Halloween will be here soon and these Oreo Spider Cookies will make for a super fun treat or dessert. This recipe is super simple since it starts with a boxed cake mix. We even stuffed them with Oreo cookies to make them extra fun. Such a fun Halloween treat idea.
Oreo Spider Cupcakes
My kiddos love cupcakes and we really like putting a fun spin on a traditional boxed mix, like our Apple Pie Cupcakes I shared a couple of weeks ago. Once the kids are back in school, I find myself making more cupcakes and cookies than normal. Adding a fun treat to their lunchboxes or having a yummy after school treat surprise always makes them happy. I made these cupcakes last Halloween season and they were a HUGE hit with my kids. The addition of the Oreo cookie in the center and the fun candies really makes them so fun and a bit spooky.
These cupcakes are so simple. I used a boxed cake mix, Halloween Oreos (you could use regular Oreo cookies too), M&M’s (you could use any colored candies), and Rips strings (you could use licorice too). I made a homemade frosting but you could also use a store bought icing to make these even quicker. They can be made super quick. Plus they would make for a fun activity if you allow the kiddos to decorate them. Give them some candies and sprinkles, they will have so much fun making them.
1 box Chocolate Cake Mix
1/2 cup Vegetable Oil
24 Oreo Cookies
1 cup softened Butter
2 tbsp Milk
4 cup Powdered Sugar
24 Oreo Cookies
24 Rips Whips Candy Strings
48 colored M&M’s
1/2 cup Black Candy Melting Chips
Bake cupcakes according to box directions except when filling cupcake liners fill halfway with batter place cookie in liner and finish filling.
Allow to cool.
Place black candy chips in corner of zippered sandwich bag and heat in microwave for 45 seconds. Gently massage to ensure it is melted and smooth. Clip tiny piece off corner of bag to pipe.
Make a black dot in the center of each M&M to be an eye.
Gently twist apart each Oreo.
Cut each candy string into 4 equal parts.
Press each piece into icing to make 8 legs.
Pipe a little melted candy to act as glue and put top back on cookie.
Pipe a little melted candy on top to glue eyes in place.
Allow to cool and set.
Cream butter and vanilla in a large bowl
Slowly add in the powdered sugar, and milk as needed, until everything is incorporated and frosting is right consistency.
Beat for 5 minutes to make sure it is fluffy.
Ice cupcakes then decorate tops with Spiders.
These Oreo Stuffed Spider Cupcakes would make for a super fun addition to your Halloween parties. Do you have a favorite Halloween treat that you make for your kiddos during the Halloween season.
Looking for other fun Halloween treat ideas? If so, be sure to see these other fun treats I have shared…