Not only will they look spooky at a Halloween party, but you can also make a hole in the top of the biscuit before baking and hang the biscuits with ribbon on twigs or small branches around the house for a spooky, tasty decoration.

  •  Makes approx 30 biscuits.

Recipe: Bat Biscuits

For the biscuits;

  • ½ tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp ground ginger
  • 200g flour
  • 75g cold unsalted butter, cut into cubes (or virgin coconut oil)
  • 60mls maple syrup

To decorate;

  • Coconut oil, blackberry puree or maple syrup for sticking
  • Fresh fruit such as blueberries
  • Dried fruit such as currents, prunes and goji berries
  • Seeds such as poppy and pumpkin seeds
  • Halloween cutters

The biscuits;

  1. Preheat oven to 180°C fan / 160°C fan/ gas 5
  2. Grease and line two baking trays
  3. Stir the baking powder and ginger into the flour, then rub the butter and maple syrup into the flour with your finger tips, or pulse on and off in a food processor to combine into a crumbly texture, that will easily press together into a dough. Add a splash of water if needed to bring it together, but not too much
  4. Flour a clean work surface, and gently knead the dough, to bring it together
  5. Roll out to a 3mm thickness and cut out shapes using a bat cutter, or other Halloween shapes. You can add a small hole at the top of each biscuit using a straw or a small sharp knife, so that the biscuits can be threaded with ribbon and hung up for a Halloween display
  6. Place onto the baking trays and bake for about 10 – 15 minutes until golden
  7. Carefully transfer cooked biscuits onto wire cooling rack, and allow biscuits to cool completely before decorating


  1. You can decorate your biscuits with a selection of dried fruit, chopped nuts and seeds, or leave plain
  2. Decorations can be stuck to the biscuits using blackberry puree, coconut oil or maple syrup
  3. Cut up goji berries make fantastic spooky red eyes. Poppy seeds, currents, prunes and fresh or dried blueberries all create wonderful black wings. If using any fresh fruit, the biscuits will need to be eaten straight away. Dried, pitted, sticky prunes can easily be cut down the middle and stretched across the bat wings to create a great black textured wing effect, that tastes sweet and delicious, little ones will never believe they’re eating prunes! As they’re naturally sticky, they need no additional adhesive to stick – these are one of our favourite toppings
  4. Get children involved with the decorating and get creative!

Halloween is a great time to join the No Junk Challenge.  It is a campaign with a long term commitment to help families reclaim healthy eating by saying ‘no’ to junk and say ‘yes’ to healthy, natural and simple food for the family.   Visit and join the conversation at #NoJunk