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Tombstone Treats

Total Time

Prep: 45 min. Bake: 10 min. + cooling

Makes

16 treats

My brother loves Rice Krispies squares, and my mom loves sugar cookies. I came up with a cute treat they'd both like.
Tombstone Treats Recipe photo by Taste of Home
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Ingredients

  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 4 cups miniature marshmallows
  • 7-1/2 cups crisp rice cereal
  • 1 tube (16-1/2 ounces) refrigerated sugar cookie dough
  • 2/3 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon water
  • 4 drops green food coloring
  • 1-1/2 cups sweetened shredded coconut
  • Black paste food coloring
  • Vanilla frosting
  • Brown decorating icing
  • 1 cup semisweet chocolate chips, melted
  • Candy pumpkins

Directions

  1. In a large saucepan over low heat, melt butter. Stir in marshmallows until melted. Remove from heat. Stir in cereal until well coated. With a buttered spatula, press into a greased 13x9-in. pan. Cool.
  2. Beat cookie dough and flour until combined. On a lightly floured surface, roll out dough to 1/4-in. thickness. Using a 2-in. tombstone-shaped cookie cutter, cut out 16 tombstones from dough. Place 2 in. apart on ungreased baking sheets.
  3. Along bottom edge of each cookie, insert 2 toothpicks halfway into dough. Bake at 350° until edges are golden brown, 8-10 minutes. Remove to wire racks to cool.
  4. Place water and green food coloring in a bowl. Add coconut; cover and shake or toss to coat. Toast coconut in a shallow pan in a 350° oven for 5-10 minutes or cook in a skillet over low heat until golden brown, stirring occasionally. Using black paste food coloring, tint frosting gray. Frost sugar cookies; decorate with brown decorating icing.
  5. Cut cereal bars into 3x2-in. rectangles; spread with melted chocolate chips. Using toothpicks, insert cookies into cereal bars. Decorate with coconut and candies as desired.

Nutrition Facts

1 treat: 358 calories, 15g fat (8g saturated fat), 15mg cholesterol, 306mg sodium, 55g carbohydrate (25g sugars, 1g fiber), 4g protein.

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