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These fun and easy spider cupcakes are festive and fun treats for Halloween. Made with just a few ingredients, these cute cupcakes are sure to please.

Who ‘doesn’t like Halloween cupcakes with cookie “spiders” on top of cupcakes? These harmless spiders make a fun treat that doesn’t take long to make. 

Spider cupcakes Halloween Treat

Why This Recipe

This oreo spider cupcakes recipe is incredibly easy and is made with just a few ingredients. This semi-homemade dessert is simple to put together in a few minutes. 

The result is a fun Halloween treat idea that kids can help decorate. These little spiders are actually kind of cute without being too gory or gross. 

People will love these at potlucks and parties too!

Spider cupcakes

Pack in a clear cellophane bag for cute treat bags.

oreo spider cupcakes

Ingredients For Spooky Spiders Cupcakes

Oreo Cookies  – You can use any kind of chocolate sandwich cookies. 

Boxed cake mix – To make vanilla or chocolate cupcakes. You can also use your favorite cupcake recipe.

Frosting- Use this vanilla buttercream frosting or you can use a premade frosting.

Black decorator icing – I like this kind.

Small candy eyeballs

Equipment and Kitchen Tools Needed

  • large bowl
  • candy eyes
  • wire rack or cookie sheet
  • If not using decorator’s icing, you can color some buttercream with black food coloring). If using this method, you will need a piping bag & a round tip piping tip to make the legs.

How to Make Oreo Spider Cupcakes


  1. Bake cupcakes according to package directions.
  2. Frost with chocolate frosting.
  3. Using the black decorator’s icing, add spider legs. 
  4. Attach two eyeballs to the top of each cupcake with just a touch of frosting

How to Make Spider Cupcakes

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Spider Cookies

These fun and easy spider cupcakes are a fun treat for Halloween. Made with just a few ingredients, these cute cupcakes are adorable!
Course Desserts
Cuisine American
Keyword cupcakes, Halloween, ice cream treats, spider
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Servings 24
Calories 81kcal


  • 1 package white cake mix any brand
  • 3 egg whites
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 drop gel food coloring
  • 3 cups Vanilla buttercream
  • 25 Chocolate sandwich cookies
  • Black decorator icing


  • Preheat the oven to 350
  • Add all of the ingredients for the cupcakes to a mixing bowl and mix.
  • Divide the mix evenly between 24 cupcake liners
  • Bake for 15-18 mins until a toothpick comes out clean.
  • Allow cupcakes to cool in the pans for 10 mins, remove and let them finish cooking on a baking sheet.
  • Frost cupcakes.
  • Place an Oreo on top of the buttercream in the center.
  • Pipe “legs” with the piping tip and piping bag, adding 6 legs to each cupcake. with theblack decorator's icing.
  • Add two eyeballs to the top of each cookie with just a little bit of icing.


Calories: 81kcal | Carbohydrates: 9g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 1g | Sodium: 64mg | Potassium: 33mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 1IU | Calcium: 3mg | Iron: 1mg


Pro Tips and Timesaver Shortcuts

  • Make sure that your hands are completely dry when handling the candy eyeballs or they will smear. 
  • You can use food coloring to tint the frosting and make purple or orange buttercream frosting.
  • You can also use pretzel sticks to make spider legs. 



Can I use a different method to make the spider legs?

Yes, you can also use thin black licorice pieces cut to size for the spider legs. Add six legs to each cupcake. 

More Easy Halloween Treats

Halloween Rice Krispie TreatsMummy shaped rice Krispie treats

Halloween Cookies – Mummy cookies.

Monster Halloween Marshmallows – Fun monsters on a trick and a great party activity!

Halloween Candied Pretzels.  Cute spooky pretzels that are super easy to make with just a few ingredients. 

Candied Popcorn Recipe – This fall-themed candied popcorn recipe is a wonderful way to celebrate the season.

Halloween Brownies – Cute little ghosts top these brownies made with a mix! Super easy!

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Super fun, and easy! And they look very expressive too.