Comida Kraft
Recipe Box

Spider Cupcakes

Spider Cupcakes is rated 4.097560975609756 out of 5 by 41.
Prep Time
15
min.
Total Time
1
hr.
10
min.
Servings

24 servings

Spiders fashioned from cookies and licorice will lure guests to these scrumptious chocolate cupcakes on the Halloween treat table.

Read MoreRead Less

What You Need

Showing deals in Winnetka, IL 60093
Show Deals
Change Zip
Select All
Add To Shopping List

Make It

Tap or click steps to mark as complete

  • Prepare cake batter as directed on package; blend in dry pudding mix. Spoon into 24 paper-lined muffin cups. Bake as directed on package for cupcakes. Cool completely.
  • Dissolve drink mix in hot water. Stir into frosting in bowl until well blended. Use to frost cupcakes, reserving some of the frosting for attaching the decorations.
  • Cut each licorice piece into 16 (2-inch) lengths; set aside. Place 1 cookie on top of each cupcake; insert 4 licorice pieces into frosting on each side of cookie for the spider's legs. Use reserved frosting to attach chocolate pieces to tops of cookies for the spiders' eyes.

Size Wise

With their built-in portion control, these spooky cupcakes are great treats to serve at a kids' Halloween party.

Make Ahead

Cupcakes can be decorated up to 8 hours before serving.

Servings

  • 24 servings

Nutritional Information

Serving Size 24 servings
AMOUNT PER SERVING
Calories 320
Total fat 14g
Saturated fat 3g
Cholesterol 25mg
Sodium 370mg
Carbohydrate 48g
Dietary fiber 1g
Sugars 35g
Protein 3g
% Daily Value
Vitamin A 0 %DV
Vitamin C 0 %DV
Calcium 4 %DV
Iron 10 %DV

* Nutrition information is estimated based on the ingredients and cooking instructions as described in each recipe and is intended to be used for informational purposes only. Please note that nutrition details may vary based on methods of preparation, origin and freshness of ingredients used.

Ratings & Reviews

Rated 5 out of 5 by from These turned out very cute. These turned out very cute. I agree with many of the other reviews in that the decorating was time consuming. Some tips I found useful was buying the double stuffed oreo cookies and taking them apart, put the licorace legs in and then use some extra frosting to stick them back together. I also found refridgerating the frosting helped make it thicker in cosistency (it was little runny after adding the orange koolaid). And lastly, I found spinwheel black licorice in the bulk candy bins at a grocery store. These worked really well for the legs.
Date published: 2010-10-31
Rated 3 out of 5 by from I, too, could not find black licorice string and ended up cutting up licorice sticks to form legs. I, too, could not find black licorice string and ended up cutting up licorice sticks to form legs. My 3 year old daughter helped put the cookies on top of each cupcake and added the legs. She loved that. Most of the legs did not stay in very well, but nobody seemed to mind. I did not care for the taste of the orange in the frosting, and plus, it became too thin when I added the orange flavoring. (I'm sure I missed a step while rushing a bit!) For future, I will use plain white frosting instead.
Date published: 2006-10-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A fun recipe to make with your children or (in my case) grandchildren. A fun recipe to make with your children or (in my case) grandchildren. Loads of fun making the spider. While I found black licorice for the spider legs, we could only find the red licorice that "peeled" and so we used red licorice for the legs. We placed two dots of icing on the Oreo so that the eyes would adhere. If you make a long line, it looks like eyebrows. Used food coloring in the icing to color it organge. Loads of laughs and a cute treat for classmates or dayschool.
Date published: 2006-10-15
Rated 4 out of 5 by from I really liked the concept of this recipe a lot. I really liked the concept of this recipe a lot. Although it was difficult to find black licorice in my area, I was albe to use regular cherry flavor and they still looked great. I recommend however buy the "Double Stuffed" Oreos because it was hard to stick the licorice into the regular oreo cookie. Or, do what I did and arange the licorice strips on the cupcake first and then place the cookie on top.
Date published: 2006-10-31
Rated 2 out of 5 by from String licorice is no longer available in our area. String licorice is no longer available in our area. Got a "roll" of licorice from a local candy store and cut it up. Licorice was hard to get into the cookie. Broke lots of cookies. Ended up using frosting to "glue" the two sides of the Oreos back together again, as we started taking them apart to get the licorice in. We stopped at 7 spiders as it was just too big a pain to do.
Date published: 2006-10-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This is the second time I have made this for my daughter's Halloween class and it is a hit... This is the second time I have made this for my daughter's Halloween class and it is a hit everytime. I agree with most of the posts, it's hard to find the pull-a-way black licorice, so I opted for the chocolate licorice. I cut one in half with scissors, then cut that piece for a thinner and smaller piece. I know that takes some time, but it works perfectly for the spider legs!
Date published: 2007-10-31
Rated 4 out of 5 by from I mostly just used the idea for decorating. I mostly just used the idea for decorating. We just used regular chocolate cupcake mix and chocolate icing. As for the ddecoration we used Twizzlers peel n pull cherry licorice and just placed it under the cookie. It was very eay for my five year old and tons of fun! I think the legs being a different color just made it more fun!
Date published: 2006-10-31
Rated 4 out of 5 by from I made the Spider Cup Cakes for School. I made the Spider Cup Cakes for School. The kids were studing spiders. How Perfect! The black candy legs had to be cut into pieces and placed under the cookie (in the icing). Otherwise the cookie would crack and crumble. The koolaid tinting the icing was very cool and tasty for the kids. We will make these again.
Date published: 2006-10-25
  • 2016-08-23T09:59CST
  • bvseo_cps, prod_bvrr, vn_cps_3.3.0
  • cp_1, bvpage1
  • co_hasreviews, tv_0, tr_41
  • loc_en_US, sid_94567, PRD, sort_relevancy
  • clientName_khcrm

K:51857v1:94567

>