Easy dessert bars made with Halloween Oreos are simple, festive, and delicious.
You’re going to love how easy it is to make Halloween Oreo cake bars, and your guests will love how delicious they are!
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Holidays are the perfect time to enjoy festive desserts and tasty traditions. The fact is, holiday recipes bring back fun memories and create a part of our family culture.
But you know how sometimes you just don’t have a lot of time for elaborate homemade desserts that are made from scratch and require 543 steps?
The good news is, there are some really easy options when it comes to creating Halloween desserts. Spooky treats can be a cinch to make, and they’re so much fun!
Kids and adults alike don’t really care whether you worked all day in the kitchen–but they do love festive, tasty sweet treats!
That’s where these cookie bars come into play. Made with cake mix, Halloween Oreos (yum!) and some colorful Halloween sprinkles, they are the perfect dessert for a Halloween party. And since they’re a finger food, you don’t even need utensils!
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The process is actually super simple! You don’t need any special skills to whip up this easy recipe.
Ingredients You’ll Need:
- French Vanilla Cake Mix
- Whole Milk
- Vegetable Oil
- Halloween Sprinkles
- Halloween Oreo Cookies
How to Make It:
Prepare a pan. Line a 13 x 9-inch baking pan with parchment paper.
Make the cake batter. First, you’ll prepare the cake mixture. To do this, you’ll combine cake mixes with some milk, oil, and eggs in a large bowl, using an electric mixer.
This will create a thick batter. Add some of the Halloween sprinkles to the large mixing bowl for a pop of color in the batter.
Add the Oreo cookies and assemble. Take about half of your chopped Halloween Oreo cookies and sprinkle them over the bottom of your prepared pan.
Then, carefully spoon the thick batter over the Oreos. Use an offset spatula sprayed with nonstick spray to gently smooth the batter out over the entire pan.
Add the remaining sprinkles on top of the batter.
Sprinkle the remaining Oreos over the batter, pressing down gently on top of the Oreos so they are anchored in the batter.
Bake. Transfer to a preheated oven and bake for 20-25 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Let cool completely to room temperature before slicing.
Notes and Adaptations:
- You can use a food processor to coarsely chop the Oreos, or use a knife and chop them by hand. You just don’t want the pieces to be too tiny.
- This recipe is endlessly customizable! There are many different types of Halloween sprinkles. Candy eyes would be a fun addition to the top of the batter, or orange Reese’s Pieces. You can add chocolate chips or white chocolate chips if desired. Black, purple, green, and orange sprinkles make great options.
- Leftovers can be stored in an airtight container or wrapped with plastic wrap.
- Serve plain or with a dollop of Cool Whip or scoop of vanilla ice cream on top.
- These bars can make a simple Halloween-themed gift, too!
- Have extra Oreos leftover? Make an Oreo milkshake without ice cream!
- 2 boxes French Vanilla Cake Mix
- 1⁄2 cup Whole Milk
- 1⁄2 cup Vegetable Oil
- 2 Large Eggs
- 1 cup Halloween Sprinkles, divided
- 1 package (1 lb. 4 oz) Halloween Oreo cookies, coarsely chopped, divided
- Preheat oven to 350F. Line a 9x13" baking dish with parchment paper.
- In a large mixing bowl, combine cake mixes, milk, oil, and eggs. Use an electric mixer to beat until fully incorporated. The batter will be thick.
- Add 1/2 cup of sprinkles to the batter, mixing to combine.
- Sprinkle half of the chopped Oreos into the bottom of the prepared baking dish.
- Carefully spoon the batter over the chopped Oreos. Spray an offset spatula with nonstick spray and gently smooth the batter out until it fills the pan.
- Sprinkle remaining Halloween sprinkles over the batter.
- Add remaining chopped Oreos to the top of the batter, and use your fingers or spatula to press the cookies gently into the batter.
- Bake for 20-25 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
- Allow bars to cool completely before cutting and serving.
Halloween Oreos are perfect for this recipe because they bring an extra pop of color. If you can't find them, you can use regular Oreos instead.
You can use a food processor to coarsely chop the Oreos, or use a knife and chop them by hand. You just don't want the pieces to be too tiny.
This recipe is endlessly customizable! Candy eyes would be a fun addition to the top of the batter, or orange Reese's Pieces. You can add chocolate chips or white chocolate chips if desired. Black, purple, green, and orange sprinkles make great options.
Leftovers can be stored in an airtight container or wrapped with plastic wrap.
Serve plain or with a dollop of Cool Whip or scoop of vanilla ice cream on top.
These bars can make a simple Halloween-themed gift, too!
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 507Total Fat: 18gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 13gCholesterol: 32mgSodium: 656mgCarbohydrates: 83gFiber: 1gSugar: 46gProtein: 5g
Nutrition information is automatically calculated and is not guaranteed for accuracy.