Halloween blood filled coffin pop tarts are horrifically fun treats fashioned in the shape of a coffin for the season of gory and gross, requiring no mixing of dough, and are literally the fastest and easiest way to make a homemade Halloween treat for your family and friends will love! As an added bonus, I’ve included a free Halloween coffin template printable that you can print and use to shape the coffin Halloween pastry dough.
Tucked inside the Halloween coffin poptarts you’ll find a pocket of gory red blood entombed inside of a top layer of pastry that is then sealed tighter than a mummy in a coffin and purposely ‘sewn’ shut by crimping and the icing cobwebs topping the homemade Halloween tart pastries!
It’s true you can make your own Halloween pop tarts with a few simple ingredients and about 15 minutes!
Now, why would coffins ooze blood?
Perhaps the vampire that is living inside the coffin is sucking blood from a victim he captures or he is bleeding out from overdosing on blood he has sucked out of people and that makes a vampire coffin ooze blood, gross and ghoulish right?
So now our job is to eat as many of these blood-filled coffins for Halloween as we can so that the vampire can not regenerate and come back out of that coffin to suck any more blood from anyone!
Why You’ll Love Vampire Coffins Oozing Blood Pop Tarts
I love it when we enter into the month of September as the ghoulish crazy begins and food items suddenly become more tastelessly fun and over-the-top obnoxious as well as let our inner devil child pave the path to creative gore (ok so that describes me, but you are reading me so you have to have a little of this in you too!)
Oddly enough, coffins are as Halloween as it gets, after all the ghosts in the graveyard games, and all of the Halloween discussions of haunted graveyards with tombs, and coffins for Halloween are part of all that!
- the blood-filled pastry is a great Halloween breakfast idea for kids
- healthy homemade pop tarts are far better than those purchased with additives in the stores
- you don’t need to buy a coffin cookie cutter, you can download a free Halloween coffin template printable to use instead (I did) to make the vampire blood oozing coffee shape.
- you can and should make these fun Halloween pop tart coffins filled with red blood ahead of time
- the simple ingredients in the DIY bloody pop tart coffin treats are easy to find!
- Bloody coffin pop tarts are easy to transport on a festive Halloween tray!
From oddly frightful to oddly delightful, Halloween treats can be dressed up and laid out for others to see (you see what I did there?) so Halloween coffin-shaped pop tarts filled with blood definitely fit the spirit of the season with a side of hocus pocus because the blood is really a red jam or jelly of preference!
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What Tools Do You Need to Make Coffin-Shaped Pop Tarts Filled With Blood?
- either my free printable coffin template below that you can print and use or a coffin cookie cutter
- a pastry brush – will be used to brush the coffin pastries with red jam blood shut before topping with cinnamon sugar
- A small bowl is used to combine your sugar and cinnamon mixture that will be sprinkled on the sealed coffin
- a fork is used to crimp the edges of the DIY bloody pop tar coffin treats to keep them sealed during baking
- baking tray – the essential item needed to place the Halloween coffin pop tarts into the oven to bake
- parchment paper makes for an easier cleanup
- a knife if you are using a printable cutout
- spatula – will be used in order to transfer the dough from the countertop prep to the baking tray and off of the baking tray to the cooling rack
- the cooling rack is for the bloody filled coffins to cool off before you decorate them
- rolling pin – you’ll use this to roll the dough thin in order to get at least 5 homemade Halloween pop tarts out of the dough
I Used My Favorite Cookie Trays To Make My Vampire Coffins Oozing Blood Pop Tarts
So to answer the #1 question I am asked over and over is, “how do your baked goods always turn out perfect?”
It’s all in these lovely long, cookie baking trays (360Bakeware Stainless Steel Cookie Sheets) that can be lined with parchment paper, and that allows homemade baked goods to just turn out perfect every time because they heat evenly which is one of the hardest things to find in a cookie baking tray!
The answer is simple, I use these, my favorite baking pans, for almost every cookie and pastry recipe because you just can’t go wrong with them.
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For me it is simple, you invest in ONE good pan, and after buying another because you’ll find a very simple-looking pan that heats evenly and allows you to create incredible baked goods. You simply can’t go wrong with them so buy one or a set!
Ingredients For Your Halloween Blood Filled Coffin Pop Tarts
- you can make your own pie crust but that is a PIA for a quick dessert so instead, I suggest purchasing 1 box of refrigerated pie dough which will yield 10 coffin pop tarts with blood inside!
- a little bit of white flour and in most cases you won’t even need it
- jam or jelly in the color of blood…red
- cinnamon and sugar however this is optional but it tastes good!
- butter which will seal off the coffins before they bake
How To Make Halloween Blood Filled Coffin Pop Tarts
Step 1 Roll Out The Pie Dough Pastry To Cut Coffin Pop Tarts
You’ll roll the dough thinner than you might think it should be.
Step 2 Cut Out The Coffins Using A Coffin Cookie Cutter Or My Free Printable Coffin Template
Work from the left to the right or right to left, cutting out your coffins.
Do try to cut the coffins side by side in order to make the most of the pastry dough.
As you cut each coffin out of the pie dough, transfer it using a spatula to the baking tray.
Step 3: When You Have Scrap Pastry Dough Cut More Coffins
When there is no more pastry dough available to cut another coffin, gather the leftover scraps and then roll the pastry dough again to cut out the last 2 coffin pastries.
My cutter is larger so the dough will only provide 10 pieces total which will create 5 Halloween coffin pop tarts with blood red filling.
Step 4: Fill the Coffin Pop Tarts With Blood
Using a fork fill 5 of the 10 coffin cutouts, each with the blood jelly or jam, steering clear of the edges but filling the middle sections
Step 5: Seal the Coffin
Seal the coffin filled with blood by using a fork and crimping along the edges and make sure to also stab an area of the filling to allow the steam to escape when baking!
Step 6: Brush With Butter And Sugary Topping
Using a pastry brush and the melted butter, brush each sealed bloody coffin lightly with the butter and follow with a sprinkle of the combined sugar-cinnamon mixture.
Step 7: Bake the Halloween Coffin Poptarts
Pop the tray of DIY bloody pop tart coffin treats that are assembled, crimped, and brushed with butter and sugar into the oven to bake.
Step 8: Remove Baked Bloody Coffins From The Oven
Once they are a light golden brown, remove the coffins from the oven and the blood will be oozing out the sides somewhat, so allow this to cool.
Step 9: Decorate Your Bloody Baked Coffins
Once cooled, it is time to decorate the Halloween Coffins with spiderwebs and you do this by piping black or white icing on them making a cobweb.
Optionally you can add edible spiders.
If you don’t add edible spiders then you will want to decorate the table around the red bloody coffin pastries when you share them on a Halloween table to give them the look of enticing gore!
Coffin Cookie Cutters And My Free Coffin Printable Template
You don’t need to purchase a Coffin-shaped cookie cutter, you can use the free printable coffin cutter template that I made for you.
Just print it, then cut it out and cut around the pastry dough to make the spooky coffin-shaped blood-filled poptarts, it’s easy and I used it too!
However, if you prefer to purchase coffin cookie cutters, here are a few options and I do suggest at least a 4.5″ cutter at a minimum because bite-size coffins are not easy to work with!
- a stainless steel coffin cookie cutter that comes as part of a set, but it is a bit small for what it is.
- plastic Coffin Cookie Cutters are also available
- this is a fair-sized coffin cookie cutter and fairly priced if you are an Amazon Prime member.
Pro Tip To Make Cleanup Easier From The Blood Oozing Out Of the Coffins
I suggest using parchment paper because you can bake on the paper, and when the vampire blood oozing coffin shares its blood on your baking tray, you can just toss it out when you are done rather than scrubbing that mess!
While I state that this is a pro tip I really think it is a pretty standard item in most kitchens so no scary surprises here!
But do you know what is scarier?
Kids with hungry bellies keep saying, “mom what is there to eat?” Time to bake! Creepily delish.
Other Creative Spooky Halloween Food Ideas
- salted caramel chocolate apple bites,
- Cob Web Eggs
- Skeleton Veggies
- Barfing Pumpkin And Chips
- Deviled Eggs
- Witch Cookies
- A package refrigerated pie crust. (2 rolls in package)
- 1 jar strawberry jam or raspberry
- 3 Tablespoon White Sugar
- 1 Tablespoon Cinnamon
- 2 Tablespoon Melted butter
- Tube of white cookie icing and/or black icing
- Edible Spider decor (optional)
- preheat oven the oven to 350° F
- combine your sugar and cinnamon and set it aside
- roll out the dough very thin
- use the template I provided or a coffin cookie cutter to cut out the coffins and you should be able to cut 10 pieces total
- transfer each cutout to the baking pan
- Using a fork, place the red blood jam on 5 of the coffin cutouts but keep it streamlined and in the middle away as much as possible from the edges. As the coffin bakes the blood-red jam will ooze out the sides but you don't want too much coming out of the blood-filled coffins.
- Place a top coffin cutout on each of the 5 blood=filled coffin cutouts and use a fork to seal the edges.
- Brush each complete blood-filled coffin with a light coating of butter and then follow with a light sprinkle of the cinnamon sugar combination.
- Poke a few small holes on the top of the coffin pop tarts. (This will allow steam to escape the coffin pop tart)
- Rrepeat this process for the second roll of pie dough as well.
- Bake at 350 degrees for 20-25 min. (Or until slightly brown)
- Remove from the oven.
- Set aside to cool completely.
- Using the white cookie icing, or black icing, pipe a cobweb onto the coffin and if you are adding edible spiders you can do this now as well.
- Allow the icing to dry for 30 minutes before serving!
Nutrition Information:Yield: 10 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 168Total Fat: 9gSaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 6mgSodium: 115mgCarbohydrates: 22gFiber: 1gSugar: 11gProtein: 1g