Eerily Easy Frankenstein, Skeleton and Mummy Halloween Treats

mummy cake balls on cake stand and Frankenstein crackers and skeleton treats on tray

Don’t be scared. These Frankenstein, skeleton and mummy treats are cute and eerily easy to bring to life. Only the mummy cake balls require baking time, while the green monster and stick of bones require only a little spreading and melting. Even toddlers have enough attention span to craft their own Halloween treats.

mummy cake balls and pretzel skeletons on cake stand

We’ll begin with the Frankenstein graham crackers, the easiest of the three. Adding edible eyeballs gives these homemade Halloween treats their spooky character.

Frankenstein crackers

Freaky Frankenstein

Just a few ingredients

  • Graham crackers
  • 16-ounce tub white frosting
  • Green food coloring
  • Spreader
  • Small edible eyeballs
  • Black candy melts
  • Small zipper storage bag (and scissors) OR toothpicks

Make Freaky Frankenstein

  1. Break graham crackers in half in the shorter middle.
  2. Stir green food coloring into vanilla frosting.
  3. Spread a thin layer of frosting to completely cover the graham cracker.
  4. Place two eyeballs in the frosting on the cracker.
  5. Melt black candy melts.
  6. Using a toothpick, draw Frankenstein’s face with the melted candy. OR, pour the melted candy into a plastic zipper bag. Snip off a tiny tip at the bottom corner to use it as a piping bag.
mummy cake balls

The cutest of them all…mummy cake balls! These take a little more time, simply because you bake a white cake and crumble it with cream cheese and form it into cake balls.

Mummy Cake Balls

Just a few ingredients

  • White box cake mix and the ingredients to make a 9×13 cake
  • Big bowl
  • 8-ounce package cream cheese, softened to room temperature
  • Small cookie scoop
  • Sheet pan
  • Almond bark OR white candy melts
  • Two forks
  • Tiny edible eyeballs
  • Small zipper storage bags
  • Scissors

Make Mummy Cake Balls

  1. Bake the cake according to package directions. Cool to room temperature.
  2. In the bowl of an electric stand mixer, or a large bowl with an electric hand mixer, break the cake into pieces. Cut the cream cheese into pieces and add to the cake pieces.
  3. Beat on medium-high until cream cheese and cake are combined into one dough.
  4. Using a small cookie scoop, scoop dough and roll into balls using your hands. Place balls on a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper.
  5. Place the balls in the freezer for at least 30 minutes.
  6. Remove from freezer. 
  7. Melt almond bark or candy melts.
  8. Using two forks, dip balls into melted almond bark to completely cover. Immediately place two eyeballs on each cake ball after you dip it (must be done quickly so the eyeballs stick). Place back on the cookie sheet lined with parchment. Let cake balls dry (it only takes a couple of minutes).
  9. Place remaining melted almond bark in a small zipper storage bag. Snip off a tiny corner end of the bag and pipe the mummy lines over the cake balls.
  10. Store in refrigerator.
mummy cake balls on pan

Next up, spooky skeletons get their boney look from yogurt or white chocolate covered pretzels. To make it even easier on yourself, buy them at the store.

pretzel skeltons

Spooky Skeletons

Just a few ingredients

  • 6-inch or longer white lollipop/cake pops sticks
  • Large white marshmallows
  • Mini white marshmallows
  • Yogurt or white chocolate covered pretzels
  • Black candy melts
  • Toothpicks or small zipper storage bags

Make Spooky Skeletons:

  1. Insert a large white marshmallow at the top of each stick.
  2. Melt ½ cup black candy melts.
  3. Using a toothpick, draw eyes, nose and scary mouth on the marshmallow “face.” OR, place melted candy in small zipper storage bag and snip a tiny hole in the bottom corner to create a small stream of black melts to draw the faces.
  4. Threading the stick through the middle/bottom hole in the pretzel, insert alternating pretzel and mini marshmallow (or, cut a large marshmallow into halves) onto stick under the face marshmallow to make the “bones” of the skeleton. End with a mini marshmallow to hold everything in place.
Frankenstein, mummy cake balls and skeletons on Keloland Living

Click this link to watch Sophie Daly and I talk about these eerily easy Halloween treats on KELOLAND Living.

Need an idea for the leftover pretzels? Melt almond bark, and toss together pretzels, Halloween sprinkles and M&M’s. Here’s how I did it for spring with Easter sprinkles.

spring pastel pretzel snack mix

For another quick Halloween treat idea, melt two different colors of candy melt in separate pans (like black and orange). Add Rice Krispies cereal to one color and spread in a pan lined with parchment paper. Swirl in the second color and top with fun Halloween sprinkles. I don’t have a Halloween photo of this treat, but here is a Christmas photo for inspiration. Click here for the recipe.

what and red candy bark with red and green sprinkles

Have fun making these eerily easy Halloween treats! I’d love to see your photos so tag me on social media with #OurSweeMidwestLife.

Sweet wishes,


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