Graveyard Chocolate Dirt Cups

Graveyard Chocolate Dirt Cups

Great for Halloween or spooky October celebrations, these Graveyard Chocolate Dirt Cups are quick, easy and fun to make. A simple cookie crust is added first, then the filling is made using chocolate pudding and Whipped Icing Mix. Place some candy eyeballs around the edge of your cups as you fill them for a creepy and fun decoration! Finally, add a candy tombstone and some Halloween sprinkles and, in no time, you’ll have a cute Halloween dessert everyone is sure to love!
  • Skill LevelBeginner
    Amount12 Treats


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  1. Make tombstones. Melt Candy Melts candy colors, separately, in decorating bags, following package instructions.

    Pipe outline of tombstone on waxed or parchment paper, about 2 in. tall by 1-1/2 in. wide; fill in. Tap and smooth.

    Make 3 tombstones in each color (Bright Pink, Blue, Vibrant Green, Turquoise) for a total 12 tombstones. Chill until set, about 15 minutes.

  2. Prepare dirt cakes. In the bowl of a food processor, process cookies until coarse crumbs form. Remove cookie crumbs and process 1/3 cups Dark Cocoa Candy Melts candy until finely ground. Add to cookie crumbs.

    Mix 2 cups cookie crumbs with melted butter, then press small amount of cookie crumbs mixture into each cup. Chill while preparing filling.

  3. Prepare filling. Melt remaining 1 cup Dark Cocoa Candy Melts according to package instructions. In a large bowl, beat cream cheese with an electric mixer on low speed until smooth. Add melted candy and beat until combined.

    In a medium bowl, whisk together pudding mix and milk according to package directions until it is soft set. Add pudding to cream cheese mixture; beat until combined.

    Prepare Whipped Icing Mix according to package instructions. Stir into pudding mixture until well-blended.

    Place in decorating bag; cut 1/2 in. tip in bag. Pipe some pudding into each cup, then place large and small candy eyes around outer edge of cups before filling completely (eyes facing outwards).

    Continue until cups are evenly filled.

  4. Decorate cups. Top cups with remaining cookie crumbs. Add 1 pumpkin decoration to each cup. Top with sprinkles.

    Using black icing tube, pipe “RIP” on each tombstone. Place 1 tombstone into each cup. Chill until ready to serve.


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