Ghosts in the Graveyard

This recipe was posted in response to a request for Halloween desserts. My birthday is on Halloween, and my mom made this adorable dessert many times for my birthday parties as a child. Feel free to be as elaborate as you like with the graveyard "decorations". There's lots of fun candy out there to experiment with. I hope you and your family enjoy this as much as I did! Cook time is chill time.

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1hr 10mins
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ingredients

  • 15 Oreo cookies
  • 3 cups cold milk
  • 2 (3 1/2 ounce) packages instant chocolate pudding mix
  • 1 (8 ounce) container Cool Whip, thawed
  • Graveyard decorations

  • oval shaped vanilla cookies (to be used as the headstones Nabisco or Pepperidge Farm Milano work well!)
  • candy corn or candy corn, pupmkins
  • gummy worms
  • tubes of decorating icing (orange, red and brown are nice)

directions

  • Crush the oreo cookies in a plastic bag using a rolling pin, or in a food processor.
  • Pour milk into large bowl.
  • Add pudding mixes.
  • Beat with wire whisk 2 minutes or until well blended.
  • Let pudding stand 5 minutes.
  • Gently stir in 1/2 each of the whipped topping and crushed cookies.
  • Spoon into 13x9-inch dish; sprinkle with remaining crushed cookies to be the"dirt" of the graveyard.
  • Refrigerate for at least an hour or until ready to serve.
  • Decorate the remaining cookies with assorted icings to resemble tombstones,"RIP" and"BOO" are nice sayings; stand up cookies in top of dessert like graves.
  • Add candies and plastic"scary" creatures, if using.
  • Drop remaining whipped topping by spoonfuls onto dessert to resemble ghosts.
  • What works best is to make the cool-whip"ghosts" ahead on a cookie sheet and store them in the freezer until ready to use.
  • That way they don't flop over.
  • Two or three small, round dollups of cool-whip (like a snowman) make nice looking ghosts.
  • You should be able to make 2 or 3 ghosts.
  • Remove"ghosts" from the freezer and give them"eyes" and a"mouth" using the brown decorating icing.
  • Place"ghosts" in the graveyard.
  • Small plastic spiders, cobwebs, or mini monsters are a nice addition too.
  • To serve, just scoop out into bowls.
  • Store leftover dessert in refrigerator.
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"This recipe was posted in response to a request for Halloween desserts. My birthday is on Halloween, and my mom made this adorable dessert many times for my birthday parties as a child. Feel free to be as elaborate as you like with the graveyard "decorations". There's lots of fun candy out there to experiment with. I hope you and your family enjoy this as much as I did! Cook time is chill time."

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  1. CorriePDX
    I made a very similar recipe--identical, actually, except that it had no ghosts or gummy worms--that I found in a Jello cookbook and it was the hit of my Halloween party! Try ringing the "graveyard" with a candycorn fence, and scatter some candy around between the tombstones.
  2. Hadice
    I absolutely LOVE this recipe. It is so cute and fun for kids to help make around Halloween. I have even buried a mini coffin in the pudding for a party.
  3. Kozmic Blues
    This recipe was posted in response to a request for Halloween desserts. My birthday is on Halloween, and my mom made this adorable dessert many times for my birthday parties as a child. Feel free to be as elaborate as you like with the graveyard "decorations". There's lots of fun candy out there to experiment with. I hope you and your family enjoy this as much as I did! Cook time is chill time.
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