Halloween Rusty Tombstone Treats

Halloween Rusty Tombstone Treats

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!

No fancy tools needed, just a cheap $1 ice cube tray.

Chocolatey, crispy, sweet goodness!

Yields 1 dozen

Halloween Rusty Tombstone Candy

Chocolatey, crunchy and super simple to make!

5 minPrep Time

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    Chocolate tombstone ingredients:
  • 1 1/4 cups vegan semi sweet chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup Natures Path Gluten Free chocolate crisp cereal (or your preferred rice puff cereal)
  • 1 1/4 teaspoon grapeseed oil (omit for an oil-free version)
  • Non Food Materials needed:
  • 1 ice cube tray, the deeper the molds the larger the tombstones will be
  • non-stick spray
  • food writing gel for spooky writing (white works best)
  • toothpicks
  • pack of Halloween stickers all the same shape


  1. 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.)
  2. Spray the ice cube tray lightly with non-stick spray. Pour the chocolate carefully about two-third's full into 12 molds. Depending on the size of your ice cube tray molds, you may make more. The deeper mold trays work best. When pouring the chocolate into the molds, it helps to guide it with a spoon.
  3. 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.
  4. 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. 🙂
  5. Next, insert the toothpicks on top of the chocolates.


Vegan, gluten-free, nut-free

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

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 opposite sides.

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


  1. These look way too delicious, I mean gosh, it looks addictive and chocolatey and the only thing that is RIP-ing is a diet ;) Cheers Choc Chip Uru
  2. Wow, you are so creative! This is such a great Halloween treat!
    • Thank you Judy! That ice cube tray was sitting in my cupboard and just said "tombstone" to me, haha!
  3. Your recipes for no gluten are very much appreciated.Blessings.jalal
    • Thank you Jalal! Plenty more gluten free to come too! I'm so glad you are enjoying them. :)
  4. Adorable, perfect Halloween fare!! Delicious.
  5. I love this! What a great party idea! : )
    • 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. This is so fun! It wouldn't be possible without creative thinking, passion and patience to achieve.
    • 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. So cute!
  8. I love that these are so easy and fast, going to make them along with my freaky fingers for the 31st, thanks for sharing :-)
    • 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. This looks awesome - so festive and creative!
  10. Super cute! What a great halloween idea!
  11. Looks AMAZING and fun! You have such great ideas and thank you for sharing them :)
    • Aww thank you so much! I have SO much fun coming up with this stuff....especially when it's an easy treat too! :)
      • You're welcome ;) You can tell you enjoy it by the end result :) Thank you for sharing :)
  12. I would certainly rest in peace after eating these tasty treats. The rice crisps must add nice texture to the chocolate. Good idea!
    • 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. Brandi these are beautiful!
    • Thank you Heather!! Especially telling me my tombstones are beautiful, teehee :)
  14. That is such a great idea and so cute!
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