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Graveyard Gravel

Graveyard GravelShape "stones" from an easy shortcut fudge, and roll them in cocoa powder dust. They look frighteningly like the real thing. These chocolate truffle-like candies taste sophisticated enough for adults, but kids love to eat the "rocks" too. Please everyone when you serve the gravel at your next Halloween party.

Recipe Ingredients:

3 cups semisweet chocolate pieces
1 (14-ounce) can sweetened condensed milk
2 tablespoons butter or margarine
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
Dash of salt
2 cups tiny marshmallows
Unsweetened cocoa powder mixed with an equal amount of powdered sugar
Powdered sugar

Cooking Directions:

  1. Line a 9x9x2-inch or an 8x8x2-inch baking pan with foil; set aside.
  2. In a medium saucepan, heat and stir chocolate pieces, condensed milk, butter, vanilla, and salt over medium heat until melted and smooth. Remove from heat; stir in marshmallows just until combined.
  3. Spread mixture evenly in the prepared pan. Using a table knife or thin metal spatula, swirl marshmallows through fudge in pan until marshmallows are mostly melted. Cover and chill about 2 hours or until firm.
  4. Using a small scoop, scoop fudge and shape into rocks (fudge will be sticky). Roll some in cocoa powder mixture and some in powdered sugar. Store in an airtight container for up to 3 days.

Makes about 80 pieces (2 1/4 pounds).

Recipe and photograph provided by Better Homes and Gardens - BHG.com a member of the Home and Family Network for the best of cooking, gardening, decorating and more. © Meredith Corporation. All Rights Reserved.