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Looks like I’m really going for that Best Mom Award; grilled cheese, ice cream, cupcakes, oreos… all in one week! And I’m not even done, yet. But, I think that these Spider Oreo Cupcakes were the highlight for my little one. She is crazy about Oreos, crazy about cupcakes, frosting, sprinkles… These babies had it all, and she was in sugar-heaven.

But, I must admit something – last week, during this “little” project, I found out that I do have patience. After working on all of this Halloween deliciousness with my hyper, but really cute daughter, I am happy to report that my hair is still in place (I didn’t pull out one strand), my child is still intact, and the treats are edible.

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***Question; does this look like “Shaun the Sheep” to you? My husband thinks so. I sat there       making spiders for an hour and he tells me it looks like a sheep. Pffft!

Because I wanted to involve my daughter in making these cupcakes, I opted for a box cake mix because I figured the less work there is, the better it will be for the both of us. Call it a hunch, if you will, but things went smoothly up until the Oreos took over the scene. I won’t bore you with all that happened, but lets just say that it took more than 2 boxes of Oreo Cookies to finish up this project.

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***Don’t forget to link up your Halloween Treats to my Halloween Link Party!***

ENJOY!

Spider Oreo Cupcakes

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Cook Time: 20 minutes

Total Time: 40 minutes

Yield: 24 cupcakes

Ingredients

    For the Cupcakes
  • 1 box Chocolate Cake Mix
  • 2 boxes of Halloween Oreo Cookies, you will need Cookies for inside the cupcake and Cookies for the "Spiders"
  • Frosting - recipe below
  • Chocolate Sprinkles
  • Black Licorice
  • Small Round Chocolate Candies
  • Cupcake Liners
  • For the Frosting
  • 8 ounces cream cheese, room temperature
  • 1 stick butter, softened
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 3 cups powdered sugar

Instructions

    For the Cupcakes
  • Preheat oven to 350.
  • Prepare the cake mix according to the instructions on the box.
  • Line a cupcake pan with liners.
  • Pour a small amount of batter (enough to cover the bottom) in each cupcake liner.
  • Add an Oreo Cookie to each liner, then fill the cupcake tins.
  • Bake for 18 to 20 minutes.
  • Prepare the Frosting
  • Cream together cream cheese and butter.
  • Mix in vanilla.
  • Slowly add in the powdered sugar; mix until well blended, about 4 minutes.
  • Take out the cupcakes and let completely cool before frosting.
  • Once frosted, add sprinkles, then top with an Oreo.
  • Once the Oreos are on the cupcakes, you can decorate them with chocolate candies as eyes and black licorice strings as legs. You can also do this before placing the Oreos on the cupcakes.
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  1. Lora @cakeduchess October 26, 2012 at 8:58 PM - Reply

    You’re way more fun than I am for the Halloween. If my kids saw these they’d want to make them with me immediately-so cute!!

  2. taced di handmadecreativity October 26, 2012 at 3:34 PM - Reply

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    Taced

  3. Cookin' Canuck October 26, 2012 at 10:55 AM - Reply

    These definitely earn you a “best mom” award. So darn cute!

  4. Terra October 25, 2012 at 10:19 PM - Reply

    LOL, Shaun the Sheep!!!! Wellllll….it depends on the angle you share, but only because you mentioned it, bwahahaha!!! They seriously are adorable, and love how your sweet daughter likes to cook with you:-) Big Hugs, Terra

  5. Kristy October 25, 2012 at 8:17 AM - Reply

    Shaun the sheep! I wouldn’t have seen it until you said it, but there is a resemblance. Lol! Hilarious! These are really adorable and my kids would be super excited to make and eat these too. :)

  6. baker street October 25, 2012 at 5:17 AM - Reply

    Aw.. Those look incredibly cute! Love how simple they are to execute! :)

  7. Julia {The Roasted Root} October 24, 2012 at 11:31 PM - Reply

    By golly, how cute are these little guys! My neices and nephews would LOVE baking these! Next time I’m home, I’ll bake up a batch with the little guys and then send them home with my brother just in time for the sugar crash ;) FUN!!

  8. Sandra's Easy Cooking October 24, 2012 at 9:56 AM - Reply

    Those look AWESOME! Glad you didn’t pull out your hair, but I would probably with three kids LOL!
    Great idea and wonderful treats!!!!

  9. Meagan @ A Zesty Bite October 24, 2012 at 8:39 AM - Reply

    You should get the best mom award for making all of these cute Halloween treats!

  10. Ramona October 24, 2012 at 8:19 AM - Reply

    Another super Halloween treat!! I am not fond of spiders.. but I would love to eat this one. :)

  11. Katrina @ In Katrina's Kitchen October 24, 2012 at 6:49 AM - Reply

    eeeeeeeeeeeeeek! Spiders!! ;)

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