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Thursday, August 23, 2012

Chocolate snack cake bats make sweet treats for Halloween


Halloween may be in October, but around here we start planning our party in early summer and have been busy discussing everything from the party theme to decor to food. I have so many fun edible craft ideas and exciting giveaways for Halloween this year, that I figured I'd begin sharing them with your now. Today, I have yet another snack cake craft that will be a great addition to any spooky event. 


As with most of my other snack cake crafts, these chocolate bats are pretty simple to make using chocolate coated cake rolls, dark cocoa candy melts, candy eyes, and a black food coloring marker, so let's get started.


Chocolate Snack Cake Bats for Halloween

You'll need:

 1 chocolate cake roll per bat (Little Debbie Swiss Rolls, Hostess Ho Ho's, Drakes Yodels)
black food coloring marker
melted dark confectionery coating/candy melts (about 1 ounce per bat)*
2 candy eyes per bat
Squeezeit Mold painter, disposable pastry bag or zip top bag
parchment paper lined baking sheet

*If you don't have experience melting confectionery coating/candy melts, see my instructions in my Chocolate Making Tips tutorial (click here.)

Instructions:

Draw some  bat wings on a piece of paper allowing enough room for the snack cake in between the wings.


Draw a mouth and fangs on each snack cake using a black food coloring marker. Fill your squeeze bottle, disposable pastry bag or zip top bag with melted confectionery coating. Squeeze a small drop on the back of each candy eye and attach them to the snack cake just above the mouth.

Slide the drawing of your wings under your parchment paper. Pipe the melted confectionery coating/candy melts over the drawing creating your wings. Pipe a strip of candy coating in the middle of the wings then set the snack cake on top of that. Refrigerate until the wings are set, about 3-5 minutes. 


Store in an airtight container until ready to serve. 

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Products used to make this project that are available on Amazon.com (commission earned for sales) 


35 comments:

  1. These are so incredibly cute! I have such a weakness for ho hos and halloween things- I love this

    Mal @ The Chic Geek

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    1. I have to admit that I've personally made a big dent in the supply of Ho Ho's and Swiss Rolls. I love 'em too!

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  2. I am pretty sure these are the snacks I will be making for my daughters preschool class this year!! As always...LOVE THEM!

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    1. Glad to hear it! I'm sure the kids will love them =)

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  3. you're super smart to link to products needed on amazon (and i love that you get a piece of the action). savvy lady! love your treats, thanks for sharing!

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    1. Thanks Carla, I want everyone to be able to find the items needed to create my projects, and indeed it is nice to benefit from it also!

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  4. you're super smart to link to products needed on amazon (and i love that you get a piece of the action). savvy lady! love your treats, thanks for sharing!

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  5. you're super savvy to link to needed items on Amazon. love that you get a piece of that action! adore all of your treats. thanks for sharing!

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  6. oh so cute! (but you're scaring me, you're on halloween already??)

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  7. you are my inspiration!! This is beyond cool.

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  8. What a fantastic creation! My son would love that.

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  9. I was just looking at ho-ho's thinking...I need an excuse to buy them. Now I have one!

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  10. Couldn't wait to see these little bats - adorable idea!

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  11. OH.MY.WORD!!! Those are the cutest and best Halloween treat ever!!! Yup, I have to make those this year:-) Pinning happily!!!

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  12. Such a cute idea. Really pleased I found your site, it is so inspirational!

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  13. These are adorable!! I would love for you to link up to Tasty Thursdays at The Mandatory Mooch. The party is still live for a few more days. http://mandatorymooch.blogspot.com/2012/08/tasty-thursdays-5.html

    Thanks,
    Nichi

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  14. This is such a cute idea. It will make a perfect Halloween snack.

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  15. Those are super cute ... my kids would love them! I'm pinning.

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  16. Holy crap you can buy Ho Ho's on Amazon and have them delivered to your house?

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  17. So cute! Would be great for a Halloween party or fall festival! Kathy Penney @ Pinner Takes All

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  18. These are so cute! You are very creative! We'd love if you'd link up to our Countdown to Fall link party! Hope to see you there! Have a great week! :)
    http://dixie-n-dottie.blogspot.com/2012_08_27_archive.html

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  19. Very cute bats, I'd love to make these for my kids for a lunchtime treat! Thanks for linking!

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  20. Bats usually give me the creeps, but not these! Cutest bats ever:)

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  21. These are so great, I would love it if you would come link up on I Freakin did it Friday's @ Miss Information.
    My only problem would not be eating all the snack cakes before I got them made into bats :)

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  22. 2 of my favorite things for one of my favorite holidays. Bats, Ho-Ho's and Halloween. Perfect!

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  23. I loved your blog, I am a volunteer halloween party, I will use your ideas this year, thank you.

    http://gastronomianossadecadadia.blogspot.com.br/2011/10/nosso-jantar-foi-um-sucesso.html

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  24. So stinkin cute and perfect for a Halloween party. If you get a chance I would love for you to come link up your idea at my Pin Party.

    http://sarahdawndesigns.blogspot.com/2012/09/pintastic-monday-link-party-10.html#.UGCZVK4-WnB

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  25. Fantastic idea - can't wait to make these!!!

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  26. Gotta say, these are pretty darn cute! I can imagine them being a hit at an elementary school Halloween party (or any Halloween party). So creative... great job. :)

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  27. We made them! (and credited you) http://keep-up-with-the-jones-family.blogspot.co.uk/2012/10/vampire-chocobats.html

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  28. These are adorable, Beth! Such a great and yummy idea!

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