Graveyard Pudding

This Graveyard Pudding is fast and easy for a spooky dessert or Halloween party and it’s easy enough for little ones to help with, too.

You can put a twist on this dessert by adding Gummi worms, candy corns, candy pumpkins, or even plastic spiders to make it even more festive and spooky. You could even put guests’ names or family  members’ names on the tombstones for extra fun.

Serving size: 4 large pudding cups

Ingredients

  • 1 box of instant chocolate pudding mix (I prefer homemade pudding. Here’s a good homemade chocolate pudding recipe to try)
  • 1/2 package of Oreos or chocolate sandwich cookies, cream filling removed and cookies crushed
  • Oval-shaped vanilla cookies (to be used as headstones–Nabisco or Pepperidge Farm Milano cookies work well)
  • Tubes of decorating icing–orange, red, and brown work well  (feel free to use homemade icing if you wish, I’m just lazy :P)

Graveyard Decorations

The following make fun additions:

  • Candy corns
  • Candy pumpkins
  • Gummi worms
  • Small plastic spiders or cobwebs
  • Mini-monsters

Directions

  1. Prepare pudding as directed and set aside to slightly cool (approx. 10 minutes).
  2. If using Gummi worms, place a worm or two at the bottom of the cup. Pour pudding over the top of the worms; filling cup about 2/3 of the way up (you need enough room to add the Oreo “dirt”).
  3. Place pudding cups in the fridge for approximately 1 hour to set.
  4. In the meantime, remove the white cream fillings from the Oreos and discard. Crush the cookies in a plastic bag with a rolling pin or in a food processor. Set aside.
  5. Arrange a few Milano cookies on a plate or other flat surface and use the tubes of decorating icing to decorate your tombstones. “RIP” or “BOO” are traditional, but if you have a finer icing tip, it would be fun to add your family’s names or guest names to the tombstones. Allow the icing time enough to set.
  6. After the hour is up, remove the pudding cups from the fridge and carefully insert the cookie tombstones into the pudding.
  7. Top the pudding with crushed Oreos around the tombstone.
  8. Decorate with candies or plastic scary items as desired. Small plastic spiders, cobwebs, or mini monsters are a nice addition.
  9. Return to the fridge to continue the setting process.

 

Graveyard Pudding
 
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Recipe type: Desserts
Cuisine: Holidays
Serves: 4
Ingredients
  • 1 box of instant chocolate pudding mix (I prefer homemade pudding. Here's a good homemade chocolate pudding recipe to try)
  • 1/2 package of Oreos or chocolate sandwich cookies, cream filling removed and cookies crushed
  • Oval-shaped vanilla cookies (to be used as headstones--Nabisco or Pepperidge Farm Milano cookies work well)
  • Tubes of decorating icing--orange, red, and brown work well (feel free to use homemade icing if you wish, I'm just lazy :P)
Instructions
  1. Prepare pudding as directed and set aside to slightly cool (approx. 10 minutes).
  2. If using Gummi worms, place a worm or two at the bottom of the cup. Pour pudding over the top of the worms; filling cup about 2/3 of the way up (you need enough room to add the Oreo "dirt").
  3. Place pudding cups in the fridge for approximately 1 hour to set.
  4. In the meantime, remove the white cream fillings from the Oreos and discard. Crush the cookies in a plastic bag with a rolling pin or in a food processor. Set aside.
  5. Arrange a few Milano cookies on a plate or other flat surface and use the tubes of decorating icing to decorate your tombstones. "RIP" or "BOO" are traditional, but if you have a finer icing tip, it would be fun to add your family's names or guest names to the tombstones. Allow the icing time enough to set.
  6. After the hour is up, remove the pudding cups from the fridge and carefully insert the cookie tombstones into the pudding.
  7. Top the pudding with crushed Oreos around the tombstone.
  8. Decorate with candies or plastic scary items as desired. Small plastic spiders, cobwebs, or mini monsters are a nice addition.
  9. Return to the fridge to continue the setting process.
Notes
Graveyard Decorations The following make fun additions: candy corns, candy pumpkins, Gummi worms, small plastic spiders or cobwebs, mini-monsters

About Jen

Jen is owner, author, and creative mind behind Bakerette. Jen eats a vegan diet and recently converted Bakerette to a plant-based website that offers a smattering of healthful recipes! Jen is author of the cookbook Festive Feasts: Meals and Memories from Halloween to Christmas, which can be purchased online at Amazon or Barnes & Noble.

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