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Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Skeleton Graveyard Cups

Are you looking for an easy Halloween treat? This one was loved by the kids and grown ups! So last year we did up a post for a quick and easy last minute Halloween treat idea using pudding cups and we were asked to do it again this year! So this year instead of Halloween Ghost Graveyard Cups we created Skeleton Graveyard Cups! 

What you'll need ~ 

Chocolate Pudding Cups 
Marshmallows
White Chocolate/Yogurt Covered Pretzels
Candy Corn Pumpkins 
Black Edible Marker or Icing 
Oreos or Coco Puffs Cereal 
Toothpicks 
Gummy Worms
Halloween Sprinkles

Directions ~ 

1. You can also not buy everything and make things yourself but I took the easy route and purchased yogurt pretzels from my grocery store bakery section and the pudding cups. 

2. To create your Skeletons. Place 3-4 inside of the pudding to act as the rib cage. I also put some icing dots in between the pretzels to hold together. If you like you can also remove the inside of the pretzel and cut in half to create little arms that hang off from the top as well. 

3. To create the head take a marshmallow and use the edible marker or your icing to make your face. You could even use some red and create more zombie features if you wanted! To place the skeleton head on top of the body use a toothpick to hold in place. Make sure you are placing the toothpick off to the side a bit depending on which hole it's placed in so the head doesn't look lopsided. 

4. Add your pumpkins and gummy worms or any other graveyard items you would like. (I've also seen some with Pepperidge Farm Cookies with RIP on them and placed inside...) Then with your Oreo Cookies or Coco Puff Cereal grind up or smash in a Ziploc baggie. Add over your creation and it's like he's popped up right from the ground! We also added on some Halloween Spider Sprinkles when we were all finished!

The kids loved this at Girl Scouts this year! We ended up spending less than $20 (the yogurt pretzels were like $4.99 a tub times 2!) and it made 20 snacks for the girls. Putting everything together took about 30 minutes and we placed in the fridge for about 15 minutes to harden up as I used icing on everything. This is perfect for little time and easy snack this Halloween! 

Leah Shumack is the voice behind Clair's Freebies. Born and raised in ski country Western NY where I still live today with my beautiful 8 year old daughter. When I'm not tending to her or out scoping deals I enjoy entering giveaways and trying out new things in the kitchen!

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