Make these adorable spider Oreos for Halloween using four fun snack ingredients. Serve these spooky spider cookies as a festive treat or use them as cupcake toppers -- your kids will surely love them!
Halloween is a fun time for kids, and a fast and EASY way to make it so much more enjoyable for them is to make these Oreo cookie spiders using snacks they already love! The best part? Your kids can make these special treats while you prepare for the festivities.
If you are throwing a Halloween party, make sure to add these sandwich cookie spiders on the dessert table together with Pumpkin Spice Cut Out Cookies, Monster Sugar Cookies, and Peanut Butter Candy Corn Cookies!
Why We Love Oreo Spider Cookies
- No cooking or baking is required to make these spiderOreos. All you have to do is to let your creativity run free and assemble the pieces together.
- Don't wait for Halloween to enjoy these! You can also make them for any insect-themed or spider-themed party. Try placing them in your kid's lunch box as a sneak attack surprise snack!
- These are so quick and easy, it a source of family fun for your kids!
- It's a great snack to bring to your school or work Halloween party- adults will also have a blast with them.
- The combination of sweet sandwich cookies and salty pretzels is so good!
- You can use these to decorate your cakes or cupcakes, or place them in individual-sized plastic baggies for tricks AND treats!
Build these Halloween spider cookies using 4 ingredients you can find at your local grocery store! Here is the list of ingredients, possible substitutions, and add-ons.
- Chocolate sandwich cookies -- I use double-stuffed Oreos because it is easier to fit the pretzelspider legs in the filling. Any brand of chocolate sandwich cookie will do. Generic brands have double-stuffed versions too.
- Pretzel sticks -- These are broken into shorter pieces and used as the spider legs. I used 6 sticks per spider, but you can use 8. Try using black licorice instead if you prefer. My family is not a fan, so I use pretzels.
- Eye candies -- You can easily find these edible googly eyes on grocery shelves all year round. However, If you can't find a pack, you can pipe eyes with white frosting and use black frosting for the pupils. You can also use M&Ms or Skittles instead.
- Frosting -- Use this to "glue" the eye candies to the Oreos. You can use a ready-made tube or homemade frosting. Some good alternatives are peanut butter, melted chocolate, or candy melts.
Possible Add-ons and Variations
- If in season, you can use Halloween oreo cookies with orange filling for more festive spiders!
- Use candy corn to create teeth for the spiders.
- Insert a lollipop stick at the bottom so the kids can eat them as a cookie pop.
- Dunk the Oreos in melted chocolate and cover them with brown sprinkles to make a furry Oreospider.
How to Make Spider Oreo Cookies
This can possibly be the easiest Halloween treat you can ever make! No equipment is needed, no mess!
- Break the pretzel sticks into desired sizes.
- Insert 3 to 4 pretzel sticks into the cream on each side of the Oreo cookies. Press the cookie sandwich down while doing this, so they do not separate.
- Adhere eyeballs onto cookies with a dot of frosting. You can use a toothpick to make the small dots or place the frosting in a piping bag with a tiny hole.
Frequently Asked Questions
Are these vegan-friendly?
Unfortunately, Oreos and most frostings contain milk so, while this is a great vegetarian treat, it is not vegan-approved.
Are they gluten-free?
This is not a treat I would recommend if you are allergic to gluten. Unless you use gluten-free Oreos and pretzel sticks.
Can they be made ahead?
Sure, you can make these cuties ahead of time and place them in airtight containers so they do not lose their crunch.
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- double stuf Oreo cookies
- pretzel sticks
- candy eyeballs
- frosting or icing or melted chocolate (to act as the "glue" for the eyes)
- Assemble spider oreos by inserting 3 pretzel sticks into each side of cookie for the spider legs. (Break sticks as needed to create desired size legs.) Glue eyeballs on with frosting, icing, or melted chocolate.
- Nutrition information is an estimate only.
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