Green monster cookies are easy, no-bake treats for Halloween. Oreo monsters are a simple holiday dessert recipe.
Kids love food that looks like monsters and Oreo Halloween snacks are great fun for little ones to make and decorate.
Who doesn't love Halloween cookies, especially when there's no need to turn on the oven? Oreo recipes are perfect for Halloween kids' activities. Make at home sweets are always a hit in our house.
When my teenagers were younger they called these fast and easy Halloween treats 'eyeball cookies.' They sound delectable, don't they?
I like the fact these treats are very inexpensive to make. A packet of Oreos is only a buck or two and candy melts aren't expensive either.
With candy eyes to add a scary factor these chocolate dipped cookies turn out cute and a little bit frightening. Well! Maybe some kids might think these monster cookies are scary but I think they're more on the cute side of Halloween treats.
They're perfect for taking to a Halloween party, for making with kids as an edible Halloween craft, and for having a little make-at-home fun with family.
My favorite is the one eyed monster! That big eye just stares out of the middle of the green cookie.
Easy, No-Bake Halloween Party Treats:
To make things even better for busy moms and dads, these green monsters are super easy to make!
These green cookies with sprinkles and candy eyes were ready in about an hour. Waiting for the melted chocolate to set took the most time. You can get creative and customize the face in any way you can possibly imagine. Who says two eyes are enough. Why not create three and four eye monsters.
As Halloween desserts go, these are some of my favorites. No need for turning on the oven! That's what I call easy.
I use this cookie dipping technique for other Halloween Oreo ideas. I even made skeleton faced cookies or Jack Skellington cookies, by dipping Oreos in white chocolate and using black icing to create a scary face.
Halloween Oreo designs can be as creative and spooky as your imagination allows.
Another Halloween party idea you'll find here on the Irish American Mom blog is a chocolate rice krispie spider center piece. Who doesn't love edible Halloween party decor?
You can check out my other Halloween cooking and recipes. We've made spider deviled eggs using olives to create spider bodies and creepy legs. Tea brack and colcannon are traditional Irish foods for Samhain, as Halloween was originally called in Ireland.
Ingredients for Green Monster Cookies:
The ingredients are ever so simple. Here's what you'll need.
- Oreo Cookies
- Candy Eyeballs
- Sprinkles or "hundreds and thousands" as they're called in Ireland.
- Candy Melts (green or whichever color you like)
One 12 ounce bag of candy melts will cover about 35 Oreos. The exact amount varies depending on how thick you make the chocolate candy coating. The ingredient amounts in the printable at the end of this post, are estimates.
Instructions for Green Eyed Monsters:
Here's how I make these easy kid friendly Halloween treats. You'll find step-by-step photo instructions to guide you all along the way.
Plus there's a free printable version of the recipe at the bottom of this post.
How To Melt The Chocolate Candy Melts:
First you'll need to prepare a baking sheet by lining it with parchment paper. Or you can just lay the parchment paper directly on your counter top. I prefer to use a baking sheet since it makes it easy to transfer the chocolate covered cookies to the refrigerator to help them set.
Next it's time to melt the candy melts. You can do it in one of two ways.
First, you can place them in a heat proof bowl over a sauce pan of hot water. This is known as a bain marie.
Turn the heat on under the saucepan and allow the water to simmer. Stir the candy melts as they start to soften. Do not over heat them.
An alternative method is to use the microwave. Place the candy melts in a microwave safe bowl. Heat them at 50% power. Every thirty seconds stop the microwave and stir the candy melts. Repeat this heating and stirring process, stopping every thirty seconds until the candy is completely melted.
How To Dip The Oreo Cookies in the Chocolate Candy Coating:
I find the best way to dip the Oreos in the melted candy is to use two forks to move them around in the melted coating. Make sure the upper and lower surfaces are completely coated.
While balancing the Oreo on the forks, tap them on the side of the bowl a few times to shake off any excess candy from the cookie.
Gently place the chocolate covered Oreos on the prepared baking sheet. I don't use a wire rack since it leaves marks on the surface of the cookies.
Before the coating hardens completely, decorate the green monsters.
Decorating Your Halloween Monster Cookies:
Place eyes on each cookie. You choose how many eyes your monsters need. Don't limit yourself to one eyed monster cookies.
Some monsters have multiple eyes, or perhaps you prefer a cyclops. Be gentle as you press on the eyes. You don't want to smush or streak the candy surface.
Create hair by shaking colorful sprinkles on top, or below the eye for a bristly beard.
Repeat until all the Oreo cookies are covered with the chocolate coating and all have eyes and sprinkles to look extra spooky.
Place the tray in the fridge or freezer until the chocolate is set.
Don't you just adore these goofy, one-eyed monsters!
Here's the printable recipe....
Green Monster Face Cookies For Halloween
- 12 ounces candy melts green color
- 2 ounces sprinkles
- 6 teaspoons candy eyes
- 35 Oreo cookies
- Prepare a baking sheet by lining it with parchment paper.
- Place the candy melts in a microwave safe bowl. Heat them at 50% power. Every thirty seconds stop the microwave and stir the candy melts. Repeat this heating and stirring process, stopping every thirty seconds until the candy is completely melted.
- Dip the Oreo cookies in the melted chocolate candies by using two forks to move them around in the melted coating. Tap the forks on the side of the bowl to remove excess chocolate.
- Gently place the chocolate covered Oreos on the prepared baking sheet. Place eyes on each cookie and decorate with sprinkles. Repeat until all the Oreo cookies are covered and decorated.
- Place the tray in the fridge or freezer until the chocolate is set.
Nutrition Information is estimated based on the ingredients and cooking instructions as described in each recipe and is intended to be used for informational purposes only. Please note that nutrition details may vary based on methods of preparation, origin and freshness of ingredients used.
Have A Fun Halloween:
I love Halloween and I love these crazy green monster cookies because of their silly little faces. Creepy and fun treats make Halloween one of my favorite holidays.
These Oreo Halloween treats are a great addition to all my tasty Halloween snacks! I really enjoy coming up with party treats and Halloween Oreo cookie ideas.
No tricks here at all, at all. I hope this creepy recipe will get you in the Halloween spirit. The bright colors are fun and festive.
Thank you so much for sharing this monster eyeball Oreo project and spooky cookies with your friends and family.
Have a wonderful fun and spooky Halloween.
Slán agus beannacht,
(Goodbye and blessings)
Irish American Mom
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