Dive into the Halloween spirit with this easy-to-make Oreo Spiders! You just need Oreo Double Stuff Cookies, pretzels, melted dark chocolate, and candy eyes to make this easy Halloween recipe. A delightful Halloween treat that’s both fun and yummy!
Have you ever seen a creepy crawly spider look so adorable? These super simple Oreo spiders are the best family friendly Halloween recipe! No bake Oreo cookie spiders make spiders not seem so scary anymore. I don’t think many people are really a fan of bugs, yet Halloween is always decorated with spiders. So making those creepy crawlers into a tasty sweet treat combines the best of both worlds.
All of your spooky parties can be complete with a dessert table that is filled with ghost in the graveyard dessert cups and Oreo spiders for Halloween. Spooky treats that are totally good eats! Such a fun way to celebrate this holiday and make the best desserts ever.
Why you’ll Love Oreo Spiders
- Easily double or triple this recipe to make a whole hoard of creepy crawlies! Perfect for any party or gathering.
- Wrap these spider cookies one by one in cute Halloween cellophane bags and tie with Halloween ribbon. Then hand out these cookies as gifts to friends and family!
- This is a wonderful kid-friendly recipe. Your kids could even make them on their own if you wanted to!
Ingredients for Oreo Cookie Spiders
- Pretzel sticks – The thin pretzel sticks will be used as cute little spider legs. Except these spider legs are tasty, and not creepy.
- Jimmy sprinkles – Use red and white jimmy sprinkles to create a mouth and teeth for your Oreo cookie spiders.
- Dark chocolate – You can, of course, use milk chocolate or semi sweet chocolate if you prefer. But I find that dark chocolate on a salty pretzel is just too good!
- Candy eyes – Candy eyes are so fun for so many different baked goods. I like to grab a bunch and keep them on hand for any recipe.
- Double stuff Oreos – It’s important to use double stuff Oreos for this recipe so that there is plenty of cream to smush the pretzels into.
How to Make Oreo Spiders
Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and then set it to the side.
Place dark chocolate into a microwave-safe bowl and heat in 20 second increments. Stir in between each 20 second heating and heat until the chocolate is fully melted and creamy.
Use a fork to dip a pretzel stick into the chocolate and allow the excess chocolate to drip back into the bowl.
Then place each chocolate covered pretzel onto the lined baking sheet. Chill pretzels in the fridge for 30 minutes, or until set.
Once the pretzels have hardened, cut 3 sticks in half to form six short legs.
Separate a double stuff Oreo cookie in half, and place the cookie halves cream side up on the baking sheet.
Press 3 pretzel legs halves into each side of the cookie halves, letting the cream act as a glue.
Reassemble the cookies, placing the top of the cookie back onto the base. Then use some extra melted chocolate to attach the candy eyes onto the top half of each Oreo cookie.
Add a small red sprinkle to create a mouth, and then poke two white sprinkle in vertically to create little spider fangs.
Once all of the cookies are complete, serve them or save for later!
How to Store Oreo Spiders
These cookies actually won’t store super well, so I recommend making them the day that you plan to serve them. However, if you have any leftovers you can place them into an airtight container and store at room temperature for about a day. The longer you store the cookies, the more they will soften.
I do not recommend freezing them as they will not thaw well.
What should I use if I can’t find candy eyeballs?
Candy eyeballs can sometimes be difficult to locate. So, if you can’t find them then just use a little bit of white icing and black icing. You can also grab some white M&Ms and add a dab of black icing or use black edible marker to make eyeballs.
What can I use in place of chocolate covered pretzels?
You can use chocolate string or thin black licorice as spider legs for your spiders if you prefer. The pretzels also don’t have to be chocolate! Feel free to use them plain if you are short on time and cannot covered each pretzel stick in chocolate.
- If you have trouble getting Oreo cookies to spilt apart, give them a gentle twist. Then if the cream is stuck on only one side of the cookies, use a butter knife to spread it out evenly over each cookie half.
- To speed things up, you can buy pretzel sticks that are already covered in chocolate!
- Don’t have a microwave-safe bowl? Melt your chocolate with a double boiler instead.
Creepy crawly spiders, aren’t so creepy anymore! These Halloween Oreo spiders are just the cutest, and sweetest, spooky treat.
More Halloween Recipes You’ll Love
- Monster Oreo Pops are not just kid-friendly, they are absolutely delicious!
- Make Monster Munch for all of your little monsters to snack on.
- Need something more spooky? The Ghost Cupcakes are boo-tiful and scary good!
- Peanut butter lovers unite and make some Nutter Butter Mummies this Halloween!
- 12 Double Stuff Oreo Cookies
- 36 pretzel sticks cut in half
- ½ cup dark chocolate (or ⅓ of a 10oz bar melted)
- Assorted candy eyes
- Jimmie sprinkles in red and white
- Line a baking sheet with waxed paper and set aside.
- In a medium (microwave-safe) bowl melt dark chocolate in 20-second increments in the microwave until fully melted. Stir in between melting to ensure the chocolate does not burn.
- Using a fork dip a pretzel stick in the chocolate and allow the excess chocolate to drip back into the bowl. Then place the pretzel on the prepared baking sheet and repeat with the remaining pretzels.
- Chill the pretzels in the refrigerator for about 30 minutes or until set.
To Assemble the Spider:
- When the pretzels have set. Cut 3 of the chocolate coated pretzel sticks in half to form 6 legs.
- Carefully separate a Double Stuff Oreo Cookie in half (gently twisting the cookie shells helps to loosen it).
- Place the cookie halves cream side up on the baking sheet. Smooth the cream with a butter knife or offset spatula if necessary.
- Press 3 pretzel legs (cut side) into the cream on one side of a cookie half. Press 3 more legs into the opposite side of the cookie half.
- Reassemble the cookie by topping the base with the other half of the cookie. Press gently to evenly distribute the cream.
- Using some melted chocolate and a toothpick or cocktail stick, attach the candy eyes.
- Add a red Jimmie sprinkle to create a mouth in the cream under the top cookie. Add some white Jimmies for teeth.
- Continue until all spiders are assembled. Allow to fully set.