Spooky season means spiders and what could be cuter, and more delicious, than Oreo Spiders? They look really impressive, but they are quick and easy to make, with just a few ingredients. Oreos, pretzel sticks and edible eyes is all you need to make a Halloween snack that the kids will LOVE!
We love a seasonal snack, especially when they are as cute as these Oreo spiders. Serve them up as a simple snack, or go all out and put them on top of cupcakes or brownies for a real Halloween show stopper.
We have given options for different ways you can make them, depending on what ingredients you have, or that you can buy.
These are a really fun activity for kids to get involved with. There is no cutting or cooking involved, and they will have fun decorating their own.
Why you will love them
- Quick and easy - These Oreo Spiders take just a few minutes to put together and they are so easy that even kids can get involved. There isn't really anything that can go wrong and the funny looking ones are the best I think.
- Just 4 ingredients - These are made with just 4 ingredients, most of them you probably already have in your kitchen. If not, they are easy to find in the supermarket.
- A spooky treat - We love making these at Halloween, and they are perfect for settling down with a hot chocolate and watching a Halloween film as a family.
- Oreos - Just regular sized Oreos are what we used, and you can even use the supermarket own version that are usually called 'Cookies and Cream'. You could use chocolate chip cookies if you prefer.
- Pretzel sticks - These make up the legs. Mikado or chocolate fingers work well too.
- Edible eyes - A must for making Halloween treats. They are quite hard, so not suitable for younger children. You could swap them for mini marshmallows and chocolate chips.
- Honey - This is what sticks the edible eyes to the Oreos. You could use melted chocolate if they eyes keep sliding off. When cooled and set, the chocolate will make sure that the eyes stick to the Oreos.
A full ingredients list with measurements is in the recipe card below.
Step by step
One: Snap (or cut) the pretzel sticks in half and push 4 into each side of the Oreo to create legs.
Two: Using the end of a teaspoon handle, put a dot of honey on the back of the eyes and stick them to the Oreo.
Body - If you didn't want to use Oreos, then you could use small chocolate chip cookies. But I think they are better when using something darker like an Oreo.
Legs - We used pretzel sticks, as we liked the contrast of colours between the body and the legs. If you wanted to stick with chocolate, you could use Matchmakers (which come in different flavours) or chocolate fingers, which would give thicker looking legs. Want a combination of chocolate and pretzel? Try Mikado (they might be called Pocky sticks where you live).
You could use sticks of liquorice for the legs, and that would give these Oreo spiders a really unique flavour. However, we are not fans of liquorice, so that isn't for us. What might be fun, is to make a couple with liquorice legs and it could be a "trick" for whoever finds them.
If you wanted to make some little fangs for the spiders, then you could melt some white chocolate so it is a thin sheet and then carefully cut out some triangle fang shapes. You could also use some candy corn if you can find it where you live.
If you don't want to use edible eyes, then you could use little dots of thick Greek yogurt and chocolate chips or even mini marshmallows and chocolate chips.
What to serve with Oreo Spiders
These make delicious little snacks, so we usually serve them with some fruit. When we originally made these, they were part of our Halloween Platter for a kid's party and they are a hit! The kids loved the spider faces and legs.
If you want to make these more of a treat, then why not serve them with our Slow Cooker Hot Chocolate.
Frequently Asked Questions
You can store these in an air tight container for 2 days. Don't put them in the fridge, as the pretzel sticks and Oreos will go very soft.
More Halloween recipes
- 8 Oreo biscuits
- 32 Pretzel sticks - snapped in half
- 16 Edible eyes
- 1 teaspoon Honey
- Snap (or cut) the pretzel sticks in half and push 4 into each side of the Oreo to create legs.32 Pretzel sticks, 8 Oreo biscuits
- Using the end of a teaspoon handle, put a dot of honey on the back of the eyes and stick them to the Oreo.1 teaspoon Honey, 16 Edible eyes
- If you are struggling to get the legs in to the Oreo, then you may need to take the Oreo apart. Some pretzel sticks are really thin, and will slide in to the side of the Oreos without having to take the part. However, if you use something else that is large, it won't fit in the gap at the side. You will need to carefully twist them apart, press the legs in, drizzle some melted chocolate inside and then put the top of the Oreo on top and let it cool and set, so they hold together.
- If you find that the edible eyes are sliding off when you use honey, then you could use melted chocolate instead. This will set once cooled, and keep the eyes firmly stuck on. We use honey because it's quicker and doesn't require any melting of chocolate.
The nutritional information provided is approximate and is calculated using online tools. Information can vary depending on various factors, but we have endeavoured to be as accurate as possible.