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No-Bake Halloween Treat: Chocolate Swiss Roll Bat Cake

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While these chocolate swiss roll bat cakes are more cute than spooky, they are super easy to make – You don’t even need to turn on the oven, and they are SO adorable! 

All you need is 3 ingredients to make them: Little Debbie Swiss Rolls, chocolate chips, and candy eyes. I also used an edible black marker to draw on a mouth that really completes the whole bat cake.

Two bat cakes sitting on a chequered cloth with spider toys and a bowl of colored candies.

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One of my favorite things to do when I was little was going trick or treating. I distinctly remember feeling sad when I was “too old” to indulge. What I didn’t realize at the time is that it wasn’t going to be over for me forever.

I got the joy of reliving it when I had my daughter, and then she, too, got “too old.” Now that she is grown, I have to admit I miss all the free candy, but I know that I’ll get another chance to grab a free KitKat when she decides to have her own children.

Until then, the next best thing about Halloween is making yummy goodies for friends and family so that they can enjoy them while carving their pumpkins (or eating them with a fork).

Sometimes though, I get tired of making the same treat year after year and don’t feel like spending hours in the kitchen. So, this Halloween, I’ve decided to go simple instead of spending a ton of time in the kitchen baking up all kinds of delicious treats.

Three bat cakes with scattered candy eyes sitting on a white countertop.

Why make Chocolate Swiss Roll Bat Cakes?

  • They are adorable, making them a fun addition to any gathering or celebration.
  • These bat cakes are super easy to create since they don’t require any baking – perfect for a quick and hassle-free activity with friends, family, or kids.
  • They only have three simple ingredients – Little Debbie Swiss Rolls, chocolate chips, and candy eyes.

Ingredients For No Bake Halloween Bat Cake

A box of Swiss rolls, candy eyeballs, milk chocolate chips, and black food coloring pen sitting on a wooden table.
  • Little Debbie Swiss Rolls
  • Black edible food coloring marker- I used a FoodWriter marker by Wilton
  • Milk Chocolate Chips- You can also use dark chocolate!
  • Candy Eyeballs

The complete list of ingredients, quantities, and instructions can be found in the printable recipe card below.

How To Make These No-Bake Halloween Bat Cakes

A collage of one chocolate swiss roll on parchment paper and a bowl of melted chocolate.
  1. Start by drawing bat wings on a piece of parchment paper. Be sure you leave enough room between each wing for the snack cake. (Photo 1)
  2. Over a double boiler, melt the chocolate until it’s smooth. Transfer melted chocolate into a small squeeze bottle or pastry bag.  (Photo 2)
  3. Squeeze the melted chocolate in the outline for your bat wings and fill the whole inside. Pipe a strip of chocolate in the middle of the wings and set the snack cake on top of the strip.  (Photo 3)
  4. Using the food marker, draw a mouth or some fangs. Squeeze a small drop of chocolate onto the back of each eye and attach the eyes to the snack cake right above the mouth. (Photo 4)
  5. Place bat cakes into the fridge for about 5-10 minutes, allowing the wings to fully set.
  6. Remove from the fridge and carefully release from the parchment paper
A collage of assembling a Chocolate Swiss Roll Bat Cakes.

Recipe FAQs

Do I have to use a double boiler to melt the chocolate?

Nope! If you don’t have a double boiler, you can melt your chocolate in the microwave. Just be careful not to burn the chocolate (remember you can not save chocolate that has been seized). Keep in mind, too, that you can make a double broiler with any size pot and a glass or metal bowl.

What if I don’t have a pastry bag or squeeze bottle?

You can use a plastic bag like a ziplock or store brand. You’ll want to fill the bag at an angle and twist the top just as you would a pastry bag. Once you have the air out, cut a small hole at the end of the bag. You can always cut a bigger hole, so better to start smaller!

Can I use dark or white chocolate to make the bat wings?

You sure can! If you aren’t a fan of milk chocolate, you can use dark or white chocolate to make your chocolate bat wings. The white might look a little bit odd, but that’s okay! It will just add to the Halloween fun!

Can I make these Swiss Roll Bats ahead of time?

Absolutely! You will want to keep them flat and separated when storing them. It would be best to place them on a sheet pan, leaving about a 1/2 inch between each one, and cover with plastic wrap. Depending on the temperature of your house, you might want to keep them in the fridge and then pull them out an hour or two before you intend to eat them.

What can I use instead of Swiss rolls?

If you can’t find Swiss rolls or don’t like them and you want to stick with no-bake then you can go for HO-HO or any treat that has an elongated shape. If you aren’t a fan of snack cakes, you can make a quick sheet cake and use a knife or cookie cutter to get the shape you want.

Close up of swiss roll bat cake on a chequered cloth.

Need More Halloween Ideas? Try these:

  • Jack-O-Lantern Cupcakes– This recipe only has 3 ingredients, too!
  • Ghost Cupcakes– With only 5 ingredients, these cupcakes are the perfect, simple addition to an Halloween gathering.
  • Halloween Party Tips – Do you plan on hosting a Halloween party this year? If so, these are must know tips and tricks to simplify your prep.
  • Apple Sangria Moonshine – Here is a fall flavor moonshine and sangria in one. This is one incredible boozy cocktail that is a hit all fall long.
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Chocolate Swiss Roll with wings and a face to look like a bat.
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Chocolate Swiss Roll Bat Cakes


Author: Kim Schob
Course: Desserts
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 35 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes
These No-Bake Swiss Roll Bat Snack cakes take no time at all and would make Little Debbie proud!

Ingredients 

Instructions

  • Start by drawing bat wings on a piece of parchment paper.  Be sure you leave enough room between each wing for the snack cake. 
  • Using the food marker, draw a mouth or some fangs.
  • Over a double boiler, melt the chocolate until it’s smooth.  Transfer melted chocolate into a small
    or pastry bag.  
  • Squeeze a small drop of chocolate onto the back of each eye and attach it to the snack cake right above the mouth
  • Squeeze the melted chocolate in the outline for your bat wings and fill the whole inside.  Pipe a strip of chocolate in the middle of the wings and set the snack cake on the top of the strip.  
  • Place bats into the fridge for about 5-10 minutes, allowing the wings to be fully set. 
  • Remove from the fridge and carefully release from the parchment paper.  
  • Devour! 

Nutrition Information

Calories: 227kcal (11%) Carbohydrates: 36g (12%) Protein: 2g (4%) Fat: 10g (15%) Saturated Fat: 4g (25%) Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g Monounsaturated Fat: 2g Cholesterol: 4mg (1%) Sodium: 302mg (13%) Potassium: 119mg (3%) Fiber: 1g (4%) Sugar: 22g (24%) Vitamin A: 1IU Calcium: 54mg (5%) Iron: 2mg (11%)

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5 Comments

  1. 5 stars
    This is such a super cute idea! Would be the perfect sweet treat to make/serve at a Halloween party this year. 🙂

  2. How cute is this! Love all the Halloween treats and seeing so much creativity. I’m going to pin this for later. Thanks for sharing.

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