Halloween is just around the corner, and that means it’s time to start thinking about party treats! These easy bat Halloween cupcakes are perfect for a spooky celebration. They’re simple to make and super cute, too. So gather your ingredients and get ready to have some fun.
Halloween is one of my favorite holidays and I am always looking for easy desserts that will go with the theme.
Which is where this bat Halloween cupcakes recipe comes in handy.
They are super simple to do.
Especially if you buy the cupcakes rather than making them yourself.
And the bats are just too cute! The perfect treat for any Halloween party.
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This recipe makes 12 Halloween bat cupcakes.
Here’s what you’ll need for this recipe:
- Chocolate cupcakes – you can buy these from a bakery or make your own. I used my favorite chocolate cupcake recipe, but a cake mix would work, too.
- Chocolate frosting – again, you could buy chocolate cupcakes that already have chocolate frosting on them. Or buy the chocolate icing in a tin. I made my own chocolate buttercream frosting (it’s made with cocoa powder and really quite easy).
- Oreo cookies – You’ll need 12 of them.
- Candy eyes – You can find them HERE*.
- If you are frosting your own cupcakes, you’ll need a piping bag with a large star or round tip – I used the Wilton 1M star tip*.
How to make bat Halloween cupcakes
If you didn’t buy the cupcakes already made, prepare them and the frosting following the directions. Make sure that the cupcakes have cooled completely before continuing to the next step.
Cut the Oreo cookies in half. Pressing down firmly with a serrated knife works well.
Frost the cupcakes
Add the star or round piping tip to the pastry bag.
I like to use a coupler for this since it keeps the tip in place. And prevents the icing from leaking around the edges.
Spoon the frosting into the pastry bag.
Then pipe it onto the tops of the cupcakes in a swirl pattern (like a soft ice cream cone).
For some extra chocolate goodness, pipe some frosting between the two cookie layers on the Oreos as well.
If you are making the cupcakes ahead of time, you’ll want to store them and the Oreos separately in air tight containers at this point. The cookies will get soggy if they are stuck in the icing for too long.
Add the bat wings and eyes
When you are getting ready to serve, press the ends of two Oreo half cookies into the top of the frosting swirl with the cut edges facing down.
Again, Oreos will got soggy if they are stuck in the icing for too long, so you don’t want to do this step too far ahead of time.
Then press two candy eyes into the frosting between the “wings”, and you’re done!
I told you this would be easy!
Other easy Halloween cupcakes you might like
- Spider cupcakes with Oreo cookies
- Graveyard cupcakes
- Bloody knife cupcakes
- Devilish red velvet cupcakes
- 15 Halloween cupcake ideas
Easy Bat Halloween Cupcakes With Oreo Cookies
- 1 box chocolate cake mix
- 1 package chocolate buttercream frosting
- 12 Oreo cookies
- 24 candy eyes
- Make 12 chocolate cupcakes by following the directions for the chocolate cake mix. Let cool completely.
- Cut the Oreo cookies in half using a serrated knife.
- Spoon frosting into a pastry bag fitted with a large open star or round tip.
- Pipe frosting onto cupcakes in a swirl pattern.
- Gently press the ends of two Oreo halves into the top of the frosting swirl with the cut sides facing down.
- Press two candy eyes into the frosting between the Oreo cookie "wings".
- The Oreo cookies will get soggy if they are stuck in the frosting for too long. So do this step just before serving.
Nutrition values are estimates only, using online calculators. Please verify using your own data.
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This post was originally published on August 27, 2022 but was updated with new content on April 20, 2023.