First of all, the winner of Jif & Amazon Kindle giveaway is #12, Kelly! Congratulations, Kelly! You’ve been notified by email, so please get back to us within the next 48 hours.

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.

 

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  1. 1
    Jennifer says:

    YUMMY and CUTE!!! (=

  2. 2

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

    • 2.1
      amelia says:

      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! ;)

    • 2.2
      Jen says:

      That’s what I was thinking too.

      • Jen says:

        I meant, I was also thinking fruit leather…grape would look awesome.

        • MaryAnn Bench says:

          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.

    • 2.3

      Tiffany, I thought the same thing when I saw them on The Idea Room. So, I made some with grape fruit leather! :) You can see them here: http://www.momendeavors.com/2011/10/halloween-oreo-pops-bats-pumpkins.html

    • 2.4
      Norma L says:

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

  3. 3
  4. 4
    Christin says:

    Super cute!!

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  6. 6

    Cuteness! I love “crafty” things for the non-crafty (me).

  7. 7
    Kara M. says:

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

  8. 8
    Tracy Lawson says:

    What a cute idea – I really love this. Thanks!

  9. 9

    They are adorable Kate!! I have the same problem with those Oreos mysteriously disappearing! :)

  10. 10

    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 :)

  11. 11
    Amie says:

    so I guess we just eat the m&ms while we are making the cookies??? (((wooohoooo))))

  12. 12
    Chaia says:

    i am so making these for halloween! thanks for the great etible craft!!

  13. 13
    Nicole Krell says:

    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!

  14. 14
    Alexis says:

    How would you do the fangs?

  15. 15
    Sandy says:

    Super cute! I love easy creativity! It just works! :)

  16. 16
    Kelly says:

    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! :(

  17. 17
    Brandie says:

    Theses are so cute! Thanks for sharing.

  18. 18
    Heidi Allred says:

    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. :)

  19. 19
    melinda says:

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

  20. 20
    Heather says:

    You all always have the cutest ideas! Thanks for sharing.

  21. 21
    Karina says:

    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!

  22. 22
    Rose says:

    These are the best Halloween recipes I’ve seen so far. They’re so inventive!

  23. 23

    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 http://www.momof6.com!
    Thanks!

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  25. 25
    Lisa says:

    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!

  26. 26
    Dawn Burns says:

    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! :)

  27. 27
    Traci says:

    Made these for a family Halloween party and the kids loved them! Thanks for sharing :)

  28. 28
    Debbie says:

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

  29. 29
    Tara says:

    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.

    • 29.1

      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.

  30. 30

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

  31. 31
    Kristin says:

    Ahhh…I am attempting to make these today and the cookies just keep falling apart. Is there a trick that I just don’t know yet to keep these darn cookies together. Any help would be greatly appreciated as I am getting more frustrated by the minute.

    Thanks!

    • 31.1

      Sorry I’m just getting back to you! You’re probably done by now and cursing me, haha! If Oreos are tricky to work with, you can always nuke ‘em in the microwave for a few seconds and then do whatever you need to do (press them together, stick them with sticks, etc.)

  32. 32

    How cute! I wish I would have found this site just a week earlier. We did bats last week in my first grade class and these would have been perfect to make together! There’s another idea saved for next year!

  33. 33
    Sara M. says:

    I’m only 12 but LOVE baking my neighbor Savanah and I are hosting a halloween party and where desprite for some yummy but cool treats. So I called her up and told her about these and she loved the idea! Now we can’t wait for halloween and the party!!! All thanks to these bats we could be a hit!

  34. 34
    Amy Nielson says:

    Are you still offering the bat wing file for the Silhouette? I emailed you, or so I thought, and didn’t get the file yet. Please and thank you. :)

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