decorated tombstones on top, coconut "grass" and candy pumpkins! Original recipe came from the Oct/Nov 2006 Taste of Home issue. (*See my notes if making for small children!)"
Serving Size: 1 (1324 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 1
"This was such a fun and easy Halloween treat! I had too many little ones coming to our party and didn't want to use toothpicks to anchor the tombstone cookies. I cut the rice krispie treats in two parts and dipped one end on each piece into the chocolate. I then placed the cookie in between the two chocolate dipped ends and pressed them together with the cookie sandwiched in between them. This was soo easy and worked great because the chocolate hardens once dried. Plus, once you cover the chocolate with coconut grass, you cannot see any excess chocolate."
"I used lemon and strawberry Gluten free glutino wafer cookies as the tombstones and iced over them. Everything else was th same. It was very doable and really is a standout holiday treat!"
"Loved these. I had a tombstone cookie cutter so I used that instead of making my own tombstones. These were delicious and the rice krispy treats turned out perfect. The trick is really to put your stove on the lowest heat and wait and wait. It takes forever, but this will give you soft and chewy rice krispy's as apposed to hard ones. The hardest part for me was sticking the toothpicked cookies into the rice krispy treats without messing up the frosting on the cookies. Great recipe though"
"This makes a very cute presentation but if you live in a moist state like Florida you might have a problem. I bought the store bought cookie dough and it did not need any extra flour. As the cookies bake they really spreads out. As soon as they come out of the oven I had to trim them all to look like head stones again because they looked like blobs. Work quickly they set up fast. After frosting the cookies they became very most and some broke. As for writing with the gel, I also tried using a toothpick but it was a pain so I went to my trusty piping bag and used Royal frosting to write on the cookies. All in all it came out well, I put the broke cookies across the tombstones and it actually looked more authentic. The guests were thrilled and how can rice crispy treats attached to a sugar cookie not taste good? Thanks for the recipe."
"I was so looking forward to attempting these even though I was somewhat intimidated by the challenge, but I was amazed by how easy they actually were to make! The results are so impressive and everyone loved them! The other thing that impressed me was how much I enjoyed the flavors of the Rice Krispy bar with the chocolate and the coconut (I left it un-toasted too-it was still fabulous!)-delicious! It was fun coming up with different sayings for the tombstones and this ended up being one of my favorite new recipes for the Halloween season. Thanks so much for the fun recipe and the nummy treats!"
"Like the person from Fla said, my cookies did not come out right at all. However....I was not tricked! I had Biscoff cookies in the cupboard, and did 2 per Rice Krispie treat vs one cookie. I frosted the backside of the cookie which was level vs the front which has a design on it. My husband loves the idea...I made them for him to take to work tomorrow. I bought store bought rice krispie treats in the value pack...so I got 16 treats. At Walgreens they had packages of pumpkins and candy corns that were just about perfect for making these. I dumped the extra candy corn in the pan for the grazers!"
"This is a great recipe. Perfect for halloween. Thanks for sharing"
"I made these for my son's kindergarten Halloween party and the children LOVED them. What I like best about them is, since I had to make a ton of them I could buy everything "pre-made" and just assemble it, so it went much quicker than if I had to make everything from scratch first. It was pretty time consuming assembling them, but worth it for the kids!"
"We had a lot of fun making these. Although I am def. not a good sculpture!! I did not have a cookie cutter to make tombstones so I free handed it. But nevertheless the party at daycare was a hit and the kids gobbled them up!! Thank you for such a fun and very easy recipe!!"
"We had fun. I made my own cookie dough as we cannot buy plain cookie dough in Australia. I made the cookies in shape of headstones and then covered them in grey icing (frosting with black colouring). We then added more black to leftover icing for the writing. We too did not have any halloween lollies so we used worms."
"These were really fun to make. I used only frosting to seal the cookie to the Rice Krispie treats and it worked fine. I couldn't find any candy pumpkins. They never seem to be anywhere when you are actually looking for them. Instead I used gummy worms and they looked great. People commented on how creepy they looked with the worms"
"I made these tonight for my son's first grade halloween party. They look great. They were quite time consuming. I cheated and bought already made rice krispie treats (all were the same size..lol). I didn't use the toothpicks since it was going to school. I used a toothpick to write the words with the black decorator gel. I think I bought pumpkins that were to big, but all turned out okay anyway."
"Tombstone made out of cookie dough. WOW very nice."
"These are great. I made them up for a co-worker's 50th birthday party. Really cute idea. I had some issues getting the cookies to not spread out too much. Instead of toothpicks I used royal icing (Mirj's recipe) which worked great to hold the tombstones up."
"we made these as a Brownie craft. The girls loved it and the leaders did too."
"Ok, I Absolutely LOVED this recipe. I sent these to my son's Kindergarten Class before Halloween and they were so excited about them that they didn't want to eat them. I also changed it up a bit. Instead of using cookies as a head stone, I used Halloween Graveyard Goodies which were little headstones with an extra treat inside. Absolutely Perfect. No baking involved. Also instead of using frosting for the coconut to stick, I used the marshmallow Fluff. Overall, I recommend these to anyone. Very simple and yet so appealing. thanks."
"I made these for my son's grade four class and sent the extras into my husbands work. They loved them. I could not find pre-made sugar cookie dough, so I used recipe#40470 and for the icing recipe#64015. They were quite a bit of work but worth the effort. They looked quite impressive when they were all set out on the tray. Thanks Wildflour for such a unique Halloween treat."
"Cute and fun idea for the kids to make at Halloween. They loved it!"
"This is such a cute idea. I'm always afraid to try things like this because they never work but this one was GREAT!! I used icing instead of chocolate chips and Gingerbread cookies instead of sugar cookies. Otherwise followed directions. Thanks Wildflour!!"
"Oh so darn cute! I will defeinitely be making these this Halloween for my staff."