Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Halloween Oreo Cupcake Bites

Halloween Oreo Cupcake Bites by Cheng and 3 Kids

Halloween is fast approaching so I'm sharing these Halloween Oreo Cupcake Bites with you. I call them Oreo Cupcake Bites because they look like mini cupcakes but there's no baking involved. Are you familiar with cake pops? Well, this is pretty much the same thing, except instead of cake I used Oreo cookies, and they're not on sticks.

I was introduced to cake pops, oreo truffles, and cupcake bites via Bakerella's site. She just makes the cutest cake pops. And one thing I love about these bite sized treats is how versatile they can be. You can decorate them for 4th of July (just like I did here), Christmas, birthdays, Valentine's Day, and of course Halloween.

Here's what I used:

1 package Oreo cookies
1 8oz. package cream cheese (softened)
white chocolate bark
chocolate bark (brown)

Halloween Oreo Cupcake Bites Tutorial by Cheng and 3 Kids

First, I crushed the Oreo cookies (including the cream center) in the food processor. Then I stir in the softened cream cheese. Sometimes I like to use the back of a big spoon, but there are times when I just use my hands to make sure they're all mashed together. Yes, it's messy but it's also kind of fun (^_^). Then I roll them into balls (make sure they're not bigger in diameter than the small muffin pan) just like in the picture above, placing them on a cookie sheet covered with wax paper. Then I placed the entire cookie sheet into the freezer for a few minutes.

When Bakerella made these she used a candy cup mold (click here to see it), but I don't have that. So I just placed mini baking cups in a mini muffin pan.

Halloween Oreo Cupcake Bites Tutorial by Cheng and 3 Kids

Then I melted the brown chocolate bark according to the directions on the wrapper. Once it's melted, I spooned it into the baking cups. Then I immediately pressed an Oreo ball on it.

Halloween Oreo Cupcake Bites Tutorial by Cheng and 3 Kids

Next, I placed the whole mini muffin pan in the freezer for a few minutes. When the chocolate is set, I took it out the freezer and peeled off the baking cups. They should look like the photo below.

Halloween Oreo Cupcake Bites Tutorial by Cheng and 3 Kids

Now onto the fun part. Decorating them!


Halloween Oreo Cupcake Bites by Cheng and 3 Kids

SPIDER Oreo Cupcake Bites

Here's what I used to decorate them:

Milk Chocolate M&Ms (brown)
Dark Chocolate Peanut M&Ms (brown)
small Ziploc bag
twist tie
scissors

Halloween Oreo Cupcake Bites Tutorial by Cheng and 3 Kids

I melted the the white chocolate bark following the directions on the wrapper, dipped the top of the cupcake bite into it and pressed the M&Ms on it while the chocolate is still wet. The peanut M&M is going to be the body while the regular milk chocolate M&M is going to be the spider's head. Then I waited a few minutes for the white chocolate to set. 

Halloween Oreo Cupcake Bites Tutorial by Cheng and 3 Kids

Then I placed some melted brown chocolate bark into the Ziploc bag with a spatula, and used the twist tie to secure it just above the level of the chocolate. Then I snip off a tiny hole in the corner of the bag with the scissors, and piped on the 8 legs and the two fang looking thingies on the head. And there you have it, Spider Oreo Cupcake Bites.


Halloween Oreo Cupcake Bites by Cheng and 3 Kids

EYEBALL Oreo Cupcake Bites

Here's what I used to decorate them:

Wilton Candy Melts (green)
Milk Chocolate M&Ms (brown)
Betty Crocker Easy Writer (red)

Halloween Oreo Cupcake Bites Tutorial by Cheng and 3 Kids

First, I cut off the rounded portion at the top of the cupcake bite so that it looks flat. It should look like the picture above.

Halloween Oreo Cupcake Bites Tutorial by Cheng and 3 Kids

Next, I dipped the cupcake bite into the melted white chocolate bark and pressed the green candy melt onto it while the chocolate is still wet. Then I dabbed some melted chocolate on the brown M&M and placed it on the green candy melt. When the white chocolate is set, I used the red easy writer to draw the veins on the eyeball. Aaand done! Eyeball Oreo Cupcake Bites!


Halloween Oreo Cupcake Bites by Cheng and 3 Kids

GHOST Oreo Cupcake Bites

Halloween Oreo Cupcake Bites Tutorial by Cheng and 3 Kids

For the Ghost Oreo Cupcake Bites, instead of rolling the Oreo and cream cheese mixture into balls, I rolled them into what I imagine a ghost would be shaped like. Just like in the photo above.

Then I dipped the top of the cupcake bite into the melted white chocolate and waited for it to set. Next, I dipped a toothpick into the brown melted chocolate and started to draw the eyes and mouth. There you go, Ghost Oreo Cupcake Bites!


Here are some Halloween ideas you might like:

Free Printable Halloween Treat Bag Topper by Cheng and 3 Kids
Free Printable Halloween Treat Bag Topper
Halloween Pumpkin Treat Jars by Cheng and 3 Kids
Halloween Pumpkin
Treat Jar
Halloween Teacher Gift -- Hand Sanitizer by chengand3kids.blogspot.com
Halloween Teacher Gift
{Hand Sanitizer}

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26 comments:

  1. I pinned it. I love anything cake pop-like. These are wonderful. I'm making my husband buy the ingredients as we speak!

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    1. Hope you have fun making them Tamara! Thanks for visiting!

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    1. Thank you so much Kim! I'll be trying out your baked french toast recipe real soon. It looks really good!

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  3. These are so cute! And they look delicious as well. Perfect for the little'uns at halloween.

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    1. Thank you so much Sarah! Your crumpet pancakes look amazing!

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  4. Oh wow, those are awesome. I love, LOVE the eyeball ones and they seem relatively easy to make, which is even better!!

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  5. These are just too cute! Plus all that chocolate is making me drool

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  6. These are awesome ...
    Apt for the event running on my blog.
    Do try to participate..
    http://justnotthecakes.blogspot.com/2013/10/event-announcement-lets-celebrate.html

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    1. Thank you so much for inviting me Shey! I'll drop by you blog later.

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  7. These are SO cute and creative! I love new decorating ideas I haven't seen before. Great job. My favorite is the little ghost! I would not have expected that on a cupcake!


    If you have time you should try and link up at The Blog Strut, we would love to have you!

    Have a wonderful day,
    Amber
    My Personal Accent

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    1. I'm glad you like them Amber! The ghosts are my 17-year-old daughter's favorite too! Thanks for the invite! I'll try to link up later.

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  8. These are so fun!! Thanks for sharing this week at Share Your Stuff Tuesdays!

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    1. Thank you for stopping by Emily! I had fun checking out the other links at the party!

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  9. These are brilliant! I love how you combined the oreo truffles with the chocolate base. Not only are they cute, but they're also probably quite delicious!

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    1. Thank you Aida! I'm gonna have to try your chocolate turtle cupcake recipe one of these days. I've been drooling over their pictures!

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  10. I love them all! These are awesome, i hadn't seen this technique to make cupcakes before!!! So Pining it!!!!!

    XOXO
    Cami

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    1. Thank you so much for visiting and pinning Camila! I love the Halloween cards you made!

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  11. These are such cute ideas for Halloween, I love them all.

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    1. Thank you Yomi! I'll be sure to check out your blog later!

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  13. Your Halloween cupcakes are fantastic! Thanks for sharing at last week’s Pin Junkie link party. Your project was featured this week! Please stop by to grab a featured button. Also this week’s party will be HUGE! 20+ bloggers are co-hosting to celebrate my one year blogiversary! Hope you can come party with us! http://www.thepinjunkie.com/2013/10/blogiversary-party.html

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    1. Yay! Thank you so much! Congratulations on your one year blogiversary! I'll drop by your blog later to check out the party.

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