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Graveyard Treat Recipe

Serves 12


  • 2 1/4 cup chocolate wafer cookie crumbs, divided
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 stick margarine
  • 8 oz low-fat cream cheese, very soft
  • 1 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 1 container cool whip (8 oz)
  • 2 cup boiling water
  • 1 pkg orange jello, 8 serving size (or 2 4 serving size)
  • 1/2 cup cold water
  • Ice cubes
  • Decorations:
  • Assorted rectangle-shaped (with rounded edges) sandwich cookies (something which has ends which are the general shape of the top of a tombstone - it's the shape that counts here), both vanilla and chocolate
  • Decorator icing tubes in orange, green and brown
  • Candy corn and pumpkins (approximately same size as candy corn)


1. Mix 2 cup of the cookie crumbs, sugar and margarine in 13x9" pan.
2. Press firmly onto bottom of pan.
3. Refrigerate.
4. Mix cream cheese, confectioners' sugar and 1 cup Cool Whip.
5. Spread evenly over the first layer.
6. Chill.
7. Stir boiling water into gelatin bowl for 2 mins or until dissolved well.
8. Mix cold water and ice to make 1-1/2 cup Stir into gelatin until slightly thickened.
9. Remove any remaining ice.
10. If jello is not slightly thickened, refrigerate until it is.
11. Gently spoon over cream cheese layer.
12. Refrigerate 3 hours or until firm.
13. Spread remaining whipped topping over jello.
14. Sprinkle with remaining cookie crumbs.
15. Decorate as graveyard: To make tombstones, using icing, decorate top half of sandwich cookies with items like "Boo," "RIP," skull and crossbones, pumpkins, or circles with smaller circles inside to look like scary eyes, add squiggly lines for frightening eyebrows.
16. When icing has dried, insert bottom halves of cookies into dessert in uneven rows of 2 and 3 cookie to simulate a graveyard, using about 13 cookies in all.
17. Scatter candy corn and pumpkins around tombstones.


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Main Ingredient:Dairy / Cheese

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