No-Bake Halloween Owl Cupcakes

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Hostess Cakes for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine.

I am slightly obsessed with owls these days, ever since decorating my baby’s nursery in owl theme. So when planning my annual Halloween party, I decided that I had to have owl cupcakes. Here’s the thing, I don’t bake. (It’s just not pretty.) So I knew I would need a shortcut. My first thought was Hostess Cupcakes!

I had everything planned out perfectly for the party, but don’t you know that when I headed off to the store in search of Hostess Cupcakes (you know, the ones with the white swirl down the middle) the store was out. There was a spot for them, but someone had cleaned them out. Grrrr! So I settled on the next best thing – Ding Dongs!

I am pleased to announce, the result is purely adorable. See for your self!

Owl Cupcakes Halloween Hostess Ding Dongs Desert

Want to make these yourself? They are so easy, here’s what you need.

Then simply half your Oreos, use the icing as glue and ensemble. That’s my kind of desert.

Owl Cupcakes Halloween Hostess Ding Dongs Desert

So, what did my partygoers think of my Halloween Owl Cupcakes?! They were a hit! I was assured that they were as tasty as they were cute. And you know what, I agree - they were yum!

If you are planning a Halloween party, or perhaps just an owl party, I highly recommend adding this simple treat to your menu. They make quite an impact on a desert table plus they are easy and quick, which is the name of the game.

Happy Halloween!

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  1. apple blossom says:

    ding dongs are most wonderful

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  2. as a kid i would buy a small bottle of coke and hostess cherry pie for 25 cents

  3. My favorite Hostess snake cake memory is of sharing ding dongs for the first time with my kiddos! They we’re instantly in love! :)

  4. My favorite Hostess cake memory was actually peeling off the chocolate frosting layer from the cupcakes and eating that by itself. Then it was on to the cupcake!

  5. I carried Hostess chocolate cupcakes in my lunch as a teenager – Thanks!

  6. keely hostetter says:

    I mostly remember eating them for lunch, in high school. I always get excited about chocolate:)

  7. Karen Glatt says:

    I remember that when I was a kid if I was not having a good day my mom would have my favorite treat when I got home- A Twinkie! I love the creamy filling and the yellow cake outside. It seemed to make me feel so much better!

  8. We would freeze Ding Dongs during the summer when I was little – they were (in my opinion) even better than ice cream!

  9. My fave Hostess memory would be twinkies! Every day in school, that was my after-lunch treat. I totally looked forward to those!

  10. Loved Hostess ding dongs. and they traveled well in a school lunch

  11. We didn’t get to eat these very often, but when we did, only a golden twinkie would do. Nothing like a summer day, a picnic outside, and a twinkie to end it all. So much fun!

  12. Don’t have any special memories. Just remember loving the Ding Dongs. Love the cream in the center.

  13. My favorite Hostess memory is eating a creme filled Hostess Chocolate cupcake for the first time.

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  14. I remember special treats of Pink Snowballs!

  15. Having Ding Dongs when I would come home from school for a snack.


  16. My dad would bring home Ding Dong’s once a month for a special treat if we had been good.

  17. I remember my mom would buy hotess twinkies for lunch for me and my sisters and it would be gone a couple days later

  18. Patricia Wojnar Crowley says:

    I used to love having ho ho’s as an after school snack! We rarely had them!

  19. My mom used to buy Hostess snack cakes when I was a child. I always looked forward to coming home from school & having a Hostess treat.
    Thanks for the chance!

  20. I remember walking to the grocery store with my mom and having her buy a special hostess treat for me. (Usually ding dongs.)

  21. I remember coming home from school and Mom having a glass of milk and Hostess snack out before we did our homework.

  22. Tari Lawson says:

    I remember eating HoHo’s by peeling off the chocolate then licking out the cream before eating the cake. Yum!

  23. In grade school sometimes my mother would put a HO HO in the lunch. We would peel off the chocolate icing and then put the broken up icing in with the cream after we had unrolled it and then roll it back up and eat it.

  24. Michelle Dehowy says:

    I love Hostess Cupcakes. The decadent frosting and creme-filled core. Yum!

  25. I remember letting my daughter eat a Hostess Cupcake when she got home from school. She would be so excited to get one! Now I would get to see my grandson enjoy a Hostess product. We’re a family that loves desserts!

  26. I remember it was such a treat to find a hostess twinkie in my lunch that my mother packed for me.

  27. Theron Willis says:

    Frozen Twinkies fresh from the freezer. A fond childhood memory.

    Hope to win!

  28. Sarah Hall says:

    Sharing my Hostess cupcakes with my friends at lunch in high school. We all loved them.

  29. Back in high school we actually had a hostess cake food fight! Twinkies and ding dongs EVERYWHERE — that cream filling is NOT easy to get out of overhairsprayed hair!

  30. Mallory Bailey says:

    It was always a special treat to open up my brown bag in the school cafeteria and see one of the Hostess desserts.

  31. Linda Lansford says:

    I remember twinkies most

  32. I remember my mom putting Hostess chocolate cupcakes in my lunch for school.

  33. I have always liked the Donettes.

  34. I remember me and my sisters had ding dongs as after school snacks.

  35. beth shepherd says:

    I once smashed a ding dong in my mom’s face when I got upset at her when I was 9. Its funny now but at the time I took off runnin. I didnt get in trouble as she laughed – thankfully.

  36. renee walters says:

    I remember my Mother putting Hostess Ding Dongs in my lunch for school.

  37. Sno Balls were (and still are!) my favorite. I’d slowly take off the coconut fluff covering, eat the chocolate cake from the bottom, scoop out the cream, then eat the rest of the chocolate cake. When that was all done I’d wad the coconut fluff into a ball and take big bites from it. I can still feel that squishy sensation in my mouth! lol

  38. Sally Knott says:

    My daughter loves owls. I could make these for her next birthday

  39. Cody Anderson says:

    I remember every Saturday after finishing my chores my mom would give me a Ding Dong.

  40. Kristy Thiel says:

    I still remember trying hohos with my sister!

  41. Charlotte Padgett says:

    I loved twinkies and never could get enough of them.

  42. My favorite Hostess cake memory – having a Ding Dong for an after school snack

  43. I use to eat a Hostess treat every day for lunch when I was a kid.

  44. Mary Calabrese says:

    I remember getting cherry pies and just loving them!

  45. Stephanie Larison says:

    I remember opening my lunch box when I was in school and my mom would always leave a hostess snack in there for me.

  46. Ttrockwood says:

    My sister and i would get the orange cupcakes on special occasions with my grandma- she got one and my sister and i split the second one in the package in half

  47. I remember going to visit my grandparents and every trip my dad would stop at a certain town and we would get Hostess Suzie Q’s… it’s a great memory.

  48. Cindy Merrill says:

    I remember sharing a hostess cupcake with my first “crush”: Jason, I was 8 and he was 10. I think he liked the cupcake more than he liked me, however.

  49. ELIZABETH C. says:


  50. Valerie Taylor Mabrey says:

    my dad letting me get cupcakes at the grocery
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  51. Kyl Neusch says:

    a treat after class

  52. I would eat the filling first then the cake.

  53. My grandma would always have hostess cakes for us to eat as a snack after school.

  54. Stephanie Grant says:

    Making chocolate covered twinkies for Christmas :)

  55. dani marie says:

    just eating them after school. my treat for surviving the day.

  56. I remember getting to try my first one at a friend’s house after school when I was in grade school

  57. we would always go to the wonder bread store and stock up on pies, twinkies, and other goodies for snacks!

  58. I remember trying a twinkie the first time after my baseball game when I was a kid

  59. I remember a family friend giving me a huge bag full of hostess snack cakes for my birthday when I was a kid. I was in heaven.

  60. Karen Gonyea says:

    I remember them being special treats between my grandfather and I :)

  61. Marie Darrer says:

    I remember having them while we were driving to Niagara falls and we had to pull into a rest area to wash our hands afterward….baby wipes were not common back then!

  62. Desiree Dunbar says:

    I remember eating and loving Pink Snowballs when I was little.

  63. My 1st memory as a kid, being in 7th heavan cause I a pink coconut “snowball” cupcake in my school lunch bag!

  64. enjoyed the surprise of what hostess snack cake my mom had packed in my school lunch

  65. I don’t have a memory because mom didn’t buy Hostess. But there is one memory when my son was in school and he had to make a cell. He’s very creative and decided he wanted to make it edible! So he sunk every cell part into clear gelatin. The Hostess Twinkie gave him a fit because it wanted to float.

  66. Hesper Fry says:

    My mom would always put them in my lunch

  67. Belinda Shaw says:

    I always enjoyed Hostess after school with grape juice.

  68. My Mom always put a Hostess Twinkie in my lunch everyday at school :)

  69. Annemarie Z. says:

    I remember getting a Hostess treat as a snack at my aunt’s house!

  70. When my mom worked nights she would leave me a Hostess Fruit Pie on the table to hold me over until she woke up:)
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  71. My memory is eating Hostess fruit Pies on vacation trips in the car.

  72. I love hostess chocolate cup cakes, I enjoy them with my kids.

  73. Susan Smith says:

    My mom would always put Twinkies in my lunch and the kids would try to get me to trade them. I never did.

  74. Mary Cloud says:

    My grandpa buying me twinkies when I was a little girl

  75. rochelle johnson says:


  76. rochelle johnson says:

    zingers, i would get them on all my school field trips

  77. I remember that we had a discount hostess store near our home and it was always a happy day when my mom would bring home boxes of twinkees for my brothers and sisters and of course me! They would be wiped out within a day!

  78. I love the donettes!

  79. My mom used to pack them in my lunch!

  80. Getting them for my dad because he liked them.

  81. Miz Vickik says:

    I remember loving Twinkies as a kid!

  82. THe time we’d make a trip to the Thrift store and got a whole big bag of twinkies, ding dongs and pies… yummmmm!

  83. I remember getting these as treats after girl scouts

  84. Angela Neynaber says:

    i remember sneaking them after school.

  85. Sharing one with my hubby and getting kinda frisky with the frosting… lol

  86. Leslie L. Stanziani says:

    I remember breaking the cupcakes in half to get to all the frosting inside first.Then I would eat all the outside frosting and then the cake.Thanks!

  87. Lisa Garner says:

    I loved Sno Balls and my mother would put them in my stocking each year as a special treat.
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  88. I didn’t get to eat these much, so it was a real treat when I got them.

  89. Jennifer Peaslee says:

    I remember loving them as a kid. They were more expensive than other brands, so we didn’t get them too much. But when we did get them they always went FAST, lol. jenniferpeaslee at gmail dot com

  90. my favorite memory of hostess is trying twinkles for the first time. It was yummy!

  91. Chrissy Nestor says:

    I loved eating the Cupcakes when i was a kid, and I still love them!

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  92. Tanya White says:

    Twinkies in my lunch box everyday… oh I how I miss those days!

  93. eating the frosting off the cakes first

  94. amy deeter says:

    i remember when my mom would put them in my lunch box

  95. Terry Cross says:

    I remember having Twinkies as a special treat when I was a child

  96. Ed Nemmers says:

    As a child, we would have as a treat Hostess Ho-Hos and love unwrapping the foil before devouring!

  97. Natalie Ginnow says:

    I love Hostess Chocolate Cupcakes and Hostess Doughnuts

  98. Tiffany Hoyt says:

    My dad would get me Twinkies. :)

  99. My favorite memory is in my mid twenties I once stayed to do a double shift at the hospital I worked at. I was off the next day, so I stopped at a convenience store and bought myself a package of ding dongs. I realized I had no beer at home so I also grabbed a 6pack. The look the cashier gave me when he commented on my “healthy breakfast” still makes me laugh.

  100. after the annual state testing in sixth grade, our teacher gave us all a pack of zingers

  101. kathy pease says:

    i remember my uncle worked for hostess and use to give my brother and i boxes of stuff that was

  102. Hostess was an unusal treat when I growing up! It was so surprising when we got them they were treated with hallowed respect. You each got one and treasured it!!

  103. susan smoaks says:

    i remember always have hostess snack cakes at Bible school when I was growing up!

  104. Robert Pyszk says:

    My favorite memory was eating Twinkies when I was a kid. You know ? Back in the day when there was 3x the filling and it was 2x as big? ;)

  105. Eating Twinkies at my nana’s house in the summer.

  106. I loved finding a pack of twinkies tucked in the back of the car for a long road trip as a child!

  107. Eating twinkies at my grandma’s house

  108. mary gardner says:

    i remember having twinkies in my lunch box on fridays! i was always so excited!

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  109. Jamie Martin says:

    Mailed a box to Hostess Cupcakes to my lady who was too sick to get them herself.

  110. Melanie Montgomery says:

    The first time I tried chocolate twinkies

  111. Jaclyn Reynolds says:

    Loved those Hostess Cupcake as a child!

  112. Laurie Emerson says:

    My husband knew how much I loved Twinkies and on a Valentine’s Day he gave me one with a big paper Valentine heart on the top. I went to break it in half to share with him and there inside was a diamond ring. I loved the way he proposed to me with my favorite sweet treat!
    lauraemerson17 at yahoo dot com

  113. shirley zolenski says:

    My dad taking one to work everyday but saying he was too full to eat it and bringing it home to us kids

  114. Lucy Schwartz says:

    Yeah Twinkies and tey were so good and a treat as they were ..and then someone told me to eat one out of the Freezer.YUM.

  115. I remember eating Twinkies with my Grandmother when I was a child and staying at her house.

  116. I remember my mom packing me Hostess cupcakes in my lunch as a kid.

  117. Kassondra Flores says:

    Twinkie’s were my go to snack but what I love the most about hostess was their commercials “where the cream filling?” Lol

  118. Christian Alejandro N. says:

    Hostess Cupcake are the best!

  119. Jacob LaFountaine says:

    Your first twinkie

  120. My dad always had Twinkies and Cupcakes to take to work for lunch. It was a real treat when he shared them with me.

  121. How cute and super easy!!! My daughter and son are going to love making and eating these!!

  122. Oh my goodness those are so adorable! Thanks for the fun recipe idea.. I love no bake!

  123. Richard Hicks says:

    These are the cutest I have seen and so simple!

  124. Mimi Williams says:

    These are the cutest little treats! I would make these anytime!


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