Spider Cupcakes For Halloween

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These adorable spider cupcakes for Halloween are an easy and fun treat to make with the kids that are also delicious! Our apologies for the lack of photos, this was one of our first blog posts in 2015. That was so long ago. We just have not had time to remake this fun spider cupcake recipe. Some day we will, promise.

DIY Spider Cupcakes for kids Halloween treat.

How To Make Spider Cupcakes For Halloween

Fall is my favorite time of year and Halloween is absolutely my favorite Holiday.  I love the decorating,  costumes, atmosphere and everything else that goes with it.  I go all out each year with about 30 carved pumpkins,  leaf crafts, and of course a ton of goodies!

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Last year we made these Halloween Spider Cupcakes , they are very easy and you can use either your own homemade cake recipe or a box cake.  We use a box cake to save time because we are always so busy.

While the cupcakes are baking go ahead and get started with the chocolate dipped pretzel legs for your spiders. They do need to set up completely to stay together. After the cupcakes have cooled and the spider legs are ready go to , begin assembly.

Frost the cupcakes and decorate as instructed below in the recipe card. Have fun, involve the kids and most of all be sure to eat one! They are delicious and probably the only spider I would say anything positive about. These spiders won't have me yelling for my husband.

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Spider Cupcakes

How To Make Spider Cupcakes For Halloween

Yield: 12
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes

These are great for your child's classroom party or even adults will love them as a surprise treat at work!


  • Make your own recipe OR use
  • 1 box chocolate cake mix
  • 1 can chocolate frosting
  • Pretzel sticks
  • mini marshmallows
  • chocolate chips
  • chocolate sprinkles


  1. Make your chocolate cake mix as directed on the box and pour into a muffin tin lined with muffin papers.
  2. While the cake is baking, melt half the bag of chocolate chips on a double boiler or use the microwave process.
  3. Create the legs: Snap half of the pretzels in half, Dip pretzel sticks into the melted chocolate, lay out on parchment paper or a greased cookie sheet in an "L" shape
  4. Create the eyes : Dip a chocolate chip into the melted chocolate and press it onto a marshmallow, let cool. Do this until you have 2 for each cupcake.
  5. Let the cupcakes cool completely. Frost. Stick pretzels into the sides as shown in the picture to create the legs.
  6. Push the marshmallow eyes into the frosting.
  7. Pour chocolate sprinkles all over the top for a fuzzy spider !

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7 thoughts on “Spider Cupcakes For Halloween”

  1. These are so cute and I'm certain that any child or adult would love to have these during the Halloween season! Thank you for sharing 🙂

  2. Thank you for this fun simple recipe I am always looking for fun activities I can do with my six year old step son I think he will love this project.


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