Play with Your Food: Halloween Cookie Pops

Halloween cookie pops

Want to give your very favorite trick-or-treaters something a little special? Try our Halloween Cookie Pops: a sweet and spooky Vampire, Mummy and…Things With Eyes. They’re easy to put together and the perfect treats to top off personalized goodie bags for your kids or grandkids.

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Supplies  

You’ll need the same basic supplies for all three characters:

  • Sandwich cookies
  • White chocolate melting chips (follow the package instructions to melt)
  • Food coloring
  • Sprinkles
  • Candy eyeballs in a variety of sizes
  • Treat sticks
  • Small squeeze bottles
  • Tweezers
  • Parchment paper or silicone baking mat
  • Vampire: Black fondant or fruit leather, rolling pin, sharp knife or cookie cutters

 

We started with pastel sprinkles in green, pink and orange and dyed our white chocolate to match. All our Halloween Cookie Pops start with a good coating of melted white chocolate, so you can dip enough to make all the characters and then have fun making faces.

Vampire Cookie Pops  

Follow these steps to make spooky Vampire cookie pops.

Here’s what they’ll look like when you’re finished. Silly? Spooky? You make the call.

You Will Need:

Sandwich cookies, white chocolate melting chips (follow the package instructions to melt), food coloring, white sprinkles (for the fangs), black fondant or dark fruit leather (like grape), candy eyeballs, treat sticks (you can leave these off and just make decorated cookies), tweezers

Step One:

Poke a treat stick into the sandwich cookie filling. You can also carefully separate the cookie, put the stick in the filling and put the cookie back together.

Step Two:

Dip the cookie in pastel-colored chocolate and cover completely. Lay it on parchment paper/silicone mat (or stick it in a foam block) to harden.

Step Three:

Roll out the fondant (or use fruit leather) and cut three pieces as shown:
—Trace a sandwich cookie with the tip of a knife to make a circle (or use a cookie cutter the same size as the cookie); cut a wide M shape at the top of the circle to make Vampire’s hair.
—Cut a second, tiny circle, and cut it in half to make his collar.
—Cut a sliver for the mouth.

Step Four:

Use melted chocolate to attach the hair, collar and mouth as shown.

Step Five:

Use tweezers and melted chocolate to attach eyes.

Step Six:

Use tweezers and melted chocolate to attach white sprinkles to make the fangs. Mwah-ha-ha!

Mummy Cookie Pops  

Follow these steps to make Mummy cookie pops.

Here’s what they’ll look like when you’re all wrapped up. (Get it?)

You Will Need:

Sandwich cookies, white chocolate melting chips (follow the package instructions to melt), food coloring (for the Mummy, you’ll need some colored chocolate for dipping and some left plain white in a squeeze bottle), candy eyeballs, treat sticks (you can leave these off and just make decorated cookies), tweezers

Step One:

Poke a treat stick into the sandwich cookie filling. You can also carefully separate the cookie, put the stick in the filling and put the cookie back together.

Dip the cookie in pastel-colored chocolate and cover completely. Lay it on parchment paper/silicone mat (or stick it in a foam block) to harden.

Step Two:

Use a squeeze bottle to drizzle plain white chocolate back and forth over the cookies to make bandages. (You may have to heat the chocolate a little more to make it super-melty.)

Step Three:

Before the bandages harden, use tweezers to add two eyes.

Things with Eyes Cookie Pops  

Follow these steps to make these Things with Eyes cookie pops.

Here’s what they’ll look like when you’re finished. See how cute they are?

You Will Need:

Sandwich cookies, white chocolate melting chips (follow the package instructions to melt), food coloring, pastel sprinkles, candy eyeballs in different sizes, treat sticks (you can leave these off and just make decorated cookies), tweezers

Step One:

Poke a treat stick into the sandwich cookie filling. You can also carefully separate the cookie, put the stick in the filling and put the cookie back together.

Step Two:

Dip the cookie in pastel-colored chocolate and cover completely. Lay it on a piece of parchment or silicone baking mat.

Step Three:

Before it hardens completely, add an eye—or three. (If it doesn’t stick, use a little extra melted chocolate.)

Step Four:

Add sprinkles for hair? Fur? Get creative with placement. (If they don’t stick, you can add a little more melted chocolate.) (TBH, you can reverse the steps for adding the hair/fur and eyes.)

Make a Halloween Care Package  

What to put in a personalized trick-or-treat care package? Whether the kiddos are going trick-or-treating or not, they’ll love to get a sack full of goodies from someone who loves them. Start with a cute gift bag like this small candy corn-style bag (also available in medium and large) and add surprises like:

 

And remember, you can always turn it into an adult goodie bag with a Keep the Boos Coming or Trick. Treat. Sip. Repeat. Stainless Steel Stemless Wine Tumbler and the grown-up beverage of your choice.