Zombie Truffles



Most of my childhood (and okay, adulthood), I spent hating scary movies.

It wasn’t because of ghosts or paranormal entities. I don’t really believe in either, so usually, I can deal with exorcisms and junk like that. It’s whatevz.

What I can’t deal with? Real-life murderous people.

Even as a kid, I couldn’t watch Forensic Files because I distinctly remember one episode where a janitor was killing kids and I was like OH MY GOD I AM GOING TO DIE. I never looked at our weird janitor the same way again.

Don’t eeeeven get me started on The Strangers. Scariest. Movie. I can’t handle ittttt, cover my eyeeeees.

Maybe that’s why I have problems with zombies. They freak me out. No, they can’t wield a gun or be a murdering janitor, but they can eat you alive and that’s pretty damn freaky.

They say the way to overcome your fear is to face your fear, and today, I did just that. I ate a zombie. No, seriously, y’all. I ate a friggin’ zombie and it tasted like candy corn. No, REALLY. A candy corn Golden Oreo.

Okay, okay. Let me clarify: I ate a Zombie Truffle. A leeettle bit different than hunting down a fictitious villain and eating their guts. Also, cleaner. Also, these truffles are actually cute and they won’t eat your brains, but hey, you can eat theirs. In fact, I endorse it. As I mentioned before, it tastes like candy corn, so zombie truffle brain-eating is a must in my book.

I’ll stop.

But I mean, look at his face. He like, totally doesn’t even care that he has a knife in his eyeball. He’s like, whatever dude. I think everyone needs to appreciate the complacent, laid-back zombie.

And everyone certainly needs to eat these heads.

Zombie Truffles

1 pkg Candy Corn Golden Oreos, finely crushed
3/4 container cream cheese frosting
1 bag white chocolate candy bark
Lime green and yellow gel food coloring
Tube of red decorating gel
Candy eyes
Black sprinkles
Bone sprinkles
Edible knives* (I found these at Michael’s in the Halloween section, but they’re also at Sur La Table, Walmart, Target, and HERE)

1. First, make the brainz. In a large bowl, combine the crushed cookie crumbs and the icing. Using a spoon (or your hands; it’s messy), introduce the two thoroughly.
2. Roll the mixture into 1″ balls and place on a foil-lined baking sheet. Repeat until all the heads have been formed. Freeze for approx. 30 minutes or until firm and chilled.
3. Melt your candy bark according to package directions, stirring until completely smooth and melted. Add in the lime green food gel coloring a little at a time, adding yellow if needed, until you’ve reached a desired shade of green. (My pictures kinda suck *sad face* but mine were a little darker than a chartreuse green).
4. Using a fork, dip each truffle in the candy coating, coating completely. Allow excess coating to drip off, then gently place the coated truffle back on the cookie sheet. These do NOT need to look perfect–in fact, it’s better if they don’t.
5. Immediately place the eyeballs haphazardly on the truffle, along with bones, sprinkles, and knives, whatever way you see fit. I made some of them have bones for mouths, and others I drew a small line with candy melts onto the truffle with a toothpick, then dredged that wet line in black sugar to make a mouth.
6. To make them bloody, blob some red gel onto their mouths/faces/knife wounds. Let these guys set for about 15 minutes, then serve. They’re best served the same day, but feel free to store them at room temperature, airtight, for up to another day or so.



I LOVE these guys because typically, I suck tremendously at making cake pops. And if you do too, then this is the solution for you. The messier these look, the better, because it makes them look like haggard zombies. For a variation, you could use strawberry cookies to make it look more “authentic” as brains.

I hope you enjoy!!

xo, Hayley



  1. why do you not have your own store?!?! seriously. You are a sweet genius – and not in that snobby-I-don’t-want-to-listen kind of way. I haven’t seen these candy corn oreos but mostly I’ve only heard bloggers say less than complimentary things about them – but not you, you figured out a way to “Acc-cent-U-ate the Postive” (that’s a song for you young’uns) on a product that sounded pretty awful to me – now I’m going to make them. Mostly because the hubs loves Walking Dead and I need to find something to take to the office halloween party. This is perfect! and you know I am pinning it! Your talent far outweighs your peers – and I am paid to pick out talent, for a living so I know! 🙂

  2. ha! I love them! Epecially the knives. I haven’t see those out here in Minnesota. I might have to go on a hunt today!

  3. I’m with on the scary movies, no way Jose!!! I will have to sleep with the lights on if I see anything even suggestive! Oh the bad dreams I would have!! But these little pops are the cutest zombies I have ever seen! I COULD dream about these happily! Love those tiny bones, and that knive!!!! How awesome Hayley!

  4. These are hilarious. I saw these edible knives in Sur la Table just a few days ago and almost picked some up! What a great way to use them.

  5. How fun!! I may need to make these for my Halloween party! Looks like I’m hittin michaels before they sell out of the good stuff.

  6. I was literally just talking about the movie, The Stangers, this past week. I do love scary movies, however, this movie scared the crap out of me! It’s probably one of the scariest movies I have seen. I still get freaked out thinking about it!

    Your zombie truffles are too cute! I can’t wait to make them. I am looking forward to seeing more Halloween desserts from you! 🙂

    • Becky, I know! The movies frightens me like no other because it’s so random yet so real! Ugh. Nightmares for days.
      And glad you’re excited, because I have tons of stuff already planned! Let’s just say there’s not enough days in the week 🙂 thanks for reading, doll!

  7. These are so cute and funny! What a fun thing for kids!

  8. I hate scary movies. I can’t even watch scary TV shows. I had to stop watching CSI because I was constantly worrying when the rapist was going to come get me. SO, I get you. 🙂 And these truffles are so freaking fantastically cute and creative I can’t stand it!

  9. Too cute! Not at all scary. I’m not a scary movie fan since becoming a mom. It’s just too real. Also, the heartfelt ones are no better. I end up sobbing and crying myself to sleep. That’s what happened last night watching “Hachi” with my daughter. Sigh…

  10. These are hilarious! You are so creative, Hayley!

  11. These are so awesome! You are probably the most creative person EVER! Candy corn oreo truffles? I am intrigued!
    PS: Bella is sitting here asking me why that zombie has blood on it…

  12. Love these! Everything about them: the expressions on their faces, the blood, the knives, the bones, that zombie rotting flesh colour… everything! I’m digging that the truffles have candy corn inside them too, not that I know what candy corn tastes like. I just know it’s Halloween-ish.

    I used to be terrified of the ghost/entities movies and anything with clowns in it. I could deal with murderous people. That is until I started reading this blog back a few years ago (can’t remember the name now) which posted daily about crazy real life murders. *shudder* There’s a *LOT* of freaks out there.

  13. I was just in Micheals today but did not notice them here in Florida. I will have to take another look. Thanks for sharing.

  14. These are too cute! 🙂

  15. Cindy Aiton says:

    Reading this post makes me want to whip up some zombie truffles and watch The Strangers. Hahaha… I laugh in the face of danger! Well, I will be laughing from underneath my favorite blanket (aka: my fear cocoon).

  16. I actually LOVE scary movies. I guess maybe I’m just weird? I saw these little knives at my cake decorating store a few weeks ago and knew they’d be something Doodle would be interested in– and after seeing these cute little guys, I have a feeling we’ll be trying ’em out. So fun!!!!

  17. New motto: Best way to beat ’em? Eat ’em! Haha I probably sound crazy because it’s 3am and I should go to bed. But anyway… these truffles might be the best thing ever. Did I already say that to one of your creations? Because I think that every time you post! GEEZ!

    I may try a version of this as a cake pop! The truffles sound delicious, but I have been meaning to try making cake pops for half a year now. Finally a result worthy of the time I imagine it will take me!

    OH and murderers are and have always been my #1 fear too. *shudder*


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