Not-So-Spooky Oreo Bats

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So I think it’s pretty well-established by now that in the Our Best Bites relationship, I am NOT the crafty one. This is nothing new–I’ve always had a very short crafting attention span and I lack in the spatial skills department (don’t ask what happened when I tried to sew my son’s first Halloween costume. From a pattern. It ended badly.) This means that a lot of my craftiness ends up going into quick and easy food-related projects. And when I say “my craftiness,” I mean my desire to make cute things with my kids, not that I have natural inclinations toward craftiness. Because I do not.

These cute little bats were inspired by our friend Amy from The Idea Room. But I started running into problems. First, I bought a package of Mint Oreos with which I would make my Oreo bats. And then they mysteriously disappeared, I’m not sure how. So I bought another package of Oreos, but I couldn’t find any Red Hots for the eyes, so I bought mini M&Ms and some little candy eyes. At which point, I needed another package of Oreos. I literally cannot be left alone in the house with them.

You’ll need Oreos (Duh. But I’m being thorough here. Also, they need to be Double Stuft if you want to make Oreo pops), chocolate bark or Wilton candy coating, something for the eyes (Amy’s Red Hots are cute, my mini M&Ms were not, but I found some little cute little candy googley eyes in the cake decorating department of Walmart, where I apparently live these days), lollipop sticks (if you’re making pops), and black cardstock. I opted not to do the mouth because I couldn’t find any white heart-shaped sprinkles and because I think they’re kind of goofy and cute without fangs, but Amy used heart-shaped sprinkles which are also adorable.If you’re making pops, you can insert the stick into the cream filling now or you can wait until after you dip the Oreo in the chocolate.

There are pros and cons to each method–popping the stick in there will be cleaner, but sometimes the weight of the chocolate pulls the cookie off the stick. If you’re doing the dip-then-stick method, you’ll probably want a helper to handle the sticks (unless you want to lick your fingers after you dip each Oreo).

Now you’ll need to get your bat wings ready. I used black card stock and my Silhouette to cut out my little bat wings.

If you don’t have a Silhouette, click on the link for a printable version template of the bat wing; you can print it, cut it out, and use it like a stencil. Or you can just make your own bat wings and tell me to butt out of your life. If you do have a Silhouette and want a whole sheet of wings that are ready to go, email us at general (at) ourbestbites (dot) com with the subject heading “bat wing file” and I’ll send you the file (it won’t let me upload the file here. Laaaame.)

Go melt your chocolate according to the directions on the package and then prepare yourself for dipping.

Evenly coat the Oreos in chocolate, smoothing off any excess chocolate. Then add your eyes (and your fangs if you feel so inclined) slip the wings onto the sides.

Allow them to dry/set up completely, which really shouldn’t take too long. I let mine dry on a Roul’pat, but you could also set them on parchment paper or, if they’re on sticks, poke the sticks into some floral foam and let the chocolate set up that way.

Whether you’re just serving them as cookies…or as a cloud of not-so-creepy bats, you can have ’em done in less than an hour (which is why it’s right up my alley) and your kids (or grown-up friends) will think you’re the coolest.

Not-So-Spooky Oreo Bats

These cute lil' bats are simple, easy, and perfect for a not-so-spooky Halloween celebration!


  • Oreos Double Stuft if making pops
  • Wilton candy melts or chocolate bark
  • Red hots or candy eyes available in the cake decorating section of Walmart and craft stores as well as all over the internet
  • Thin lollipop sticks optional
  • Floral foam optional
  • Black card stock
  • Fangs of your choice optional


  • Use the cardstock to prepare the bat wings (see the notes above to learn how to get the wings I used). Set aside.
  • If making pops, insert the lollipop sticks into the creme filling of the Double Stuft Oreo. Set aside.
  • Melt the chocolate according to the directions on the package. Dip the Oreos in the chocolate, smoothing away the excess chocolate. Add the eyes, wings, and fangs (if desired) and allow to set completely.
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Questions & Reviews

  1. I would love for you to add this amazing idea to my Halloween Traditions link up!

  2. I have a question. I want to know if I stick pretzel sticks in the sides and dip them along with the cookie that it would make spiders and come out nicely. I would just try it but i dont have time for a test run and i want them to turn out. Im affraid it will all just run together and look like a big clump, well, I guess if that does happen I could call them bats. But i want the entire cookie to be edible. PLease let me know what you think.

    1. I can’t tell you for SURE, but I’m guessing you’d run into problems with the pretzels or cookies breaking. I’d either stick the pretzels in afterwards or use something like black licorice.

  3. Cute cookies! You could probably use the white tips from candy corn for fangs if you wanted to!

  4. Made these for a family Halloween party and the kids loved them! Thanks for sharing 🙂

  5. These are so cute! About to make them now:) Love all of these fun Halloween treats! Too bad that I keep eating all of them! 🙂

  6. Thanks for sharing all of your wonderful ideas, making them print-friendly and even including the template! First time to your blog. I’ll be back!

  7. I think this is so cute! These would be a great idea for my childrens’ Halloween Parties at school! I plan to feature a picture and a link to them on my Links to Love post tomorrow over at!

  8. so at the beginning of the year I signed up to volunteer (dont’ remember) lol.. for my 1st grader halloween party and they want me to teach the kids how to do some craft that’s edible! so I am definately going to do this! thanks so much!

  9. I wonder if those new chocolate covered oreos would work. I would have to make these and hid them!!!! Thanks for the great idea!!!

  10. So I just bought these eyeballs the other day just KNOWING I would find something to stick them on. Thanks! These are so cute. Bats are my fave Halloween characters. Those and Witches. Oh, and pumpkins. Ok, so I love everything Halloween, but whatev. Bats are the cutest. I’m off to email you for the Silhouette file. 🙂

  11. I told my husband how cute & yummy these would be and he said “Can’t you just eat the cookies? Why do they have to be cute to eat them?” Boys.

    On a side note: I got all excited when I saw that Kelly won the giveaway. Then I thought how funny that I hadn’t received an e-mail yet. Apparently, it’s not the me Kelly! 🙁

    1. Alexis, I think Amy used white heart-shaped sprinkles and stuck them into the chocolate. I could only find colored ones, though.

  12. LOVE these!!! LOVE, LOVE, LOVE them! And my daughter’s Birthday is coming up and I plan on making them for the party. Thanks again for another great idea!

  13. Very cute idea. And I love the Halloween colored Oreos you can find this time of year! Treats that take just minutes to make are the best 🙂

  14. They are adorable Kate!! I have the same problem with those Oreos mysteriously disappearing! 🙂

  15. Kate I love these! They’re adorable. It makes me want to have a Halloween party. Lol.

  16. I’d love to see these done with an edible option for the wings. Fruit leather maybe?

    1. i thought the same thing, tiffany. i’m thinking candy melts (melted, piped onto waxed paper in the right shape, and re-hardened)…OR oreo cookies (separated, plain cookie side cut into thirds using a serrated knife, and outer two pieces used for wings). my concern with the cookie pieces is that they might be too wide to wedge into the cream filling portion. sounds like some investigating is in order! 😉

        1. I have the perfect solution to edible bat wings! Wilton makes edible paper in black that would be perfect! I think they’re called sugar sheets. I used it to decorate the handle of my sons light saber birthday cake.

    2. I agree Tiffany, that is exactly what I was thinking as I was ready the (very funny) directions above.