Halloween Oreo Spider Cupcakes -Easy Spooky Spiders

The cutest and easiest Oreo Spiders for Halloween! This treat tops my cookies and cream frosting to make Oreo Spider Cupcakes! Boo! 

How to make Halloween Oreo Spider Cupcakes

Cute Halloween Oreo Spider Cupcakes

Cute and easy treats for Halloween are a must! And these little Oreo Spiders are perfect because you can use them to top cupcakes, cakes, brownies or even just toss one to two into you kid’s lunch box! I made a video on how to make these little guys so you can watch that to see just how easy they are to make.  And of course I had to put these little guys on top of cupcakes to make them Oreo Spider Cupcakes! (If you need another adorable Halloween cupcake idea my Easy Skeleton Cupcakes are spook-tacular!)

Cute Oreo Spiders for Halloween with Cookies and Cream Cupcakes

The Best Oreo Spiders for Halloween

Oreo Spiders are not a new idea, I’ve been people make them but with black licorice legs or with chocolate drizzle on to look like legs.  Most people aren’t fans of black licorice and the piping bag can be messy, stressful and never looks great!  I wanted to improve the idea and make something that could be easy to recreate!  So I used Pocky Sticks to make the legs! I bought mine at my local grocery store in the asian section, I see them at every grocery store so they aren’t hard to find! I also use chocolate Oreos to try and make the spiders all black.

Cute Oreo Spiders for Halloween easy treats

Easy Halloween Treat

Aren’t they just so cute? And they’re easy to make!  Just cut the Pocky sticks, take one side off the Oreo, press the pocky legs in, replace the Oreo and add odd the candy eyes! I also got the candy eyes from the grocery store.  More and more grocery stores are carrying them in the baking aisle, but places like Michael’s and Hobby Lobby always have them.


Oreo Spider Cupcakes for Halloween parties and kids

Tips for Making These Halloween Spider Treats

I used melted chocolate (Melts) to put the candy eyes on.  I just dipped the tip of a toothpick into the chocolate and put a dot on the back on the candy eyes, it was pretty easy to do!  You can also use frosting or some of the melted chocolate to better secure the top part of the Oreo back over the legs.

Halloween Oreo Spider Cupcakes that kids can help make

Did you miss my Cute Frankenstein Cupcakes? 

Frankenstein Cupcakes for Halloween

Enjoy my Oreo Spider Cupcakes

I have a handful of more new Halloween recipes coming, so watch out for those and please pin this post and share the links to my recipes on facebook!  Happy Halloween everyone, enjoy the silly string and pumpkin carving!

Halloween Oreo Spider Cupcakes (Spooky Spiders)

Halloween Oreo Spider Cupcakes (Spooky Spiders)


Devil's Food Cake Mix
3 eggs
1 C. buttermilk or milk
1/2 C. oil
1 C. butter, room temperature
1 tsp. vanilla extract
2-3 C. powdered sugar
8 Oreos, finely crushed
Chocolate Oreos
Pocky Sticks (See the video above to see what they look like, they're a VERY popular asian treat you can find at just about any grocery store)
Candy Eyes
Extra frosting or melted chocolate to use as "glue"


1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees and line pans with cupcake liners.
2. Combine cake mix, eggs, buttermilk and oil and until smooth. Fill cupcakes liners 3/4 full and bake for 15-20 minutes or until an inserted knife comes out clean.
3. Let cool.
4. Oreo Frosting: Beat butter until smooth. Add vanilla extract and slowly add powdered sugar until you reach your desired consistency. Fold in finely crushed Oreos, but I wouldn't recommend beating them in with a stand mixture, sometimes my Oreo frosting will turn gray if I beat it too much.
5. OREO SPIDERS: Cut Pocky Sticks to about 1-inch pieces. Remove the top of an Oreo (the 'blank' side) and press your Pocky legs into the cream-side of the Oreo. Press the 'blank' Oreo back on top of the legs (you can use frosting or melted chocolate to better secure the Oreo together). Use either the frosting or melted chocolate to secure the candy eyes. I just dipped the tip of a toothpick into the melted chocolate and dapped it onto the back of the candy eyes and set it on the Oreo to firm.
6. Place your Oreo Spiders on your frosted cupcakes and enjoy! Boo!

7 thoughts on “Halloween Oreo Spider Cupcakes -Easy Spooky Spiders

  1. 1
    Lynn Lipchak says:

    Please explain pocky sticks!

    • 1.1

      Oh, that’s why I included a link with a photo to them! They’re a very popular Asian treat! it’s basically a biscuit stick dipped in chocolate. They’re SUPER popular so you can find them at just about any grocery store! I even saw them at costco yesterday, but you won’t need THAT many haha!

  2. 2
    Paulette says:

    Don’t laugh what are pockey sticks? I see someone else is asking. Love the cupcakes so cute. Paulette

    • 2.1

      Oh I’m sorry! I included a link showing what they are in the content of my blog but not in the recipe! They’re a very popular Asian treat, basically a biscuit stick dipped in chocolate. You can find them at almost every grocery store!

  3. 3
    Paulette says:

    Don’ t be sorry. I really appreciate all the information on your site. Great idea’s and cupcakes that look and taste good. Can’t wait to make them for the kids on my street. They love me especially at Halloween. Have a wonderful fall and Halloween. Paulette

  4. 4
    Thea says:

    Love these!! As reference, Pocky boxes are available at he grocery store in the Asian or International section. You can make about 9 nice legs out if two packages (end pieces), and if you cut each Pocky into threes, then you can make about 27 spiders out of two packages. Each package is about $3. If you look in the picture, she also did that with the other spiders. Use a very sharp knife to cut them, so you have nice edges and it won’t show. Thanks!!

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