Oreo Cookie Spiders are an easy and fun treat recipe that’s perfect for Halloween. Tasty and simple, you’re going to love these cute Halloween cookie treats!

Oreo Cookie Spiders with pretzel legs on a white plate.

Oreo Cookies Spiders are the best easy treat that’s simple to make and great for Halloween parties. These spooky spider cookies are great to make with little ones too!

If you love fun Halloween treats, be sure to check out my Halloween Cookie Bars. And, for you candy corn lovers, don’t miss my Candy Corn Blondies recipe! And, if you want a delicious pumpkin treat, don’t miss these Pumpkin Biscotti!

This simple recipe for Oreo Cookie Spiders is perfect for Halloween. These fun spider cookies are both fun to eat and make.

This no-bake treat requires just a few ingredients and is a fun project to make with the kids. They will have a blast decorating the Oreos and adding the pretzel legs to the spiders. 

Plus, they are delicious. If you’ve never had an Oreo covered in melted chocolate, you are missing out. It really is a deliciously simple treat. 

Easy Oreo Spider Cookies are also great to make with your littles ones help and would be a fun class activity too. Kids will love adding the sprinkles and eyes to these cute cookies. 

This is the perfect Halloween party food or a fun treat to have before trick or treating. Kids and adults will love these cute Oreo spider cookies! 


Ingredients for recipe including pretzel rods, chocolate sprinkles and candy eyes.
  • Oreos: I like to use the Double Stuf Oreos so I can get a fatter spider. Regular Oreos will work too. And, if you can find Halloween Oreos, that’s even better! 
  • Pretzels: use pretzel sticks to make the legs of the spider.
  • Chocolate Chips: the melted chocolate acts as glue to hold the spider body together and to keep the sprinkles on. You could always use white chocolate chips or frosting instead.
  • Chocolate Sprinkles: brown chocolate sprinkles mimic the “hair” of the spiders body.
  • Candy Eyes: you can find these in the cake supply section of most grocery stores. 

This easy recipe is made with simple ingredients and is definitely one for the kids! Start by laying out a piece of wax paper or parchment paper on a cookie sheet to build the no bake Oreo spider cookies on. 

Process shots showing how to make recipe including opening it and placing the pretzel rods inside.

Step 1: add on pretzel legs

First, you want to carefully pull apart the Oreo cookie. Then, depending on the size of your pretzels, cut the pretzels in half to make eight legs. 

Press the spider legs into the Oreo cream. 

Step 2: add on chocolate

Next, melt the chocolate in a microwave safe bowl. You may need to add a small amount of coconut oil to thin out the chocolate if it’s too thick. 

Dollop a small amount of chocolate on top of the legs (this will help keep the Oreo shut). Then, place the remaining cookie half back on top of the chocolate. 

Step 3: add sprinkles and eyes

Spread a small amount of the melted chocolate on top of the Halloween Oreo spiders. Top with chocolate sprinkles and position the candy eyes on top of the spiders. 

Step 4: let chocolate harden

Lastly, you need to wait before biting into these spooky Oreo spider cookies. You can easily move and store them once the chocolate has hardened. 

Store cookies in an airtight container at room temperature or in the refrigerator. These are the perfect special treats for your next Halloween party! 

Oreo Cookie Spiders on a white plate.
  • Use the larger Double Stuf Oreos if you can find them so that you have more cream to press the pretzel spider legs into. 
  • Melted chocolate acts as a glue to hold all of the decorations in place. You can also use different colored candy melts here. 
  • Have a variety of sprinkles and candies, and let kids decorate the spiders how they like.
Oreo Cookie Spiders on a white plate on a black background.

Frequently Asked Questions

What can I substitute for pretzels with Oreo Spider Cookies? 

No pretzels? You can use a similarly shaped treat to make the legs for spider cookies. Look for items such as black licorice or Pocky sticks.

What can I use instead of melted chocolate? 

You need something to help keep the pretzel rods in place with Oreo Spider Cookies. If you don’t want to use melted chocolate chips, you could substitute chocolate frosting, cream cheese, or candy melts.  

Oreo Cookie Spiders are the perfect halloween treat with pretzel rod legs.

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Oreo Cookie Spiders recipe.

Oreo Cookie Spiders

Oreo Cookie Spiders are a fun and easy Halloween treat! Great for Halloween parties and perfect for kids to make too.
5 from 7 votes
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 12 cookies
Calories: 116kcal


  • 12 Double Stuf Oreo cookies
  • 48 pretzel rods (broken in half)
  • ½ cup chocolate chips
  • 2 tablespoons chocolate sprinkles
  • 24 candy eyes


  • Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper. Carefully twist apart the Oreos and place cream side up on the baking sheet.
  • Press 8 of the halved pretzel rods into the cream of the Oreos making the legs of the spider.
  • In a small microwave safe bowl, melt the chocolate chips. Dollop about a teaspoon of melted chocolate on the cream of the Oreo and sandwich the other cookie half on top.
  • Spread about teaspoon of melted chocolate on the top of the Oreo and add on chocolate sprinkles. Finish by pressing on two candy eyes.
  • Let the chocolate harden completely before moving or eating the Oreo Cookie Spiders. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator to keep fresh.


  • Use the larger Double Stuf Oreos if you can find them so that you have more cream to press the pretzel spider legs into. 
  • Melted chocolate acts as a glue to hold all of the decorations in place. You can also use different colored candy melts or chocolate frosting. 
  • Have a variety of sprinkles and candies, and let kids decorate the spiders how they like.
  • Make ahead and store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to a week. 


Calories: 116kcal | Carbohydrates: 18g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.5g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 0.01g | Sodium: 96mg | Potassium: 58mg | Fiber: 0.5g | Sugar: 11g | Vitamin A: 0.2IU | Vitamin C: 0.1mg | Calcium: 9mg | Iron: 2mg
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  1. 5 stars
    You are right, these spider cookies as far too cute to eat. I’m looking forward to making these with my niece for Halloween. Thank you!