Halloween | Gruesome Graveyard Trifle

26th October 2015

Halloween Graveyard Trifle

With Halloween, Bonfire Night, my birthday and Christmas all within weeks of one another, autumn/winter has always been my favourite time of the year. First up we have Halloween which I love getting dressed up for and experimenting with new goulish recipes. Today I’ve got a cool Halloween recipe to share with you all. If you’re looking to create a bake-off worthy showstopper an upcoming Halloween party, look no further! 

I’ve been invited to a Halloween party this year so I thought it was the perfect excuse to put something together to take with me. Whilst I was browsing the Tesco magazine I came across this really cool graveyard trifle which was complete with soil, worms and gravestones – how grim?! I decided to give it a go but make a few tweaks to it. Here’s what I used and how I did it when I did a test run for it:


  • 1x 425g box of brownies bites
  • 1x 500g tin of custard
  • 1/2 a bottle of green food colouring
  • 1x 135g pack of orange jelly
  • 1x full pack of chocolate cream Oreos
  • 3x cornflake bites
  • 3x rich tea fingers
  • 1x 125g of sour gummy snakes/worms
  • 1 tube of white chocolate icing

Graveyard Trifle


  1. First of all I crumbled my brownie bites into a plastic bowl and flattened them down to make a base. I placed a few gummy worms on top of the base, pressing a few close to the sides of the bowl so they are visible.
  2. Next I added my cubes of jelly to a jug of boiling water and stirred until dissolved. I then set the jug aside to cool down for around 30 minutes.
  3. I poured a full tin of custard into a separate bowl and gradually added the green food colouring until the custard was a bright green shade (Tesco used orange but I thought green would look more gruesome). I then poured the custard over the brownie layer.
  4. Whilst I waited for the jelly to cool, I used a food processor to turn my Oreos into fine crumbs.
  5. Going back to the jelly, I spooned a small layer over the custard and let it set in the fridge for around an hour. I then poured the remaining jelly mixture over the top and set in the fridge overnight (however the jelly should take around 4 hours to set).
  6. Once my jelly had set, I sprinkled my Oreo crumb mixture on top to look like soil.
  7. To decorate, I wrote on some rich tea biscuits using some white chocolate icing and carefully stood them up in the trifle. I then placed the cornflake pieces in front of the biscuit gravestones and added some more worms.

Graveyard Trifle

I must admit, I wasn’t a fan of the taste of the trifle; there was just too much going on! However, I think it would definitely make a good centrepiece at a Halloween party.

What Halloween recipes have you been trying this year?


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