Halloween Owl Cupcakes

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Simple and fun Halloween cupcakes! Great for school parties and easy enough even for the pre-school set.


Here’s a super-simple and fun idea for Halloween cupcakes. They’re great for school parties and easy enough even for the pre-school set. My daughter and her friend had so much fun making them after school yesterday. Clearly, we’re getting ready for the Halloween sugar rush at our house: that’s my daughter below with a cupcake in one hand, a lollipop in the other, and cookie on her shirt no less. I think that’s what happiness looks like 🙂

What you’ll need to make Halloween Cupcakes


How to make Halloween Cupcakes

To make these cupcakes, you’ll need chocolate cupcakes with chocolate frosting, Oreo cookies, black decorating gel and orange or yellow candies, such as Reese’s Pieces or M&Ms.


Simply separate the Oreos and press the halves with the filling onto the frosting to make the eyes. Squeeze out a large circle of black decorating gel to make the eyeballs, and add a candy nose in the middle.


That’s all there is to it. I think these are so cute!


For a wonderful homemade chocolate cupcake recipe, click here.

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Halloween Owl Cupcakes

Simple and fun Halloween cupcakes! Great for school parties and easy enough even for the pre-school set.

Total Time: 20 Minutes


  • 24 Oreo cookies
  • 12 chocolate cupcakes with chocolate frosting
  • 1 small tube black decorating gel
  • 12 orange and yellow Reese's Pieces or M&Ms


  1. Separate the Oreo cookies. Place two halves with the filling side by side on top of the cupcake to make the eyes. In the center of each cookie, squeeze out a large dot of black decorating gel to make eyeballs. Place a Reese's Pieces in the center to make the nose.

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Reviews & Comments

  • I made these for my daughters Magical forest birthday party and they were such a big hit! So super cute and easy. You could make with mini cupcakes and mini oreo cookies too.

    • — Victoria on September 19, 2017
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  • Such an easy edible activity for my granddaughters! Thank you!

  • wow.. very nice recipe. Thanks for sharing it.

  • The owls are so cute! With a partner I made 125 of these for a Halloween party at my daughters school. What a hit! They were pretty simple to assemble. Making sure the Owls looked nice and “white” was the only challenge. Thank you for sharing!

  • Made these with my toddler daughter today and they turned out so cute. We had a ball baking them together, thanks for the idea!

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