Halloween Graveyard Cupcakes |

Graveyard Cupcakes

These cupcakes are very simple, delicious and bring a Halloween festivity whenever they are served! A key step with this recipe is frosting each cupcake and dipping it into the cookie crumbs one at a time to allow the ‘dirt’ to adhere to the frosting.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword graveyard cupcakes, halloween cupcakes
Prep Time 30 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 12 cupcakes (can be adjusted as needed)
Calories 303 kcal
Author Toni Dash


  • 12 chocolate cupcakes (preferably baked in Halloween themed cupcake papers)
  • 1 batch chocolate frosting
  • Chocolate cookies/wafers , processed in a blender/chopper/food processor to yield 1/2-3/4 cups
  • 1-2 pieces white cardstock
  • Lollipop sticks (note: I used 6 inch sticks, cut in half and each half worked great)
  • Tape
  • Gummy worms (one package)
  • Chopstick (or other implement the width of a gummy worm to make a hole in the cupcake)


  1. Using this link, print the tombstones on the white cardstock. Cut out the tombstones and tape a lollipop stick to the back, ensuring when inserted into the cupcake the paper tombstone sits flush with the top of the cupcake.
  2. Place ground cookies crumbs in a small bowl.
  3. Frost the cupcakes one by one. When frosted, place the frosted top of the cupcake in the cookie crumbs. Gently turn the cupcake until the top is covered and no frosting is showing.
  4. Insert a tombstone in the cupcake. With the chopstick make a hole in a desired location and insert one end of a gummy worm into the hole.
Nutrition Facts
Graveyard Cupcakes
Amount Per Serving
Calories 303 Calories from Fat 99
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 11g 17%
Saturated Fat 3g 15%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 209mg 9%
Potassium 114mg 3%
Total Carbohydrates 48g 16%
Dietary Fiber 0g 0%
Sugars 37g
Protein 2g 4%
Vitamin A 0.4%
Vitamin C 0.1%
Calcium 5.9%
Iron 6.6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.