Easy Creepy Crawly Nibbles Recipe for Halloween

How to Make No-bake Spider Cookies for Halloween

If you are throwing a halloween party for your youngsters and you do not have enough time on your hands to actually stand around in your kitchen and bake something for a few dozen or so route kids, then we might just have the perfect solution for you! These incredible no-bake spider cookies are great to so quick and easy to make that you could even consider making the preparation into an enjoyable family activity with the little ones. Another fabulous feature of these halloween treats is that they are a good healthy alternative to traditional seasonal treats. Forget about traditional trick or treating! Here, we are going all in, with a delicious and super easy recipe that you can make in just under 20 minutes.

So, where do we begin?

Well, first of all you need to make sure that you have our super easy spider cookie recipe and all of the basic ingredients to make it.

Spider Cookie Recipe

Keep in mind that the details of this particular list are intended for about 10 cookies.

  • 200g oats
  • 50g peanut butter
  • 50g desiccated coconut
  • 100g milk chocolate, melted
  • 50g dates
  • 75g pack Mikado milk chocolate biscuits, broken up
  • 20+ chocolate chips

What do I do with All These Spider Cookie Ingredients?

First, start by throwing the peanut butter, the melted chocolate, oats and dates into a food processor until these ingredients have been fully blended together. There is nothing worse than big chunks in healthy cookies, especially when the paste could be so nice and smoothly blended. Gently take the blitzed mix out of the blender and put it into a bowl or a cutting board. At this stage, shape the mix into small oval shaped forms. This will be the body of the spider. Try and keep them all the size (approximately 4 cm in length). To make the outside a little bit more crunchy and tasty, roll the ovals in the desiccated coconut.

Then, the final touch! Break the pretzel sticks, Mikado or other, into equal parts. Insert these into the sides of the oval. We all know that we should not play with our food, but how cool is this? You have now created the creepy crawling legs of the arachnid! To complete the look, use a spoon to make a small indent to look like a mouth in each spider. Then, take 2 chocolate chips per cookie and stick them gently into the top part of the oval.

Now that the eyes are there, your little spider can come to life. The original recipe is a no-bake one. However, if you prefer leaving them in the oven at medium temperature for abut 20 minutes than that version is also very tasty! In these Halloween cookies, as you may have noticed from the ingredient list, there are no artificial ingredients nor sugars that aren’t natural. If your cookies don’t seem sweet enough to your kids, especially when they are surrounded by candy and chocolates over the Halloween break, then consider adding some natural sweetness by increasing the ratio of dates.

How do I use Spider Cookies?

The beauty of these incredible cookies is that they truly are multipurpose! You can use them as a halloween breakfast food, school snacks to through into the odd lunchbox or as a cheeky sweet snack to have right after dinner! Another piece of advice for these creepy crawly nibbles is that they can also be used as a topping to any Halloween themed cake or cupcake, and they are great edible decorations too. If you can’t find Mikado biscuits for the legs, you could use pretzel sticks instead. Let your creativity run free…what other edible decorations can you find?

This kind of cookie goes extremely well when accompanied by a fruity or herbal cup of tea.

We hope you enjoy!