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I LOVE October. In my opinion, October is one of the best weather months, and the end of the month offers the best party, Halloween. There’s never been a year I have not decorated, or gone all out for the holiday. Let’s get as creepy as we can and make these cool desserts for Halloween.
Often, before my kids trick or treat, I prepare a large buffet down the center island. Their friends will come over before they go out and they all stockpile on fun eats. When I do this, I also make my most requested homemade strawberry blood-filled Coffin-Shaped Pop Tarts.
Additionally, I prepare Mummy Hotdogs, Effortless Apple Bites, and pizza. They scoff it all down, and while they are trick or treating, I replenish the buffet. Guess what? Once they have filled their bags with treats, they all come home and eat more, then everyone goes home.
Get creepy, keep it fun and create Strawberry Blood-Filled Coffin-Shaped Pop Tarts and watch them ghoulishly make the platter disappear.
Strawberry Blood-Filled Coffin-Shaped Pop Tarts
A little background – Blood and Cutters
Let’s talk about the filling just for a second. Strawberry is the perfect color to mimic blood. If any should come through the seams of the pop tart, that’s great! Also, the kids will probably open their mouths and show each other the blood in their mouths. Yes, boys, I have boys!
Really the color of the jam, adds to the eerieness of the season. Make them October 1, and you will be making them again and I again, I promise! Since terror reigns supreme with Halloween, the strawberry filling will add that tinge of terror in!
Also, do not OVERFILL the middles with too much strawberry as the coffin pocket will not seal properly and you will have more than a mess. Which leads me to the final point. Don’t mess up a baking tray making these treats.
Make Cleanup Easier
Instead, make sure to line your trays with parchment paper. Once you are done baking, and the pop tarts are made, simply throw the parchment paper away. Don’t forget you can also use tray liners as seen here as well.
Last, you will need to purchase a Coffin Cookie Cutter, just click those words and it will take you right to one, that you can ship right to your home! Yeah! Easy, right? I prefer stainless steel cookie cutters, but plastic Coffin Cookie Cutters are also available. Truly this is all personal preference.
INGREDIENTS- Strawberry Blood-Filled Coffin Pop Tarts
These are pretty standard ingredients so nothing scary here. What is scarier? Kids with hungry bellies. Time to bake! Creepily delish.
A package refrigerated pie crust.
Tube of white cookie icing
How To Make Strawberry Blood-filled Coffin Pop Tarts
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Prep the cookie sheet with baking spray or use parchment paper.
Sprinkle some flour on a cutting board
Unroll one pie crust on the flour-covered cutting board.
Using the coffin cookie cutter cut out 12 coffins from the pie crust.
Transfer the unbaked coffin cookies to the cookie sheet.
Add a small spoonful of strawberry jelly (blood) in the center of each of the unbaked cookie coffins.
Make sure the jelly (blood filling) is placed in the center of the cookies. (Keep it away from the edges.)
Place the remaining unbaked coffin cookies on top of the other 6 unbaked Blood-Filled coffin cookies.
Using the fork seal the edges of each of the strawberry blood-filled coffin pop tarts.
Poke a few small holes on the top of the coffin pop tarts.
(This will allow steam to escape the pop tart.)
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, pipe on a spider web (or you can use the listed edible spider decor)
Repeat with the black cookie icing. Simply pipe on a spider coming down from the web.
Allow icing to dry for 30 minutes before enjoying.