OREO Owl Cupcakes & Jack O’ Lantern Juice

by Alli

OREO Owl Cupcakes & Jack O’ Lantern Juice was compensated by Collective Bias and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. 

Oreo Owl Cupcakes & Jack O’Lantern Juice are both easy recipes that are perfect for your Halloween party. The kids will love to help make the cupcakes.

You will only need two ingredients to make these adorable cupcakes. They are so good and made the cut in my best cupcake recipes.

Have you made plans for Halloween yet? I always look forward to our church’s Trunk or Treat party.  

Just in case you’ve never participated in a Trunk or Treat, it’s where all participants park their cars side-by-side, decorate their trunks, and hand out treats as the kids walk from one trunk to the next.  

I can’t tell you what my trunk is going to be yet because it’s a surprise. But I will be wearing a costume.

Jack O’Lantern Juice Is Easy To Make

(The recipe for Oreo Owl Cupcakes is in the recipe card below. )

My most popular Halloween treats are Orange & Black OREO Owl Cupcakes & Jack O’ Lantern Juice. The juice is made from Fanta Orange Soda, pineapple juice, and orange sherbet. 

Simple Recipe For Jack O’Lantern Juice

This recipe requires only 3 ingredients. You will need 1/2 cup each of Fanta Orange Juice and Pineapple Juice for one drink.
  • 1/2 cup Fanta Orange Soda
  • 1/2 cup Pineapple juice
  • 1 large scoop of orange sherbet
  1. For each drink, add a large scoop of orange sherbet to a glass. Pour in equal parts of Fanta Orange Soda and pineapple juice. Serve immediately.

OREO Owl Cupcakes & Jack O' Lantern Juice

How To Make Not-So-Spooky Faces

The first time I made these Not-So-Spooky faces, I used black construction paper and glue. Since that time, I’ve come up with a better solution.

Cut out eyes, a nose, and a mouth from black duct tape. Stick the cutouts to a glass. The tape cutouts will last throughout your party but are easy to remove before washing the glasses. 

Make sure you remove the tape before placing the glasses in a dishwasher! 

Jack O' Lantern Juice

Ingredients For OREO Owl Cupcakes

My Orange & Black OREO Owl Cupcakes are just as easy to make. There are only 2 ingredients in the cupcake batter – a cake mix and 12 oz. of Fanta Orange Soda. That’s it.

  •  white cake mix
  • 12 oz. Fanta Orange Soda
  • Candies, for decorating (I use brown and orange M&M’s. For the beak, turn an orange M&M on its side)

Chocolate Ganache:

  • 8 oz. chopped semi-sweet chocolate
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream

How To Make OREO Owl Cupcakes

Add the Fanta Orange Soda to the cake mix.

OREO Owl Cupcakes & Jack O' Lantern Juice

Scoop batter into lined cupcake tins.

OREO Owl Cupcakes & Fanta Orange Jack O' Lantern Juice

Bake according to the package directions.Jack O' Lantern Juice

These cupcakes are so cute and easy to make!

After the cupcakes are baked and cooled, they’re dipped into a luscious chocolate ganache and then decorated with Oreo cookies eyes to look like spooky owls.

OREO Owl Cupcakes

Yield: 24 cupcakes

OREO Owl Cupcakes

OREO and Fanta Orange - Spooky Halloween

Oreo Owl Cupcakes are easy to make and perfect for fall and Halloween.The cupcakes are topped with chocolate ganache and decorated with Oreos and candies.

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Additional Time 15 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes


  • 1 white cake mix
  • 12 oz. Fanta Orange Soda
  • Candies, for decorating

Chocolate Ganache:

  • 8 oz. chopped semi-sweet chocolate bar
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream


  1. Preheat the oven to 350º F.
  2. In a mixing bowl, mix together the cake mix and Fanta Orange Soda. Place cupcake liners into tins and fill 2/3 full. Bake according to directions on the package.
  3. To make the chocolate ganache: Pour cream into a saucepan and heat on medium until barely simmering (don't boil).
  4. Pour the cream over the chocolate (in a bowl) and stir until melted and well combined.
  5. If you want the ganache to have a frosting consistency, let the chocolate ganache cool completely, place in a mixing bowl. Use the whisk attachment and whisk until light and pale.
  6. When cupcakes have cooled, swirl tops of cupcakes into the chocolate ganache.
  7. Decorate using OREO cookies and candies. Carefully separate the OREO cookies and lightly press them into the ganache to make the eyes. Add brown candies (such as M&Ms). To make the beaks, turn orange candies on the side and press lightly into the chocolate ganache.


The simple recipe for Jack O'Lantern Juice: Add a scoop of orange sherbet to a glass. Fill each glass with equal parts Fanta Orange Soda and pineapple juice. Serve immediately.

Nutrition Information



Serving Size


Amount Per Serving Calories 96Total Fat 5gSaturated Fat 3gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 2gCholesterol 6mgSodium 21mgCarbohydrates 13gFiber 1gSugar 9gProtein 1g

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OREO and Fanta Orange - Spooky Halloween

I can hardly wait until Halloween night to see all the cute costumes, pass out my Halloween treats and watch the grandkid’s eyes light up when they get a taste of my OREO Owl Cupcakes and Orange Fanta Jack O’ Lantern Juice.

Jack O' Lantern Juice

What are your favorite Halloween snacks?


Originally published October 2015 and updated September 17, 2021


Jenn @ EngineerMommy October 13, 2015 - 7:27 am

This is such a cute and festive idea for Halloween! We have always loved Fanta in our house, so this may just be something we have to try before Halloween! 🙂

Ashley October 13, 2015 - 8:27 am

Awesome! I have orange Fanta & sticker faces for glasses (last year’s $.10 after Halloween find). Now I know what I’m going to do with them ? As always THANK YOU for your amazing ideas!!

Jaime Nicole October 13, 2015 - 8:56 am

Oh my goodness how cute! I love how you used the Oreos for the owl’s eyes! So many cute ideas for Halloween!

carol October 13, 2015 - 9:40 am

It’s so much fun baking for Halloween. Those owl cupcakes are adorable and look so easy to make.

Zan October 13, 2015 - 12:07 pm

Very creative ideas. I never thought of mixing cake mix with soda. It really sounds tasty! Somethinng to try. What an easy way to create the cups, too. And how funny is your glow in the dark story!

Cristi Comes October 13, 2015 - 12:56 pm

Those owls are so darling! How clever to use OREOs for the big adorable eyes. Your grandkids will certainly love them. And have fun at trunk or treat! #client

Savannah Miller October 13, 2015 - 12:58 pm

I want to try some of these treats with my boys! We are having a halloween b-day party this year and I have a feeling those drinks would be a HUGE hit!

Lisa October 13, 2015 - 4:20 pm

Those owl cupcake are adorable. I love that they are as easy as a box of cake mix and some Fanta soda.

Liz Mays October 13, 2015 - 4:48 pm

Oh those owls are way too cute. I need to try using Fanta to make treats like these. They both sound great.

Amanda October 13, 2015 - 6:06 pm

These recipes sound so great for a spooky (but not scary) Halloween party. My boys and I love oreos so we would probably devour all of the cupcakes.

Mistee Dawn October 14, 2015 - 12:07 am

These are so awesome! I love making fun recipes for Halloween! I will definitely be trying these!

Michelle October 14, 2015 - 1:12 am

Those Oreo Owl cupcakes are the cutest dessert I’ve seen in a long time. I think the recipe might actually fit my cooking skills too. Thank you for sharing!

Stephanie October 14, 2015 - 4:06 am

Those cupcakes are adorable! So are the glasses – I remember when I was a kid we used to have sherbet mixed with Sprite at every school dance and I thought it was so good. Now you’ve got me craving it again!

michele d October 14, 2015 - 9:17 am

Can I just say, your OREO owl cupcakes are so adorable. My kids would love me for life (ha-ha) if I made those for them. Such cute ideas for a Halloween party.

Kristen from The Road to Domestication October 14, 2015 - 10:42 am

Okay, I LOVE the idea for Jack-O-Lantern Juice!!! So cute and creative!

Bonnie @wemake7 October 14, 2015 - 1:58 pm

These are soo cool! I also love orange soda so I would be all over those drinks lol. =)

Shaney Vijendranath October 14, 2015 - 2:31 pm

Oreo and Fanta? You got my attention! I’m obsessed with oreos. Those love divine. I’m drooling here.

rosemary palmer October 15, 2015 - 6:24 am

So cute – I love making things cute for Halloween instead of always thinking gruesome. Punch sounds great.

dawn October 15, 2015 - 4:04 pm

omg. that jack o lantern juice made me thristy. lol. totally. everything looks so good and fun. also well prepared i love it. A++++

Claire October 16, 2015 - 12:26 am

Fanta and Oreos are two of my favorite things! I have to try this!!


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