Batty Bats Recipe
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Batty Bats Recipe

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Can you believe the perky ears on our bat cupcakes is really chewing gum? You will get the best results when cutting the fudge-stripe cookies if you use a gentle sawing motion.—Taste of Home Test Kitchen
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 45 min.
MAKES:24 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 45 min.
MAKES: 24 servings


  • 1 can (16 ounces) vanilla frosting
  • Blue paste food coloring
  • Cupcakes of your choice
  • Gum balls
  • Sticks Winterfresh gum
  • Fudge-striped cookies
  • 1 can (16 ounces) chocolate frosting
  • Pastry tip—round tip # 3
  • Candy corn


  1. Tint vanilla frosting bright blue; frost cupcakes.
  2. Add gum ball eyes. Using a clean scissors or small sharp knife, cut sticks of gum into eyebrow shapes. Pinch tops to curve if desired; insert above eyes.
  3. For bat wings, with a small serrated knife, cut cookies in half. Add scalloped edges if desired. Insert two cookie halves into each cupcake.
  4. Using chocolate frosting and #3 tip, pipe pupils on eyes. For fangs, cut the white part from the candy corn. (Save removed orange sections for another use.) Add two white fangs under each mouth; press down gently. Yield: varies.
Originally published as Batty Bats in Halloween Food & Fun 2009 2009, p27

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Roxyfox 107874
Reviewed Nov. 7, 2012

"Also had a problem with the cookies breaking very easily..."

christibutler 118408
Reviewed Oct. 31, 2012

"These turned out SO CUTE. I had to go buy another package of cookies, they kept breaking and were very difficult to deal with. I tinted some of my frosting brown

for the eyes and mouth. I used a white cake mix and tinted it red, so it would be like blood."

tape01 184942
Reviewed Oct. 3, 2011

"it was sooo tasty! my whole family loved it! And my friends had seconds! haha. I would definately make this recipe again."

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