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Create the perfect Halloween kid-friendly treat with these easy tombstone halloween cupcakes. #HalloweenFood #HalloweenCupcakes #HalloweenTreats
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RIP Tombstone Halloween Cupcakes

Prep Time25 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: halloween, halloween party recipe, halloween recipe, kids halloween recipe
Servings: 12 people
Author: Lindsay


  • 12 of your favorite vanilla cupcakes
  • 6 lady finger cookies
  • 1 cup white candy melts
  • 1 tsp coconut oil
  • ¼ tsp black gel food coloring
  • 2 sticks butter softened
  • 4 cups confectioner sugar
  • 2 tbsp cocoa
  • 3-5 tbsp milk
  • Black decorating icing


  • Allow your cupcakes to cool before decorating. Line a baking sheet with wax paper. Break your ladyfinger cookies in half.
  • Microwave your candy melt and coconut oil in 30-second intervals until completely melted. Add black gel food coloring and mix.
  • Completely submerge your ladyfinger cookies in the melted candy. Place gently on your parchment paper.
  • Make your buttercream by beating butter, sugar, cocoa and milk on slow. Gradually increase speed to high and allow the ingredients to blend thoroughly. Frost each cupcake with a frosting bag.
  • Once the candy has set on your ladyfingers, draw out “RIP” on each one with your black decorating icing.
  • Place the tombstone cookies on each cupcake and Happy Halloween!