These Graveyard Pudding Cups are a spooktacular Halloween treat that are as fun to make as they are to eat!
October is in full swing, and that means my house is officially Halloween central! Decorations are up, spooky music is playing, and we are busy making all sorts of festive treats. And one of my kid’s all-time favorites are these Graveyard Pudding Cups.
Just like the beloved trick or treat candy, they are the perfect blend of silky chocolate and smooth peanut butter. Topped with a w chocolate-dipped cookie tombstone and edible skulls and bones, this is the perfect Halloween treat to serve up after school, as a festive dessert all season long.
Plus these pudding cups simple to create, so the kids will love getting in on the action. you can set up all of the components assembly line style and watch the kids have fun creating their own graveyards.
Hosting a Halloween party? Write each guest’s name on the tombstones with this edible marker pen and use these Graveyard Pudding Cups place cards. So fun!
Can You Make Graveyard Cups in Advance?
Yes you can! Get a jump on your party prep and make these pudding cups ahead of time. You can create the white chocolate grave markers, mix the pudding and dish into the cups up to 1 day in advance. However, you do not want to insert tombstone cookies into the pudding cups until you are just about ready to serve.
Graveyard Pudding Cups Flavor Variations
You can easily customize these pudding cups to suit your specific tastes. Here are some ideas to try:
- Swap in brownie crumbles for the Oreo cookies.
- Use almond butter or Nutella (for extra chocolately flavor) instead of peanut butter.
- Swirl in some salted caramel sauce with the pudding mixture.
- Make the tombstones using Milano cookies instead of Nutter Butters.
Boozy Graveyard Pudding Cups
My husband and I love to host at least one adults-only Halloween cocktail party each year. And I’ve been known to serve a boozy version of these graveyard pudding cups with the addition of some butterscotch schnapps or creme de cacao. Delish! I’m always pleasantly surprised by how much of a hit they are with the 21 and older crowd.
More Frighteningly Fun Halloween Treats
- 20 Oreos
- 1 5.9 ounce package of instant chocolate pudding
- 3 cups cold milk
- ½ cup creamy peanut butter
- ½ container of whipped cream topping thawed
- 12 Nutter Butter Cookies
- 1 cup white candy melts
- 30 black candy melts
- Wilton edible marker
- Skulls and Bones candy sprinkles or sweet tarts
- Wax paper
- 12 - 5 ounce clear cups
- Place Oreos in a Ziploc bag and crush into small pieces.
In a medium bowl, whisk together pudding, milk, whipped topping, and peanut butter. Cover with plastic wrap and place in refrigerator while you prepare the Nutter Butters.
In a microwave-safe bowl, melt the white and black candy melts in the microwave in 30-second intervals. Remove from the microwave and stir until melted.
Dip the Nutter Butters one at a time in the candy melts. Shake off excess and use an offset spatula to smooth the front. (You want to make sure the front surface is smooth so you’ll be able to easily write ‘RIP”.)
- Place coated Nutter Butters on a baking sheet lined with wax paper. Allow to dry completely.
- Once they are dry, use the marker to write “RIP” on the tops.
To assemble the cups, scoop pudding into each cup about ¾ of the way full. Sprinkle skulls and bones candy on top of the pudding, then top the cups with crushed Oreos.
Place Nutter Butter on top, with RIP facing out. (I placed the Nutter Butter next to the rim of the cup as opposed to the middle of the cup.)