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Easy, cute, festive, and fun-to-make Halloween treats — each with four ingredients or less. Monster eyeballs, witches hats, witches brooms, and bat bites. Video tutorial included!
Yes. You read that right….HALLOWEEN treats. Okay you probably know by now that I’m always posting things way before the actual season/holiday, but 2 months early? I’m not usually that bad. So hear me out on this one. First off, these cute bat bites went crazy on my site last year. It was so fun for me to see how many people re-created them on Instagram or Facebook. (Thanks for tagging me in your pictures; it makes my day!)
Anyways, those bat bites are picking up again already and because of that I’ve gotten quite a few emails asking if I had any other similar ideas. I guess you guys are figuring out your Halloween parties already! That, and, I got an email from Pinterest the other day informing me that in their list of most searched things right now is “Halloween Food.” So obviously, it was very important for me to post these Halloween ideas now…two months early.
First off, here’s a quick video overview of these four ideas:
First up: MONSTER EYEBALLS:
How creepy/cute are eyeballs for Halloween? Especially in an assortment of various bright colors! The colored pupils are made from gummy lifesavers and attached with white frosting to give a little bit of the whites/sclera to the eyes. The base is a mini Reese’s cup and the white frosting is piped on using frosting in a plastic bag. Simply fill up a plastic bag with about 1/4-1/3 cup frosting at a time and then snip off the tip with scissors. You can make your own cream cheese frosting OR buy it from a tub at the store.
The inside circle of the lifesaver perfectly forms a circle for you to pipe in the pupil. To make the pupil super easy, I used Wilton Black Sparkle Gel from a tube, but alternatively, you can dye extra white frosting black and pipe it through another plastic bag.
- Miniature Reese's Cups
- Cream Cheese Frosting
- Chewy Lifesavers
- Wilton Black Sparkle Gel or extra frosting dyed black
- Unwrap the mini reese's cups.
- Prepare the cream cheese frosting OR use frosting from a tub.
- Place about 1/4 - 1/3 cup of frosting at a time into a plastic bag and press to one corner. Snip off the tip of the corner with scissors.
- Pipe the frosting onto the top of the reese's cups.
- Press a chewy lifesaver face down (so you don't see the words "lifesaver") onto the frosting.
- Pipe the black sparkle gel frosting into the center of the lifesaver.
- Let dry.
Next: WITCHES HATS:
These aren’t too revolutionary, but a few things make these witch hats especially cute. The first is to use the THIN Oreos. This makes the base look more like the base of a hat instead of a cookie :). I use chocolate-creme Oreo Thins to make it completely dark so you don’t see white coming through the Oreo. This just all helps in making it appear more hat-like.
The other things that make these hats especially cute are the different colors and sprinkles. I separated frosting into two bowls and dyed one orange and one green. Pipe the dyed frosting into the center of the cookie and press a kiss down on top. Before the frosting dries, add some festive Sprinkles! (<— these are the sprinkles that I used on the green cookies and the other sprinkles I found at Target.)
- Chocolate creme Oreo THINS cookies
- Cream cheese frosting
- Chocolate candy kisses
- Food coloring I use green and orange
- Optional: Halloween/festive sprinkles
- Remove the Oreos from the package.
- Separate the cream cheese frosting (make your own or buy from a tub at the store) into two bowls.
- Dye one bowl green and one orange (or whatever fun Halloween colors you like!)
- Put 1/4-1/3 cup of each frosting color into a plastic bag and press the frosting to one corner. Snip the tip of the corner off of the bag and pipe a large circular blob in the middle of the cookies.
- Evenly press down the unwrapped chocolate candy kisses into the center of the cookie.
- Pour a small amount of sprinkles around the frosting on the cookies.
Third: WITCHES BROOMS:
Again, not completely revolutionary, but these are seriously easy and definitely a must have if you are making witches hats! The one touch that makes these especially cute is the tie around the base of the broom. That tie is just pull apart Twizzlers that you’ll pull apart into individual strands and then cut. Tie it on the pretzel rod and then snip off the ends. Doesn’t get much easier than that!
- Miniature Reese's Cups
- Pretzel Rods
- Pull apart Twizzlers
- Unwrap the Reese's cups and flip upside down.
- In the very center, gently press in a pretzel rod.
- Pull apart twizzlers and cut in thirds.
- Tie one individual strand around the pretzel. Tighten and then snip off the ends with scissors.
And finally, BAT BITES:
These aren’t new (they first appeared on my site last year, you can see that post here), but since the video includes all of these treats, I thought I’d put it in here again! The most important thing to note with these treats is that you’ll definitely want to use the THIN Oreos. Regular Oreos are a little heavy and just don’t seem to stay put in the same way that the thin ones do.
And the most commonly asked question for these treats is where to find the edible eyes. They are actually very accessible and at most grocery stores. They are usually with other baking goodies — look near the cupcake supplies along with sprinkles and food colorings. You can also get them at crafting stores like Hobby Lobby or JoAnns. OR they can also be bought online.
- Miniature Reeses Cups
- THIN Oreo Chocolate Sandwich Cookies make sure to get the thins!
- Pre-made cream cheese frosting or homemade
- Edible eyes
- Remove the wrappers from the Reeses cups.
- Scrape off the frosting from the Oreos and discard (or eat!)
- Break each of the cookies in half to make "bat wings".
- Fill up a plastic bag with the store bought or homemade frosting. Cut off the tip of the bag and pipe frosting onto the back corners of the broken cookie pieces.
- Press one cookie piece on the left of the Reeses cup and another cookie piece on the right of the Reeses cup.
- Pipe frosting on the back of the edible eyes and secure on top of the center of the Reeses cup.
If you are making ALL four of these Halloween treats for a party, here is a condensed list of all the ingredients you will need in total:
- 1 package Oreo THINS (I like chocolate creme for looks/flavor)
- 1-2 containers cream cheese frosting (depending on how many you are making)
- Halloween Sprinkles
- Green/orange food coloring
- Hershey’s Kisses candies
- Gummy Lifesavers candies
- Wilton Black Sparkle Gel
- Miniature Reese’s cups candies
- Pretzel rod sticks
- Pull apart twizzlers
- Edible Eye Candies
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