Ham ‘n’ Cheese Spiders

Total Time

Prep: 30 min. Bake: 15 min.


5 sandwiches

Updated: Sep. 30, 2022
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


  • 1 cup chopped fully cooked ham
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped onion
  • 2 tablespoons butter, softened
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons prepared mustard
  • 2 tubes (6 ounces each) small refrigerated flaky biscuits (5 count), divided
  • 1 tube (11 ounces) refrigerated breadsticks
  • 5 slices 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°. Using small pieces of foil, make forty 1/2-in. foil balls for shaping spider legs; coat lightly with cooking spray.
  2. For filling, mix first 4 ingredients. On greased baking sheets, pat 5 biscuits into 3-1/2-in. circles. For legs, cut each of 10 breadsticks crosswise in half; cut each piece lengthwise in half. (Reserve remaining breadsticks for another use.) Attach 8 legs to each biscuit, twisting and pressing onto baking sheet to adhere. Tuck a foil ball under the center of each leg.
  3. Spoon filling over biscuits. Fold cheese slices into quarters; place over top. Pat remaining biscuits into 4-in. circles; place over cheese, pressing edges to seal.
  4. Whisk together egg yolk and water; brush over tops. Attach olives for eyes; fill centers with pimientos. Sprinkle with poppy seeds.
  5. Bake until golden brown, 15-20 minutes. Serve warm.

Nutrition Facts

1/2 sandwich: 264 calories, 12g fat (5g saturated fat), 35mg cholesterol, 827mg sodium, 28g carbohydrate (5g sugars, 1g fiber), 10g protein.