Dracula Cookies Recipe
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Dracula Cookies Recipe

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Come late October, friends and family can "count" on having these easily recognizable, darling Dracula cookies. —Christy Hinrichs, Parkville, Missouri
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES:6 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES: 6 servings


  • 6 hazelnut truffles
  • 5 ounces white candy coating, chopped
  • 1 green or red Fruit Roll-Up
  • 6 Oreo cookies
  • 1 can (6.4 ounces) black decorating icing
  • 6 slivered almonds, cut in half


  1. Place truffles on a waxed paper-lined pan. Freeze for 10 minutes or until chilled. Meanwhile, in a microwave, melt candy coating; stir until smooth. Dip truffles in coating to cover completely; allow excess to drip of. Return to prepared pan. Refrigerate until hardened.
  2. Cut Fruit Roll-Up into 2-1/2-in. x 1-1/2-in. strips. Reheat candy coating if necessary. Dip truffles in candy coating again; allow excess to drip off. Place one on each cookie. Wrap a fruit strip around base of truffle for cape. Let stand until set.
  3. Using decorating icing and a round tip, pipe hair, eyes and mouth on each. Insert almonds for fangs. Store in an airtight container. Yield: 6 cookies.
Editor’s Note: This recipe was tested with Ferrero Rocher hazelnut truffles.
Originally published as Dracula Cookies in Simple & Delicious September/October 2007, p13

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meplunk User ID: 2624596 155844
Reviewed Oct. 25, 2011

"<p>These were perfect for my little ones' Halloween parties. Instead of making the cake balls I used white munchkins from Dunkin' Donuts. Adorable and super easy and fun!</p>"

saortono User ID: 3558858 209131
Reviewed Oct. 18, 2009

"I removed the nuts and cut cost & calories by using a marshmallow for the head and icing fangs. Attach to the cookie with a dab of melted candy coating. Decorate as usual. Great for a room full of kids."

slpslp User ID: 289454 169325
Reviewed Oct. 5, 2009

"I made this for my daughter's birthday treats at school since her b-day is close to Halloween. In place of the truffles, we used 1 pkg or crushed Oreo's mixed with 1 pkg of cream cheese. The kids and teachers were quite impressed. They aren't as hard to make as they look!"

csouth User ID: 1568827 99149
Reviewed Oct. 2, 2009

"use wilton red gel in place of the almonds"

marebear1 User ID: 2729520 131664
Reviewed Oct. 1, 2009

"I'd like to see an idea for these cookies that don't contain nuts of any kind as we have severe allergies here where I work and are a nut free facility"

hamelj78 User ID: 2839233 168348
Reviewed Sep. 20, 2009

"These look great. I plan to make them for my students for our Halloween Party."

babylyric1 User ID: 4410058 155752
Reviewed Sep. 16, 2009

"I was thinking of maybe trying my peanutbutter balls that are dipped in candy coating instead of the truffles. I think it might be more kid friendly."

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