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Easy to Make Halloween Graveyard Cake

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This blog is all about making parenting and running a household easier and more fun. That’s why you won’t find a lot of recipes and projects here that require you to have a PhD in arts and crafts. I’m all about shortcuts!

Make A Halloween Graveyard Cake With Peeps Graveyard Markers

So, you can imagine my delight when I found out that Peeps makes marshmallow graveyard markers! Now, I could recreate the amazing Halloween cakes I see all over Pinterest without spending hours modeling headstones out of chocolate or making and decorating cookies to look like headstones.

A box of cake mix, a container of frosting, a package of Oreos crushed in a Ziploc bag, and some toothpicks and Peeps was all it took to make this graveyard cake.

Graveyard Cake decorated with marshmallow grave markers and pumpkins

📋 Recipe

Graveyard Cake

Corinne Schmitt
Such a fun and creative cake!
5 from 20 votes
Cook Time 35 minutes
10 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 12
Calories 159 kcal


  • 1 box chocolate cake mix
  • 1 container chocolate frosting
  • 1 package of Oreos
  • toothpicks
  • PEEPS® tombstones ghosts, and pumpkins


  • Bake cake according to directions on package for a 13x9 in pan.
  • Once cake has cooled, top with frosting.
  • Crush Oreos in a large Ziploc bag using a rolling pin.
  • Sprinkle crushed Oreos over frosting layer.
  • Insert toothpicks in bottom of each Peep and insert other half of toothpick in cake.


Calories: 159kcalCarbohydrates: 27gProtein: 2gFat: 6gSaturated Fat: 1gSodium: 302mgPotassium: 119mgFiber: 1gSugar: 14gCalcium: 54mgIron: 2mg
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You might notice some ghosts and pumpkins in my graveyard. Yep, those are Peeps too! This was the easiest decorated cake I’ve ever made. You can find even more fun ideas on the PEEPS® website.

Peeps College Care Package

I felt bad that my oldest son wasn’t here to enjoy my Halloween masterpiece since he’s away at college. So, I decided to top his latest care package with an assortment of Halloween-themed flavored Peeps.

Halloween Care Package filled with different kinds of Halloween flavored peeps

I can’t wait to hear which one he likes best! The rest of the family couldn’t agree. My other son liked the candy corn flavor best, my younger daughter liked caramel apple, my teen daughter preferred pumpkin spice and my favorite was the chocolate dipped. My husband (who is the biggest PEEPS® fan ever) loved them all and couldn’t choose a favorite.

Other Candy From Peeps & Company

PEEPS & COMPANY® not only carries PEEPS®, but also Mike & Ike, Hot Tamales, and Goldenberg’s Peanut Chews. 

Mike and Ike & Hot Tamales in a jack-o-lantern basket

I know trick-or-treaters are going to love these Mike & Ike Mummy’s Mix and Vampire Variety treats!

MIke and Ike Mummy and Vampire Snacks in a green and purple bow.

I had to hide this basket after taking the picture below since chocolate is my weakness. I love that the peanut chews come in both dark chocolate and milk chocolate. And I hate that I love them so much!

Milk & Dark Chocolate Peanut Chews in a Halloween basket


14 thoughts on “Easy to Make Halloween Graveyard Cake”

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  5. I’ve liked previous special edition candy corn so I’m looking forward to trying the candy corn peeps.

  6. I want to try the milk chocolate covered marshmallow pumpkin.

  7. We would love the candy corn flavor its my husbands very favorite one.

    • Not only are they tasty, I think the candy corn flavored Peeps are really cute too. Good luck!

  8. My daughters like the Peeps candy so that is what I am most excited about. I would love this for my daughters for Halloween.

    • So many great Fall flavors in the Peeps too! Good luck!

  9. Eeeeekkk! I love the gravestones!!! Rotary going to decorate some cupcakes with them when I ” BOO” my neighbors this year!

5 from 20 votes (20 ratings without comment)

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