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Oreo Spiders for Halloween: An Easy 15-Minute Spooky Snack

Make these easy Oreo spiders for Halloween as a super fun treat for your party or a cute and spooky lunchbox treat for the kids. Only 4 ingredients needed!

Oh, Halloween is just around the corner, and you know what that means — time for some spook-tacular treats that are as fun to make as they are to eat! If you love getting creative in the kitchen with the kiddos, then you’re going to adore this recipe for Oreo spiders. It’s so easy you can’t even call it a recipe — just a short and sweet tutorial for how to make them.

Oreo spider cookies for Halloween

These creepy snacks will look great on the dessert table at your Halloween party and are also super easy to make. Seriously, you don’t need to be a Pinterest pro to pull this off. With just a handful of ingredients — pretzel sticks, Oreo cookies, candy eyes, and candy corn — you can whip up a batch of these spooky spiders in minutes. They’re sure to be the hit of any Halloween party or family movie night.

So, grab your little ghouls and goblins, and let’s get started. Trust me, this is one spider you won’t mind having in the house! 🕸️

Ready to make these Halloween treats? Let’s do it! Psst, while you’re here, check out our paper plate spider for a fun craft in October.

vertical image of finished Halloween Oreo spiders


This section is meant to provide an overview of the ingredients required for the recipe. For specific amounts and instructions, please refer to the recipe card at the bottom of the post.

ingredients for Oreo spider cookies
  • Oreo Cookies — The bodies of our spiders! Oreos are a classic favorite, and their round shape makes them the perfect base for a spider cookie. The cream inside also acts as a handy “glue” for the legs and eyes.
  • Pretzel Sticks — These are the spider’s legs. They add a salty crunch that perfectly complements the sweetness of the other ingredients.
  • Candy Eyes — These little sugary peepers bring our Oreo Spiders to life, making them almost too cute to eat. Almost.
  • Candy Corn — These are used for the spider’s mouth.

How to Make Oreo Spiders for Halloween

This section provides a brief overview of the instructions but the steps are not detailed. For exact step-by-step instructions, refer to the recipe card below.

Disassemble the Oreos: Gently twist and pull apart each Oreo cookie. Be careful not to break them!

Create the Legs: Take your pretzel sticks and insert them into the cream side of every Oreo. These will act as your spider’s legs.

legs inserted into the oreo spiders

Stack ’em Up: Place an Oreo without pretzels on top of each pretzel-legged Oreo. Press gently so they stick together.

Add the Eyes: Use a dab of the Oreo cream to act as adhesive, and then attach two candy eyes onto the top Oreo of each spider.

Oreo spiders with legs and eyes but no mouth

Make the Mouth: Snap off the white tip of a candy corn and press it into the cream to give your spider a cute (or creepy) little mouth.

completed Oreo spiders for Halloween with Halloween decorations

Storage and Freezing

Store Oreo spider cookies in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 5 days.

Oreo Spiders Tips and Tricks

  • If it’s difficult to separate the Oreos without breaking them, try microwaving them for about 5-10 seconds. This will soften the cream and make it easier to twist them apart.
  • Use mini Oreos for little bite-sized versions of these treats!
halloween oreo spiders with various Halloween accessories

Additions and Variations

Chocolate-Dipped Legs: Before inserting the pretzel sticks, dip them in melted chocolate and let them cool. This adds an extra layer of flavor and makes the legs look even more realistic!

Flavored Oreos: Who says you have to stick to the classic Oreo? Try using flavored Oreos like mint, peanut butter, or even red velvet for a unique twist.

Licorice Legs: If you’re not a fan of pretzels, use pieces of black or red licorice as the spider legs.

Drizzled Webs: Use melted white chocolate to create a spider web design on the plate or serving platter before placing your Oreo Spiders on it.

completed oreo spiders - picture taken from above

Oreo Halloween Spiders FAQ

Can I use any other cookies besides Oreos?

Any sandwich cookies work, such as your favorite store brand. They just need to hold up to being taken apart and put back together again. You could also make large versions of these with whoopie pies or moon pies.

What can I use if I can’t find candy eyes?

No worries! You can use mini white chocolate chips or a couple small dots of frosting for the eyes.

Can I make these ahead of time?

Yes, you can assemble them a day in advance, though the pretzel sticks will draw some moisture from the Oreo cream.

Can I use something else for the spider’s mouth?

Absolutely! Red or black licorice strings cut into small pieces can also make a mouth. Get creative!

How do I store leftover Oreo Spiders?

Store any leftovers in an airtight container to keep them fresh. They should be good for up to a week, although they’re so tasty, they probably won’t last that long!

More Halloween Snacks and Treats

Here are a few more Halloween treats that kids will love!

3 oreo spiders on a plate with gold trim

Halloween Oreo Spiders

Donella Crigger
These cute Oreo spiders are perfect for a Halloween party. Made with 4 simple ingredients, they'll be an absolute hit with your kids — and they can help make them!
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Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 6 cookies
Calories 68 kcal


  • 6 Oreo cookies
  • 18 pretzel sticks
  • 12 candy eyes
  • 6 pieces candy corn


  • Carefully separate all of the Oreo cookies.
  • Place pretzel sticks on every other Oreo to create spider legs.
  • Place a pretzel-less Oreo on top.
  • Using a little of the Oreo frosting as a glue, stick two candy eyes onto each Oreo Spider.
  • Break the white tip of the candy corn off and stick it on the Oreo to create a mouth.


Calories: 68kcalCarbohydrates: 11gProtein: 1gFat: 2gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 0.4gMonounsaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0.01gSodium: 69mgPotassium: 32mgFiber: 0.4gSugar: 6gVitamin A: 0.2IUVitamin C: 0.03mgCalcium: 3mgIron: 2mg
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  • I'm Donella, the voice, heart, and wit (sometimes) behind this blog. I homeschool my pre-teen son by day and moonlight as a blogger and freelance writer. I'm a Diet Pepsi aficionado with a bookshelf that's always overflowing. My two dogs—a German Shepherd and a Beagle—are my fluffy shadows. I love planning in my bullet journal almost as much as I love hoarding notebooks and pens. I may be an introvert who missed her calling as a desert hermit, but that just gives me more time to write, right?

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