This creep crawly Gummy Graveyard is a super fun Halloween dessert and a great recipe to get your kids invoved! 

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Halloween is one of my favorite times of year to get super goofy in the kitchen coming up with all kinds of fun and spooky recipes. We always start early in October making a bunch of Halloween inspired recipes. The kids look forward to making DIY edible crafts like Tangerine Pumpkins and Banana Ghosts or Mummy Dogs in their classrooms, Pizza Mummies which I make for 40 kids at my friend’s trick or treat party or this addictive Caramel Corn made without corn syrup the day we head to the pumpkin patch.

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This year I’m adding a special recipe to the mix that you can and should try making with your kids! It’s totally addictive and will be the centerpiece and most talked about dessert on your Halloween buffet. If you make this Gummy Graveyard you have to share it on Instagram tagging @weelicious and put your own spin on it! It’s really simple to whip up and has tons of steps that get kids involved in the process of making it with you. The only trick with this treat will be getting your kids to hold back from stealing all of the gummy spiders, worms and other goodies before they end up on top of the luscious chocolate ganache pie.

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Plus there are so many fun cooking techniques for kids to do in this recipe! You can have them crush the chocolate wafers in a zipper bag before mixing with butter and then press into a pie plate. They can stir all of the irresistible ganache ingredients, pour it into the crust and then top with all of the adorable gummies. I’ve always been an advocate of dye free candies as we know dyes aren’t good for growing bodies and minds. I love that the kids can enjoy one of their favorite spooky treats, but without all of the colored dyes that are added to a lot of candies.

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Let me know if you make this spooky Halloween dessert!

Photos by Gerry Speirs


Gummy Graveyard

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Servings: 1 slice
Author: Catherine McCord
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 1 minute
Total Time 1 hour 55 minutes


  • 25 chocolate wafer cookies, crushed
  • 1/3 cup unsalted butter, melted
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 7 ounces semi-sweet chocolate
  • 1 cup creme fraiche
  • 1 egg yolk
  • gummy candies


  • Crush the cookies in a food processor until very fine (you can also place them in a ziploc bag and use a rolling pin to crush them.)
  • Combine the crushed cookies, sugar and melted butter and mix well. Press into a 9inch pie pan and bake at 450 for about 5-7 minutes.
  • In a bowl combine the egg yolk and creme fraiche together.
  • Warm the milk in a small pan on the stove and add the chopped chocolate. Stir until the chocolate has melted and is smooth.
  • Add the creme fraiche mixture to the chocolate and mix well.
  • Pour the mixture into the cookie crust and bake at 325 for about 30-35 minutes. The top will still be slightly jiggly but will firm up as it cools. (Quicker in the fridge and easier to slice)
  • Place the gummy rings in the pie to form gravestones. Decorate the pie with assorted gummy worms, bears, spider etc to look like a graveyard.
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About the Author

Catherine is a mama of three. A Kentucky girl living in California. Here’s what I know: all kids can be great eaters and mealtime must be easy. I create simple, healthy recipes the whole family will love.


  1. I have 2.5 year old twins they love the gummies. They are going to be milk and cookies for halloween.

  2. Hello!! Attempting to make this tonight with what I have at home. Would you suggest sour cream or siggis vanilla yogurt instead of the creme fraise?! Thank you!

  3. Love these. Hard to find halloween themed treats without artificial yuckiness!

  4. My 4 girls are going to be witches, and one has a severe peanut allergy so we left surf sweets candies!

  5. My girls are dressing up as a bumblebee and a witch! We would love to win this fun prize!

  6. I’ve never heard of this brand. Will be sure to try them out! Love that there are companies who choose better ingredients.

  7. I have never tried your candy but all of your products look very tasty would love the chance to win this.

  8. My littlest one (girl) is dressing up as Ana, the middle child (girl) is going to be the Mad Hatter and my eldest (boy) is going to be a psycho clown for this Halloween!

  9. I have their gummy bears but didn’t know they made spiders and worms?! We’d love to win!

  10. We have a woodland fairy, a Pokémon, and a zombie hunter in our house this Halloween!

  11. I’ve never heard of these before and I’m pretty sure they’re not sold in my area. I love gummy candy!

  12. Why have I never heard of this brand? I would love to win some and try some and share some!!!!! Fingers crossed!

  13. My family loves gummies! And I love finding ones that are a little less bad for them…surf sweets are awesome!

  14. My daughter would love these. I’m definitely going to have to be on the lookout for Surf Sweets!

  15. Someone from Minnesota like me should win this because having a Surf Sweet is the closest we will come to surfing.

  16. We plan to be for Halloween: Super Girl (3 year old), Pink Robot (6 year old), and Doctor (me). Gummies are my kids’ favorite Halloween treat!

  17. I love surf sweets! My son has multiple severe food allergies and this is the only company I know of that has treats like gummies and jelly beans, that are safe for him…he gets to feel like a typical kid!! So great!!

  18. Happy to know that this type of candy exists. I will be checking out Surf Sweeta.

  19. Love this idea and glad to know about Surf Sweeta. My 3 year loves gummy worms but I don’t allow it for the reasons you list, the food dye and other junk in them. Now we have an alternative. We make dirt worm pudding cake or cups. This year we will try your pie, for something different.

  20. We are going as mad scientists! This give away would be great for a year at the mad scientist birthday party we are having soon!

  21. I love your blog and recipes. We cook out of your cookbook more than any other. One of my favorites. 🙂 hoping to win some serious sugar today!

  22. This is so cute! Reminds me of the “dirt” pudding my sister and I loved as kids.

  23. I don’t know if you have Sprouts there but I found mine there. I bet Whole Foods has them too!

  24. We (Mom, Dad, and Grandma included…) are all dressing up as characters from How to Train Your Dragon. We would love to try surf sweets!

  25. My daughter loves Surf Sweets candy! She is going as Scooby Doo for Halloween.

  26. Yummy! My family would love this.

    To enter the giveaway, we are dressing up like cats. It’s easy and my daughter loves cats.

  27. My kids will enjoy making this pie! They’re dressing as Sesame Street characters.

  28. Our three year old will be Snow White and our one year old will be Dumbo if the costume still fits him (it’s hand me down and he’s gotten so big!). I love gummies and I’m excited to introduce them to my three year old. Dye free is a must!

  29. My 5 year old daughter wants to be Penny from Inspector Gadget. So, she’ll be that, and my 18 month old daughter is going to dress up as Brain, Penny’s dog. 🙂

  30. We are going to have a butterfly princesses, a ghost, Princess Leia, and max from where the wild things are.. They love treats!

  31. I’ll have to check them out for my little one. Artificial colors are very spooky!

  32. This looks so yummy! I think we might try to make it this weekend! We are all dressing up as Ghostbusters this year!!

  33. Your Gummy Graveyard Pie looks squeamishly delicious 🙂 I have a couple of Gummie loving Grandkids who’d love it!!

  34. I love surf sweets! I just bought 4 packs today – so I was thrilled to see this when I got home. Looking forward to making this pie 🙂

  35. My kiddos are dressing up as Snow White, a dinosaur, a cupcake, and a skunk!

  36. What a fun recipe for Halloween! So cute and festive! Thanks for hosting the giveaway. My son is dressing up as Harry Potter this year! He fell in love with the books and finished them all over the summer. 🙂

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  37. My kids love Surf Sweets. My youngest son is going to be a pilot from the last Star Wars movie.

  38. My daughter will be dressing up as a pioneer girl this year. I like that Surf Sweets uses natural dyes. Can’t wait to try them.

  39. My 3 year old is going to be an astronaut and my 8-year old is going to be a New York Giant! They would love to make this with me!

  40. My son who has food allergies is able to eat Surf Sweets so we love this brand!

  41. This looks so yummy! It would be great at our halloween party. My daughter is dressing up as a zombie this year. Thank you!

  42. Can’t wait to make this pie! And I’d love to win the giveaway – it’s really hard to find SurfSweets in my area. Thank you!.

  43. My 2 year old daughter will be a monarch butterfly. My three year old son will be a knight and my 5 year old a girl leopard.

  44. I love making fun Halloween recipies!! My son wants to be a Pokemon trainer and have our dog dress up as a Pikachu!

  45. My son will be a Star Wars character, still deciding which one and my daughter will be Minnie Mouse!

  46. Last yr we were R2D2 and Princess Leia. Not sure what he’ll choose this year.

  47. My son is going to be Elmo! Or as he calls it, “Na Ne”. He’s 2 and Elmo is his favorite!

  48. My kid has decided she’s going to be a ninja. For the third year in a row. *sigh*

  49. Yummy, yum, yum! I love these sweets, so wonderful to have this choice of sweets for our precious little ones!

  50. Happy Halloween everyone! Love to all the cute trick-or-treaters on Halloween. So far, the ideas floating around are mermaid, princess, and Dorothy.

  51. My son wants to dress up as a lawyer :). He has the fancy shirt, tie and leather briefcase ready. We are still looking for the right jacket that fits.

  52. Need this!!! Want to use at bday party!! We only eat surf n sweets!! Bringing into his class to show how they dissolve quickly and gmo doesn’t !

  53. These treats would be so great to bring to my son’s school Trunk or Treat. I love that they are free of allergens. I have no idea what my son is going to be for Halloween yet.

  54. My daughter is really into My Little Probably Ponies right now so she is going to be Rainbow Dash!

  55. I have never seen this brand before. I can’t wait to try it and I would love to win!

  56. Oh my gosh these sound perfect to try with my granddaughter, She is going to be Winnie the Pooh bear and I know she would love to hand out these candies!

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