Friday, October 14, 2016

I Bury the Living (1958) - I Bury the Living... in Chocolate

I Bury the Living... in Chocolate - a companion recipe for I Bury the Living (1958), directed by Albert Band. Read the review here at Outpost Zeta. Actually, I May Be Causing Deaths by Changing Push Pin Colors in a Cemetery Map pretty much sums up the plot. 

In this recipe, you can bury whatever you want in gooey chocolate pudding. I made some little skeleton parts.

Serves 4 - or two, if you're like me. Maybe just one... just sayin'.

4 Tablespoons melted margarine or butter
1-1/4 cups graham cracker crumbs
1/4 cup granulated sugar
1 tablespoon cocoa powder
1 package of chocolate pudding, prepared according to package instructions with 2 cups cold milk, OR 4 chocolate pudding cups
1 full sheet graham cracker
1 tablespoon powdered sugar
1/4 cups white chocolate chips OR vanilla almond bark
A few chocolate chips
Optional: crumbled cookies or chopped candy bar

To make the grave, combine melted margarine/butter, graham cracker crumbs, granulated sugar, and cocoa powder in a bowl and mix well. Pour half the mixture into a small rectangular loaf pan, pat it down with the back of a spoon, and refrigerate or freeze for 10 minutes. When chilled, layer with the chocolate pudding. (Throw a few crushed cookies or chopped candy bar chunks into the pudding if desired.) Cover with the remaining graham crumbs loosely.

To make the skull & bones for the grave, lay out a small piece of parchment paper, or a piece of foil that you've lightly oiled/sprayed. Melt the white chocolate chips or almond bark in the microwave on low until you can stir it smooth. Spoon into a small zip baggie, cut a tiny corner off the baggie, and "draw" the bones & skull onto your parchment or foil. Allow to cool until set, or be impatient like I was and put it in the refrigerator for a few minutes.


To make the tombstone, use a sharp knife to cut the very corners off the large graham cracker. Use a paperclip, safety pin, or sharp knife tip to scratch a decoration into the cracker, being careful not to cut all the way through. Dust completely with the powdered sugar, working it in with your fingers if needed. Tap off excess and place at the head of the grave.

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