My 3 year old has been begging for chocolate cupcakes for weeks. She was not particularly thrilled when I made the pumpkin ghosties cupcakes for her daddy last week. Miss Molly is a chocolate fiend. If I let her eat it all day long, she would be in chocolate heaven.
Today, when she woke up from her nap, she immediately asked for chocolate cupcakes for lunch. I made a deal with her that I would make chocolate cupcakes while she ate lunch, and then she could have one. It sounded like a fantastic idea to her. And, I could kill two birds with one stone because I had a Halloween cupcake idea I was dying to try with chocolate cupcakes.
These were a lot of fun to make. They came out exactly like I imagined in my head. Plus, it was a lot of fun to cut up a bunch of mini skeletons and make a bone pile.
To get the crushed Oreos to stick to the cupcakes, I made this delicious fudge glaze with melted chocolate chips which I used to dip the cupcakes and then dipped them in crushed Oreos.
The annoying part of this recipe was crushing the Oreos. Geez! Oreos needs to sell bags of already crushed cookies. It would help a lot. It took me forever to crush them with a rolling pin.
1 pkg of Devil’s Food cake mix
1 cup of water
1/4 cup of oil
1. Mix all ingredients on low until well combined.
2. Turn speed to medium and beat for an additional 2 minutes.
1. Remove cream filling from all Oreos and place cookies in large ziplock bag.
2. Using a rolling pin or hammer, crush the oreos until it looks like dirt.
3. Place into a bowl for easy dipping.
Chocolate Fudge Glaze
1. Dip each cupcake into the fudge glaze. (Have crushed cookies prepared because this cools quickly.
2. Then, immediately dip cupcake into the crushed cookies. Twist right and left gently to get a good coverage.
1. Cut apart skeletons into arms, legs, heads, rib cage, and pelvis.
2. Once the fudge has dried, insert the bones into the cupcakes to look like skeletons trying to come out of the ground.
Enjoy! Happy Halloween!
Love these!!! Just pinned to my Halloween board! Thanks for sharing.
Pam @ The Patriotic Pam
My son would love these cupcakes!
OMG! How fun are these cupcakes, perfect for Halloween! Pinned to my Halloween Party Dessert board! 🙂
~ Jenn @ We Do FUN Here
Such a clever and cute idea! I guess I need to pick up more skeletons when we go to the dollar store later this week. 🙂
What a GREAT Idea for Halloween!!! Pinned while I was here tonight 🙂
Shauna @ The Best Blog Recipes
Hi Stephanie, I love how you used that chocolate glaze to make the Oreos stick, and the skeletons were a nice touch!
Thanks for sharing at Wine’d Down Wednesday. I am pinning this onto our new WDW Pinterest board. Hope to see you back again next week!
Kristin @ dizzybusyandhungry.com
My name is Katie and I host Fall Into the Holidays, open Saturdays. I would love to have you link up!
These cupcakes are awesome. What a great idea! Love the oreo topping 🙂
Super cute Halloween cupcakes! Thank you for sharing with the Clever Chicks Blog Hop! I hope you’ll join us again next week!
Kathy Shea Mormino
The Chicken Chick
This is a great Halloween recipe! Thanks for sharing it at The Pin Junkie Link Party. This recipe was featured in a HUGE Halloween roundup. Hope you can stop by to grab a button and let everyone know that you were featured on The Pin Junkie. http://www.thepinjunkie.com/2013/10/halloween-roundup-31-halloween-projects.html
I love the idea of these cupcakes! Gah! So cute 🙂
You will win mom of the freaking year with all these treats!