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These easy-to-create jack-o’-lantern Halloween cookies make fun snacks!

jack-o-lantern Halloween cookies recipe

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Prep Time 1 hr
Cook Time 2 mins
Total Time 1 hr 2 mins
Course Dessert
Servings 12 cookies
Calories 235 kcal

what you'll need

  • 12 sandwich cookies square or round
  • 12 oz package orange candy melts
  • 24 candy eyes
  • 12 chocolate chips
  • 1 tube black gel icing
  • 1 tube green gel icing or candy icing
  • toothpicks
  • chocolate cookies optional

let's do it

  • Melt candy in a microwave-safe bowl according to package instructions. Stir candy melts to ensure they’re completely melted then lay a sheet of parchment or wax paper on a flat surface to set cookies on after they’re dipped.
  • Dip cookies in melted candy then coat completely. Using a fork, cover cookie in melted candy then lift the cookie out of the bowl. Tap fork gently on the side of the bowl several times to remove excess candy then smooth out the surface. Transfer cookie to parchment paper then allow candy to set. Repeat with remaining cookies. Reserve remaining candy melt to use as glue.
  • Once the candy is set, re-heat the remaining orange candy to use as glue. Use a toothpick to dab a bit of the candy on the backside of the eyes then place them in any position you like. Dab a small amount on the bottom of a chocolate chip then place it on the top of the cookie to resemble a stem.
  • Scoop up a large amount of orange candy onto the toothpick then dab it on the cookie to make a nose. Using black gel icing, pipe on eyebrows and a mouth then use green icing to make leaves near the stem of the pumpkin. Allow icing and candy to set and enjoy!
  • To create a pumpkin patch, use a food processor or rolling pin to crush the chocolate cookies into crumbs and nestle your jack-o-lanterns in them!

One Last Thing

This dish makes a great addition to the Halloween buffet or classroom party!


Calories: 235kcalCarbohydrates: 34gProtein: 1gFat: 11gSaturated Fat: 8gPolyunsaturated Fat: 0.2gMonounsaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 1gSodium: 82mgPotassium: 23mgFiber: 0.4gSugar: 29g
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