Your Halloween party guests will be dying to try these delicious Candy Tombstones inscribed with funny epitaphs. The cookies and cream fudge gravestones are easy to make using just 3 ingredients.
My Cookies and Cream Fudge Rocks have been so popular that I've used the easy fudge recipe to make Edible Garden Stones for Mother's Day, Candy Rocks for Valentine's Day, and Sweet Serenity Stones for any day.
I couldn't resist making these candy gravestones for our zombie-themed Halloween party.
The fudge itself is super easy to make by melting white chocolate and sweetened condensed milk and blending in OREO Cookie crumbs. You pour it into a pan, let it firm up, and then cut it into tombstones using cookie cutters or a knife.
Then, the fun begins. You'll use alphabet stamps to inscribe the tombstones with funny names like, Barry D. Alive, Ima Ghost, Diane T. Meacha.
How fun would these be to use as place cards for a Halloween or Over the Hill dinner party?
I plan to serve the fudge headstones as pictured above in a graveyard nestled among green coconut grass and cookie-crumb dirt. I can't wait to see how my party guests react to these hilarious treats.
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Cookies 'n Cream Fudge Tombstones
cookies and cream fudge
white chocolate chips or white candy melts
sweetened condensed milk
optional edible decorations for a graveyard
green colored coconut - To make the edible green grass for your graveyard, place coconut in a zip-top bag, add green food coloring, close the bag, and shake until the coconut turns green.
chocolate cookies - Crush the cookies into small crumbles to make edible dirt.
flesh-colored modeling chocolate or fondant to make hands
tombstone cookie cutters in various sizes
small plastic alphabet stamps
8-inch or 9-inch square baking pan lined with non-stick aluminum foil or parchment paper
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Make the cookies and cream fudge.
- Combine the white chocolate and sweetened condensed milk in a medium saucepan.
- Set the pan on the stovetop over LOW heat.
- Heat until about 50% of the white chocolate has melted then remove from the heat (or turn off the gas).
- Let the pan rest for 5 minutes, then stir the fudge until smooth and creamy.
- Stir in chocolate cookie crumbs until the fudge looks grey and speckled with cookie crumbs.
- Pour into lined an 8-inch or 9-inch square pan.
- Cover and set aside for about 4 hours until the fudge firms up. To speed up the process, refrigerate the fudge for about 2 hours.
- Remove the fudge from the pan, peel off the tin foil or parchment paper, and set it on a cutting board.
This will create tombstones that are about ½" to ¾" thick. If you want tombstones for cupcake toppers, pour the fudge into a larger pan so you can make them thinner.
Imprint the fudge tombstones with funny names.
- Use tombstone 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've 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 a stamp into the fudge and then lift it out of the fudge. You may need to experiment with the pressure. If you press too hard, you'll leave a square impression in the fudge around the letter.
Tips: Cover the fudge tombstones that you haven't inscribed with plastic wrap to keep them from drying out. If they dry too much, they will crack as you imprint them.
Here are 25 funny names to add to your candy 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)
Imma Ghost (I'm a ghost)
Wee G. Bord (Ouija board)
Rustin Peace (rest in peace)
Hugo First (you go first)
Eileen Dover (I leaned over)
Yul B. Next (you'll be next)
Dee Compose (decompose)
Anita Moore-Tishan (I need a mortician)
Otto B. Alive (aught to be alive)
Perry Noid (paranoid)
Will B. Back (will be back)
Stella Live (still alive)
Rick Amortis (rigamortis)
Anita Newhart (I need a new heart)
Yule B. Sorry (you'll be sorry)
Cy Yonara (sayonara)
Store your fudge tombstones in an airtight container for up to several weeks.
Tombstone-shaped cookies and cream fudge imprinted with funny epitaphs.
- 24 ounces white chocolate chips or white candy melts
- 14 ounces (1 can) sweetened condensed milk
- 6 OREO Cookies
Line an 8-inch or 9-inch square pan with non-stick tin foil or parchment paper.
Combine the white chocolate and sweetened condensed milk in a medium saucepan.
Set the pan on the stovetop over LOW heat.
Heat until about 50% of the white chocolate has melted then remove from the heat (or turn off the gas).
Let the pan rest for 5 minutes, then stir the fudge until smooth and creamy.
Crush the cookies into crumbs and stir them into the fudge.
Pour the cookies and cream fudge into lined an 8-inch or 9-inch square pan.
Cover and set aside for about 4 hours until the fudge firms up. To speed up the process, refrigerate the fudge for about 2 hours.
Remove the fudge from the pan, peel off the tin foil or parchment paper, and set it on a cutting board.
Cut the fudge using a variety of tombstone cookie cutters.
Knead the scraps of fudge together. Then flatten the fudge out and cut more tombstones.
Use small plastic alphabet stamps to imprint the fudge tombstones with funny names or epitaphs.
Cover the fudge tombstones that you haven't inscribed with plastic wrap to keep them from drying out. If they dry too much, they will crack as you press the alphabet stamps into them.
Store your fudge in an airtight container at room temperature for up to a week. You can also freeze the fudge tombstones in a well-sealed zip-top bag for up to 3 months. Thaw in the bag for several hours before removing the fudge. This will keep condensation from forming on the candy.