These Oreo Spiders are the perfect Halloween treat to make and eat with the kids! Cookies, chocolate, pretzels, and candy turn into fun spider cookies that look so cute, no baking required. They’re great for parties or just some weekend fun.

halloween treats made with Oreos and pretzels

Halloween Spider Cookies

These Halloween Oreo Spider Cookies are the perfect treat for any spooky occasion! Made with just a few simple ingredients, they are easy to make and totally adorable. The hardest part will be waiting for them to cool completely before you can eat them all! 

All you need to make this Halloween craft are Oreos (we like the peanut butter ones), pretzel sticks, chocolate chips, and Reese’s Pieces. The kids will love helping you put them together, and eating them will be even more fun.

Why You’ll Love this Halloween Treat:

  • EASY: There’s no baking required here! All you have to do is assemble your 4 ingredients to look like creepy, crawly spiders.
  • KID-FRIENDLY: This is a great way to get the kids involved in cooking and making Halloween treats. They can easily help assemble the Oreo spider cookies, so turn it into a weekend activity.
  • PARTY PERFECT: Whip these cute little cookies up for your Halloween party. Adults and kids alike will love them!

Trademark Note: In the spirit of transparency, I want to note that some of these ingredients are trademarked products. Oreos and Reese’s are proprietary brands that I want to acknowledge and give credit to.

oreo spiders on a halloween party tablescape
peanut butter oreo spider treats for Halloween

How to Make Oreo Spiders

Be sure to see the recipe card below for full ingredients & instructions!

  1. Line up the Oreos on a baking sheet, and melt the chocolate in the microwave.
  2. Dip the pretzel sticks in the chocolate (4 at a time) to stick them onto the sides of the Oreos to create the legs.
  3. Use a toothpick to spread melted chocolate on the Reese’s Pieces halves, and stick them onto the Oreos to make the eyes.
  4. Dip the ends of the pretzel legs into melted chocolate to make the feet.
  5. Let the Oreo spider cookies set and make sure the chocolate has cooled before serving.

Ingredient Notes

  • Oreos: You can use regular Oreos or Halloween Oreos instead of peanut butter Oreos. I do not recommend using thin Oreos, as the pretzels will not stick into the cream.
  • Chocolate Chips: Feel free to use your favorite kind of chocolate chips, such as milk or semisweet, instead of dark.
  • Reese’s Eyes: You can use M&Ms or candy eyes instead of Reese’s Pieces.
how to make Oreo spiders step by step photo instructions
What are Oreo spiders?

Oreo spiders are a fun Halloween treat! Oreos make up the body of the spiders, pretzels sticks make up the legs, and Reese’s Pieces make up the eyes!

Are Oreo spiders gluten-free?

Unfortunately, this treat is not gluten-free. If you use gluten-free Oreos and gluten-free pretzels, you can make this recipe gluten-free, though!

How can my kids help me make Oreo spiders?

This is a great craft for kids of all ages. Young kids can help break the pretzels in half and dip them in chocolate, while older kids can assist in melting the chocolate as well.

Let the Oreo spiders cool for at least 30 minutes to make sure that the legs and eyes are firmly set.

8 oreo spiders arranged on a baking tray
close up on oreo spider treats

If you’re worried about having scissors or knives around the kiddos, you can leave the Reese’s Pieces whole. Or just prep all the ingredients on your own, and set them out when the kids are ready to assemble the Oreo spiders.

Make Ahead Instructions

These Oreo spiders can be made up to 5 days ahead and stored in an airtight container at room temperature or in the refrigerator until ready to serve.

Storage Instructions

Store Oreo spider cookies in an airtight container at room temperature or in the refrigerator for up to 1 week.

Freezing Instructions

Freeze Oreo spiders in a single layer on a lined baking sheet until solid, about 1-2 hours. Transfer to an airtight container and store for up to 3 months. Let thaw at room temperature before serving.

Kid-Friendly Craft

Oreo Spiders are a great and fun treat to make with your kids! My kids are great at helping me break the pretzels in half, dip them in chocolate and decorate the Reese’s pieces for the eyes. Older kids can also help with melting and stirring the chocolate and dipping the decorated spiders’ legs in the chocolate.

Substitutions

  • You can use regular Oreos or Halloween Oreos instead of peanut butter Oreos. I do not recommend using thin Oreos, as the pretzels will not stick into the cream.
  • Feel free to use your favorite kind of chocolate chips, such as milk or semisweet, instead of dark.
  • You can use M&Ms or candy eyes instead of Reese’s Pieces.

Tips for the Best Oreo Spiders

  • Press the pretzel sticks into the Oreo cream to secure them.
  • You can use a food-safe paintbrush to brush the chocolate onto the pretzels.
  • Cut the Reese’s Pieces in half with scissors or a sharp knife.
  • If you’re worried about having scissors/knives around the kiddos, you can leave the Reese’s Pieces whole.
  • Let the spiders cool for at least 30 minutes to ensure that the legs and eyes are firmly set.
close up on oreo spiders made with pretzel stick legs and Reese's pieces for eyes
a serving platter piled up with oreo spiders

This spooky, spider-themed recipe is perfect for your next Halloween party! These Oreo spiders are simple to make and will be sure to impress your guests. Be sure to give them a try this year!

If you make this recipe be sure to upload a photo in the comment section below or leave a rating. Enjoy!

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