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.)

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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  1. says

    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!

  2. says

    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!

  3. says

    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!

  4. says

    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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