Chocolate Peanut Butter Bat Bites
These are SO FUN to make, very easy for even toddlers to put together (with help for slicing!), and care complete in about 5 minutes from start to finish. Need a craft for a preschool, elementary, or even middle school students at a Fall Harvest or Halloween party? This should definitely make the list 🙂 You can make things very simple and remove wrappers, slice cookies, etc ahead of time, and put on a paper plate for the kids to assemble on their own. I dropped some off to a group of teachers that were having an after school meeting, for a fun treat (already assembled), and they LOVED them!
Chocolate Peanut Butter Bat Bites Ingredients
- Miniature Reese’s Cups
- Chocolate Sandwich Cookies (I used Oreo’s)
- Chocolate Frosting (store-bought or homemade)
- Edible Candy Eyes
To begin, remove the Reese’s Mini Cups from their wrappers. Twist the Oreo’s in half and separate. I used a butter knife to remove the excess frosting (I put mine in a ziplock freezer bag to use in another recipe. You can do the same, eat it, or toss it!).
Next, I used a sharper knife to slice in half, then remove a tiny bit of the middle so the shape resembled bat wings. (I also kept the crumbs/remnants of the bat wings for my other recipe. Feel free to keep, eat, or toss). Fill up a ziplock bag with some chocolate frosting – you can use any brand or homemade.
Snip off the bottom corner of one of the bags, and then pipe the frosting onto the corners of the cookie pieces. If you’re crunched for time, or no ziplock bags on hand (or letting kids assemble), just put a bit of frosting onto their paper plates, and use plastic knives for them to get a little bit of icing on the cookies. This way nobody cuts themselves, they can get some OT skill work in, and the reality is they don’t have to be picture perfect when they’re done. They’ll probably be eating them right away!
Press one cookie piece on the left side of the Reese’s cup, and another on the right side of the reese’s cup. The two sides should meet in the middle. Pipe frosting (or use the plastic knife method) on the back of the edible eyes, so they fit on the corner of the cookie “bat wings” in the center of the Reese’s Cup. Viola! You’re DONE! All that is left to do is eat and enjoy 🙂
Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 31Total Fat: 1gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 26mgCarbohydrates: 5gFiber: 0gSugar: 3gProtein: 1g
Many classroom’s today are PEANUT FREE, so this craft would be difficult to do. As an ALTERNATIVE, you can also do this with mini cupcakes of any flavor – or even regular size cupcakes. Additionally, Amazon offers some Mini Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups that are Peanut Free, Milk Free, Gluten Free, Vegan, and contain NO artificial colors or flavors. Disclaimer: I HAVE NOT TRIED THESE. I just know that sometimes it’s important to see what alternatives are available so no one feels left out. These are supposed to look & taste just like Peanut Butter Cups. I don’t know of allergies to the cookies or frosting, but I myself have weird/rare allergies, so it’s possible they exist. If you need an alternative to those, let me know, I’m happy to help you search for an option.
These are some other items I find helpful in my own kitchen, when preparing this Chocolate Peanut Butter Bat Bites Recipe:
Reese’s Chocolate Peanut Butter Cup Candy, Miniatures, Party BagReese’s Halloween Peanut Butter Pumpkins, 6-Count, 1.2-Ounce Packages (Pack of 3)OREO Double Stuf Chocolate Sandwich Cookies, Original Flavor, 1 Resealable Family Size PackWilton Candy Eyeballs,0.88 Ounce,Count of 50Duncan Hines Whipped Frosting, Chocolate, 14 OunceThe Nightmare Before Dinner: Recipes to Die For: The Beetle House CookbookBetty Crocker Halloween CookbookThe Halloween Cookbook: Over 80 ghoulish recipes for appetizers, meals, drinks, and desserts