Mummy Cookies

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close up of colored mummy cookies


 

Every year around this time I ask myself “where does the time go?” It is fall and the summer, which looked so long on the calendar, has sped by and now I’m in a rush to find the perfect Halloween costumes and whip up creative treats.

This year they need to be super easy because quite frankly, I’m just running out of steam. So a no-bake, super simple chocolate covered Oreo that looks like a mummy was the perfect ticket.

child's hand reaching for a mummy cookie

Mummy Cookies

These easy Halloween cookies are easy to make and taste great. They are just chocolate covered Oreos! You can really use any round cookie you’d like, even oval like Milano, will work.

Serve them on a platter for Halloween parties, use them in goodie bags or even put them on top of your favorite Halloween cake, cupcake or a bowl of ice cream.

plate of chocolate covered oreos decorated as a mummy

They are also a fun activity for kids since they are so easy and give them creative license.

Tools

Here is what you’ll need:

  • 20 cookies
  • Colored chocolate melting wafers
  • Candy eyeballs
  • Candy bags
  • Parchment paper

Totally optional, but you can also use some sort of frosting to make a little mouth. I showed this in the directions, but actually prefer them without a mouth. Your choice.

bowls of colored melting chocolate

You can also add fun sprinkles, sanding sugar or other ghoulish decor.

Melting Chocolate

Before you get started, make sure you read my tips on melting chocolate and read the instructions of the type you are using.

I use Candy Melts most frequently. It is already tempered and melts evenly. I’ve never had an issue with it seizing, however some colors tend to be a smoother melt that others.

purple chocolate dipped oreo

You can also just use white chocolate chips and add 1 teaspoon of vegetable shortening to the mix so it is dippable. Here are a few more tips for melting chocolate:

  • Melting chocolate, like many other things in the kitchen, is chemistry and science.
  • You need the optimal temperature to make sure your chocolate melts to a silky-smooth consistency, don’t do it over high heat, keep it at medium.
  • Skip the microwave and use a double boiler. The microwave heats too fast and too hot.
  • If you do need to use the microwave, use it at 50% power or defrost mode and go slow, 15 second intervals.
  • Don’t fully boil the water in your double boiler. Get it hot enough to melt the chocolate, but not to a rolling boil.
  • Put the top pot on with chocolate after the water has come to temperature.
  • Stir constantly while melting. It should only take a minute or so.
  • Use immediately and while shiny.
  • If chocolate gets too hot, it gets clumpy and matte.
  • You can try to revive it by adding 2 teaspoons of vegetable shortening, but sometimes you are better off just starting over.

How to Make

Start by melting your chocolate. Working batches of 3-4 by dipping each cookie, turning it over to fully coat.

cookie dipping in purple chocolate

Place it on a spoon while removing and scrape off excess chocolate from the bottom. Place onto a piece or wax or parchment paper.

purple chocolate covered oreo on a piece of parchment paper

While chocolate it still tacky, attach candy eyeballs. Continue with the rest of your cookies.

placing candy eyeballs on a chocolate covered oreo

Next, melt chocolate in candy piping bags. These are more heavy duty plastic than a regular plastic bag, so they are more sturdy and won’t melt in the microwave.

Cut a small (or large) tip in the bag and move across each cookie horizontally to mimic mummy wrapping. I did a thicker wrap on the green cookies so you can see the difference. Purple and orange are a thin wrap (smaller hole).

piping mummy wrap with melted chocolate

This part is optional and I actually prefer them without a mouth, but you can use a small amount of frosting or sparkle gel, in this case, to create a mouth. They looked more like monsters instead of mummies with the mouth, so I opted to not do anymore with one.

creating a glitter mouth on a chocolate covered oreo cookie

You’d also want to adhere any decorations or sanding sugar while the chocolate is still tacky.

Next, let the chocolate set before packaging. If you make mouths with frosting, buttercreams will generally harden, but gel will not so store in a single layer. Others can be layered with parchment or wax paper separating them.

Storage & Freezing

No bake mummy cookies can be made ahead and stored for up to a week, but many folks have trouble with the chocolate sweating. This generally happens when it is refrgerated.

close up of oreo cookie mummies

To avoid this, place them in an airtight container at room temperature, or slightly cooler, and away from sunlight.

Mummy cookies can also be frozen for up to 3 months. Allow to thaw at room temperature. Or if you are a weirdo like me, you can eat them frozen and cold.

oreo mummy cookies for pinterest
Take a look more spooky Halloween recipes from our #HalloweenTreatsWeek Bloggers today:  Halloween Cookies & Bars:   Halloween Cakes & Cupcakes: Halloween Brownies: Halloween Pies: Halloween Breakfast: Halloween Drinks: Chilled Halloween Treats: No Bake Desserts:
mummy cookies on a plate

Oreo Mummy Cookies

5 from 6 votes
Chocolate dipped Oreo cookies with ful candy eyeballs and a mummy "wrap". An easy Halloween treat for the kids!
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 20

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Working with one color at a time, melt the chocolate according to package directions. If you are using candy wafers (tempered chocolate) then you’ll place it in a microwave safe bowl and heat at 50% power for 1 minute, stir and then continue in 15 second intervals at 50% power until smooth and dippable.
  • Working batches of 3-4 by dipping each cookie, turning it over to fully coat.
    dipping oreo in chocolate
  • Place it on a spoon while removing and scrape off excess chocolate from the bottom. Place onto a piece or wax or parchment paper.
  • While chocolate it still tacky, attach candy eyeballs.
    candy eyeballs on a cookie
  • Continue with the rest of your cookies.
  • Next, melt chocolate in candy piping bags. Start with 45 seconds at 50% power and knead to melt. Continue with 15 second intervals until smooth.
  • Cut a small (or large) tip in the bag and move across each cookie horizontally to mimic mummy wrapping.
    applying mummy wrapping
  • Create a mouth with decorating icing or gel or decorate with sprinkles and sanding sugar while chocolate is still tacky.
  • Allow to set, then package in layers with parchment or wax paper separating each layer unless you used frosting or gel, in which case I recommend a single layer.
  • Store in a cool, dry place, but not in the refrigerator for up to a week.
  • If you’ve tried this idea, come back and let us know how it was in the comments or ratings!

Nutrition

Calories: 114 kcal, Carbohydrates: 15 g, Protein: 1 g, Fat: 6 g, Saturated Fat: 3 g, Sodium: 57 mg, Potassium: 59 mg, Fiber: 1 g, Sugar: 11 g, Calcium: 5 mg, Iron: 1 mg
Author: Jessica Formicola
Calories: 114
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: chocolate covered oreos, mummy cookies, no bake halloween desserts
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Jessica Formicola in her ktichen

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Jessica Formicola

Jessica the mom, wife and chef behind Savory Experiments. You might see her on the Emmy- nominated TV show Plate It! or on bookshelves as a cookbook author. Jessica is a Le Cordon Bleu certified recipe developer and regularly contributed to Parade, Better Homes & Gardens, The Daily Meal and more!

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Questions and Reviews

  1. 5 stars
    Oh wow, these cookies are truly extra special. I can imagine how much fun and joy you can bring with these!

  2. 5 stars
    This was so delicious. I made it today! It was approved by my entire family! I am adding it to the plan for halloween night! YUMMMM