Crafty Kitchen: Oreo Spiders

I’ve had a lot of fun coming up with Halloween related goodies like our Owl S’mores and now these spiders!

These are an easy treat to make. For ingredients you’ll need:¬†Twizzlers Pull and Peel licorice, M&Ms, Double Stuf Oreos, and chocolate candy melts or 1 cup chocolate chips + 1 Tbsp. vegetable shortening, sprinkles (optional)

First, peel apart your Twizzlers and cut the strings in half or in thirds (I wanted short legs so they’d be easier to stack on a plate, so I did thirds). Then, open up your Oreos and gently press four pieces of licorice into the white filling.

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Melt your chocolate candy melts or your chocolate chips + vegetable shortening (1 cup chips and 1 Tbsp. shortening). You can find tips on melting chocolate chips for dipping here. Then use a spoon to flip and cover both sides of the Oreo top with chocolate.

Then use the spoon to remove the cookie from the chocolate, tap off any excess chocolate, and slide the chocolate covered cookie on top of your Oreo bottom with the legs. While the chocolate is wet, press two M&Ms in for eyes and if you choose to use sprinkles, sprinkle them on top. Dip a toothpick into the melted bowl of chocolate and use it to form the center of the eyes.

Depending on how much chocolate you use, you can get around 20 spiders from 1 cup chocolate chips and if you divide the licorice into thirds, you can get 6 sets of legs from each piece of pre-separated licorice. You can also offset the top Oreo a bit so it looks like your spider has a friendly white smile like the center one below.

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  18 comments for “Crafty Kitchen: Oreo Spiders

  1. October 24, 2011 at 1:02 pm

    So cute! I like the smiling one :)

  2. October 24, 2011 at 8:38 pm

    I love these! Can’t wait to make them.

  3. Jill
    October 24, 2011 at 11:23 pm

    Very cute – and so simple too! Love them!

    Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
    Hope you have a great week!
    Jill @ Creating my way to Success

  4. October 25, 2011 at 4:03 pm

    Look at you guys being too creative for your own good again! These are super cute!

    Thanks for linking up to Tute-in Tuesday

  5. October 25, 2011 at 6:23 pm

    Wow, I liked it. It’s a shame that here in my country do not sell TWhizzlers, I find something similar.

  6. October 26, 2011 at 12:30 am

    We are having a Halloween Kid Treats party over at Sassy Sites! I would love for you to come by and link this up! XOXO!

    • October 26, 2011 at 11:24 am

      All linked up–thanks for the invite!

  7. October 26, 2011 at 7:04 am

    Soo stinkin adorable! What kid could resist these cuties? Thanks so much for sharing with the Pink Hippo party!

  8. October 26, 2011 at 11:20 am

    Darling, thanks for sharing!

  9. Tara
    October 26, 2011 at 2:19 pm

    I think I’m just going to start having to come over to your house for snack time. These are super cute.

  10. October 27, 2011 at 3:58 pm

    Featuring YOU over on my blog today! Thank you so much for sharing this fun Halloween project at {wow me} wednesday! :) Feel free to grab a featured button if you’d like!

    Ginger @

  11. October 29, 2011 at 5:10 pm

    Wow. My boys would love to make these. How cute!

  12. Emily
    October 29, 2011 at 8:13 pm

    My family made this today. The hardest part was finding non-broken Oreos! We had a lot of dead soldiers, but I still managed to make nearly 40 with two packages. These should be fun for our Halloween party!

    • October 31, 2011 at 12:21 pm

      How fun that you made the cookies–we’d love to see them if you blog about it!

  13. October 31, 2011 at 3:09 pm

    Those are so cute! We were going to make peanut butter cracker and pretzel spiders but those look a little more delicious. hmmm.
    I linked up spider activities on Made by Little Hands Monday– if you want any easy spider activities to go with your snack.

  14. November 1, 2011 at 3:34 pm

    love these! So cute and easy to make too!
    New follower and so glad I found you!

  15. November 1, 2011 at 11:52 pm

    SO darn cute and YUM! THanks for sharing!!!

  16. November 6, 2011 at 8:55 am

    Soo adorable.. and super fun for a Halloween party! Love them! Thanks so much for sharing with the Pink Hippo Party.. can’t wait to see what you share next!

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