Halloween Rusty Tombstone Candy

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It’s Halloween soon , so here’s my take on a spooky treat. It’s super easy and only takes about 10 minutes, a few ingredients and an ice cube tray to create the “tombstone” mold!

Chocolatey, crispy, sweet goodness!

Recipe:  Makes 1 dozen  (Double for a large gathering)

Gluten free

Chocolate tombstone ingredients:

1 1/4 cups vegan semi sweet chocolate chips

1/2 cup Natures Path Gluten Free chocolate crisp cereal (for non vegans, just use regular rice cereal if you can’t find this kind)

1 1/4 teaspoon grapeseed oil

Materials needed:

1 ice cube tray

Pam non-stick spray

Food writing gel for spooky writing (white works best)


Pack of Halloween stickers all the same shape

Styrofoam ring

2 packs of Halloween garland

Round cake stand or read instructions below on how to make your own like I did

Tip: I purchased all my non food materials at Walmart. So easy and inexpensive!


Add the chocolate chips and oil into a measuring cup with a pouring spout (makes it much easier) and microwave at 30 second intervals a few times, stirring in between each session, until almost all melted. Stir until smooth. Stir in 1/4 cup + 2 tablespoons only of the cereal. (The remaining 2 tablespoons are for the tops.) Spray the ice cube tray lightly with non-stick spray. Pour the chocolate carefully about two-third’s full into 12 molds. It helps to guide the chocolate in the molds with a spoon.

Add the remaining cereal on top, slightly pressing into the chocolate so it will stick once hardened. Use more cereal than the recipe calls for, if necessary. Place in the freezer for 10-15 minutes, only.

Next, flip over the tray and tap or press into the molds and the chocolates should slide right out. Write spooky “Rip” if desired, or leave plain. The non-stick spray serves 2 purposes, easy removal and once it dries, it creates a rusty tombstone effect. 🙂

Next, insert the toothpicks if using.

Notice the rusty tombstone effect that the non-stick spray leaves once it dries….pretty cool effect, huh!

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If using the stickers, simply place 2 stickers back to back at the top of the toothpick. They need to be the same exact shape of stickers for them to match up on their opposing sides.

Centerpiece instructions:

Gather the 2 packs of garland and styrofoam wreath.

Wrap garland around styrofoam ring and tuck the ends in.

I didn’t have the right shaped dessert stand, so I created one. I flipped over a pedestal bowl, then flipped over a round plate and placed it on top with some orange napkins…voila, dessert stand!. Place inside the Halloween wreath and there’s your display centerpiece.

Chocolates are best stored at room temperature. They remain hard and will not melt. HAPPY HALLOWEEN!!

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Categories: Chocolate, Gift Ideas, Gluten Free, Halloween, Party Platters, Sweet Treats, VEGAN, VEGETARIAN


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31 Comments on “Halloween Rusty Tombstone Candy”

  1. October 27, 2012 at 9:15 PM #

    These look way too delicious, I mean gosh, it looks addictive and chocolatey and the only thing that is RIP-ing is a diet 😉

    Choc Chip Uru

    • October 27, 2012 at 11:44 PM #

      Haha you’re so funny!! Thank you, they are delicious for sure 🙂

  2. petit4chocolatier
    October 27, 2012 at 10:59 PM #

    Wow, you are so creative! This is such a great Halloween treat!

    • October 27, 2012 at 11:45 PM #

      Thank you Judy! That ice cube tray was sitting in my cupboard and just said “tombstone” to me, haha!

  3. October 28, 2012 at 12:11 AM #

    Your recipes for no gluten are very much appreciated.Blessings.jalal

    • October 28, 2012 at 12:48 AM #

      Thank you Jalal! Plenty more gluten free to come too! I’m so glad you are enjoying them. 🙂

  4. October 28, 2012 at 12:25 AM #

    Adorable, perfect Halloween fare!! Delicious.

    • October 28, 2012 at 12:48 AM #

      Thank you my dear! Who knew a tombstone could taste so good 🙂

  5. October 28, 2012 at 1:27 AM #

    I love this! What a great party idea! : )

    • October 28, 2012 at 1:30 AM #

      Thank you Raechel…and easy too…only took me about 10 minutes! Totally doable. I’m sure your writing would be better than mine…I tried to make it oozing and spooky writing lol!

  6. October 28, 2012 at 3:35 AM #

    This is so fun! It wouldn’t be possible without creative thinking, passion and patience to achieve.

    • October 28, 2012 at 7:14 PM #

      You are so sweet, thank you! You are so right, passion is what drives me for sure!! I still need to work on my patience, haha 🙂

  7. October 28, 2012 at 4:01 AM #

    So cute!

  8. October 28, 2012 at 9:46 AM #

    I love that these are so easy and fast, going to make them along with my freaky fingers for the 31st, thanks for sharing 🙂

    • October 28, 2012 at 7:16 PM #

      Oh, wonderful!! Thank you! I hope they turn out as a success! I would make them the day before your party so they dry up and get the “rusty” tombstone effect 🙂

  9. October 28, 2012 at 2:08 PM #

    This looks awesome – so festive and creative!

  10. October 28, 2012 at 10:31 PM #

    Super cute! What a great halloween idea!

  11. Healthy Glow Nutrition
    October 29, 2012 at 2:17 AM #

    Looks AMAZING and fun! You have such great ideas and thank you for sharing them 🙂

    • October 30, 2012 at 12:40 AM #

      Aww thank you so much! I have SO much fun coming up with this stuff….especially when it’s an easy treat too! 🙂

      • Healthy Glow Nutrition
        October 30, 2012 at 3:54 AM #

        You’re welcome 😉 You can tell you enjoy it by the end result 🙂 Thank you for sharing 🙂

  12. October 29, 2012 at 4:34 PM #

    I would certainly rest in peace after eating these tasty treats.
    The rice crisps must add nice texture to the chocolate. Good idea!

    • October 30, 2012 at 12:41 AM #

      Haha! Yes, they do. The first batch I made was just the crispies on the bottoms but I decided to put them all throughout and they have a really nice crunch…similar to a kit kat candy bar, yum!! 🙂 Thank you!

  13. October 30, 2012 at 7:57 PM #

    Brandi these are beautiful!

    • October 31, 2012 at 5:46 AM #

      Thank you Heather!! Especially telling me my tombstones are beautiful, teehee 🙂

  14. November 1, 2012 at 2:56 AM #

    That is such a great idea and so cute!


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