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Graveyard Halloween Cupcakes

Graveyard Cupcakes

These cupcakes are very simple, delicious and bring a Halloween festivity whenever they are served!
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 30 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 12 cupcakes (can be adjusted as needed)
Calories 303kcal
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)
  • Tombstone Cupcake Toppers


  • Print the tombstones on the white cardstock (link in instructions).
  • 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.
  • Place ground cookies crumbs in a small bowl.
  • Frost one cupcake. 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. Repeat with remaining cupcakes one by one.
  • Insert a tombstone in each cupcake.
  • With the chopstick make a hole in a desired location of the cupcake top and insert one end of a gummy worm into the hole.



Note on Frosting: 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.
Recipe Time: assumes cupcakes are baked. The prep time includes preparing the tombstone toppers, frosting and assembling the Halloween cupcakes.


Calories: 303kcal | Carbohydrates: 48g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 0mg | Sodium: 209mg | Potassium: 114mg | Fiber: 0g | Sugar: 37g | Vitamin A: 20IU | Vitamin C: 0.1mg | Calcium: 59mg | Iron: 1.2mg