I make dozens of these each Halloween. They are so cute! My kids expect to be able to take them to school even when I am not the Halloween party mom! I also take some to work and the people who dress up in costumes get one as a prize - they come looking for me to show me their costumes!

Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
cook:
20 mins
total:
30 mins
Servings:
24
Yield:
2 dozen
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Ingredients

24
Original recipe yields 24 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Prepare the cake mix according to package directions for cupcakes. Cool. Frost cupcakes with chocolate frosting.

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  • Break the cookies in half, and press two halves into the top of each cupcake for wings, stripes facing the frosting. Place a chocolate kiss in front of the cookies with the point facing forward for the body. Make two beady little eyes with the red gel icing towards the point of the kiss. Let the fun begin!

Nutrition Facts

273 calories; protein 2.8g 6% DV; carbohydrates 41g 13% DV; fat 11.8g 18% DV; cholesterol 1.5mg 1% DV; sodium 271.9mg 11% DV. Full Nutrition
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Rating: 5 stars
08/17/2019
LOVE THEM>>>getting ready to make more now that my grand sons live with me and this is their first year of school....I am the Halloween grandma!!! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
10/31/2005
I agree that there needs to be a picture or better instructions. I tried everything to make these look like bats. Several people told me they looked like turkeys so maybe I'll make them for Thanksgiving. Read More
(16)
122 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 99
  • 4 star values: 17
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 3
Rating: 5 stars
08/17/2019
LOVE THEM>>>getting ready to make more now that my grand sons live with me and this is their first year of school....I am the Halloween grandma!!! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
09/24/2009
HELPFUL TIPS NOT MENTIONED: I thought I'd mention the problems I've had the first time around so they can turn out perfect for you:) Like use a sharp knife in a sawing motion along the whole width of cookie while cutting. Go SLOWLY! That way you don't run out or waste any cookies because they weren't cut down the middle correctly! Make sure you don't get the generic brand cookies either b/c they don't have a hole in the middle making the shape you need! Also it helps to have the hersheys unwrapped and cookies cut for the 24 cupcakes (or however many - that's just the amount a normal cake batter makes). That way you can do them all at once which means less handling (messing up your wings) and you can stick in the fridge! I also like sticking the wings INTO the cupcake and straight up followed by the hershey kiss in front of it so the kiss doesn't rise up (tips tends to rise up if you angle it at all instead of putting them flat)! Everyone at my husband's office loved them and thought I was sooo creative. hehehehe Such a great idea that doesn't take too much work. Made these along with the spider cupcakes on this site! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/28/2005
This recipe needs a picture of the finished cupcake. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/07/2005
THESE CUPCAKES WERE A BIG HIT AT MY SON'S KINDERGARTEN HALLOWEEN PARTY. I WILL USE A YELLOW CAKE BATTER NEXT TIME AS MY WHOLE CUPCAKE WAS CHOCOLATE. THIS RECIPE WAS VERY EASY AND NOT VERY TIME CONSUMING. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
11/04/2007
I made these for my daughters Halloween party at school and they were a big hit! I bought white icing and colored it orange to make them look more Halloween-y. They were sooo easy to make and came out so cute. I made the mistake of buying Wal-Mart brand cookies instead of Keebler and when I got them home I realized they didn't have the hole in the middle which gives the wings their bat shape. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
02/09/2011
Very easy to do and has a big impact. The kids and adults love the little bats = Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/02/2008
I made these for my ten year old daughter's class Halloween party... when her older sister saw them she begged me to make them for her class too! They were so easy to make and so cute -- the teachers and office staff at the schools raved about how cute they were! I bought plain chocolate wafer cookies (Nabisco) for the wings but did use the Hersey's kiss for the head/face and red gel for the eyes. The gel can be dotted on much easier than tube icing plus the gel has a glow which makes the eyes appear "scary". This recipe will be a Halloween tradition from now on. Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
10/31/2005
I agree that there needs to be a picture or better instructions. I tried everything to make these look like bats. Several people told me they looked like turkeys so maybe I'll make them for Thanksgiving. Read More
(16)
Rating: 5 stars
10/26/2005
I made these for a classroom halloween party. They were the hit of the treats. WOW! so simple and convient ingredients could not have been any easier. THANKS! Read More
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