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Ghosts in the Graveyard

A treat, not a trick, for Halloween

By Mary Donahue, Online Managing Features Editor
October 29, 2006
Halloween food fare tends to run a narrow range between Snickers bars and Skittles, but if you feel devishly daring this Halloween you might try this wickedly delicious pudding-based dish. Both creative and tasty, this is perfect for parties and can be made either in a casserole dish or parfait style in individual serving cups.

Halloween + Pudding = Spookalicious! <i>photo courtesy of</i>
Halloween + Pudding = Spookalicious! photo courtesy of

Makes about 18 servings or six parfaits

- 13 x 9 inch baking dish
- Large bowl
- Metal whisk

- 15 sandwich cookies, crushed
- 3 cups cold milk
- 2 pkgs. chocolate instant pudding & pie filling mix
- 1 tub (12 oz.) Cool Whip whipped topping, thawed
- Various candies to decorate graveyard with


1. Pour cold milk into a large bowl and add instant pudding mix. Beat with a wire whisk for two minutes and then let stand for five minutes

2. Gently stir in 3 cups of whipped topping and half of cookie crumbs

3. Spread evenly into baking dish and sprinkle with remaining cookie crumbs. You can also layer pudding and cookie crumbs into clear plastic cup to create individual servings. Refrigerate for at least one hour

4. Decorate with remaining whipped topping (ghosts), candy corn pumpkins, Milano-cookie gravestones, licorice skeletons or whatever else you can think of

5. Cover and store leftovers in the refrigerator