Football Friday Tailgate Recipes: Toppled Teams Tombstone Treats

Football Friday Tailgate Recipes: Toppled Teams Tombstone Treats

Happy Football Friday.  Today we have a couple of fun Halloween-themed treats. Did you save last week’s I Dip, You Dip, We Dip Recipes? The fun part of these treats is if your team has been successful so far this season you write the names of the opponents you have beaten on each of the tombstones. There are several tombstone cookie recipes on the internet.  I picked these two because of the individual options and the easy recipes.  Y’all have fun with these and enjoy!

 Graveyard Pudding Cups

Again a cute little individual treats perfect for tailgating. Everyone gets their own handheld treat.

Ingredients:

  • Clear 8 oz. Cups
  • Icing or Piping Bags
  • Black Edible Marker

Instructions:

  • With black frosting (with a small frosting top) or with an edible marker, write the names of the teams you have beaten on each of the Milano cookies creating a tombstone. Set aside.
  • In a stand mixer, whisk together pudding mix and milk together on medium speed for 2 minutes.
  • Fold in cool whip until well blended.
  • Crush Oreos until they are fine crumbs using a food processor.
  • Sprinkle 3-4 TBSP of crumbs into the bottom of 6 clear 9 oz. clear plastic cups.
  • Press a few googley eyes around the edges between the crumbs and the cup so it looks like they are peaking out.
  • Spoon in a layer of the pudding evenly on top.
  • Repeat the last three-step one more time.
  • End the layers by sprinkling more crumbs on top until they almost reach the lip of the cup.
  • Firmly insert one cookie tombstone into the center of each pudding cup.
  • Gently press in a candy pumpkin beside each tombstone.
  • Embellish with gummy worms if desired.

Super Easy Tombstone Cookies

Enjoy these tombstone cookies that are made using marshmallows, rice cereal, and chocolate wafer cookies – a perfect dessert treat for Halloween.

Ingredients:

  • 1/3cup butter or margarine
  • 1bag (10.5 oz) miniature marshmallows (5 1/2 cups)
  • 7cups cocoa-flavored rice cereal
  • 8thin chocolate wafer cookies, crushed
  • 2/3 cup vanilla creamy ready-to-spread frosting (from 1-lb container)

Instructions:

  • Line 13×9-inch pan with foil or waxed paper; grease generously with cooking spray. In a 3-quart saucepan, melt butter over medium heat. Add marshmallows, stirring until melted. Remove from heat; stir in cereal. Press evenly in a pan using a greased spatula or waxed paper. Cool completely, about 30 minutes.
  • Line cookie sheet with waxed paper. Using greased 3-inch tombstone-shaped cookie cutter, cut out 16 tombstones. In a small bowl, place crushed wafer cookies.
  • In a small microwavable bowl, microwave 2/3 cup of the frosting on High for 20 to 30 seconds or until melted. Dip the bottom of each treats into the melted frosting, tapping off excess. Immediately coat dipped portion with cookie crumbs. Place on a cookie sheet to set, about 10 minutes.
  • Place vanilla frosting in a small resealable food-storage plastic bag; seal bag. Cut off tiny corner of bag. Twist bag above frosting; squeeze bag to write the name of each team you have beaten this season on each treat.

Tombstone Cookie Pops

Ingredients:

  • 1 pouch of sugar cookie or chocolate chip cookie mix
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1/2cup butter softened
  • 1 egg
  • 18 craft sticks (flat wooden sticks with round ends)
  • 3/4 cup chocolate frosting (from 1-lb container)
  • 1 tube (4.25 oz) green decorating icing
  • 1 tube (4.25 oz) white decorating icing

Instructions:

  • In a medium bowl, stir cookie mix, flour, butter, and egg until dough forms. Shape dough into a ball; flatten slightly. Wrap dough in plastic wrap; refrigerate for 1 hour or until firm.
  • Heat oven to 375°F. Unwrap dough. On a lightly floured surface, roll dough to 1/4-inch thickness. Cut with 3-inch tombstone-shaped cookie cutter. On an ungreased cookie sheet, place cutouts 2 inches apart. Insert craft stick halfway into the center of each cookie.
  • Bake 10 to 12 minutes or until edges are lightly browned. Cool 5 minutes; remove from cookie sheet to cooling rack. Cool completely.
  • Spread chocolate frosting on cookies. Attach plain tip to the tube of green icing; pipe grass along the bottom edge of tombstones. Remove plain tip from green icing; attach to the tube of white icing. Write the names of the teams you have beaten this season in the center of each tombstone.

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See you next week for another Friday Football Friday Tailgate Recipe. Next week is a surprise. I haven’t decided what we are making next week. Enjoy your weekend of games. Hope you get to enjoy some dips too!


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