It can be a challenge to come up with Halloween themed desserts that are different than the usual.
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This No Bake Inside Out Boston Cream Moon Pie is the perfect easy dessert recipe for your next Halloween potluck! I have another Halloween potluck a few days from now and I still don’t know what I’m making, if I’m dressing up or what I’m dressing up as. But at least if I dress up, I know there will be lots of other people dressed up. It’s our work potluck and I know (from past experience) that many people do dress up. But have you ever been the only one that dressed up for the party? Well, I have….
And it wasn’t fun. It reminded me of that scene from the movie, “Legally Blond,” you know, the one where she arrives at the so-called costume party in her Playboy Bunny costume and is the only one dressed up. She had been tricked by her ex boyfriend’s mean girlfriend. I sort of felt that way too. But at least I was dressed as Betty Crocker and I had a great dessert in tow – this one!
Cute Halloween Treats
I created this because big, full, bright Halloween moons with bats and witches have always been one of my favorite symbols of Halloween and also because I love Boston Cream Pie!
If you are looking for cute Halloween treats and love Boston Cream pie, you will love this inside out version. And as far as easy Halloween recipes go, it’s so easy that the kids can help and the big kids could make it on their own. If you don’t want to bring Halloween cupcakes to your next Halloween potluck again, then give this easy and kid-friendly Halloween dessert a try!
Although my friend was not trying to trick me, she did claim that she’d be dressing up and that she was sure there would be other parents that would be dressed up as well. But when I got to the door, she was wearing a wig. A wig?! Really? A wig is not dressing up as far as I’m concerned. And as parents continued to filter into the party throughout the next couple of hours, to my utter dismay, not one other parent was dressed up. The really awkward part was that I didn’t know most of them.
However, the fortunate part was that I did recognize someone that I preferred didn’t recognize me (for reasons I cannot explain in this post). And my costume was good enough that I was unrecognizeable. So, I guess that being the only one ‘incognito’ did come in handy in the end.
Whether you dress up or not, it’s great to have an easy Halloween themed dessert in your back pocket and this No Bake Inside Out Boston Cream Halloween Moon Pie is that dessert!
Here’s another fun Halloween party recipe: My Phantom Pierogi Pizza Pops
Inside out Boston Cream Moon Pie
- 1/2 400g box of Oreo chocolate baking crumbs
- 1/2 cup unsalted butter melted
- 2 tbsp white granulated sugar
- 6 oz melted semi- sweet chocolate
- 1 tbsp corn syrup
- 1/4 cup melted butter
- ½ tsp yellow gel paste food/icing colouring * don't use grocery store food coloring- it will be difficult to get the right color
- 2 cups whipped cream homemade or frozen dessert topping -e.g. Cool whip
- 12 99g containers snack size instant vanilla pudding * 3 packages of 4 pudding
- 1 270g - 370 g white pound, angel food or loaf cake sliced or broken up
- 4 miniature Reeses peanut butter cups
- 4 Oreo Chocolate (thins) Sandwich Cookies
- dabs frosting/icing * I use royal icing
- 8 Edible eyes
- Spray the inside of 11 inch round (3 inch deep) dessert dish OR 2 shallow (1.5 inch) - 9 inch pie plates with non-stick cooking spray. Note: For one pie plate, cut recipe in half. Simply input the number of servings (8) and the recipe will automatically cut in half.
- Mix oreo cookie baking crumbs, 1/2 cup unsalted and melted butter and 2 tblsp white granulated sugar together in large bowl until they cling together. Press evenly into bottom of pie plate. Chill for 10 minutes.
- Meanwhile: Melt semi-sweet chocolate in microwave on ½ power (50% on my microwave) for about 2 1/2 - 3 minutes or until melted, then mix with 1/4 cup melted butter and corn syrup. *NOTE: You can also choose to use a double boiler to melt chocolate for this step. **NOTE: be careful: If you cook the chocolate on too high of a temperature in the microwave or it comes in contact with any water, it will seize.
- Pour glaze evenly over oreo cookie mix, very gently spreading with a spatula, as to not break up the cookie or get the crumbs into the chocolate mixture. Evenly cover the entire area. Refrigerate until firm (about 15 minutes)
- Spread whipping cream evenly over the chocolate cookie crust, then add a sliced or broken up pieces of white cake.
- Add yellow gel food/icing coloring to vanilla pudding until you get desired colour of yellow. Set aside.
- Top with yellow vanilla pudding. Then use a butter knife to even out, until it’s flush with the edge of the pie plate, adding more or removing excess pudding, as needed.
Chocolate Bats: (**SEE NOTES)
- Remove the wrappers from the Reeses cups.
- Break the cookies in half and then separate all of the pieces from one another so you now have 8 "bat wings". Scrape off the frosting.
- Press one cookie piece on the left of the Reeses cup and another cookie piece on the right of the Reeses cup.
- Pipe frosting on the back of the edible eyes and secure on top of the center of the Reeses cup. Repeat for remaining 3 bats.
- Place bats on top of dessert. Serve immediately.***NOTE: If you do not plan to serve right away, refrigerate until ready to serve but do NOT put bats on until immediately before serving. They will get mushy, eyeballs run and they look awful (this happened to me).
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