You guys, I think I followed the wrong career path. I really like cute things, and I really like making cute things, like this Halloween Mummy Oreo Cookies recipe.
Well, if you can call it a recipe. It’s more like a tutorial. But that’s not the point.
The point is I brought these to the twice-monthly pot luck at our community’s clubhouse. Everyone was raving about how cute they were. And they were cute. Not too cute to eat because everyone ate these adorable Halloween cookies.
And they’re easy to make. I mean really super easy. All you need is a little patience and a steady(-ish) hand.
If you wanted to purchase Mummy Oreo Cookies, they would cost you about $4 each. Which is a lot of money.
For all the ingredients for these homemade Mummy Oreos, it was about $8 (full price, not sale price). That would make an entire package of Oreo cookies, which is 45 cookies. And, actually, you would have some of the almond bark leftover. But, looking past that, it would cost you about 17 cents per cookie. If you bought that many online, it would cost $180. One eighty versus eight dollars.
Anyway, less numbers, more process, right? Right.
For more Halloween treats, check out all of our Recipes For Halloween Treats.
Halloween Mummy Oreo Cookies Recipe
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This recipe makes 45 cookies. If you need less, you can cut the recipe into thirds.
Halloween Mummy Oreo Cookies Ingredients:
How To Make Halloween Mummy Oreo Cookies:
Melt one-third of the almond bark according to the package.
The easiest way to melt almond bark is to cut it into individual cubes. Each cube is 2 oz., so start with three cubes (6 oz.). Melt it in a microwaveable-safe bowl for one minute. Remove the bowl from the microwave and stir. Microwave an additional 30 seconds and stir, repeating until the almond bark is completely melted.
Pour half of the melted almond bark into a ziptop plastic bag. Close the bag. Cut a very small bit of the corner off to make a hole.
If you have a pastry bag, you can use that instead. But, most people don’t have pastry bags, but almost everyone has ziptop plastic bags at home at all times.
Set 15 Oreo cookies on a silicone baking mat on a cookie sheet.
You want to use the silicone baking mat because the almond bark will come off the silicone baking mat easier than it will come off a plain baking mat.
Drizzle almond bark, making a zigzag pattern, across the Oreo cookies. Set them aside to cool slightly.
Open the ziptop bag and pour the rest of the almond bark in.
Drizzle the almond bark in another zigzag pattern, this time going in the opposite direction of the first zigzag. This will create the look of mummy wraps.
While the almond bark is still warm, put two candy eyes in the top third of the cookie.
Repeat this process two more times until you’ve made all 45 cookies.
Put the entire tray in the refrigerator for at least 20 minutes, until the chocolate hardens.
Remove the mummy cookies from the cookie sheet and either eat them or put them in an airtight container in the fridge.
Halloween Mummy Oreo Cookies: Frequently Asked Questions
White candy melts will give the same final outcome as almond bark. So if all you have at home are white candy melts, sure, you can use those.
But, candy melts don’t taste great.
So, if you have to go to the grocery store for cookies and candy eyes, pick up white almond bark instead. It takes so much better.
See, there’s a misconception that candy melts are just colored chocolate. They’re not. And they don’t taste like chocolate either. So for a recipe like this, which has a ton of white on it, that would be a lot of the candy melt taste. Which isn’t great.
For recipes that only need a tiny bit of coloring, candy melts are fine. But we don’t recommend it for this.
If you do plan on using candy melts, be sure to check out our Tips For Using Candy Melts post.
This cookie recipe has Oreo in the name, but honestly, you don’t have to use Oreo cookies in this recipe.
If you want to use a generic chocolate sandwich cookie, that will work too.
We also have a version of this using Nutter Butter cookies. That post will be up on Drugstore Divas soon, and when it is, we’ll link it here.
If you wanted, you could even do this with whoopie pies or macaroons. Any cookie with a soft center would taste great with this extra layer of sweetness.
Hard, single layer cookies, like chocolate chip cookies, would take the pattern well, but the texture would sort of be off. But, in a pinch, if that’s all you have, go ahead and use them.
Store Oreo mummy cookies in an airtight container in the fridge.
According to this, Oreo cookies can last one to two months past their best buy date if they’re in the fridge. I wouldn’t recommend making Halloween cookies in August or eating them at Christmas (which is a two month window either way), but I guess you could.
How to package these Halloween Cookies for trick-or-treating:
Homemade Halloween treats aren’t good fro trick-or-treaters. Kids have been trained to not eat unwrapped candy and to throw it straight in the trash. And you don’t want anyone throwing away your hard work.
But, if you’re making these for a class party that allows homemade treats, for a Halloween party at your own home, or for You’ve Been Boo’d neighbor gifts, you can easily package these.
Take a small bunch of paper shred (black, white, orange, or a mix of all three work) and put it at the bottom of a plastic treat bag. Put a mummy cookie in the bag. Tie it at the top with black and white twine.
Purchase Mummy Oreo Cookies:
Do you like these Mummy Oreos, but you don’t want to make them? I get it. There are only so many hours in the day, and we can’t do it all.
Luckily, there are places online where you can purchase similar cookies, like:
And you can actually even purchase a Mummy Oreo Cookies mold here to make the cookies pictured above.
More Recipes Using Oreo Cookies:
Oddly enough, this is not the only recipe we have using Oreo Cookies. Check out the others we have below:
- 18 oz. (9 cubes) vanilla almond bark
- 45 Oreo cookies
- 90 medium-sized candy eyeballs
- Melt one-third of the almond bark according to the package.
- Pour half of the melted almond bark into a ziptop plastic bag. Close the bag. Cut a very small bit of the corner off to make a hole. (If you have a pastry bag, you can use that instead.)
- Set 15 Oreo cookies on a silicone baking mat on a cookie sheet.
- Drizzle almond bark, making a zigzag pattern, across the Oreo cookies. Set them aside to cool slightly.
- Open the ziptop bag and pour the rest of the almond bark in. Drizzle the almond bark in another zigzag pattern, this time going in the opposite direction of the first zigzag. This will create the look of mummy wraps.
- While the almond bark is still warm, put two candy eyes in the top third of the cookie.
- Repeat this process two more times until you’ve made all 45 cookies. Put the entire tray in the refrigerator for at least 20 minutes, until the chocolate hardens.
- Remove the mummy cookies from the cookie sheet and either eat them or put them in an airtight container in the fridge.
Amount Per Serving Calories 104Total Fat 3gSaturated Fat 1gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 0gCholesterol 0mgSodium 52mgCarbohydrates 20gFiber 0gSugar 12gProtein 0g
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