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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!***


Spider Oreo Cupcakes

8 8 8
WW Freestyle: 13
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time40 mins
These adorable cupcakes are the perfect spooky treat for Halloween!
Course: Dessert / Holidays
Cuisine: American
Servings: 24 cupcakes
Calories: 173


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


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.
Nutrition Facts
Spider Oreo Cupcakes
Amount Per Serving
Calories 173 Calories from Fat 54
% Daily Value*
Fat 6g9%
Saturated Fat 2g10%
Cholesterol 10mg3%
Sodium 184mg8%
Potassium 74mg2%
Carbohydrates 29g10%
Fiber 0g0%
Sugar 22g24%
Protein 1g2%
Vitamin A 125IU3%
Calcium 36mg4%
Iron 0.9mg5%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Nutritional info is an estimate and provided as courtesy. Values may vary according to the ingredients and tools used. Please use your preferred nutritional calculator for more detailed info.

Keywords: easy halloween cupcakes, halloween cupcake, spider cupcake

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12 Responses
  1. Lora @cakeduchess

    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

    Hi, I post your recipe in the next days… if you want visit my blog… thank you for sharing|

  3. Terra

    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

  4. Kristy

    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. 🙂

  5. Julia {The Roasted Root}

    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!!

  6. Sandra's Easy Cooking

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

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I'm Katerina, a cookie-maker & picture-taker! For me, eating is a moment to share, an enjoyment, a passion. I hope you enjoy my recipes!

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