Quick and easy no-bake Oreo Spiders are the perfect treat for Halloween parties especially with kids! They are fun to assemble, using sprinkles, candy eyes and legs made from pretzels sticks.
These Oreo cookie spiders are so cute and one of my favorite kid-friendly recipes! Grab the supplies, make them for an activity with the kids and then enjoy them!
Why You’ll Love These Halloween Spider Cookies
- With just a few ingredients you can make a batch of these adorable Oreo cookie spiders with pretzels!
- There’s no baking involved – just melt some chocolate and have fun decorating!
- It’s a great recipe to make with the kids – they can help with all of the steps! My kids love making these and sharing them with family and friends.
Oreo Spider Cookie Ingredients
- Oreo Double Stuf Cookies – The doubled stuffed ones work best because there’s more cream filling to hold the pretzels.
- Pretzel sticks – These are used to make the spider legs. Cut each one in half before you start making the spider cookies.
- Dark chocolate chips – Or you can use a chopped dark chocolate bar.
- Candy eyes – You can use different eye sizes or ones that are all the same size.
- Jimmies – Use red jimmie sprinkles for the mouths and white ones for the teeth.
How to Make Oreo Cookie Spiders
Dip the pretzels: Melt the chocolate and then dip each pretzel in it. Allow the excess chocolate to drip off and place the chocolate-coated pretzels on a sheet pan lined with parchment paper. Chill them for 30 minutes so the chocolate can set.
Oreos: Carefully twist an Oreo to remove a cookie to expose the cream in the center. Do this with all of the cookies and place them, cream-side-up, on a baking sheet. Smooth the cream with butter knife so the surface is even.
Make the spider legs: Take three chocolate covered pretzels and break each in half so you have six pieces. Place three of the pretzels on one side of the cookie and gently press them into the cream. Place the other three on the other side and press them into the cream. Place the cookie that you removed back on the cream and lightly press so it adheres to the cream.
Add the spider eyes: Adhere the candy eyes on the spider cookies with a dab of melted chocolate.
Make the spider mouth: Place a red jimmie in the cream under the top cookie. Add two white jimmies to make the teeth.
Once you’ve made all of the spider cookies, let them set before storing them or serving them.
Can you make Oreo spiders ahead?
Oreo spider cookies are best the day they’re made so I don’t recommend making them more than a few hours in advance. The cookies will start to soften after a day and won’t be as good.
If you want to make them for a party, you can make them the morning of and store them in an airtight container until you’re ready to serve them later that day.
These spider cookies are so cute and perfect for Halloween! Give them a try and you’ll get rave reviews from the kids and adults – Enjoy!
More Easy Halloween Ideas
- Pumpkin Patch Cookies are another fun recipe with Oreos! They’re a no-bake treat and so easy to make.
- Need something to keep the kids busy? Print out our Halloween Activity Pages for some spooky fun!
- Mummy Brownies are a super easy recipe for Halloween when you need something last minute!
If you take a picture and share it Instagram make sure to #kidsactivityzone or tag us @kidsactivityzoneblog so we can see them!
- 12 Oreo Double Stuff 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.
- You can substitute chocolate chips or candy melts for Belgian chocolate.
- Oreo spider cookies are best the day they’re made so I don’t recommend making them more than a few hours in advance. The cookies will start to soften after a day and won’t be as good.