Creepy Crawly Cake Truffles

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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Creepy Crawly Cake Truffles

Yield: 4 dozen

Prep Time:45 minutes

Cook Time:35 minutes

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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 13×9-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.
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Disclosure: This post is sponsored by McCormick Spices. All opinions are my own.

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38 comments on “Creepy Crawly Cake Truffles

  1. Teresaposted October 8, 2014 at 11:15 am Reply

    This is so cute :) I love it!

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  3. [email protected]posted October 7, 2012 at 2:08 pm Reply

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

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

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

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

    These are so stinking cute!

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

    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.

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

    Absolutely adorable!!

  8. sweetsugarbelleposted October 4, 2012 at 4:10 pm Reply

    There’s no other word besides adorable!

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

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

  10. Saraposted October 4, 2012 at 11:40 am Reply

    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!


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

    Adorable! So fun and festive for Halloween!

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

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

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

    Sommer these are adorable!!!

  14. Shainaposted October 3, 2012 at 8:54 pm Reply

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

  15. Jeanetteposted October 3, 2012 at 6:59 pm Reply

    I like the gruesome creatures – how fun!

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

    So cute! I love the ghosts!

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

    how cute are these!!!

  18. [email protected]posted October 3, 2012 at 4:41 pm Reply

    Cute, creepy crawlers! Love these!

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

    The ghosts are my favorite!

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

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

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

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

  22. Carolynposted October 3, 2012 at 12:32 pm Reply

    How cute are these things???

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

    so very cute!! Love

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

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

  25. DessertForTwoposted October 3, 2012 at 10:44 am Reply

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

  26. Monetposted October 3, 2012 at 10:10 am Reply

    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!

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

    These are too cute! Seriously loving your Halloween treats!

  28. Cassieposted October 3, 2012 at 9:50 am Reply

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

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

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

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

    These are too cute, what a fun idea!

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

    LOVE LOVE LOVE, especially the ghosts. So cute.

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

    So cute and creepy and perfect for halloween!

  33. recipelandposted October 3, 2012 at 8:20 am Reply

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

  34. Kristenposted October 3, 2012 at 7:58 am Reply

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

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

    SO CUTE.

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

    These are awesome, Sommer! How fun!

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

    So cute, Sommer!

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

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