5 super easy Halloween treats — mummy cookies, graveyard pudding cups, Frankenstein krispies, pumpkin krispies, and double-sided Halloween sandwich cookies
Right above this text is a quick video tutorial (2 mins, 23 seconds) overviewing these 5 easy Halloween treats! Below is an individual and printable recipe for each of these easy Halloween treats. Enjoy and Happy Halloween!
Simple to make mummy cookies made out of Milanos!
- 1 package (7.5 ounces) Double Chocolate Milano cookies
- 1 cup white chocolate chips
- 1/2 tablespoon vegetable oil
- 32 black pearl sprinkles
Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.
Since white chocolate hardens so quickly, it's easiest to work in several batches: In a microwave safe bowl place 1/2 cup of white chocolate chips with 1/4 tablespoon vegetable oil in the microwave.
Microwave for 30 seconds, stir, and microwave for another 25 seconds. Stir until melted or return to the microwave for a little longer. Add more vegetable oil if needed.
Holding the cookie in one hand and holding a spoon in the other hand, spoon the melted chocolate over the top 2/3rds of the cookies.
Lightly tap the cookies on the edge of the bowl to get a nice even coating of chocolate. (Don't dip the cookie in the chocolate because the chocolate in the milano will mix with the white chocolate).
Place the dipped cookies on prepared baking sheet and allow to completely dry.
Repeat with remaining cookies.
Place all the leftover white chocolate (make sure it is still very melted -- place in microwave for another 15 seconds if needed) into a small plastic bag (or a frosting bag fitted with a #2 tip)
Cut the very edge corner off of the bag and then pipe the melted white chocolate over the cookies to form the "bandages" of the mummy.
Secure 2 sprinkle eyes on the wet chocolate.
GRAVEYARD PUDDING CUPS
Easy to make pudding cups with crushed oreos and decorated cookies
- Clear plastic cups
- 1 (3.9 ounces) chocolate instant pudding (not the cook and serve)
- 1 container (8 ounces) frozen Cool Whip, completely thawed
- 20 Oreos, crushed
- Milano Cookies
- Black Edible Food Gel
- Gummy worm candies, optional
Prepare the pudding according to directions on the box and, using a spatula, gently fold in the thawed cool whip. Fold together until smooth.
Fill up the plastic cups with the pudding mixture. RIGHT before serving (to avoid soggy cookie crumbs), top with the crushed cookies (I just put the cookies in my blender and pulse them until they are in fine crumbs; no need to remove the filling!)
On the milano cookies, use the edible food gel to write "RIP" on each one.
Right before serving, add the milano cookies to the pudding cups (they get soggy if added in advance). If desired, add in a gummy worm on top.
FRANKENSTEIN RICE KRISPIES
This recipe makes both Frankenstein and Pumpkin Rice Krispies! If you just want to make one or the other, follow the directions to making the krispies treats, but don't separate the marshmallow mixture into two parts. Instead, simply dye the single marshmallow mixture either green for all Frankenstein krispies or orange for all pumpkin krispies. The rest of the "decoration" ingredients will need to be doubled. If you are just making the Frankenstein krispies, you'll want to use a 9 x 9 pan and you'll have thicker Krispies treats.
- 5 tablespoons unsalted butter
- 8 cup miniature marshmallows
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 6 cups rice kripsies, separated
- Green Food Coloring
- 1/3 cup Black Candy Melts or milk chocolate chips
- 1/2 teaspoon vegetable oil
- Optional: chocolate jimmie sprinkles
- 24 miniature Reese's cups
- 24 large edible eye candies
- Edible Black Food gel
- Orange Food Coloring
- 12 miniature Reese's cups
- 24-36 miniature green M&Ms
Line an 8 x 8 inch pan with parchment paper (or foil) and lightly spray with cooking spray. Set aside.
In a large pot, add the butter and place over medium heat. Melt, stirring occasionally. As soon as the butter is melted, add 8 cups of the miniature marshmallows. Stir constantly until the marshmallows are JUST melted.
Remove from the heat and stir in the salt, and vanilla extract. Separate the mixture evenly into 2 bowls. Dye the marshmallow creme in one bowl green and the other bowl orange.
Add 3 cups rice krispies cereal to each bowl.
Mix until all the ingredients are well incorporated and then press the mixture gently into the prepared pan. Lightly spritz your hands with cooking spray and then gently press down the krispies treats. Don't press them too hard as you'll get a denser krispie treat.
Set the krispies aside to harden a bit. Meanwhile add the black candy melts or milk chocolate and vegetable oil to a microwave safe bowl. Microwave in bursts of 15 seconds stirring in between each burst for 10 seconds until the chocolate is melted and smooth.
Cut out the krispies to 12 even sized bars. Dip the top of each bar into the melted chocolate. If desired, add chocolate sprinkles to the top. Using the remaining melted chocolate and a spoon, carefully spoon some of the melted chocolate onto the back of the edible eyes and press to attach right below the "hair." Do the same for the miniature Reese's on both sides of the krispie treat.
Let harden and then use the black food gel to pipe a zig-zag line for a mouth.
Mix until all the ingredients are well incorporated and then lightly spritz your hands with cooking spray. Grab a handful of the krispies mixture and gently form into a ball. Avoid compressing the treat too much as you don't want a hard/dense treat.
Press a miniature reese's cup into the top of the pumpkin and re-shape as necessary to form the ball and get the reese's cup to hold in place.
Press in 1-3 miniature M&Ms to make it look like small leaves.
PUMPKIN RICE KRISPIES
The recipe above this picture is to make BOTH the Frankenstein and pumpkin krispies. If you just want to make one or the other, follow the directions to making the krispies treats, but don’t separate the marshmallow mixture into two parts. Instead, simply dye the single marshmallow mixture either green for all Frankenstein krispies or orange for all pumpkin krispies. The rest of the “decoration” ingredients will need to be doubled. If you are just making the Frankenstein krispies, you’ll want to use a 9 x 9 pan and you’ll have thicker Krispies treats.
DOUBLE-SIDED HALLOWEEN SANDWICH COOKIES
Ghost on one side and pumpkins on the other side on these fun Halloween sandwich cookies
- 1 package (11 ounces) pre-made (ready to bake) Pumpkin Sugar Cookies (Pillsbury makes these and are generally sold near refrigerated cookie dough in the store)
- 1 package (11 ounces) pre-made (ready to bake) Ghost Sugar Cookies (Pillsbury makes these and are generally sold near refrigerated cookie dough in the store)
- 1 tub vanilla or cream cheese frosting OR recipe below
- Orange Sprinkles
- 1 package (8 ounces) full fat cream cheese, softened
- 1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
- 4 cups powdered sugar
- 1 and 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- pinch of salt
Bake the cookies according to package directions. Set aside and let cool completely.
Meanwhile, prepare the frosting (if making homemade): in a large bowl, beat cream cheese and butter until fluffy. Add powdered sugar, vanilla and salt; beat until completely smooth.
Frost the bottom side of half of the cookies. Place another cookie on top to make sandwich cookies.
Pour the sprinkles into a shallow dish and rotate the center frosting of the cookies around the sprinkles until evenly coated.
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