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Graveyard Cupcakes

No recipe image available.These fun, Halloween-themed cupcakes can be assembled the day before serving. Refrigerate in a covered, deep container and remove 1 hour before serving.

Recipe Ingredients:

12 oval sandwich cookies
1 (.68-ounce) tube red or black writing gel

6 black licorice twists

12 unfrosted cupcakes, homemade or purchased
1 (16-ounce) container vanilla frosting
Green food coloring
12 candy pumpkins (similar to candy corn)

Cooking Directions:

  1. For tombstones: Cut 1/3 off each cookie; pipe "RIP" (Rest in Peace) on large pieces with writing gel; set aside.
  2. For trees: Cut each licorice twist in half crosswise. Starting at cut end, cut 6 to 8 "branches" to about halfway down twist; set aside.
  3. Tint frosting to desired shade of green.
  4. Frost cupcakes.
  5. Insert tombstone in center, tree behind and a candy pumpkin in front.

Makes 12 cupcakes.