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Halloween Owl Cupcakes

4.5 stars based on 6 votes


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 🙂


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.

Halloween Owl Cupcakes

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.

Reviews & Comments

  • 5 stars

    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 Reply
  • 5 stars

    very nice

  • 5 stars

    Such an easy edible activity for my granddaughters! Thank you!

    - Mary on October 6, 2016 Reply
  • 4 stars

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

    - Archana Baikadi on February 22, 2016 Reply
  • 5 stars

    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!

    - Kathy Hardigree on November 19, 2015 Reply
  • 4 stars

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

    - Katie Wolf on October 29, 2015 Reply

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