Recipe from Better Homes and Gardens
For this Halloween dessert, a purchased pound cake and chocolate cookies are used to create a spooky coffin.
Servings: 1 coffin cake
1/3 cupgrape-flavor sugar-sweetened soft drink mixsee savings
2 tablespoonshot watersee savings
4 ouncescream cheese, softenedsee savings
1 cupfrozen whipped topping, thawedsee savings
4chocolate sandwich cookies, dividedsee savings
1 10-3/4 ouncefrozen pound cake, thawedsee savings
10miniature marshmallowssee savings
1large marshmallowsee savings
1 tablespoongreen-colored sugarsee savings
Black decorating gelsee savings
3worm-shaped chewy fruit snackssee savings
Place drink mix in large bowl. Add hot water. Stir until drink mix is dissolved. Add cream cheese. Beat with electric mixer on medium speed until blended.
Gently stir in whipped topping with wire whisk. Reserve 1/2 teaspoon of the cream cheese mixture; set remaining mixture aside.
Crush 3 cookies; place crumbs in shallow dish. Cut cake lengthwise in half. Frost cake top with some of the remaining cream cheese mixture. Place cake top next to cake bottom to resemble a coffin lid. Frost sides and the cut side of the cake top with remaining cream cheese mixture.
Dip marshmallows in water; shake gently to remove excess water. Roll in colored sugar until evenly coated.
Place remaining cookie in center of cake bottom to resemble a body. Line up two rows of 3 miniature marshmallows at bottom of body for legs. Place 2 miniature on side of body for arms. Place large marshmallows at top of body for the head. Using reserved cream cheese mixture, attach 2 miniature marshmallows to sides of head for ears. Use decoration gel to draw a mouth and eyes. Decorate with worm-shaped fruit snacks. Makes 1 coffin cake.