Trifles are always a delicious idea for dessert, but this Halloween Graveyard Dessert Trifle Recipe takes the cake – and yes, the pun is totally intended!
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Halloween Graveyard Dessert Trifle Recipe
I love trifles for an easy dessert idea, but I will admit that this recipe takes a little more effort than the usual trifle recipes I have shared in the past – like this Oreo Cookie Trifle Dessert Recipe! But the extra effort is totally worth it for this adorable Halloween Trifle Idea!
Baker’s Notes on this easy Halloween Trifle Idea!
I like to use one round cake and cut it in half. That way the cake to pudding to whipped cream ratio is better. I use them reminding batter to make 12 cupcakes. The 8” round fits into my trifle bowl almost perfectly, but each bowl is a little different.
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How to Make this Halloween Graveyard Dessert Trifle Recipe
Ingredients needed to make this Halloween Graveyard Dessert Trifle Recipe
Keep in mind, all of the ingredient amounts you’ll need are in the printable recipe card below.
- 1 box, 15.25 oz, chocolate cake and ingredients to make cake (usually vegetable oil, eggs and water)
- 1 small box, 3 oz, chocolate pudding
- 2 cups milk
- 1 small container, 8 oz, whipped topping, thawed
- 1 cup shredded coconut
- 1 teaspoon water
- Green gel food coloring
- Candy pumpkins and candy corn
- 25 Oreo sandwich cookies
- 1 Milano cookie
- Black sparkle gel
- Candy rocks
- Toy Skeleton
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Directions for making this Halloween Graveyard Dessert Trifle Recipe
Prepare cake according to package directions. Make 12 cupcakes and 1 round cake. Save cupcakes for later and cool cake completely.
Mix together milk and pudding until smooth. Refrigerate for 5 minutes or until set.
Using a bread knife, cut the round cake in half to create two rounds. Place one round into the bottom of the trifle bowl. Top with half of the pudding and spread evenly. Add half of the whipped topping on top of the pudding. Coarsely crush 10 cookies and sprinkle on top of the whipped topping.
Repeat layers, ending with the whipped topping. Crush 15 cookies into fine crumbs for dirt.
Add water and food coloring to a bowl and mix well. You want a very concentrated color green. Add to coconut and mix well to evenly coat and create green coconut.
Place skeleton on top of whipped topping and shape as desired. Place crushed oreos around skeleton to create dirt. Sprinkle coconut grass around the gravesite.
Add RIP onto a Milano cookie with sparkle gel and press into the dirt to create a gravestone. Decorate with candy corn, candy pumpkins and candy rocks. Serve immediately or cover and refrigerate until ready to serve.
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