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The Kitchn: One of the easiest Halloween treats of all time

By Meghan Splawn on

Hershey's Kisses were invented in 1907; how long do you think it took some bright witch to realize that the Kisses plus a cookie made the absolute easiest Halloween treat of all time?

You hardly need a recipe for these classic treats, in which chocolate cookies are transformed into witches' hats. These cookie-meets-candy cuties are perfect if you need a quick treat for a Halloween party or just something fun to do with your little kids in the days leading up to the spooky day.

Cookie, Kiss, and a Little Magic

These cookies are absurdly easy and cute. You just need a little "magic glue" to hold the Kiss on top of a (store-bought) cookie.

For magic glue you can use thick premade icing, or melt some white chocolate in the microwave. I like to think of melting chocolate in the microwave as an entryway to engaging young cooks in the kitchen. It takes just a few minutes to melt and color white chocolate chips, and it gives young children the satisfaction of having made something from scratch -- even when the other ingredients are store-bought cookies and chocolate Kisses.

Witches Hat Halloween Cookies

Makes 24 hats

Prep time: 20 minutes


1/2 cup white chocolate chips

1 to 2 drops yellow or purple food coloring (optional)

24 chocolate covered cookies, such as Fudge Stripes Whoops

24 Hershey's Kisses, unwrapped

Place the white chocolate chips in a microwave-safe bowl and microwave on high, stirring in 30-second intervals, until melted, about 90 seconds. Add the food coloring, if using, to dye the white chocolate yellow or purple.

Arrange the chocolate cookies on a sheet of parchment paper. Dip each Hershey's Kiss in the white chocolate and attach a Kiss to each cookie. Let the hats set at room temperature for 30 minutes before serving.

(Meghan Splawn is a writer for, a nationally known blog for people who love food and home cooking. Submit any comments or questions to



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