Monday, August 27, 2012

Add clever epitaphs to cookies 'n cream fudge tombstones this Halloween.

I bet at least a few of you figured I'd make these Cookies 'n Cream Fudge Tombstones for Halloween. After I used cookie filled white chocolate fudge to create Edible Garden Stones for Mother's Day, Candy Rocks for Father's Day, and Sweet Serenity Stones for any day, I couldn't resist making these edible gravestones for Halloween.

I can't wait to share them with my friends at our zombie themed Halloween party this year. I will probably create an entire graveyard scene like I have pictured above to display some of my tombstones, then I'll place a nice variety of small tombstones on a tray to be sure my guests know they are made of candy. At the end of the evening if there are still tombstones in my graveyard, I'll package them up in some cellophane bags and pass them out to my guest. To create my scene, I used green colored coconut for the grass and cookie crumbs for the dirt. The hands were sculpted out of modeling chocolate. 

Individual fudge tombstones would make great place settings for a Halloween dinner party and smaller tombstones would make perfect toppers for cupcakes. They could even be used for an Over the Hill birthday party.

Making the cookies 'n cream fudge for this project is quick and easy and turning the fudge into tombstones is equally simple if you have a variety of cookie cutters, but if you don't, you can just cut out your shapes using a knife. The most time consuming part of this project is arranging the letters that will be stamped onto each grave marker, but it is so worth it; having unique epitaphs on each stone really makes them more interesting.

Cookies 'n Cream Fudge Tombstones

You'll need:

1 batch of  Cookies 'n Cream Fudge (click here for the recipe)
tombstone shaped cookie cutters in various sizes
letter stamps (see links at bottom of post)

9" round or square baking pan lined with non-stick aluminum foil or parchment paper*
cutting board

 grass: green colored coconut (Put coconut in a zip top bag, add green food coloring, close bag, and shake.)
dirt: chocolate cookie crumbs
 hands: flesh colored modeling chocolate or fondant (recipe here)

*This will create tombstones that are about 1/2" to 3/4" thick. If you want tombstones for cupcake toppers, pour the fudge into a larger pan so you can make them thinner.


Make one batch of cookies 'n cream fudge (recipe here,) and follow the directions to create a large round or square stone using a non-stick tin foil lined pan. Allow fudge to cool completely. Remove cooled fudge from pan and peel off foil. Set on cutting board. 

Use tombstone shaped cookie cutters to cut out shapes from the fudge. Take scraps of fudge and smash them into a ball. Flatten the fudge to about the same thickness you just cut through. Cut out more shapes. Repeat until you'd used all of your fudge. Use garden stone stamps, a clay embossing set featuring alphabet stamps, or any rubber alphabet stamps that fit to create funny epitaphs for each candy tombstone. Simply press them into the fudge and remove.

The epitaphs I used on my edible tombstones:

Diane T. Meacha (dying to meet ya)
Barry D. Alive (buried alive)
Al B. Back (I'll be back)
Doug T. Deep (dug too deep)
Tom T. Go (time to go)
Ima Goner (I'm a goner)
Ben Ill (been ill)
Ule B. Next (you'll be next)

Store your fudge tombstones in an airtight container for up to several weeks. 

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  1. Sooooo, yeah.....these are awesome. Seriously. I'm pretty sure we will be stealing this idea for this year's Halloween party! :)

  2. Who knew what fun you could have with a tombstone! Love these!

  3. oooh I LOVE the stone stamps - great links to amazon too - smart! I am ordering some now. I am excited to make this - I am going to try to make some your rock fudge for back to school and put "this year will rock" on the tag for teachers and staff!

    1. Oh, great idea!!!! I love it. Be sure to send me some pictures so I can share with everyone.

  4. These are adorable Beth, thanks for sharing!

  5. Gotta get me some of those letter stamps! Love the set of hands sicking up put of the ground!

  6. What a fantastic idea for Halloween!
    Pinning :)

  7. These are great, I love all of your rock ideas, the cookies and cream fudge works soo well!

  8. These cookies will be perfect for your zombie party. Love the theme.

  9. Oh I just love how cute this is!! I'll definitely be getting myself those tombstone cutters!! Visiting from Mom on Timeout :)

  10. This is amazing! This would go great for a Disney Haunted Mansion family fun night =-) Seriously you amaze me with your creativity & execution! Thanks for linking up to TGIF! I always LOVE seeing what you've created!!
    Beth =-)
    P.S. Shared with my readers on Facebook too.

    1. Thanks! Great idea to use these for a Haunted Mansion night. So fun.

  11. So cute! I think Halloween might be my favourite holiday (:

  12. These are so awesome! How fun for a Halloween party! Thanks so much for sharing at Mom On Timeout!

  13. Wow! It is a brilliant idea for halloween! I am charmed with it! and, in addition ...... tiene que estar de muerte!!!! jajaja

  14. Very Creative...these are going to be GREAT fun to make next Halloween. Thanks for sharing!

  15. Hello! I have used your recipe to make my own tombstones for cupcakes! Pics etc are here:
    Thank you so much for the idea / recipe! Your blog is great!

  16. Thanks so much for sharing the recipe! Happy Halloween!!

  17. Oh my, this looks so good, thank you for posting this up, going to be giving this a go.



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