Skeleton Oreos

Skeleton Oreos

*Jack Skellington is the lead character in the Halloween movie ‘The Nightmare Before Christmas’. If you haven’t watched this film before, then you are in for a treat. Grab a bowl of popcorn and prepare for a spooky song and dance.

Reasons to love these Skeleton Oreos

  • You only need 3 ingredients
  • They take less than 15 minutes to make
  • Perfect for getting little ones involved
  • Devilish to look at, delicious to eat!
Skeleton Oreos

What ingredients & equipment do I need to make Skeleton Oreos?

  1. Pack of Oreos – I used the limited edition Halloween Spooky Oreos which I found in Sainsbury’s.
  2. Icing sugar – you’ll mix the icing sugar with water to make a thick white icing.
  3. Writing icing tube – it needs to be a dark colour so use either black icing or chocolate icing.
  4. Spooky straws – I love how effective the black and white stripes look, but feel free to use a different colour or ever Halloween themed straws.

Read these top tips before you start

Tip No.1 – Make sure the icing is thick

Make sure the white icing is thick enough that it coats the top of the Oreos. If it’s too thin it will spread out and spill over the sides of the Oreo.

Tip No.2 – Leave the icing to set

This will take roughly 10-15 minutes and will stop the faces from leaking into the white icing.

Tip No.3 – Practice drawing the skeleton faces

Practice drawing the faces onto a piece of greaseproof paper before decorating the Oreos. They’re simple enough to re-create but it helps to practice one first and get used to the consistency of the icing.

Tip No.4 – Pushing in the straws

You’ll need to flatten the end of the straw with your fingertips to make it narrow enough to push into the Oreo. If the Skeleton Oreos break apart, you can use leftover icing to stick them back together.

Skeleton Oreos
Skeleton Oreos

Equipment & ingredients used for this recipe

Skeleton Oreos

Skeleton Oreos

These spooky Skeleton Oreos may look impressive but they're frightfully easy to make! You only need 3 ingredients and a few minutes to make these delicious Halloween sweet treats.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Course Dessert
Cuisine Baking, Halloween
Servings 10


  • 10 Oreos roughly 1 pack
  • 50-80 g Icing sugar
  • 1-2 tsp Cold water
  • Black icing writing pen
  • Straws


  • Mix together the icing sugar and cold water to make a thick white icing. If the consistency is too runny, just add more icing sugar. If the consistency is too thick, add a drop more water.
  • Spoon the icing onto the Oreos to make a skeleton face. Leave the icing to dry and set completely (this will take about 10 minutes).
  • Now use the black icing writing pen to draw skeleton faces on top of the icing.
  • Cut the straws down the middle to make two short straws. Use your fingertips to flatten one end of the straws and gently push it into the Oreo filling.


Store your Skeleton Oreos in an airtight container, at room temperature, for up to 5 days. 
Keyword Icing, Oreos

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