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Oreo Spider Cupcakes

These Oreo Spider Cupcakes are a perfect, creepy, spidery treat for your little “gremlins”. They are a must have for Halloween parties and festivities.
Prep Time30 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time1 hr 15 mins
Course: Dessert
Servings: 18 cupcakes
Calories: 648kcal
Author: Sandra

Ingredients

Spiders

  • 18 Oreos
  • 2 cups dark chocolate melting wafers I used Ghirardelli
  • 36 candy eyes
  • 1 container chocolate sprinkles
  • 9 Twizzlers black licorice

Chocolate Cupcakes (or use boxed mix)

  • 1 1/2 cups flour
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/3 cup cocoa powder
  • 1/2 cup oil
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 tablespoon white distilled vinegar

Buttercream Icing

  • 1 1/2 cups butter softened
  • 1/2 cup shortening
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 8 cups confectioner's sugar
  • 4 tablespoons milk
  • .3 ounces green food coloring I used an entire bottle

Instructions

Spiders

  • Lay out a long piece of wax paper on your counter.
  • Melt chocolate according to package directions, then pour into a medium sized mixing bowl.
  • Holding the bottom part of the Oreo dip the top half, making sure to cover most of the sides of the Oreo, into the melted dark chocolate. Set melted chocolate side up on the wax paper, sprinkle immediately with chocolate sprinkles. Repeat with remaining Oreos.
  • Using a tip of a small spoon, pick up one eye ball add a small amount of chocolate onto the back using the small spoon. Set on Oreo where you want the eye to be, make sure that it is on the side of the Oreo. Add 2 more eyes next to the Oreo you just “glued” on, place them in a row, right next to each other. Repeat with remaining eyes and Oreos. Set on wax paper to set.

Cupcakes

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Prepare cupcake pan with liners.
  • Mix all ingredients together until moist and well blended. Add batter until about 2/3 full. 
  • Place in oven for 20-25 minutes at 350 degrees F, then let cool while preparing frosting.

Buttercream Frosting

  • In a large bowl, I use my Kitchen Aid mixer cream together shortening, butter and vanilla. Slowly blend in the powdered sugar, one cup at a time mixing after each addition.
  • Add in the milk and continue mixing until you get the consistency you desire, add additional milk if needed. I like my frosting for this cupcake a little stiffer, this makes it easier for the spiders to sit on. Stir in green food coloring.
  • Using a Ziplock bag with the tip cut off, or a piping bag. Pipe frosting on top of each cupcake. Add Oreo spider on top of the frosting, push down slightly. Then cut Twizzlers into strips, cut 6 for each spider. Insert into the frosting, 3 on each side.

Notes

You can use the same recipe for everything for 24 cupcakes, you will just need to make a few more spiders. Spider Cupcake Idea from Confessions of a Cook Book Queen

Nutrition

Calories: 648kcal | Carbohydrates: 88g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 32g | Saturated Fat: 15g | Cholesterol: 40mg | Sodium: 395mg | Potassium: 70mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 75g | Vitamin A: 480IU | Calcium: 15mg | Iron: 1.8mg