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Inside: Learn how to easily make candy Jack O’ Lanterns that the kids will love. Perfect to use at Halloween parties or just as a Halloween candy treat. Kids will love to make them and of course will love eating them too.
These adorable and easy candy 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!Related articles:
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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.
It’s so much fun to turn a typical Halloween decoration such as a Jack O’ Lantern into a fun holiday treat for the kids to enjoy.
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?
Ingredients you will need to make Candy Jack O’ Lanterns:
You will need the following ingredients:
- 1 package of Oreos
- 1 8 ounce bar of cream cheese
- Orange candy melts
- Black candy melts or black decorating icing
- Fruit Punch Pull N’Peel Twizzlers
- Nerds, Mini M&Ms or other small colorful candy.
The Perfect Halloween Treat in 8 Easy Steps
Step 1: 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.
Step 2: In a large bowl mix the Oreo cookie crumbs with the 8 ounce bar of cream cheese.
Step 3: 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.
Step 4: 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.
Step 5: Before the candy melts dry, sprinkle a small handful of nerds on the top right in the middle.
Step 6: 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.
Step 7: Let the candy melts dry.
Make triangle eyes and a zig zag pattern for the mouth.
That’s it. The candy Jack O’ Lanterns are now ready to enjoy.
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!
What treats do you like to make at Halloween?