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Ham 'n' Cheese Spiders Recipe

Ham 'n' Cheese Spiders Recipe

These creepy sandwiches are sure to scare up some fun at Halloween time! Kids really enjoy eating the spider-shaped sandwiches. —Kendra Barclay, De Kalb, Illinois
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. Bake: 15 min. YIELD:10 servings


  • 1 tube (11 ounces) refrigerated breadsticks, separated into 12 breadsticks
  • 2 tubes (10.2 ounces each) large refrigerated flaky biscuits (5 count), divided
  • 1 cup chopped fully cooked ham
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped onion
  • 2 tablespoons butter, softened
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons prepared mustard
  • 5 slices process American cheese
  • 1 large egg yolk
  • 1 teaspoon water
  • 10 ripe olive slices (about 2 tablespoons)
  • 1 tablespoon diced pimientos
  • 1 teaspoon poppy seeds


  • 1. Preheat oven to 375°. For legs, cut each breadstick crosswise in half; cut each piece lengthwise in half. Using small pieces of foil, make forty 1/2-in. foil balls to support legs while baking.
  • 2. On two greased baking sheets, pat five biscuits into 3-1/2-in. circles. Attach eight breadstick pieces to each biscuit for legs, twisting and pressing lightly onto pan to adhere. Tuck a 1/2-in. foil ball under each dough strip so it stands up in the center.
  • 3. Mix ham, onion, butter and mustard; divide among biscuits. Fold cheese slices into quarters; place over ham mixture. Pat remaining biscuits into 4-in. circles; place over filling, pinching to seal.
  • 4. Whisk together egg yolk and water; brush over tops. Attach olives for eyes; fill olives with pimientos. Sprinkle with poppy seeds.
  • 5. Bake until golden brown, 15-20 minutes. Serve warm. Yield: 5 sandwiches.

Nutritional Facts

1/2 sandwich: 356 calories, 16g fat (6g saturated fat), 35mg cholesterol, 1089mg sodium, 40g carbohydrate (7g sugars, 1g fiber), 12g protein.

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sdrks User ID: 2520692 255698
Reviewed Oct. 21, 2016

"I have made these for the last 3 years. My family loves those cute spiders."

fnstlug User ID: 3658849 63746
Reviewed Sep. 3, 2014

"This was good, but I had some trouble with them sticking to the pan. The legs were especially hard to get off unbroken."

supposedlyeve User ID: 7261700 156125
Reviewed May. 15, 2013

"Cute and fun to make with the kids! They LOVED it!"

bekajohnson User ID: 3529060 156124
Reviewed Oct. 5, 2011

"Made this with my two kids ages 3 and 5. They were able to help with patting out the biscuts and attaching the legs. I imagine prep would be faster if didn't have them helping, but then those memories wouldn" have been either.

I was skeptical if this dishes would be appealing to husband but it had a surprisingly wonderful flavor like a stuffed pastry at a holiday party.
I couldn't find breadsticks after searching two prominent grocery stores. Not sure if they aren't made anymore, so used crescent rolls instead.
My husband wants me to make these stuffed bacon and eggs, which will probably be great too.
Highly recommend!"

vbeck User ID: 3312006 63739
Reviewed Oct. 30, 2010

"I haven't made this yet, but it looks good. I probably won't make the legs."

redraspberryjello User ID: 1526571 158365
Reviewed Oct. 29, 2010

"Great theme recipe that was easy to assemble. The tiny bit of extra effort is well worth the outcome! My son loved these."

LucieLaRenta User ID: 3139596 110019
Reviewed Oct. 28, 2010

"I work, love to cook, do not have a maid, etc and had A LOT OF FUN MAKING THESE for just my Husband and I. Great time and lots of laughs - just the two of us - "Just judge the recipe not the person"!!!!! FYI - worth the time - tastes great"

jennie0214 User ID: 2513078 110010
Reviewed Oct. 20, 2010

"I have made this recipe for years and love it. Yes it does take a while, but the end product is great! I don't add the onions or mustard and they are still amazing!"

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