I made these spooky spiders while making my Oreo truffle rats. They are basically made the same way except I coated the cookies & cream truffle mixture in chocolate for the spiders, while I coated the rats in cookie crumbs, for different textural effects. I tried using different sprinkles for the eyes of the spider than I did for the rats, but either way works fine. Try them both for a truly spooky Halloween dessert spread, and let me know how they turned out!
You will need
- 1 (16 ounce) package Oreo Cookies
- 1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese, room temperature
- dark chocolate or candy melts
- wax paper
- red and white jimmies, confetti sprinkles or both (fangs and eyes)
- black licorice lace (legs)
Finely crush package of whole Oreo cookies in food processor, or by hand using a plastic sandwich bag and a rolling pin. You can blend them together with a fork or spoon, or even get the kids involved and have them squish the mixture together by hand! Once combine, roll the cookie/cream cheese mixture into about 2" balls. Using your fingers, form balls into the shape and size of a strawberry and form a small head by gently creating an indentation with your finger. Make sure the truffle is fully intact so the head doesn't fall off during dipping.This will be the body of your spider.
Melt chocolate according to package. Dip your spider body into the chocolate, coating it entirely. Use 2 forks to lift your spider out of the chocolate, letting any excess chocolate drip back into the bowl. Place on wax paper and refrigerate until the chocolate has dried and set. Using the melted chocolate, attach red sprinkles for the eyes and white sprinkles for the fangs. You can use red confetti sprinkles with melted chocolate dotted on for a pupil, or red jimmies like I used for the rats (shown below). Cut black licorice lace into 8 pieces and attach 4 on each side for the legs.
You can also use this recipe to make my rat truffles! Click here for the full tutorial.