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How to make Oreo Owl Cupcakes
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Oreo Owl Cupcakes take regular cupcakes up a notch by making them festive and adorable for the Halloween season - they are a hit at every party!
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time40 mins
Course: Cake, Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Oreo Owl Cupcakes
Servings: 24
Calories: 81kcal


  • chocolate cupcakes {make according to package instructions}
  • chocolate frosting {we used a ganache- recipe below}
  • Oreo cookies
  • M&M’s
  • Candy Corn
  • 1 1/4 cup chocolate chips
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream


  • Heat the cream in a small saucepan over medium-high heat.
  • Once it’s about to boil, turn the heat down to medium-low and add in the chocolate chips.
  • Allow chips to heat for about a minute, then begin stirring gently, until chips are melted and mixture is smooth.
  • Allow to cool slightly before frosting cupcakes. If ganache hardens before you’re ready, simply return to low heat and stir again.
  • Separate the two halves of the Oreo cookies and lay out on a counter top.
  • Place a brown M&M on each cookie, pressing in gently so they stick.
  • Frost the cupcakes, leaving a pointy “tuft” of frosting on the top, middle of the cupcake for the owl’s feathers.
  • Gently press 2 Oreo halves onto the top of the cupcake.
  • Add in a candy corn, pointy end facing down as the beak.


Calories: 81kcal | Carbohydrates: 7g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 15mg | Sodium: 10mg | Potassium: 7mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 167IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 17mg | Iron: 1mg