OREO Owl Cupcakes & Jack O’ Lantern Juice

by Alli

OREO Owl Cupcakes & Jack O’ Lantern Juice has been compensated by Collective Bias and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #SpookySnacks #CollectiveBias

Oreo Owl Cupcakes & Jack O’Lantern Juice are both easy recipes that are perfect for your Halloween party. The kids can help make the cupcakes. These cupcakes are so good. They made the cut in my best cupcake recipes.

What’re your plans for Halloween?  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.

OREO Owl Cupcakes & Jack O' Lantern Juice

Oreo Owl Cupcakes & Jack O’Lantern Juice

When it comes to handing out treats, I always like to be a little different AND have the best treats.  I remember when I was a kid and would go trick-or-treating in my hometown with my siblings. We always knew who had the good stuff.

This year, I’m the one with the good stuff! I’m handing out OREO cookies in glow-in-the-dark packaging. The cookies come 2 to a package and there are 30 packs of cookies in each box.

Before we head to the party on Halloween night, the grandkids always stop by to show off their costumes, have lots of photos taken and to get their special treats from me.

My most popular treats are Orange & Black OREO Owl Cupcakes & Jack O’ Lantern Juice. The juice is made from Fanta Orange Soda, pineapple juice and orange sherbet.  Everything I need for my snacks is at my local Walmart.

Oreos and Fanta


It’s true confession time.  As soon as I got home from Walmart, I opened the package of OREO cookies, rushed to the windowless guest bathroom, shut the door so that I was plunged into total darkness and watched the OREO packaging glow in the dark.  Yes, things like that really excite me.  I never stopped to think that someone might open the bathroom door and find me in the dark, surrounded by OREOs.  🙂

Jack O’ Lantern Juice

My Jack O’ Lantern Juice is so easy to make.  Add a couple of scoops of orange sherbet to a glass.  Then pour in equal parts Fanta Orange Soda and pineapple juice. It’s simple to make, but it’s oh, so good.

OREO Owl Cupcakes & Jack O' Lantern Juice

I made the not-so-spooky faces for the glasses using black construction paper and glue.

Jack O’ Lantern Juice Recipe

This recipe requires only 3 ingredients. You will need one cup of Fanta Orange Juice and Pineapple Juice.
  • Fanta Orange Soda
  • 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.

Jack O' Lantern Juice

OREO Owl Cupcakes

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

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.

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!

OREO Owl Cupcakes

Yield: 24 cupcakes

OREO Owl Cupcakes

OREO and Fanta Orange - Spooky Halloween

Oreo Owl Cupcakes are easy to make 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
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream

Jack O Lantern Juice (one cup each of soda and juice)

  • Fanta Orange Soda
  • 1 cup pineapple juice
  • 1 large scoop of orange sherbet
  • 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.


  1. Mix the cake mix and Fanta Orange Soda. Place cupcake liners into tins and fill 2/3 full. Bake according to directions on the package.
  2. To make the chocolate ganache:
  3. Pour cream into a saucepan and heat on med. 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 more of 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.

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 unto 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

Perfect Halloween Snacks

What are your favorite Halloween snacks?


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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