How to make Oreo Halloween Monsters with candy melts, Candy eyes and sprinkles. No Cook or Bake Halloween treats that are not only vegan but take all of 10 minutes to make!
These monsters are so so fun! They are an amazing way to involve children in "Cooking".I also love making these Alien pretzels with kids! They love being involved in the holiday "cooking"
It sounds simple on the face of it but it can get messy! That's why I have a different method of dipping the oreos.
Just dip one side of the oreo into the colored candy melt and decorate!
I tried the dipping them whole but I found it messy. Very..Plus the Oreos get coated from all over with the candy melt making it extraaaa sweet!
As these monsters are essentially for children, i find dipping just one side with hand is enough.
Ingredients to make these Vegan Halloween Treats
Here is what you will need to make these oreo monsters.
- Candy Melts
- Eyes and Sprinkles
- Coconut Oil- optional
Oreo- You can use any other bite sized cookies too. We just love oreos at home. Plus its always around, which makes making these monster a less of a planned job.
If you prefer something less sugary, then try my Rice Cake Vegan Halloween Treats.
Candy Melts - You get different color of candy melts by Wilton.I have used orange, green and blue. If you don't like candy melts or the messy fingers that come with it, use regular white and milk chocolate.
Candy Eyes- Most candy eyes are great to look at but tolerable at best to taste. I have "tried" teaching my son to leave it out when eating.#truthallert. You can also use chocolate chips or M&Ms instead of candy eyes. They taste way better!
Sprinkles- I like to buy single colour sprinkles especially for Halloween. They go over so many of our treats!
How to make Oreo Monsters for Halloween
It's simple but a messy affair. Especially if you are making them for the first time. Here are a few tips to make this process hasselfree
- Gather all the ingredients together first
- Line the table/countertop with newspaper or waste paper.
- Use Parchment paper or butter paper to keep the colored oreos on
- Always refrigerate these halloween oreo treats before you eat them. OR letting those little hands touch them. I have learnt it the hard way!
Okay enough chit chat..Onwards we go!
Step 1: Melt the Candy Melts
You can melt the candy melts in a microwave proof bowl. Do it in 30 second bursts. And between them, give a stir to the candy melt.
You can do the same thing with white or milk chocolate too.
If your candy melt is looking too thick, add ½ teaspoon of coconut oil to it. Do not overdo with the coconut oil otherwise the chocolate will refuse to set.
Step 2: Dip the Oreos in the Candy Melts
I prefer this method over making the Oreo pops. Simply because this is lesser work.
All you do is dip the Oreos into the melted chocolate/ candy bowl or you can also pour a spoonful of melted candy on the Oreo.
You don't need to cover it on both sides. It's messy and an unnecessary amount of candy for the kids.
Step 3: Decorate
Let your or your child's creativity flow here!
- Add sprinkles to resemble hair or beard
- Add eyes. Lots or little
- Use sprinkles to make expressions
- or just add the eyes and call it a day!
Serving these Halloween monsters
Don't try eating or serving this right after making them. They will be very messy and the color will transfer everywhere!
You could just pile these on a plate and keep it out. Or you could take it up a notch and make a whole platter with different Halloween treats with halloween pretzels and candies
Serving kids- If you are serving kids, give them these monster oreos with cupcake liners or tissues. This makes it easy for them to eat.
Next Halloween I want to go all out and make these Cookie Monster Cupcakes. They look so fun!
Storing & Leftovers
These monsters will last upto 5-6 days in an airtight container or a zip lock bag.
So they can be made in advance.
Tips & Tricks
For a low sugar version - Use dark chocolate as a coating. And skip oreos and use a cracker or a low sugar/paleo/keto cracker instead. You could also make these with mini rice cakes.
Thin Coating for Kids- Keep the candy melt or chocolate coating thin. Especially if you are serving kids. Also keep the candy eyes to a minimum. They are sometimes too hard for little kids.
To do this, add ½ teaspoon of coconut oil to the candy melt.
More Halloween Treats
If you make these Monster Oreos for halloween, do let me know what your thought about them.I would love to hear from you!
- Melt the candy melts in separate bowls in the microwave. Microwave in 30 second bursts between mix the candy melts with a spoon.
- Add ½ teaspoon of coconut oil if your candy melt is too thick.
- Sometimes candy melts can take upto 1.5- 2minutes to melt well.But make sure to stir in between to avoid burning the chocolate.
- Either dip the oreo or spoon some melted candy melt on top of the oreo.
- Add candy eyes and sprinkles.
- Refrigerate for atleast 20 minutes or till the candy melt is firm and doesn't transfer to your hands.
- Make sure your candy melt isn't too thick. Otherwise the coating on the Oreos will be too thick and not very pleasing.
- Use a parchment paper underneath to avoid a messy, difficult to clean counter. Also keep a lot of tissues at hand to make cleanup easy
- Use regular white or milk chocolate instead of candy melts.
- Always microwave chocolate or candy melts in 30s bursts to avoid overheating or burning it.