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Hairy Monster Cookies

These spooky haystacks are all dressed up for Halloween! 2 simple ingredients and candy eyeballs are all you’ll need to make these easy Hair Monster Cookies that kids of all ages will love.

These spooky haystacks are all dressed up for Halloween! 2 simple ingredients and candy eyeballs are all you'll need to make these easy Hair Monster Cookies that kids of all ages will love.

I’ve never been all that into making “fun” halloween treats. I’m more into general Fall flavors like pumpkin or cinnamon or apple. But having a kid who is old enough to appreciate my cute and silly Halloween creations makes all the difference in the world. Now I find myself constantly looking for new desserts to plaster with candy googly eyes (like these .

Because¬†apparently adding googly eyes to a regular dessert is my definition of creating a “Halloween dessert.” ūü§ó¬†But whatever. It works, right?

These spooky haystacks are all dressed up for Halloween! 2 simple ingredients and candy eyeballs are all you'll need to make these easy Hair Monster Cookies that kids of all ages will love.

These little monster cookies are GREAT when you need something at the last minute, because they come together in a cinch.

You’ll just need two simple ingredients to pull these off: colored candy wafers (I always use Wilton’s that I can buy at my local craft store, but you can also buy them online if you’re the planning-ahead sort), and chow mein noodles.

Oh, and of course candy googly eyes. You should really always keep these on hand if you have kids. They make every food more fun, because kids think they’re a riot! I use them so much more often than I would have ever thought– another surprise that kids added to my life. 6 years ago, I would have never¬†known that candy googly eyes would be a pantry staple in my life.

Side note–> Want to be the cool mom? Add googly eyes to EVERYTHING¬†in your kid’s lunch. That may not work as well with, say, middle schoolers. But it’s a hit with the first grade crowd. ūüėČ

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Have you ever had traditional haystack cookies? I think we see them the most at Easter time with chocolate eggs on top, like a nest. Well, these¬†are basically the same thing. Only we’re doing them Halloween style!

Melt the candy wafers according to the directions on the package, mix in the noodles, and spoon about 1/4 cup of the mixture on a silicone mat for each cookie. Top with eyeballs, and voila! Adorable, hairy, sweet little monster creatures perfect for the kiddos.

You can go nuts with these and use lots of different colors if you want! Or you could even just stick with chocolate (brown), which I think would make cute spider-looking cookies. No matter how you do it, these will definitely be a hit with the 10 and under crowd (and let’s be real here¬†and include the 10 and over crowd too!) at any Halloween party.

Have fun!

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Ashton Swank

Ashton is the owner and author of Something Swanky. Although first and foremost a wife and mother, she considers herself an online entrepreneur, freelance writer and photographer, and brand ambassador. Her focus is in food styling, food photography and recipe development.