Friday, October 28, 2011

Graveyard Treat: A Dessert for Halloween

I know what I will be making for dessert this Halloween!  I guess after all the trick or treating, you don't really need more sweets, but who can resist? 


Graveyard Treat

Ingredients
  • 2 and 1/4 cups chocolate wafer cookie crumbs, divided
  • 1/2 cup sugar, divided
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) margarine or butter, melted
  • 1 package (8 ounces) Philadelphia Cream Cheese, cubed and softened
  • 1 tub (12 ounces) Cool Whip, thawed
  • 2 cups boiling water
  • 1 package (8 serving size) or 2 packages (4 serving size) Jell-O Brand Orange Gelatin
  • 1/2 cup cold water
  • Ice cubes
  • Rectangular or oval shaped sandwich cookies
  • Decorator icing
  • Candy corn and/or pumpkins
Directions
  1. Mix 2 cups of the cookie crumbs, 1/4 cup of the sugar and the melted margarine with fork in 9x13-inch baking pan until crumbs are well moistened.  Press firmly onto bottom of pan to form crust.  Refrigerate.
  2. Beat cream cheese and remaining 1/4 cup sugar in medium bowl with wire whisk until smooth.  Gently stir in 1/2 of the whipped topping.  Spread over crust evenly.
  3. Stir boiling water into gelatin in a medium bowl for 2 minutes or until completely dissolved.  Mix cold water and ice cubes to make 1 and 1/2 cups.  Add to gelatin; stir until slightly thickened )consistency of unbeaten egg whites).  Remove any remaining ice, Spoon gelatin over cream cheese layer.
  4. Refrigerate for 3 hours or until firm.  Spread remaining whipped topping over gelatin just before serving.  Sprinkle with remaining 1/4 cup cookie crumbs.  Decorate sandwich cookies with icings to make "tombstones".  Stand tombstones on top of dessert with candies to represent a graveyard.  Cut into squares and serve.
Get this and more ideas from the Frightfully Fun Halloween Recipes cookbook.

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