These Oreo Spider Bites are the perfect no-bake edible craft to make for Halloween. They’re adorable, delicious, and easy enough that even the kids can help make them!
Perfect for Halloween parties, these Oreo truffle balls get a spooky makeover with the addition of chocolate spider legs and edible googly eyes. You’ll be amazed at how easy it is to create these sweet treats that will look appropriately creepy on your cookie platter.
Don’t worry! These crawly critters are cute enough to entice your party guests to pick one up and enjoy the classic cookies and cream flavor combo of these not-so-scary spiders. They’ll definitely be a hit and will be gobbled up quickly!
Why You Will Love This Recipe
- Easy – there are no special skills needed to make these treats. Even the kids can help with these!
- No Bake – there’s no timer to set, oven to watch, or worry about burning or over baking.
- Minimal Ingredients – there are just 4 ingredients to this recipe.
- No fancy equipment is needed – you can make these treats with common appliances and pantry items.
- Perfect for Halloween parties – from kids to adults, these Oreo spider bites will be a welcome addition to the festivities.
Oreo Cookies – use an 18-ounce package of the regular stuffed, not the double-stuffed Oreos.
Cream Cheese – make sure it’s soft enough to mix with the Oreo crumbs, or you’ll get clumps.
Candy Melts or Almond Bark – you’ll need brown or black. These will be melted and used to create the chocolate spider legs.
Candy Eyes – you’ll need about 50.
How To Make The Oreo Spider Bites
Note: This is a summary of the recipe steps. For complete instructions, see the recipe card down below.
CRUSH. Dump your package of Oreos in a food processor, blender, or a large zip lock bag and crush them into a crumb-like texture.
RESERVE: Scoop out about 2/3 of the Oreo crumbs and reserve them for later.
MIX: Add the softened cream cheese to the remaining cookie crumbs and mix well using a food processor, blender, or hand-held mixer.
SCOOP: Use a small cookie scoop to scoop out 25 tablespoon-sized balls of the Oreo mixture and roll each into a ball.
ROLL: Roll each ball in the reserved Oreo cookie crumbs and set it on a parchment-lined baking sheet.
MELT: In a small microwavable bowl, melt the chocolate melting wafers or almond bark.
DRAW LEGS: Transfer the melted chocolate to a small squeeze bottle or Ziploc bag with a corner cut. Draw the “L” legs onto a parchment-lined baking sheet with the melted chocolate. Place them in the freezer for 10 minutes to harden.
BUILD THE SPIDER: Attach the candy eyes onto the rolled Oreo spider bodies by using some of the excess melted chocolate. Carefully insert the hardened chocolate legs into the body.
Tips For Success
- Only use single-stuffed Oreos. If you use the double stuffed, two things happen 1. they’ll be overly sweet, and 2. there will be too much of stuffing ingredients that are in the mix which will make it difficult for the spider bite balls to hold together well.
- Use full-fat cream cheese. It will taste better and the actual fat in the cream cheese helps the spider bites hold together.
- Make sure the cream cheese is soft enough to mix easily with the cookie crumbs. If not, unwrap it from its foil and place it on a microwave-safe plate, and microwave it in 10-second increments until it softens. Don’t melt it, just soften it!
- Make extra chocolate spider legs just in case some break.
- Store these on a cookie platter in the fridge until ready to serve. That way, everything will firm up and look amazing when you’re ready to display them.
Cookie Flavor Variations
While the classic Oreo sandwich cookies are awesome in this recipe, you can certainly use other flavors. Try the ones with chocolate stuffing, peanut butter, or caramel flavor. They will all work wonderfully and taste amazing in this recipe!
This recipe calls for rolling the formed spider bites into balls and then rolling them in the reserved Oreo cookie crumbs. If you’re looking to change it up, consider the following ideas.
- Roll them in cocoa powder
- Roll them in chocolate sprinkles
- Roll them in Halloween-themed sprinkles, such as green, purple, and black combo or orange, white and black combo
- Roll them in finely chopped nuts
- Roll them in Halloween-themed colored sanding sugar, such as orange or green or purple, or some of each
How To Store Oreo Spider Bite Treats
Because they contain cream cheese, store any leftovers in an airtight container in the fridge. They will keep for up to 3 days.
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These Oreo Spider Bites are the perfect no-bake edible craft to make for Halloween. They're adorable, delicious, and easy enough that even the kids can help make them!
- 18 oz. package of Oreo cookies
- 8 oz. cream cheese, softened
- 6 oz. brown or black candy melts or almond bark
- Candy eyes – about 50
- Gather ingredients.
- Place into a food processor until crumbs are fine.
- Scoop about 2/3 cup of cookie crumbs for later.
- Cut cream cheese into smaller chunks and add to the food processor until cream cheese and cookies are well blended.
- Using a small scoop or spoon, scoop out 25 tablespoon size balls of the Oreo mixture and roll each scoop into a ball.
- In a small microwavable bowl, melt the almond bark and put it into a small squeeze bottle or you could use a Ziploc bag and make a very small cut in the corner.
- Pipe spider legs onto parchment paper. These legs will just be an "L" shape.
- You will need 6 spider legs per spider. I would recommend making extra in case of breakage.
- Place candy legs into a freezer for about 10 minutes to fully harden.
- Attach candy eyes onto the spider body by using some of the excess melted chocolate Insert 6 legs into each spider body.