Vanilla Wafer Monsters

by Tara Saltzburg

Hey There,

Seriously, how cute are these?! Kids will love getting in the kitchen to help you make these vanilla wafer monsters -- they're perfect for a Halloween party or to hand out to Trick-or-Treaters!


Easy Kids' Halloween Monsters

Here's What You Need:

  • Variety of Candy Melts (We used Wilton melts in green, orange, and blue)
  • Variety of Decorative Candy Eyes
  • Vanilla Wafers (also available in chocolate or strawberry)
  • Accent Gel

Here's What You Do:

1. Line a baking sheet with wax paper. Place candy melts (one color) in a mug and heat in microwave for 30 seconds on 50% power. Mix. Heat for 30 seconds more at 50%. Mix again until you have a creamy consistency. DON'T OVERCOOK.

2. Dip wafer in melted candy until covered. Lay on baking sheet. Repeat with as many wafers as you'd like.

3. Repeat this process with each candy color. Let sit for 2-3 hours until dry or place in fridge for 1-2 hours.

4. Add eyes using accent gel as glue. Add fun monster mouths and you're done!


We did learn a lesson: these can't really sit around. Eat them within 24-48 hours or you will end up with a monster graveyard.

Exhibit A:
DIY Vanilla Wafer Monsters

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Have fun!

XO, Tara

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Tara Saltzburg

About The Author

Tara Saltzburg founded Westyn Baby when her son was an infant battling severe eczema. She was always on the lookout for products that would minimize the irritation and ease his discomfort, but safe, non-irritating pajamas proved difficult to find. Tara started Westyn Baby in 2016 with a mission to create better, safer sleepwear for kids - sleepwear that's exceptionally soft, flame-retardant free, sensitivity-friendly, and durable. Read more about WB sleepwear.

Tara was born and raised at the NJ shore and attended Penn State University, where she played soccer and discovered her love of mountain life. She is a mom of one boy and hopes to eventually have enough kids to form some sort of athletic team. She and her family currently reside in Central Pennsylvania and spend the summers in Stone Harbor, NJ.