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Halloween Cupcake Treats and Spooky Eyeball Drink Halloween celebrations are right around the corner, and I’ve got two fabulous Halloween recipes that are sure to be a hit at your next party – Spooky Eyeball Punch and Graveyard Cupcakes (complete with bony hands trying to break free from their graves!)!

I started by baking my favorite cupcake recipe and icing the cupcakes with chocolate frosting. Don’t worry about making the icing look pretty and perfect – it’s supposed to look like the ground anyway!

Chopping Candy for Graveyard Cupcakes Chop up a couple of handfuls of Mini Snickers, Milky Ways, Twix and 3 Musketeers bars. You can find all of these flavors in the Mixed Minis big bag of Mars candy in the Halloween candy aisle (Download your coupons here!). I greatly prefer the chocolate to filling ratio of the minis the best, but really, any size will work. Sprinkle a small amount of the chopped chocolate on to the freshly frosted cupcakes.

Piping White Chocolate Skeleton Bones To make the skeleton hands and bones, simply melt white chocolate chips, and use a piping bag to draw the shapes on to a parchment paper lined baking tray. Place the entire tray into the freezer for about 20 minutes until the chocolate is completely solid. When the chocolate pieces are firm enough to handle, carefully peel them off of the parchment paper, and stick them on the tops of the cupcakes.

Spooky Graveyard and Bones Cupcakes Voila! Graveyard cupcakes!

Halloween Graveyard and Bones Cupcakes The headstones are a free printable by Chickabug, and they are one of my favorites! Just print them, cut them out, tape/glue a toothpick to the back side, and they’re ready to use! Easy peasy!

Halloween Graveyard Cupcakes I can’t get over how festive these look with such little effort!

Bloody Eyeball Halloween Punch Drink Of course, spooky cupcakes require something just as creepy to wash them down, right? I saw this idea on Flickr awhile ago, and I couldn’t wait to try it out for myself! I adapted these “eyeballs” to serve as ice in our punch, but they’d be just as gory-looking sitting out in a bowl as an appetizer!

ingredients to Make Halloween Cocktail Beverage Eyeballs All you need to make the eyeball are a can of lychees (often found in the Asian foods section of the supermarket) and fresh blueberries.

Making Lychee and Blueberry Halloween Cocktail EyeballsDrain the lychees and stuff each one with a blueberry. Freeze on a parchment paper lined baking sheet for at least 1 hour until solid and firm.

Mix 1 gallon of Hawaiian Punch Fruit Juicy Red with a 2-liter bottle of 7-up to create the Halloween punch. I added ONE drop of blue food coloring to the mixture to deepen the red color of the punch just a bit. Add the lychee “eyeballs” to the punch bowl or beverage glasses, and watch your guests squeal with terror when they see them!

Halloween Cupcakes and Spooky Eyeball DrinkMy boys were thoroughly impressed (and grossed out!) with the cupcakes and the eyeball punch, and we can’t wait to serve them at our next Halloween celebration! For even more Halloween treats and goodies, be sure to check out the M&M Mars Bright Ideas blog!

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  1. It’s hard to come by experienced people in this particular subject, but you sound like you know what you’re talking about!

  2. Oh, Heidi, love both ideas, so creative but I will definitely make the punch for the grown-ups this Halloween! So simple yet so impressive looking!

  3. They are both totally fantastic! I’m so going to make those bones with the chocolate – I’ve got 2 bars of white in the fridge. My kids will think I’m brilliant ๐Ÿ˜€

  4. WOW! you are an artist! I love your idea for the hands and eyeballs.
    Thanks for linking up with the #FridayFoodie the Halloween edition

  5. Oh my goodness…those cupcakes look absolutely amazing. I love the little hand coming out of it. Great idea.

  6. These are so cute and easy enough that I could make them. I especially like that the icing doesn’t have to look perfect and they’re still cute!

  7. What a super fun and spooky treat and drink! Love Snickers so definitely pinning. The eyeballs are awesome.

  8. Awesome! Both of these ideas are great, but I LOVE the punch!! Those eyeballs look seriously disgusting!! ๐Ÿ˜‰

    1. Thanks, Sara! My husband actually refused to drink it because he was creeped out lol, but the kids loved it! ๐Ÿ™‚

    1. Thanks, Heather! They’re absolutely one of my favorite printables out there – thank YOU for saving me some time by having them available! ๐Ÿ™‚