Combine Oreo Cookies with cream cheese to make these decadently sweet Oreo Spider Bites for your Halloween party. They are a bit creepy but totally cute.
I first made these Oreo Spider Bites back in 2010 and shared the recipe in my book, Hungry Halloween featuring Movie Monster Munchies, Bewitched Buffet, and Dead Man's Diner. Over the years I've served them at my Halloween parties and they are always gobbled up by my guests.
Some people do take issue with eating a spider, but these chocolate treats are hard to resist.
They are simple to make too so you'll want to make a bunch of them for your party.
When I originally made these spider-shaped OREO truffles I used round cinnamon red hot candies for the eyes. The spiders looked really creepy with their beady little red eyes. What do you think?
If you prefer the scary red eyes, go for it and add the red candies. If you don't like cinnamon, Wilton has red candy eyes with small black pupils on them that taste like royal icing. They would be equally creepy looking.
If, however, you prefer something a bit less wicked looking then add big ½ inch candy eyes. Your spiders look a bit more friendly that way but are still spiders none the less.
No matter how you decorate these Oreo Spider Bites they are fun to serve.
They are a bit delicate, however, so when you are making them, be sure to pipe out extra legs. Some will break. I can assure you of that. So, you'll be happy you went through the effort of making extras.
Watch the video to see how easy these 4 ingredient Halloween treats are to make.
OREO SPIDER BITES video tutorial:
- I used a Squeeze-it Mold Painter (squeeze bottle) to make the candy spider legs. I love using the bottles because I can control the melted candy well. If you use the bottle, just note that you will have to reheat the candy while you are working and will probably have to use a toothpick to clean out the pastry tip.
- You can use a disposable pastry bag to pipe out your legs if you prefer.
- 18 ounces Oreo Cookies
- 8 ounces cream cheese, softened
- 6 ounces Black or Dark Cocoa Candy Melts, melted
- 48-52 candy eyes ½ inch diameter
Place Oreo Cookies in the bowl of a food processor.
Pulse on high until you have fine crumbs.
Scoop out ⅔ cup crumbs for later.
Add cream cheese to the food processor bowl.
Pulse until the mixture is well blended.
Scoop out 28 tablespoon size balls of Oreo dough.
Roll each scoop into a ball then roll in Oreo Cookie crumbs.
Pipe "L" shaped spider legs onto parchment paper lined baking sheets.
You'll need 8 legs per spider but you'll want extras in case of breakage.
Let the candy harden.
Insert 8 legs into each Oreo ball.
Attach 2 candy eyes using candy melts.
- Store these candy spiders in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 2 days.
- If you need to keep them longer, I recommend making the OREO truffles in advance and storing them in the refrigerator then decorating them the day you plan to serve them.
- The truffles will keep for up to a week if stored in the refrigerator.
If you are looking for more creepy crawlers to make for your Halloween party be sure to check out these other Halloween recipes.
Super Sized Cake Ball Spider • Black Caramel Spiders
Spider Infested Oatmeal Raisin Cookies • Spider Infested Chocolate Chip Cookies
Oreo Truffle Spiders • Chocolate Roach Infested Popcorn
Creepy Caterpillar Corn Dogs • Corn Dog Centipede
Have fun making these Oreo Spider Bites. If you share images of your spiders online be sure to mention Hungry Happenings and link back to this post. Use the hashtag #hungryhappenings and tag Hungry Happenings on social media. Thanks!
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Question, do you refrigerate or leave out?
Store these candy spiders in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 2 days.
If you need to keep them longer, I recommend making the OREO truffles in advance and storing them in the refrigerator then decorating them the day you plan to serve them. The truffles will keep for up to a week if stored in the refrigerator.
Enjoy and Happy Halloween!
These are great! We're so excited to make them! Do you blend the whole Oreo cookie, cream filling too?
Yes, you will use the whole cookie including the filling. Enjoy!
This is really too much for everyone
I used jumbo red pareils for creepy red eyes and they were perfect. Also, everywhere was sold out of candy eyes so I used white chocolate chips and painted the black pupils on. Love these, so fun!
I never thought of using jumbo red pareils for these. That is a fantastic idea! Using white chocolate chips is a great idea too! I'm glad they turned out and that you had fun making them. Happy Halloween!
These spiders looks so great! I guess I'll make both wicked and friendly versions, because I can't choose which version I prefer. Thank you for sharing!!
I'm so happy you like them both! Have fun making your spiders.
I love Ron. I'd be happy to share my spiders with him!
I have to say these are the cutest spiders around and the only ones I'd eat!! 🙂
I'm happy to hear you would eat them even though they are spiders. 🙂