I saw a meme the other day that said – Me: takes spider webs down with a broom. Me: hangs fake spider web up for Halloween (with a picture of a guy with an annoyed/disgusted look on his face as the spider). It made me laugh out loud because it’s so spot on!!
This is my life during Halloween. We have fake webs and spiders are everywhere. They’re hanging from the ceiling, on the windows, draped across picture frames, etc., but if I see a real, moving, hideous spider crawling up my wall, I shriek and run to the next level of my home and beg my husband (and sometimes kids) to kill it for me. I am such a brat.
These spider friends have made their way into my kitchen (just kidding, it’s only my spider Oreo truffle recipe!). I must admit, they are very cute for being spiders. I know one things for sure, my husband will make these spider truffles disappear faster than he can catch a real one on the wall.
These spiders are the perfect Halloween treat to enjoy Halloween weekend. If you end up making these delicious, not-so-creepy spiders, don’t forget to tag #marinamakeseats!
Spider Oreo Truffles
- 22 Oreos
- 1/2 cup of cream cheese
- 12 oz of semi-sweet melting chocolate
- 20 small pretzel sticks
- Candy eyes and sprinkles for topping
In a food processor or blender, add the Oreos and pulse until the Oreos are completely crushed. Place 1 tablespoon of the crushed Oreos in a small bowl and set aside. You’ll use this for sprinkling on top of the truffles.
Add the cream cheese to the food processor or blender, and pulse until completely combined and the mixture becomes one ball. Place a piece of parchment paper on a baking sheet. In tablespoon portions, roll the oreo/cream cheese mixture into balls and set them on the baking sheet. Break two pretzel sticks in half and stick them into the truffle to create four spider legs. Repeat with the remaining oreo/cream cheese mixture and pretzels. Place the truffles in the freezer for ten minutes.
After the truffles have been in the freezer for ten minutes, heat the chocolate in the microwave in 30-second intervals, stirring in between each interval until the chocolate is completely melted. One at a time, place the spiders in the melted chocolate, completely covering each one. Using a fork or spatula, transfer the chocolate spiders to a piece of parchment paper to harden. Working quickly, sprinkle each truffle with the crushed Oreos you set aside, candy eyes and sprinkles right away because the chocolate hardens fast. Repeat with the remaining spiders and place them in the refrigerator until they’re ready to be served.