These Jack Skellington Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups are so tasty and easy to make, they are the perfect last-minute desserts to serve at a Halloween celebration or a Nightmare Before Christmas party.
Jack Skellington Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups
If you can mold things out of Play-Doh you can make these Pumpkin King themed Reese’s. Jack’s face and bowtie make this entire treat and it’s completely edible too!
Jack Skellington’s face on the top of the Reese’s are made by molding the details out of black fondant. The fondant is pre-made and is super inexpensive to buy.
You simply roll out the fondant, cut out the details (or roll them for the eyes) and then wet the backside using a bit of water to get them to stick to the white chocolate Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups.
Once you make these Jack Skellington treats, you can eat them right away or wrap them up to enjoy them later.
I will say, fondant does best when eaten in a few days and you want to avoid getting it wet or keeping anywhere near heat because it will melt.
Making these is fairly simple and just requires a few minutes of your time to mold out all of the details.
How to Make Jack Skellington Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups:
I show you in the video provided above but if you want a more step-by-step tutorial, you can scroll down and check out the steps in the recipe card below.
A few things to note:
- Fondant must be kept in an airtight container before use or it will dry out and harden
- Fondant melts under heat so keep it away from heat and humidity.
- You do want the Fondant to be room temperature as it makes it easier to work with.
- You can freeze these if you want to make them the night before an event or ahead of time. I just wouldn’t freeze/refrigerate them for longer than a day or two. Thaw out before eating.
- This does contain peanuts for those with food allergies. I am sure this is something you know but I wanted to point it out just in case!
- It might be easiest to make all of the details and place them on a cookie sheet covered with wax paper then decorate the Reese’s all at once (especially if you are making a bunch).
- If you can’t get the fondant to stick onto the Reese’s cup, you can use a small amount of an edible gel pen or frosting to attach them.
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Want other Jack Skellington Treats and Crafts? Check these out:
- Jack Skellington Treat Cups
- Jack Skellington Soap Rings
- Jack Skellington Oreo Treats
- The Nightmare Before Christmas Party Ideas
- White Reese's Peanut Butter Cups
- Black Fondant
- Fondant Cutting Tools or Sharp Knife
- Rolling Pin
- Parchment/Wax Paper
- Start by cooling Reese’s by putting it in the fridge for a few minutes. After some time take Reese’s out of fridge and remove from package and take off cup wrapper.
- Take a small piece of black fondant roughly 1” by 1” and place it on a piece of wax paper. Fold wax paper over and use a rolling pin or something hard and flat to flatten out fondant.
- Place flattened fondant in freezer for a few minutes.
- While fondant cools in the freezer take more fondant and use your hands to make pieces of Jack's face. Be sure to make two oval eyes, two small nose holes, and a mouth that resembles a long curved line with stitches.
- Now place face pieces on top of Reese’s cup. Fondant should be warm from your hands and adhere to cup. If not use a little bit of water on the backside to get it to stick.
- Now remove flat piece of fondant from freezer and wax paper.
- Using a knife cut out Jack's bow tie. His bow tie is in the shape of a bat (Use an image off of the internet as a reference if you need one).
- Finally attach the fondant tie to bottom of Jack's face. If you need to, you can use some edible frosting or gel pen to attach it.
- Now your Reese’s Jack Skellington is all done and the entire thing is edible! YUM!