Cute Oreo Truffle Spiders Recipe

Halloween is the perfect time of year to make creepy crawly snacks including these cute Oreo Truffle Spiders. It’s just so easy to make, your kiddos will go loco over them!

Oreo Truffle Spiders
Let’s make some Cute Oreo Truffle Spiders!

Let’s make some Cute Oreo Truffle Spiders

Kids are going to love making them and eating them too. The spider bodies are made of two ingredients and are so easy to make, just scoop and roll. Older kids can make chocolate spider legs and the little ones can use black licorice laces instead. Either way, they will look creepy and crawly and cute and will be a great addition to a Carnival of the Creepy Crawlers Party dessert table.

Hey, this recipe is actually adapted from Hungry Halloween, featuring Movie Monster Munchies, Bewitched Buffet, and Dead Man’s Diner.

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Cute Oreo Truffle Spiders recipe Ingredients

  • 1 (15 ounces) package of Double Stuff Oreo Cookies
  • 1 tub Betty Crocker Cookies ‘n Cream Frosting
  • 12 ounces Black Candy Melts (or Dark Cocoa Candy Melts)
  • candy eyes

Instructions in making cute oreo truffle spiders

Step 1

Crush the Double Stuff Oreos into fine crumbs using a food processor or by placing the cookies in a large zip-top bag and smashing them with a rolling pin or the back of a pan. Reserve 2/3 cup of the crumbs. Also, reserve about a tablespoon of frosting then stir the rest into the remaining crumbs.

Oreo Truffle Recipe
Scoop out heaping tablespoonfuls of the Oreo mixture.

Step 2

Scoop out heaping tablespoonfuls of the Oreo mixture.

Roll Oreo Mixture into Balls
Roll the scoops into balls, allowing your hands to warm up the balls so they are just a bit sticky

Step 3

Roll the scoops into balls, allowing your hands to warm up the balls so they are just a bit sticky.

Coat truffles in oreo crumbs
Roll the balls in the reserved cookie crumbs.

Step 4

Roll the balls in the reserved cookie crumbs.

Step 5

Place candy melts in a microwave safe bowl. Heat on high for 25 seconds. Stir, heat for 20 seconds. Stir. If wafers are not all melted, heat for 15 second increments, stirring after each until melted.

Pipe on Chocolate to make the Spider Legs
She loved making the chocolate legs!

Step 6

Allow to cool slightly, then pour into a small zip top bag. Snip off the tip and pipe “L” shaped spider legs onto a parchment paper lined baking sheet.

You’ll need 8 legs for each spider, but you’ll want to make lots of extras, because some will break.

Add chocolate spider legs to your spooky oreo truffle
Push 4 chocolate legs onto each side of the Oreo truffle balls.

Step 7

Push 4 chocolate legs onto each side of the Oreo truffle balls.

Add candy eyes to your truffle Oreo Spiders
Put a dab of frosting on the back of each candy eye, then press it onto the spiders.

Step 8

Put a dab of frosting on the back of each candy eye, then press it onto the spiders.

Boy sits with his slightly broken Oreo Truffle Spider, but still seems quite proud of it.
Breaking them is ok! They can still be eaten.

Have real fun making some cute Oreo truffle spiders

If you want to make these for a party, I’d suggest you dip the tips of the chocolate legs in some melted candy coating then they’ll stick in the oreo balls better. If you’re just using them as a snack carefully pick them up and take bite!

We use candy melts in this recipe, but for younger kids, it might be easier to use licorice laces for legs.

Yield: 24 spiders

Cute Oreo Truffle Spiders Recipe

Oreo Truffle Spiders

Have an amazing Halloween with this super cute Oreo Truffle spiders recipe! I love how kids can make these, with your supervision, of course! Let's get to it!

Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 (15 ounce) package of Double Stuff Oreo Cookies
  • 1 tub Betty Crocker Cookies ‘n Cream Frosting
  • 12 ounces Black Candy Melts (or Dark Cocoa Candy Melts)
  • candy eyes

Instructions

  1. Separate Oreo cookies from their cream.
  2. Crush the Double Stuff Oreos into fine crumbs using a food processor or by placing the cookies in a large zip top bag and smashing them with a rolling pin or the back of a pan.
  3. Reserve 2/3 cup of the crumbs. Also, reserve about a tablespoon of frosting then stir the rest into the remaining crumbs.
  4. Scoop out heaping tablespoonfuls of the oreo mixture.
  5. Roll the scoops into balls, allowing your hands to warm up the balls so they are just a bit sticky.
  6. Roll the balls in the reserved cookie crumbs.
  7. Place candy melts in a microwave-safe bowl. Heat on high for 25 seconds. Stir, heat for 20 seconds. Stir. If wafers are not all melted, heat for 15-second increments, stirring after each until melted.
  8. Allow to cool slightly, then pour into a small zip-top bag.
  9. Snip off the tip and pipe “L” shaped spider legs onto a parchment paper-lined baking sheet.
  10. Place the legs in the fridge to cool and harden.
  11. Push 4 chocolate legs onto each side of the Oreo truffle balls.
  12. Put a dab of frosting on the back of each candy eye, then press it onto the spiders.

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Have you tried this cute Oreo Truffle Spiders recipe? How did your kids love it? Share your story in the comments!

3 Comments

  1. Oh, I just love how cute these look. I can not wait to make them this year. Thank you for sharing.

  2. Why double stuff Oreos if we’re not using the filling?

  3. Kristen Yard says:

    Hi, Geomata! You actually do use the filling! You crush the entire cookie to make the crumbs. I am sure you can try it with regular Oreos, though!

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