Witch Hat Cookies for a Healthier Halloween
September 21, 2020
Tray of witch hat cookies with spider

Witch Hat Cookies for a Healthier Halloween

Witch hat cookies are an iconic Halloween treat idea that's been done a millions times. In an effort to come up with something new, and offer a slightly healthier Halloween treat, we're using chocolate dipped strawberries on top instead of candy.

I like these MUCH better than the standard recipe. I mean, who doesn't love chocolate covered strawberries!? If you don't, I'm not sure we can be friends. Just kidding!! Of course we can be friends, but I will definitely eat a chocolate covered strawberry in front of you at some point!

Witch Hat Cookies by Salt Lake Party Stylist

13 Days of Halloween Inspiration

Welcome to the the 13 Days of Halloween Inspiration! Jordan from Jordan's Easy Entertaining and I are bringing you great holiday ideas everyday! Today is Day 6 and all about HALLOWEEN TREATS! Join us each day for more Halloween decor, snack, and tablescape ideas.

Witch Hat Cookie Ingredients

Chocolate, strawberries, cookies, and melting disks for making witch hat cookies
I tried Oreo Thins first and didn't like the size. Go with a larger firm cookie.

You don't need a lot of ingredients for these cute witch hat cookies. But there are a couple tricks.

Witch Hat Cookies – No Sugar, Gluten Free, Keto Friendly

Same steps to create, just a slight adjustment to the ingredients. I LOVE Lily's brand chocolate chips. They are sweetened with Stevia but the dark chocolate doesn't have the weird aftertaste. You can taste it a little more in the white chocolate chips.

Swerve Sweets mixes are another no sugar favorite! I make them for my family and they don't even notice they are sugar free, gluten free, and basically guilt free! I love them and keep them in my regular dessert rotation.

Chocolate Covered Strawberries for Halloween

Sliced strawberry for dipping

Now when you think Halloween treats I'm guessing chocolate covered strawberries aren't font of mind. BUT, they work super well for the points on these fun Witch hat Halloween cookies!

First you're going to need to cut the stem off in a straight line creating a flat top. The berries need a level surface to sit atop the cookies.

Chocolate dipped strawberry on skewer

Then melt your Dark chocolate melting wafers in a smaller container that has deep sides. That way you won't be wasting a ton of chocolate in a large bowl. This happens to be a Oui yogurt cup above. {One of the many I've saved! They come in super handy}

Since these strawberries are stemless it makes dipping a little tricky. Use a bamboo skewer to hold the berry in place as you dip it into the chocolate. You want to make sure to roll the jar, NOT the berry, and let the chocolate get all the way around the strawberry.

If you try to roll the berry it will fall off the skewer, I promise. 😉

Chocolate dipped strawberries on skewers

After letting the excess chocolate drip, set each skewer upright in a container to harden. If it slips use a piece of apple, cup of rice, etc to anchor the skewer.

This is where the chocolate melting wafers are better than chocolate chips. Melted chips tend to stay soft for a very long time, while the melting wafers begin to harden almost immediately, making them much easier to work with.

Add Purple Chocolate to Witch Hat

Adding purple melting chocolate to cookies on cake plate

While your strawberries are firming up, heat your purple candy melts inside the piping bag in 30 second bursts until they are soft.

Then snip the end resulting in a fairly large opening to squeeze the chocolate onto each cookie.

Placing chocolate covered strawberry onto purple chocolate cookie

These Tates Crispy Double Chocolate Chip Cookies are the perfect base as they are crispy and firm. Crumbly cookies won't work very well on this one which is why so many people create witch hat cookies with Oreos.

I did try Oreo Thins at first but they are too small for strawberries and don't look much like a witch hat at all!

You really only want to squeeze the melted purple chocolate one cookie at a time so it doesn't harden. Gently twist the chocolate covered strawberries off their skewers and place one in each purple puddle allowing the excess to squish out the sides creating a nice border.

Add Witchy Sprinkles

Chocolate covered strawberry witch hat cookie with sprinkles

Now QUICK before the purple hardens dust each hat with some color coordinated sprinkles. I love the purple bats on the brim, and with a little dot of melted chocolate on the tip you can add large spider sprinkles for effect!

Halloween Witch Hat Cookies

Tray of witch hat cookies with spider

Continue adding purple chocolate, chocolate strawberries, and sprinkles to each cookie until you have a nice plate full. These witch hat cookies can be served the next day but they are best served fresh.

** Since the strawberry is cut it'll start to ooze strawberry juice overnight and could mess up your pretty cookies if left in the fridge too long**

Cookie Decorating Ideas for Halloween

Tray of witch hat cookies with Halloween party backdrop

How's that for easy cookie decorating ideas for Halloween!? I love these classic witch hat cookies with a twist. They're the perfect addition to any witch themed Halloween party table, Harry Potter birthday, or this “Baby is Brewing” themed Baby Shower.

Bite into witch hat cookie to see strawberry

Since no one is looking we might as well take a bite! Nibble at the sides or dive right in. One thing's for sure, there's no wrong way to eat your witch hat Halloween cookies!

If you do try making these yummy Halloween cookies I'd love to see them. And if you share, I want to see it too! Please tag us @partieswithacause on Facebook, Instagram, and Pinterest. We love seeing all your hard work! 

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Healthier Halloween Treats Witch Hat Cookies by Salt Lake Party Stylist

Day 6 Halloween Treats

I hope you love my healthier take on classic witch hat cookies, now take a look at these delicious cupcakes from Jordan's Easy Entertaining.

More Great Halloween Treat Ideas:

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Chocolate Raspberry Spooky Halloween Dessert Shooter
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Red Velvet Brain Cake Tutorial

Day 7: Join us again tomorrow for more DIY Halloween Decor! Hint….it involves gnomes!! I can hardly wait!!


  1. Natalie Mayhew

    These look so delicious and so happy to have a healthy treat option

    • Brianna Adams

      They’re a really yummy combo of chocolate and strawberry – crispy and soft. I highly recommend it!

    • Brianna Adams

      It was a brainstorming session for sure! Just tried to come up with anything that could be pointy. Carrots didn’t seem quite as fun but I’ll definitely be trying a veggie version next year.

  2. Natalie Mayhew

    What a fabulous treat idea and healthy?! Yippppeeee

    • Brianna Adams

      Thank you! These are seriously the BEST cookies. I’m really in love with them.


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