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How to Make Boo-tiful Bat Cookies

bat cookies

 

How to Make Boo-tiful Bat Halloween Cookies

Fun Halloween Treats to Make with the Kids

Now that Little Man is in preschool we have hit the age where it’s just so much fun to get into the kitchen and make delicious treats.  The joy that he exudes when making and sharing fun holiday goodies with friends and family is priceless.  I like to keep what we’re doing in the kitchen simple so that he doesn’t get frustrated but challenging enough so that he stays engaged and excited.

These Boo-tiful Bat Cookies are the perfect treat to make for Halloween.  You simply take a few store bought ingredients and combine them to make the bats.  They are great for taking to parties and playdates– they are always a hit with the kids and parents too!

Ingredients & Supplies:

Dark brown candy melts (I like to use Wilton Candy Melts because it melts beautifully and coats smoothly)

Double Boiler

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Nutter Butter cookies

Candy Eyes

Miniature Reeses Peanut Butter Cups

White Decorating Gel

Parchment Paper

Instructions:

Melt the brown candy melts according to package instructions. I like to use this silicone double boiler because it doesn’t get too hot if little fingers accidentally touch it.

double boiler

Prepare your area by placing a sheet of parchment paper on your counter.  Parchment paper is vital as it makes sure the cookies won’t stick!

Unwrap the Reese’s Cups. This is a great job to keep little fingers busy while you melt the chocolate!

Using the decorating gel, place a dot on the back of the candy eyes.

Attach two candy eyes to the Reese’s Cup.  Set aside.

Dip the cookies into the brown candy melts and evenly coat.  I let Little Man dip the cookies using these tongs so he doesn’t burn his fingers or make a crazy mess….you don’t want the chocolate to be too hot or else it will scorch…just melted.  This is a great fine motor skill action for young kids!

tongs

Lay the covered Nutter Butter cookie on the parchment paper.

Working quickly, place the Reese’s Cup on the middle of the cookie before the candy hardens.  

Add a smile using the decorating gel.

Let sit and the candy to harden.  

bats

So there you go…a simple and fun Halloween treat to make with the kids!  Tomorrow I’m going to share with you some Spooky Ghost Cookies that are just as easy!

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Thrive Market - It's like the Costco of organics...this is where I get all of my sugar, flour, baking supplies, kids snacks, etc.
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Melissa Llado
Melissa is a busy mom trying to survive the preschool years. She loves a good Pinot Grigio and cuddling up on the couch for the latest super hero movie. Her kids enjoy getting in the kitchen and helping make a mess trying new recipes! Even though she's constantly creating new and delicious treats she usually winds up buying grocery store treats when it's time for her to take snacks for school-- at all of the teachers' dismay.
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