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 User ID: 5996506 107874
Reviewed Nov. 7, 2012

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

christibutler User ID: 4613258 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 User ID: 6252293 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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