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Halloween Oreo Spider Cupcakes that kids can help make

Halloween Oreo Spider Cupcakes (Spooky Spiders)

Ingredients

  • CAKE:
  • Devil's Food Cake Mix
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 C. buttermilk or milk
  • 1/2 C. oil
  • OREO FROSTING:
  • 1 C. butter room temperature
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 2-3 C. powdered sugar
  • 8 Oreos finely crushed
  • OREO SPIDERS:
  • 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"

Instructions

  1. 1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees and line pans with cupcake liners.
  2. 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. 3. Let cool.
  4. 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. 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. 6. Place your Oreo Spiders on your frosted cupcakes and enjoy! Boo!