Growing up my mom always liked to make fun treats for holidays. Halloween was no exception. She was well-known among my friends for making elaborately decorated chocolate lollipops and a few times made this dessert called Ghosts in the Graveyard.
Last year while I was rummaging through her recipes, I found this recipe written out. There was no photo but I remembered it instantly.
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- package of Jell-O chocolate pudding (determine what size you’ll need according to the dish you will use)
- milk (determine how much you’ll need according to the directions on the box)
- 12 oz tub of Cool Whip, thawed
- 1 package of chocolate sandwich cookies (We use Schar gluten free Chocolate O’s)
- 1 package of vanilla sandwich cookies (We use Schar gluten free vanilla sandwich cremes – they’re rectangular!)
- chocolate sprinkles or mini chocolate chips
1. Make the pudding according to the package directions. I used a small serving dish and then also made 3 small bowls so the girls could each have their own. I used 1 large box of pudding and put the pudding in the refrigerator to set.
2. Crush the chocolate sandwich cookies. You can easily do this by putting the cookies into a large storage bag and hitting rolling it with a rolling pin until the pieces are small. (This is a great job for kids who want to help.) Add the crushed cookies to the top of the pudding.
3. Spoon Cool Whip into a sandwich sized or quart sized storage bag. Cut a small edge of one corner with very sharp scissors so you can pipe the Cool Whip out of it.
4. Place the sandwich cookies in the dish where you’d want the tombstones to be. I added 4 to this dish but could have added more.
5. Add your ghosts by piping the Cool Whip into the spots you desire. I added a few chocolate sprinkles for the eyes. You can also add mini chocolate chips or regular sized chocolate chips if your ghosts are larger. I also added a vanilla sandwich cookie to look like a tombstone.
Do you have any Halloween treats that you loved from your childhood?
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