Creepy Spiders

Total Time

Prep: 30 min. Bake: 10 min.


about 2 dozen

Updated: Oct. 13, 2022
Cake mix gives these chocolate sandwich cookies a head start. You can even have kids help assemble the "spiders!"—Nella Parker, Hersey, Michigan


  • 1 package chocolate fudge cake mix (regular size)
  • 1/2 cup butter, melted
  • 1 egg
  • 1 can (16 ounces) chocolate frosting
  • Shoestring black licorice, cut into 1-1/2 inch pieces
  • 1/4 cup red-hot candies


  1. In a large bowl, combine the cake mix, butter and egg (dough will be stiff). Shape into 1-in. balls.
  2. Place 2 in. apart on ungreased baking sheets. Bake at 350° for 10-12 minutes or until set. Cool for 1 minute before removing from pans to wire racks.
  3. Spread a heaping teaspoonful of frosting over the bottom of half of the cookies. Place four licorice pieces on each side of cookies for spider legs; top with remaining cookies. For eyes, attach two red-hot candies with frosting to top of spider.

Nutrition Facts

1 spider: 206 calories, 9g fat (4g saturated fat), 18mg cholesterol, 243mg sodium, 31g carbohydrate (22g sugars, 1g fiber), 2g protein.