Add these fun Make Your Own Monster Cookie Pops to all your Halloween parties. Kids of all ages will love the opportunity to use their imagination in creating fun or spooky monster cookies.
*This fall I’m partnering with The National Milk Life Campaign to create a Halloween recipe that can be enjoyed with chocolate milk.
When our kids were younger we would always get together in October with a big group of our friends and their children for a Halloween party. Everyone (even the adults) came in costumes, ate food, played games, and then went trick or treating to end the night.
These parties were always so much fun, but also SO much work. We had to find and buy costumes, come up with crafts and games to entertain the kids until it was dark, and then plan who would stay with the kids and who would stay at the house to hand out candy to all the other trick or treaters.
And of course, no Halloween party is complete without lots of food and beverages. Each family would bring different parts of the dinner, appetizers, and desserts to share. Our boys always request these Peanut Butter Zombie Eyeballs for these parties because they love how creepy they are.
I know the kids absolutely loved every single part of these parties, but party planning ends up being very stressful.
Easy Halloween Crafts for Kids:
This year I have the perfect answer to that party planning stress you are feeling.
Make Your Own Monster Cookie Pops!!!
Set up a table with chocolate sugar cookies, frosting, candies, and sprinkles and let everyone create their own monster creations.
This fun Halloween craft will entertain the kids while they wait for dinner to be served. Then after dinner they can enjoy eating their easy Halloween cookies with a big glass of chocolate milk.
After all, chocolate milk is the official drink of Halloween!!!
Benefits of Drinking Chocolate Milk:
Kids of all ages love the taste of chocolate milk, and just like classic milk, it has the essential nutrients and good quality proteins that growing kids need.
With all the sugar that happens at Halloween parties, moms can feel good about giving their kids a big glass of wholesome chocolate milk.
Yes, chocolate milk has some sugar in it, but it is much lower in sugar than soft drinks. I call that a positive trade-off.
The Dietary Guidelines for Americans recommends that kids need to consume two to three cups of milk a day depending on their age. Did you know that flavored milk counts toward these dairy servings?
Shop at AmazonFresh to have a big jug of chocolate milk delivered to your door for all your ghoulish gatherings this year.
Tips for making Chocolate Sugar Cookie Pops:
Make the cookies on sticks ahead of time. Divide the cookie dough from these Salted Caramel Chocolate Sugar Cookie Bars into 18 balls and roll them in sugar.
Insert a popsicle stick into the center of each dough ball and place them on a baking sheet that is lined with parchment or a Silpat.
Use the bottom of a flat glass to press the dough balls out. Bake for 10 minutes. Remove and let the cookies cool completely.
How to set up a Make Your Own Monster Cookie Pops station:
Buy a variety of candies, edible eyes, and sprinkles from your local craft store or dollar store. Look for different kinds of gummy candies and sprinkles that can be used as hair and facial features.
On the day of the party, fill bowls with different colors of frostings. You can make your own homemade frosting (we love this Dark Chocolate Buttercream Frosting), or purchase tubs of store-bought chocolate and vanilla frosting. Tint the vanilla frosting with your desired colors.
Unwrap the candies and fill bowls or muffin tins with all the different candies and sprinkles.
Place a plate with a cookie, a plastic knife, and a glass of chocolate milk at each place setting.
More easy Halloween Treats that are delicious with Chocolate Milk:
- Halloween Oreo Stuffed Rice Krispie Treats
- Reese’s Owls
- Ghost Cookies
- Creepy Crawly Brownie Pizzas
- Pudding Filled Dirt Cupcakes
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Make Your Own Monster Cookie Pops recipe:
- 1/2 cup butter, softened
- 1/2 cup brown sugar
- 1 cup sugar, divided
- 1 egg
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 2 Tablespoons milk
- 2 cups flour
- 1/2 cup dark cocoa powder
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1 - 16 ounce container canned chocolate frosting
- 1 - 16 ounce container canned vanilla frosting
- orange gel food coloring
- assorted candies and gummies
- edible candy eyes
- pretzel sticks
- Preheat the oven to 375 degrees. Line a sheet pan with parchment or a Silpat.
- Beat the butter, brown sugar, and 1/2 cup sugar until creamy. Add the egg, vanilla, and milk and beat again.
- Stir together the flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, and salt. Slowly add to the butter mixture until a soft dough forms. Chill dough for at least half an hour.
- Roll the dough into 18 even dough balls and roll each one in the remaining sugar.
- Place a popsicle stick in the center of each dough ball and place half of them on the prepared pan with room around each one.
- Press each dough ball flat with a glass cup that has a flat bottom. Each cookie should be about 1/4 inch thick. Bake 10 minutes. Remove and cool on the pan for 2 minutes before removing them gently from the pan. Let cookies cool completely.
- Divide the vanilla frosting into two bowls. Tint one bowl of frosting orange.
- Spread frosting on the cookies and decorate with the candies, eyes, and sprinkles. Store in a sealed container on the counter for a few days.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 210Total Fat: 7gSaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 24mgSodium: 162mgCarbohydrates: 35gFiber: 1gSugar: 21gProtein: 3g