a cookie made into a spider with chocolate and candy eyes
Halloween Spider Cookies are the easiest and cutest Halloween dessert ever! All you need is your favorite cookie, Reese's Peanut Butter Cups, candy eyes and some chocolate drizzle!
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Table of Contents
  1. Easy Halloween Recipe
  2. Why We Love to Make These Halloween Spider Cookies
  3. Halloween Spider Cookies Ingredients
  4. How To Make Halloween Cookies
  5. Pro Tip!
  6. More Halloween Desserts
  7. Halloween Spider Cookies Recipe

Our Halloween Spider Cookies are the easiest and cutest Halloween dessert ever! All you need is your favorite cookie, Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups, candy eyes, and some chocolate drizzle!

These cookies are a great project to do with your kids or for a Halloween Classroom Party!

Spider Cookies on a wire rack

Easy Halloween Recipe

Anyone who knows me knows that Halloween is one of my favorite times of the year! I go all out on Halloween – the decorations, the costumes and THE FOOD!

That is why I love, love, love these Easy Halloween Spider Cookies! They are cute, easy to make and the kids adore them!

See why they have been shared more than 50,000 times on Facebook and have gone crazy viral on Pinterest! They will for sure be a hit with your kids! They are crazy easy to make and super delicious!!

Spider Cookies are also a great project for your kid’s classroom Halloween parties. What is so great is that they get to make them and then eat them! Kills two birds with one stone – project and treat!

Why We Love to Make These Halloween Spider Cookies

  • Fun Halloween treat to make with kids.
  • Uses our 3 ingredient cake mix cookies or your favorite already-made cookies! (We love to use Peanut Butter Cookies as a base as well!)
  • Perfect for a school party or Halloween party treat.
  • The cute candy eyes on the spider head is just beyond cute and delicious.

We used our 3 ingredient cake mix cookies for this recipe. They are delicious and take less than 15 minutes to make! If you don’t want to make your own cookies, you can even use store-bought cookies or pre-made refrigerated cookie dough. That works awesome too!

More Easy Halloween Treats

spider cookie on a bottle of milk with a spider

Halloween Spider Cookies Ingredients

  • Any type of homemade cookie – you can use a store-bought refrigerated sugar cookie, homemade cookie, already made store-bought cookies or I used these super easy 3 ingredients, 15-minute cake mix cookies (find the recipe here).
  • Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup – you will want to use the mini peanut butter cups
  • Candy Eyes – I used this brand – I found mine at Michaels, but they have them at my local grocery store too. They should be super easy to find, but you can always get them through the link above online (affiliate link).
  • Candy Melts – you can use any brand, but I LOVE this brand to cook with!

How To Make Halloween Cookies

  1. Grab your cookie.
  2. Melt the chocolate candy melts and place in pastry piping bag or ziplock bag (see note below)
    pouring chocolate into piping bag
  3. Pipe chocolate on the bottom of the peanut butter cup and let it set on the cookie.
    chocolate on the bottom of a Reese's
  4. Pipe two dabs on the peanut butter cup and place eyes and let set.
    candy eyes glued with chocolate on a Reese's peanut butter cup
  5. Pipe spider legs on the cookie.
    chocolate on a cookie to make spider legs

Pro Tip!

  • I used the back of a spoon to make a little divot in the cookie. This gives a nice place to rest the peanut butter cup. You can also use the end of a wooden spoon. Totally optional step.
  • If you don’t have a pastry bag, grab a ziplock baggie and put the chocolate in it. Cut the bottom corner of the bag off (just a little tiny corner). This will work great too!
  • These decorating tweezers are a lifesaver. They will make putting the eyes on so much easier. They are great to have on hand for other decorating projects as well.
  • Chill the Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups before you begin. It will make them much easier to work with because they won’t get all melty!
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More Halloween Desserts

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4.67 from 15 votes
a cookie made into a spider with chocolate and candy eyes

Halloween Spider Cookies

Serves — 16
Halloween Spider Cookies are the easiest and cutest Halloween dessert ever! All you need is your favorite cookie, Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups, candy eyes and some chocolate drizzle!
Prep Time 30 mins
Cook Time 8 mins
let cookies cool 30 mins
Total Time 38 mins

Ingredients
  

  • 16 Sugar Cookies Make your own, use refrigerated cookie dough or use my 3 ingredient cake mix cookies (see link above)
  • 16 Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup Minis
  • 36 Candy Eyes
  • 1 bag Chocolate Candy Melts

Instructions
 

  • Bake cookies as directed.
  • As soon as you pull them from the oven, use the bottom of a teaspoon measurer and gently press a divot into the cookie.
  • Let the cookies cool completely.
  • Melt the candy melts and place either in a pastry bag or use a zip lock baggie and cut of the corner. 
  • Take a Reese’s and place some melted chocolate along the bottom and press the Reese’s onto the divot in the cookie.
  • Let the Reese's set and dry.
  • Take your candy eyes and place a dab of melted chocolate on the back and place on the side of the Reese’s .
  • Use the melted chocolate to pipe "spider legs" on the cookie.
  • Let all of the chocolate dry, serve and enjoy!
  • Serve and enjoy

Jenn’s Notes

Notes:
  • I used the back of a spoon to make a little divot in the cookie. This gives a nice place to rest the peanut butter cup. You can also use the end of a wooden spoon. Totally optional step.
  • If you don’t have a pastry bag, grab a ziplock baggie and put the chocolate in it. Cut the bottom corner of the bag off (just a little tiny corner). This will work great too!
  • These decorating tweezers are a lifesaver. They will make putting the eyes on so much easier. They are great to have on hand for other decorating projects as well.
  • Chill the Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups before you begin. It will make them much easier to work with because they won’t get all melty!

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Nutrition Info

Calories: 88kcal | Carbohydrates: 11g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Sodium: 35mg | Potassium: 24mg | Sugar: 10g | Vitamin A: 5IU | Calcium: 5mg | Iron: 0.1mg
Spider Cookies for Halloween
Easy Halloween Spider cookies - the perfect Halloween treat
Jennifer Fishkind

About Jenn

Jenn is a mom to three beautiful boys, wife to an amazing husband, social influencer and blogger. I love all things easy recipes, easy crafts, all things hacks, traveling EVERYWHERE and feeding my Pinterest addiction!

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  1. My son don’t like helping me with much, but he will have no problem helping me create these. Thanks for sharing

  2. 5 stars
    I’d like to make these for my sons class but need them to be peanut free. Any suggestions for something to replace the Reese’s peanut butter cup? Maybe a Rolo??? Any other ideas? Thank you!

      1. 5 stars
        So I made these. They came out great. Only thing is when peeling Reese’s cup part of chocolate comes off leaving peanut butter exposed. Any way to get around this?

      2. Not really – you can try to throw them in the refrigerator or freezer for a few before you unwrap them.