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Easy Candy Filled Jack O’ Lanterns

These adorable and easy Jack O’ Lanterns are brought to us by our new contributor Valerie over at Val Event Gal.  It’s time to get in the kitchen and make these cuties with the kids!How To Make Jack O'Lanterns


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Who else is getting excited for Halloween?  My place is slowly getting taken over by black and orange and I love it!

Halloween is probably my favorite holiday. Growing up it was also my grandmother’s favorite holiday. She was a kindergarten teacher and would have the best Halloween decorations, costumes and activities for us kids.  We got to dress up and play Halloween all year round.

My grandmother instilled in me at an early age to embrace the wonderfully spooky holiday that is Halloween.

My grandmother was also great at baking holiday desserts. I cannot match her baking skills but I hope she would be proud of my cute holiday treats.

If I can go the no baking route and still make something yummy I am in! Oreo truffles taste so good and there is no baking involved. Yes, there is still some prep but less than baking and the end result is so worth it.

I have to say these Oreo Truffle Jack O’ Lanterns turned out so cute! I think they are the perfect little bites for a Halloween party.

Oreo Ball Jack O' Lanterns

You can also wrap them up and hand them out to friends. My favorite part is the handle that you can pick them up with. Seriously how adorable is that?!

What you will need to make them:

Add the Oreo’s into a blender or food processor. Add them gradually or blend a small amount at a time. Blend until they are fine cookie crumbs without any large pieces.

In a large bowl mix the Oreo cookie crumbs with the 8 ounce bar of cream cheese.

Roll them into 1 inch balls and place on a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper. Refrigerate for 30 minutes or until they are firm.

Melt the candy melts according to the package. You can pour the candy melts over the balls using a tablespoon. This way saves time but it is a little messier looking.

To get a smoother look put the Oreo ball on a fork or lollipop stick, dip it into a bowl of melted candy melts and tap it gently on the side to shake off any extra melted candy.

Truffle Candy

Before the candy melts dry, sprinkle a small handful of nerds on the top right in the middle.

Take a 2 inch piece of the orange peeled Pull N Peel Twizzlers, curve it over the top, and press it firmly on each side of the truffle ball. Make sure it is securely in place.

Let the candy melts dry.

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Once the orange candy melts are dry, draw on the face with black candy melts in a candy bottle or black decorating icing. Make triangle eyes and a zig zag pattern for the mouth.

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You can see mine are not perfect but with all of the elements they look adorable. My daughter absolutely loved them and keeps talking about me making them again on actual Halloween.

They would definitely be a huge hit at a Halloween party!Jack O'Lanterns

What treats do you like to make at Halloween?

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20 Responses to Easy Candy Filled Jack O’ Lanterns

  1. Kim September 25, 2015 at 3:01 am #

    These are so cute! I am pinning for later reference :)

  2. Michele September 25, 2015 at 8:35 am #

    These are so cute and clever.
    They would be a cute addition to a Halloween party or to take to work for a treat! Who doesn’t love the taste of Oreos?

    • Catherine Holt September 25, 2015 at 10:43 am #

      Thanks Michele. I love Val’s creativity and especially when the ideas are so easy to recreate. And absolutely….it it contains Oreo’s, its a winner right?! :-)

    • Valerie Lewis September 26, 2015 at 1:57 am #

      Thanks Michele! Yes, Oreos are always a hit!

  3. Khrista September 25, 2015 at 12:22 pm #

    So adorable! I will have to put these on the menu for my daughters little Halloween party!

    • Catherine Holt September 25, 2015 at 1:12 pm #

      Oh I think your daughter would love these Khrista. Enjoy your Halloween party :-)

    • Valerie Lewis September 26, 2015 at 1:55 am #

      Thanks, I’m sure your daughter will love them!

  4. Agatha September 25, 2015 at 10:39 pm #

    Wow, that’s a lot of work, but definitely worth the effort!

  5. Tracy Snyder September 27, 2015 at 12:25 am #

    These sounds so good. Thank you for sharing them at the Welcome Home Wednesday Linky Party!

  6. swathi October 20, 2015 at 2:37 am #

    Very nice, thanks for sharing with hearth and soul blog hop, pinning.

    • Catherine Holt October 20, 2015 at 9:21 am #

      Thanks…super cute and easy for the kids to make this Halloween :-)

  7. Dina October 24, 2015 at 10:22 am #

    These are the cutest! I will be featuring these on next weeks Tasty Tuesdays!

  8. Tianna October 29, 2015 at 4:33 am #

    super cute idea! love little treats like this!

  9. Kayla November 2, 2015 at 5:29 am #

    Oh my goodness, these are adorable! So creative! These could totally be modified for Easter and make great little Easter baskets!

    Thanks for joining the Alder Collective this week–hope to see you again next week!

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