Halloween time has rolled around. I’ve never been prepared enough to make a Halloween recipe, but I’ve finally pulled my self and my ingredients together in time to make a spooky treat. And by spooky, I mean really cute! Look at that bright green grass with cheerfully tawny gravestones. Adorable.
All these Graveyard squares need are some hands sticking out of the ground and some vultures or crows circling above. But while these Halloween touches might give them the spook they need, I really like them as the adorable graveyard scene they are.
Now, for some graveyard music to go with these squares: M83’s “Graveyard Girl” is oddly bright for such a somber theme. M83 have done some great work for the movie Oblivion and their breakout hit “Midnight City” in 2011… but this track of theirs is my favourite:
- 1 ½ cups graham cracker crumbs
- ½ cup unsalted butter, melted
- 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
- ¾ cup chopped nuts (walnut or pecan)
- ½ cup butterscotch chips
- ½ cup white chocolate chips
- 2 cups large flaked coconut
- 1 can (14 ounces or 396 grams) sweetened condensed milk
- About 1/8 teaspoon green food colouring (a bit more or less depending on the brand you’re using)
- 12 oval-shaped arrowroot cookies
- Preheat oven to 350˚F (175˚C). Line the bottom and sides of a 9×13-inch cake pan with parchment paper.
- Mix the graham cracker crumbs and melted butter together in a medium bowl. Spread the mixture in the cake pan and pack down firmly.
- Sprinkle the various chips and nut pieces over the graham cracker crust.
- In a medium bowl, gently mix together the coconut, condensed milk and green food colouring. Carefully spread the mixture over the chips and nuts (some of the under layer will peak through).
- Bake in the oven for 25 minutes so that the coconut gets a bit crispy and browned. When they come out of the oven, stick the arrowroot cookies into the squares so that they look like tombstones. Place on a wire rack and cool completely before lifting out of the pan, cutting and serving.