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Minty Halloween Spiders

These can be made a day ahead or with the kids as a party activity.


Makes 24 servings

Prep time: Approx. 30-40 minutes



1 package mint-flavored Oreos or similar cookies

1 package (8-ounces) cream cheese at room temperature

Parchment or waxed paper

1 bag of small pretzel sticks

48 green jellybeans

Spider toppings: Purple sugar sprinkles and/or chocolate jimmies


1. Process Oreos or chocolate cookies to crumbs in a food processor.

2. Transfer crumbs to a mixing bowl, and use hands to mix in the softened cream cheese.

3. Roll the mixture to 24 balls and place on a parchment or wax paper-lined sheet or dish.

4. Press each ball lightly into a spider topping.

5. Add 3 pretzels to each side of the cookie ball (6 total) for legs.

6. Add 2 green eyes to each spider.

7. Return each spider to the parchment-lined sheet and place in the refrigerator until ready to serve.


Recipe by Shanna Coady

Photography by Bret Gum



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