These Reese's Bats are the perfect no-bake Halloween treat that will be ready in under 10 minutes. These little bat treats combine two of my favorite things—Oreo Cookies and Reese's Peanut Butter Cups. My favorite part about this simple recipe is that it's perfect for kids who want to help in the kitchen. So give this recipe a whirl for your next Halloween party!
Our family had a blast when we made these Halloween bat snacks with our daughter! She loves chocolate, and the combination of Reese's and Oreos is perfect for all the chocoholics out there. One trip to Target was all we needed to get the four ingredients for this simple no-bake recipe. Around Halloween, I also like to make my Halloween Pretzel Treats with little helpers.
Why you'll love this recipe
Now you can enjoy both Oreos and Reese's Peanut Butter Cups in this delicious Halloween treat.
- Easy to make with your kiddos! This recipe is quick and simple, making it perfect for little ones.
- Packed with lots of chocolate goodness. Combining Reese's with Oreos gives you the ultimate chocolate blast of flavor you're guaranteed to enjoy.
- Perfect for a party tray. These Halloween Oreo bats are so adorable; you definitely will want to serve them for a party!
Key ingredients and why we use them
This recipe has four simple ingredients you get in one quick trip to the grocery store.
Oreo Cookies: Any chocolate wafer cookie will work for this recipe. To make the wings, you'll want to ensure you can slice the cookie in half.
Melted Chocolate: I used melted semi-sweet chocolate chips in this recipe. However, you can also substitute peanut butter. This is an excellent alternative if you're working with little ones that you don't want around warm melted chocolate.
Edible Eyeballs: These eyeball candies typically only come out around the holidays, so you'll want to look in the baking section around September and October. You can order them online year-round, so don't be afraid to check on Amazon.
Miniature Reese's Cups: I like the mini Reese's for these bat treats, but you could also use the full-size version. It's totally up to you and your personal preference.
Heather's helpful hints
I recommend using a serrated knife to cut your Oreo cookies. I had the most success this way, with minimal breakage. Of course, if you don't have a regular knife, it's totally okay to have a few broken cookie pieces that you'll have to eat... oh darn!
TOP TIP: Ensure you only use a small amount of melted chocolate when adhering the bat wings to the peanut butter cup. Too much chocolate and things get messy very quickly.
You may need to hold the bat wings in place for 60 seconds while they set up a little bit. Working in batches while you're doing this can be helpful.
Frequently asked questions
I like to melt my chocolate in a microwave-safe bowl. I recommend doing this in 30-second increments and stirring the chocolate after each time in the microwave. It may also help to add a small amount of shortening to make your melted chocolate a little smoother.
You repurpose leftover Oreo filling by stirring the filling together and using it between graham crackers. My kids also love dipping their animal crackers into the mixture!
Absolutely! Feel free to swap out the miniature Reese's peanut butter cups for the regular size. Either will work fine in this recipe.
Step 1) Cut the Oreos. Take the Oreo cookies apart, and scrape out the cream filling. Carefully, cut the cookies in half using a serrated knife. Each cookie will give you four wings. Unwrap the peanut butter cups.
Step 2) Melt the Chocolate. Heat chocolate chips in a microwave-safe bowl in 30-second increments. Stir well after each time, until chips are melted completely. Pour slightly cooled melted chocolate into a baggie and seal. Snip a very small hole in the tip of the bag.
Step 3) Attach the Wings. Apply a small amount of melted chocolate to the top of the peanut butter cup. Press the wings onto the chocolate and hold until they are firmly in place.
Step 4) Add the Eyes. Add the candy eyes on top of the cookie wings. Simply place two dots of melted chocolate on the cookie, and then place the eyes on top.
You can substitute peanut butter for the melted chocolate in this recipe if you are working with younger children. You can also use candy melts instead of melted semi-sweet chocolate. I think peanut butter-flavored candy melts would be delicious.
I have also used chocolate canned frosting to attach the bat wings. However, the frosting isn't quite as firm as melted chocolate but will work and is an excellent alternative. Feel free to use any flavor that you desire.
Storage and make ahead tips
Your Reese's bats can stay out uncovered for 1-2 days. After that, I recommend putting them in an airtight container at room temperature for up to three days. I don't recommend freezing these treats, so it's best to make them on the day you plan to serve (or enjoy) them.
We've got you covered for all your Halloween and fall baking needs here at My Sweet Precision.
- Pumpkin Walnut Bread: This quick recipe is perfect for Halloween or Thanksgiving. Try your best to stop at just one bite!
- Apple Cinnamon Upside-Down Cake: The delicious cake is everything I love about fall. The caramelized apple topping is perfect with the moist spice cake below.
- Starbucks Chocolate Cake Pops: These copycat cake pops are another great idea for your Halloween party. Individually wrap them and give them away!
- ziplock bag
- 6 Oreo cookies
- 12 miniature Reese’s cups unwrapped
- ¼ cup chocolate chips melted
- 24 small candy eyes
- Take the Oreo cookies apart, and scrape out the cream filling. Carefully, cut the cookies in half using a serrated knife. Each cookie will give you four wings. Unwrap the peanut butter cups.
- Heat chocolate chips in a microwave-safe bowl in 30-second increments. Stir well after each time, until chips are melted completely. Pour slightly cooled melted chocolate into a baggie and seal. Snip a very small hole in the tip of the bag.
- Apply a small amount of melted chocolate to the top of the peanut butter cup. Press the wings onto the chocolate and hold until they are firmly in place.
- Add the candy eyes on top of the cookie wings. Simply place two dots of melted chocolate on the cookie, and then place the eyes on top.
- Repeat these steps until all the bat cookies are complete. Let your Halloween bats sit in the fridge for five minutes while the chocolate sets.
Notes and Tips
- Alternatives to Melted Chocolate: You can also use canned frosting to attach the bat wings to Reese’s cups. I've also had success with peanut butter. Both of these options are nice if you're working with younger children.
- Cutting Oreo Cookies: Using a serrated knife to cut the Oreo cookies resulted in the least amount of broken cookies. It’s not the end of the world if you use a regular knife and then have some broken pieces!
- Storage: These bat treats are best on the same day you make them or one day afterward. They can be stored in an airtight container at room temperature for up to three days.
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