Halloween blood filled coffin pop tarts are horrifically fun treats fashioned in the shape of a coffin fashioned in the form of creepy coffins; these treats are your express ticket to the underbelly of Halloween—a place where the gory and the delicious coalesce like never before!” The coffins require no mixing of dough and are literally the fastest and easiest way to make a homemade Halloween treat that 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.
Imagine biting into a coffin, only to discover it’s not filled with dust and bones but rather a delicious, gory red ooze. Yes, these pop tarts are your own personal monster traps, sealed tighter than King Tut’s tomb and adorned with a layer of eerie icing cobwebs!
You can indeed 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?
And that’s why your mission, should you choose to accept, is to devour these pop-tarts and prevent any potential vampire uprisings!
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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.
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!
These aren’t just pop tarts; they’re a chilling adventure into Halloween’s gory yet delicious aspects. It’s like taking your tastebuds on a haunted hayride!
- The Halloween blood filled coffin pop tart pastry is a great 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 Vampire Coffins oozing blood pop tarts ahead.
- 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 fit the spirit of the season with a side of hocus pocus because the blood is really a red jam or jelly of preference!
Kitchen Essentials To Make Vampire Coffins Oozing Blood Pop Tarts
- you will need either my free printable coffin template below that you can print and use or a coffin cookie cutter
- A pastry brush – think of it as your magic wand for sealing vampires into their eternal pastry prisons, just brush the vampire coffins oozing blood pop tart pastries shut.
- A small bowl combines your sugar and cinnamon mixture that will be sprinkled on the sealed coffin.
- A fork is used to crimp the edges of the Halloween blood filled coffin pop tarts.
- 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 – used 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 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
You need a baking tray you can trust when you’re sealing away vampires, right? These pans are practically the garlic to my vampire—warding off uneven baking and ensuring every bite is a gruesome delight.
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Ingredients For Your Halloween Blood Filled Coffin Pop Tarts
To create these spooky vampire coffins oozing blood pop tarts….
- You can make your own pie crust, but that is a PIA for a quick dessert, so I suggest purchasing one box of refrigerated pie dough, yielding ten coffin pop tarts with blood inside!
- A little bit of white flour, and in most cases, you won’t even need it.
- Red Jam or jelly in the color of blood: Remember, the red jam is the lifeblood of your pastry vampire, so don’t skimp!
- 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
Simple directions follow for this easy-to-make pastry and you can change up the filling to any kind you prefer.
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 but this will work in your favor when you are sealing vampire coffins oozing blood pop tarts.
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 side of the coffin by side to make the most of the pastry dough.
Transfer each coffin out of the pie dough using a spatula to the baking tray as you cut it out.
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, creating 5 Halloween coffin pop tarts with blood-red filling.
Step 4: Fill the Vampire Coffin Oozing Blood Pop Tarts
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.
This is what the vampire coffins oozing blood pop tarts look like while you are making them and putting the jelly in the middle only.
Step 5: Seal the Halloween blood filled coffin pop tarts.
Seal the coffin filled with blood by using a fork and crimping along the edges, and also stab an area of the filling to allow the steam to escape when baking!
This is what the Halloween blood filled coffin pop tarts look like when they are filled and sealed.
Step 6: Brush With Butter And Sugary Topping
Your Halloween blood filled coffin pop tarts won’t be complete if you do not top them off with some cinnamon and sugar, so dig in!
Using a pastry brush and melted butter, lightly brush each sealed bloody coffin with the butter and follow with a sprinkle of the combined sugar-cinnamon mixture.
Step 7: Bake the Halloween Blood Filled Coffin Pop Tarts
Pop the tray of DIY bloody pop tart coffin treats assembled, crimped, and brushed with butter and sugar into the oven to bake.
Step 8: Remove The Baked Vampire Coffins Oozing Blood Pop Tarts
In the image you can see the vampire coffins oozing blood pop tarts literally oozing blood it jelly!
Once they are a light golden brown, remove the coffins from the oven. The blood will somewhat ooze out the sides, so allow this to cool.
Step 9: Decorate Your Bloody Baked Coffins
Once cooled, it is time to decorate the Halloween Blood filled Coffin pop tarts with spiderwebs, and you do this by piping black or white icing on them, and making a cobweb.
Optionally you can add edible spiders.
If you don’t add edible spiders, 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 to make the Halloween blood filled coffin pop tarts; you can use the free printable coffin cutter template 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 pop tarts; it’s easy, and I used it too!
Alternative Coffins For The Halloween Blood Filled Coffin Pop Tarts
However, if you prefer to purchase coffin cookie cutters, here are a few options. 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 Tips To Make Cleanup Easier
When you bake the vampire coffins oozing blood pop tarts you can imagine that the jelly is a bit messy, but you can work around that with ease.
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 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 there are no scary surprises here!
But do you know what scarier is? 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
Make Halloween Blood Filled Coffin Pop Tarts Now
Try the vampire coffins oozing blood pop tarts, and tell us what you changed and didn’t change, and any other secrets we might have missed in sharing this easy-to-make Halloween treat that is a must-have party table!
Now that you know how to trap a vampire in a pop tart, what are you waiting for? Get baking before the ghouls of Halloween find another way to rise!
- 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