Tuesday, October 6, 2020

Honey Oatmeal Halloween Cookies #FoodnFlix

These Honey Oatmeal and Peanut Butter cookies studded with "Ghoulish" M&M's are a perfect Halloween Treat. 

Honey Oatmeal Halloween Cookies

I was inspired to make these cookies after watching The Spiderwick Chronicles for FoodnFlix this month.....
Kelley over at Simply Inspired Meals invited us to watch any Halloween Movie this month.  I am not big on Halloween Movies but I am big on FoodnFlix.  FoodnFlx is a fun group where we all watch the same movie, or in this case genre of movie, and then share our thoughts on the movie and a recipe that it inspired.
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Anyone is welcome to join us and you still have lots of time to watch your favorite Halloween movie and jump into the fun.  You can learn how at the Guidelines post.

Spiderwick Chronicles

I mentioned that I am not a fan of Halloween Movies....I guess I should have said that I'm not a fan of Horror Movies.  Halloween Movies can be fun if there is not too much violence, blood and gore.  So I went in search of family friendly Halloween movies and was directed to The Spiderwick Chronicles.  

This movie came out in 2008 and is based on a series of books which I also have not read.  But I have heard of the book series and this movie stars a young Freddie Highmore (the Good Doctor) as twins.  It's rated PG so I knew it wasn't going to be too horror filled.

The Spiderwick Chronicles were penned Arthur Spiderwick to document the magical creatures that roamed his estate.  Arthur passed away and left the estate to his daughter who made the mistake of telling others about the magical creatures and was put into a sanitarium.  The Grace family, relatives of the Spiderwick's, are recently divorced with nowhere to live and move into the estate.  

One of the children, Jared, who has been causing problems and is very angry since the divorce, stumbles upon the Chronicles.  He tries to tell his mom, sister and twin brother about it and also that since reading the book he has been in contact with one of these magical creatures who is kept calm and friendly by being fed honey.

This explains why, when they moved into the house, they found shelf upon shelf upon shelf of honey. The only other food left in the house is numerous boxes of oatmeal.  The magical creatures who live outside of the house and the inner circle of sanctuary provided by Arthur's daughter, learn that Jared has found the Chronicles and are determined to get it. 

In the end it is about a family overcoming obstacles by sticking together and believing in one another.  Arthur's daughter is able to return home to be with her family and they all live happily ever after. 

Honey Oatmeal Halloween Cookies

It is a fun little movie and I will watch it again when the Angel Face next visits.  Perhaps with some of these Honey Oatmeal Halloween Cookies that were inspired by all the honey and oatmeal found when the family first arrived at the Spiderwick Estates.

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Yield: 5 dozen cookies
Author: Wendy Klik
Honey Oatmeal Halloween Cookies

Honey Oatmeal Halloween Cookies

These Honey Oatmeal and Peanut Butter cookies studded with "Ghoulish" M&M's are a perfect Halloween Treat.
Prep time: 15 MinCook time: 15 MinTotal time: 30 Min


  • 1 T. honey
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 1/2 c. packed brown sugar
  • 1 c. sugar
  • 1 t. vanilla
  • 2 t. baking soda
  • 1 stick butter, room temperature
  • 3/4 c. peanut butter
  • 3/4 c. pumpkin puree
  • 3 1/2 c. rolled oats
  • 2 c. oat flour
  • 1 c. all purpose flour
  • 1 (10 oz) pkg.  M&M Ghoul Mixture


  1. In large bowl of stand mixer, fitted with the paddle attachment, cream together the butter, sugars, and eggs.  Add the vanilla,  peanut butter and pumpkin puree.  Mix well.
  2. Add the baking soda, oatmeal, and both flours.  With the mixer on low speed, mix until incorporated.  Increase speed and mix until combined.  Stir in the M&M's.
  3. Use a cookie scoop to place the dough onto baking sheets and bake in a preheated 350* oven for 12-14 minutes, until light golden brown.  The center may still look doughy.  This is fine, you don't want to overcook them.
  4. Remove to a wire rack to cool.


Adapted from a recipe by the Sioux Honey Association Co-Op



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Nutritional value is for each dozen cookies. Each cookie is about 112 calories.
Created using The Recipes Generator


  1. Have not heard of this movie but love the inspiration. These cookies sound delicious with the honey, oatmeal and PUMPKIN! Perfect for the holidays, too. Happy Halloween!!!!!


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