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Owl Cupcakes

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These are the easiest party treat! Order chocolate cupcakes from your favorite bakery and use Oreos and Reese’s Pieces to make the most darling Owl Cupcakes in minutes. Perfect for a “bird” themed party, a Harry Potter themed party or even Halloween!

owl cupcakes in a row

What are Owl Cupcakes?

When my daughter requested a “bird” themed birthday party (and a bird dress!), I knew I wanted to do something fun with cupcakes for the dessert. Since I was handmaking all of the food, I needed the dessert to be simple and easy.

I decided that I would order plain cupcakes form our favorite local bakery and just decorate them myself. After playing around with some ideas, I decided on Owl Cupcakes using Oreo cookies for the owl eyes, and Reese’s Pieces for the beak.

They took me only a few minutes to make and were a huge hit!

birthday girl in a bird dress

Looking for another great party dessert? Try Dipped Apple Bites. Or for a fun Halloween treat, try Oreo Spider Cookies.

What Ingredients Do You Need?

  • chocolate cupcakes with chocolate frosting (I ordered mine from a local bakery, but you could make them yourself as well)
  • white cookie icing in pouch
  • Oreo cookies (find them here)
  • Reese’s Pieces Candy (find them here)

How to Make Owl Cupcakes

Start with a dozen chocolate cupcakes with chocolate frosting. I ordered them from our favorite bakery, but you could absolutely make them as well.

Open the package of Oreo cookies. Twist the cookie sandwiches apart. One side will have the frosted center attached to it. Keep that side and discard the the other half. You will need 24 cookies with the frosted center.

oreo halves with icing

Next, open the package of Reese’s Pieces. Separate them by color. You will need 24 brown candies.

Open the cookie icing pouch. I like to use white icing so that it blends in with the frosted center of the Oreo. Place a small drop of the cookie icing on the back of a brown Reese’s, and “glue” it to the Oreo frosting. This will be one eye of the owl. Tip: Don’t place the Reese’s directly in the center of the Oreo, but rather slightly closer to the edge. This will make the Owl eyes appear more realistic.

Place two “eyes” into the the frosted top of each cupcake and press down gently to secure the cookie into the frosting.

place eyes on cupcake

Finally, take yellow or orange Reese’s pieces. Press one candy into the frosting sideways between the owl’s eyes to make the beak of the owl. I like to use 6 yellow and 6 orange Reese’s to add some varied color, but you could do one color or the other if you prefer.

use reeses as beak
complete owl cupcake

Display Owl Cupcakes on a cute cakeplate or platter.

owl cupcakes on table

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Owl Cupcakes

Liz Olberding @ Up North Nosh
These are the easiest party treat! Order chocolate cupcakes from your favorite bakery and use Oreos and Reese's Pieces to make the most darling Owl Cupcakes in minutes. Perfect for a "bird" themed party, a Harry Potter themed party or even Halloween!
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 10 mins
Total Time 10 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 12 people
Calories 317 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 12 chocolate cupcakes storebought
  • 24 Oreo cookies
  • 2/3 c Reese's Pieces separated by color
  • 1 tube cookie icing white

Instructions
 

  • Start with a dozen chocolate cupcakes with chocolate frosting. I ordered them from our favorite bakery, but you could absolutely make them as well.
  • Open the package of Oreo cookies. Twist the cookie sandwiches apart. One side will have the frosted center attached to it. Keep that side and discard the the other half. You will need 24 cookies with the frosted center.
  • Next open the package of Reese's Pieces. Separate them by color. You will need 24 brown candies.
  • Open the cookie icing pouch. I like t use white icing so that it blends in with the frosted center of the Oreo. Place a small drop of the cookie icing on the back of a brown Reese's, and "glue" it to the Oreo frosting. This will be one eye of the owl. Tip: Don't place the Reese's directly in the center of the Oreo, but rather slightly closer to the edge. This will make the Owl eyes appear more realistic.
  • Place two "eyes" into the the frosted top of each cupcake and press down gently to secure the cookie into the frosting.
  • Finally, take yellow or orange Reese's pieces. Press one candy into the frosting sideways between the owl's eyes to make the beak of the owl. I like to use 6 yellow and 6 orange Reese's to add some varied color, but you could do one color or the other if you prefer.
  • Display Owl Cupcakes on a cute cake plate or platter.

Notes

Store in an airtight container for up to 4 days.

Nutrition

Serving: 1cupcakeCalories: 317kcalCarbohydrates: 48gProtein: 5gFat: 13gSaturated Fat: 4gPolyunsaturated Fat: 2gMonounsaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 1mgSodium: 254mgPotassium: 135mgFiber: 1gSugar: 31gVitamin A: 23IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 68mgIron: 4mg
Keyword cupcake, dessert, halloween, harry potter party, owl cupcake
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