These No-Bake Owl Cookies are an easy recipe that anybody can make! With Oreo cookies and frosting, this is a sweet treat everyone will love!
Some of the most fun treats that you can make for a holiday party or a child’s classroom are little food animals and these No-Bake Owl Cookies are the perfect example.
Perfect as school snacks or classroom treats, these are graham cracker cookies that even picky eaters won’t turn away from. They don’t take a long time to make and because all of the ingredients are shelf-stable, you can keep them on-hand for whenever you want to make some.
Many people associate owls with Halloween – and these are excellent Halloween treats! – but they are lots of fun at any time of year. With only a few simple ingredients, you can make these in minutes.
There is no baking involved in this cookie-making process, but you will have to have access to a microwave in order to melt the white chocolate melts. Other than that, create a little workspace in your kitchen and get to creating!
These Owl Cookies will travel well once they are dry, but be sure to allow them a little time after you are done. Once everything has dried, pack them up in a Tupperware with wax paper between layers and plan to serve them within the next day or two.
Graham Cracker Owls Recipe
How To Make:
6 graham cracker halves
12 Wilton green candy eyes
6 candy corn
3 Oreo cookies
1 bag Wilton bright white candy melts (to be used for about six owls)
Line a few cookie sheets with parchment paper or clear a flat surface in your kitchen.
In a small microwave-safe bowl, melt your candy melts on medium heat for 2-3 minutes, stirring every 30 seconds to avoid burning.
Take out a pastry bag or Ziploc bag and pour the melted candy melts inside. Tie off the top and set it aside for a minute.
If you have trouble pouring in the melts (because sometimes it is more convenient to have four hands!), place the bag in a tall glass and pull the top of the bag over the top of the glass so that you are making an easy space to pour into.
Break your graham crackers in half so that you have two connected rectangles, and you are now looking at two squares.
Cut the tip off your pastry bag and begin to frost your graham crackers with the white chocolate. Make sure that you put enough frosting on each square that you can attach the other ingredients. This serves as your glue, so don’t make your white chocolate layer too thin.
Place your green eyes towards the top of your graham crackers, right in the middle.
Unscrew an Oreo cookie and scrape off the white filling. I won’t tell anyone if you choose to eat it instead of throwing it away!
Break one side of your Oreo cookie in half to create the wings of your owl.
Place the wings right under the eyes, with the round edges up. Turn the cookies a bit so that you see a pyramid of white between them and the wings are hanging a bit off your graham crackers.
Place a yellow candy corn – with the pointy end facing down – right under the middle of your eyes. This is your candy corn beak.
Let your owls harden at room temperature for about 30 minutes and serve when you are ready!
Can I Use Anything Other Than Candy Melts For These Graham Cracker Owls?
Yes! If you don’t have access to a microwave or don’t have any candy melts handy, you can use peanut butter or sunbutter instead. Peanut butter isn’t usually allowed in schools, so I highly recommend sunbutter (or another nut-free alternative) if you plan to share these with a preschool class or sell them at a bake sale.
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Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 515Total Fat: 3gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 107mgCarbohydrates: 122gFiber: 1gSugar: 103gProtein: 1g
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This calculation is intended for informational purposes only. I am not a doctor or dietitian. This calculator is a guide, but makes no guarantee of being exact or fully accurate.