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How to Make Creepy Crawly Cake Truffles for HalloweenCake Truffles are pure fun, but these creepy crawly cake truffles cause Halloween Dessert making to be wickedly entertaining!

Creepy Crawly Cake Truffles for Halloween

Every October we spend a substantial amount of our family time in the kitchen, brewing up ghoulish treats for Halloween.

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As far as the kids are concerned, the spookier or more grotesque our Halloween dessert looks, the better. That is, as long as they are tasty on the inside.

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I like to look for inspiring ghastly-goodies online. This year McCormick Spices is offering a hoard of devilish treats to tempt your taste buds on their website.

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We tried these Creepy Crawly Cake Truffles this week and were amazed at just how easy and fun they were to make.

Making Creepy Crawly Cake Truffles for Halloween

These cake truffles are flavored with orange and marshmallow cream. They are then covered in colored candy melts, and decorated with candy to make grim and gruesome creatures of the night.

Bat WingsWe piped extra candy melts to make bat wings and ears.

Creepy Crawly Cake Truffle are a Halloween dessert the kids will be proud to pass around. Our friends were all smiles upon receiving these frightful little bite of goodness.

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McCormick.com has many haunting treats like Black Velvet Whoopie Pies and Orange Hocus Pocus Fizz beverages as well. Make sure to take a look for more eerie inspiration!

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Creepy Crawly Cake Truffles

Yield: 4 dozen

Prep Time: 45 minutes

Cook Time: 35 minutes

A spooky Halloween Dessert by McCormick Spices.


  • 1 package white cake mix
  • 1 teaspoon McCormick® Pure Orange Extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon McCormick® Yellow Food Color
  • 1/4 teaspoon McCormick® Red Food Color
  • 1 cup marshmallow creme
  • Confectionery coating wafers, such as Wilton® Candy Melts®
  • Assorted candies for decorating


  1. Prepare cake mix as directed on package, adding orange extract and food colors. Bake as directed on package for 13x9-inch baking pan. Cool completely on wire rack.
  2. Crumble cake into large bowl. Add marshmallow creme; mix until well blended. Shape into 1-inch balls. Refrigerate 2 hours.
  3. Melt coating wafers or chocolate as directed on package. Using a fork, dip 1 cake ball at a time into the confectionery coating or melted chocolate. Tap back of fork 2 or 3 times against edge of dish to allow excess to drip off. Place cake balls on wax paper-lined tray.
  4. Decorate as desired before the candy melts harden.
  5. Test Kitchen Tips: For 1 batch Cake Truffles, you will need about 1 pound confectionery coating wafers or chocolate.
  6. For further decorating tips, visit the McCormick Creepy Crawly Cake Truffle Official Recipe.

Making this recipe? Why not take a quick shot and share it on Instagram! Make sure to tag it #ASpicyPerspective so we can see what you're cooking!

Also check out McCormick Spice’s Pinterest Boards!

Disclosure: This post is sponsored by McCormick Spices. All opinions are my own.

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38 Responses to “Creepy Crawly Cake Truffles”

  1. Tara @ Unsophisticookposted October 3, 2012 at 6:27 am

    Adorable! I especially love the bats. These would be great to make with the kids!


  2. Robyn Stone | Add a Pinchposted October 3, 2012 at 6:32 am

    So cute, Sommer!


  3. Brian @ A Thought For Foodposted October 3, 2012 at 6:46 am

    These are awesome, Sommer! How fun!


  4. claire @ the realistic nutritionistposted October 3, 2012 at 7:35 am

    SO CUTE.


  5. Kristenposted October 3, 2012 at 7:58 am

    Oh my gosh Sommer, these are so darn cute! What a fun idea!


  6. recipelandposted October 3, 2012 at 8:20 am

    These treats will be perfect for Halloween, they all look so adorable, not only for kids, but also for grown-ups :-)


  7. Ashley - Baker by Natureposted October 3, 2012 at 8:21 am

    So cute and creepy and perfect for halloween!


  8. jennifurlaposted October 3, 2012 at 8:58 am

    LOVE LOVE LOVE, especially the ghosts. So cute.


  9. Laura (Tutti Dolci)posted October 3, 2012 at 9:08 am

    These are too cute, what a fun idea!


  10. Heather (Heather's Dish)posted October 3, 2012 at 9:10 am

    i’m impressed – these are SO cute and i’m totally not a Halloween decor gal. i love these though!


  11. Cassieposted October 3, 2012 at 9:50 am

    This could not be more fun. What a great way to celebrate with kids!


  12. Paula - bell'alimentoposted October 3, 2012 at 10:09 am

    These are too cute! Seriously loving your Halloween treats!


  13. Monetposted October 3, 2012 at 10:10 am

    Now aren’t these the most fun fall treats? I just made some pepita caramels and while they are tasty, they are nowhere as cute as these little truffles! Thank you for sharing!


  14. DessertForTwoposted October 3, 2012 at 10:44 am

    Super cute! I mean, spooky. They’re super spooky :)


  15. Kiersten @ Oh My Veggiesposted October 3, 2012 at 10:56 am

    So stinking cute! And I bet they taste just as good!


  16. Alison @ Ingredients, Inc.posted October 3, 2012 at 12:10 pm

    so very cute!! Love


  17. Carolynposted October 3, 2012 at 12:32 pm

    How cute are these things???


  18. Colette @ JFF!posted October 3, 2012 at 1:07 pm

    So cute and they look easy enough to do with the kids!


  19. Chung-Ah | Damn Deliciousposted October 3, 2012 at 1:29 pm

    These are just too precious! And it seems like such a fun project to do with the kiddies!


  20. Anita at Hungry Coupleposted October 3, 2012 at 2:15 pm

    The ghosts are my favorite!


  21. Kate@Diethoodposted October 3, 2012 at 4:41 pm

    Cute, creepy crawlers! Love these!


  22. Elizabeth @Food Ramblingsposted October 3, 2012 at 4:56 pm

    how cute are these!!!


  23. Loretta Eposted October 3, 2012 at 5:36 pm

    So cute! I love the ghosts!


  24. Jeanetteposted October 3, 2012 at 6:59 pm

    I like the gruesome creatures – how fun!


  25. Shainaposted October 3, 2012 at 8:54 pm

    So cute! Those bats. And the ghosts. They are my favorite. So creative!


  26. Aimee @ ShugarySweetsposted October 4, 2012 at 8:20 am

    Sommer these are adorable!!!


  27. Julia {The Roasted Root}posted October 4, 2012 at 8:39 am

    These are so cool! Very creative and what a fun activity to do with the kids!! Love your thinking!


  28. Jennifer @ Mother Thymeposted October 4, 2012 at 9:01 am

    Adorable! So fun and festive for Halloween!


  29. Saraposted October 4, 2012 at 11:40 am

    Adorable and innovative! Do you have any recipes on cute but healthy treats like this? Love your presentation, just so difficult to do it with healthy foods!



  30. Jersey Girl Cooksposted October 4, 2012 at 3:49 pm

    Very cute! I am bookmarking this and if I have time will make for my son’s class party.


  31. sweetsugarbelleposted October 4, 2012 at 4:10 pm

    There’s no other word besides adorable!


  32. Kiran @ KiranTarun.composted October 4, 2012 at 10:21 pm

    Absolutely adorable!!


  33. Beth @ Hungry Happeningsposted October 5, 2012 at 12:10 pm

    Fun truffles. I’d love for you to stop by Hungry Happenings and add it to my first ever link party, you might just win $70 in food decorating supplies just for adding your pictures. http://www.hungryhappenings.com/2012/10/share-your-fun-halloween-edible-crafts.html


  34. shelly (cookies and cups)posted October 6, 2012 at 5:53 am

    These are so stinking cute!


  35. Brenda @ a farmgirl's dabblesposted October 7, 2012 at 7:16 am

    This looks like it was alotta fun! My girls would love to do this!


  36. Katie@Cozydeliciousposted October 7, 2012 at 2:08 pm

    These are so adorable! I’m bookmarking to make a huge batch before Halloween!


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  38. Teresaposted October 8, 2014 at 11:15 am

    This is so cute :) I love it!


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