These adorable owl cookies are as much fun to make as they are to eat. Dip into your Halloween candy bag and put these treats together in just minutes!
Halloween is such a fun time of the year. Making decorative cookies is a favorite of mine. (Check out these spooky Halloween pumpkin cookies for another great treat.)
For an extra special chocolate experience, enjoy these Halloween cookies with a glass of chocolate milk.
Peanut butter is a food group as far as I am concerned. I love the stuff! Adding chocolate to it to make a peanut butter cup just adds to the appeal!
I also used both peanut butter cups and candy corn in my cookie turkeys. They are adorable and the kids will love to help you make them.
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Today, we’ll be using my favorite candy along with another Halloween favorite – candy corn – to bake some cookies in the shape of cut little owls.
Candy corn is very popular, particularly in the fall. There are so many ways to use it in recipes. There is even a National Candy Corn Day, celebrated on October 30 each year.
Did you also know that you can grow candy corn plant in your garden? You won’t get the candy but the look and colors are the same!
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Hoot hoot, let’s make some owl cookies!
Fortunately, these owl cookies are no bake. Just assemble them using the Halloween candy you have on hand, along with some marshmallows, a bit of frosting and some graham crackers.
You’ll have a sweet treat in no time at all.
If you think owls are as cute as I do, make sure you check out my list of pumpkin carving ideas. Hint hint – there’s an owl on the list!
To make these cute owl cookies, you will need the following ingredients:
- Graham crackers
- Regular sized peanut butter cups
- Jumbo marshmallows
- Candy corn
Making the owl body
For each owl, you’ll need two peanut butter cups. It’s time to trim the pieces! Two will be used whole and two will be trimmed.
(No points for guessing where the middle of the trimmed pieces go. 😉 )
Using a very sharp knife, Cut the top and bottom off each peanut butter cup to give you four “wings.” Next, cut the marshmallow in half, so the back is sticky for the eyes.
Finally, trim the bottom quarter off of the graham cracker pair to give you a cookie to rest your owls on.
Use the trimmed Graham cracker as a base for your cookie treat. Add some of the chocolate frosting to the sticky back of the sliced marshmallows.
Push them down on the top of the cracker to start the eyes.
Add just a dab of frosting on each M&M and place is on the marshmallows to make eyeballs.
Use a small amount of chocolate frosting on the back of the whole peanut butter cup, and stick it down under the eyes for the body of the owl.
Place a dab of chocolate frosting on the Graham cracker near each shoulder and attach the cut pieces of peanut butter cup for wings.
Add another bit of frosting on the back of a piece of candy corn and place it between the eyes for the nose of the owl.
Finally, slice some of the M&Ms in half to make toes and attach them with a dab of frosting.
Tada!! That is all there is to making these adorable Halloween owl cookies. Serve them with a big glass of milk and enjoy!
Pin these easy owl cookies for later
Would you like a reminder of this fun Halloween snack for kids? Just pin this image to one of your Halloween boards on Pinterest so that you can easily find it later.
You can also watch our video on YouTube.
- 2 Graham crackers
- 4 Peanut Butter Cups
- 8 plain M&Ms
- 2 pieces of candy corn
- 4 large marshmallows
- 1 teaspoon of chocolate frosting
- Trim the bottom quarter of a double Graham cracker for the cookie base..
- Cut the top and bottom off two of the peanut butter cups. Leave the other two whole.
- Cut the marshmallows in half so one side is sticky.
- Add frosting to the back of the marshmallows and whole peanut butter cups.
- Position the marshmallow halves for eyes and a whole peanut butter cup for each body.
- Add a dab of frosting on the back of 4 M&Ms and attach to the marshmallows for eyeballs.
- Add a dab of frosting on the candy corn and attach for a nose.
- Place a small amount of frosting on the shoulder area and attach the cut pieces of peanut butter cups for wings.
- Slice the remaining four M&Ms in half and add a dab of frosting with a toothpick and place below the body on the cracker for toes.
Spreading the frosting is easier if you use a toothpick instead of a knife.
Serving Size:1 owl
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 338Total Fat: 15.7gSaturated Fat: 5.3gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 1.2 ggCholesterol: 4.4 mgmgSodium: 235.4 mgmgCarbohydrates: 47.1gFiber: 2.6gSugar: 33.9gProtein: 6.4g