Chocolate Peanut Butter Spider Cookies

A Must-Make this season: Chocolate Peanut Butter Spider Cookies Recipe on ASpicyPerspective.com #halloweenChocolate Peanut Butter Spider Cookies that are creepy and delightful. These spider cookies are my first Halloween offering this year, so I wanted to make sure to give you a recipe that was frightfully delicious! 

Chocolate Peanut Butter Spider Cookies! #halloween #spiders

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Eeeeeeeeeeek!

That’s what some of you may be thinking at first glance, but don’t worry. These spiders are more afraid of you than you are of them.

Especially after you find out they’re made of chewy peanut butter cookie dough and chocolate truffles. These Chocolate Peanut Butter Spider Cookies should make a break for it, because once you get your hands on one, the rest are in trouble.

Making Chocolate Peanut Butter Spider Cookies! #halloween #spiders

Halloween is my favorite holiday for treat-making. Turning delectable goodies into creepy creations, gives me that giddy-goose-bump sensation of Halloween night and makes me feel like a kid again.

How to Make Chocolate Peanut Butter Spider Cookies - SPIDERS! #halloween #spiders

Today I’m offering a twist on one of my favorite cookie combos, chocolate peanut butter cookies, in a way that will fill your heart with fright.

But these Chocolate Peanut Butter Spider Cookies are kind of cute, aren’t they?

I don’t know whether to hug them, squash them… or eat them.

I think I’ll go with option three.

Easy Chocolate Peanut Butter Spider Cookies - SPIDERS! #halloween #spiders

The center of each Chocolate Peanut Butter Spider Cookies is a Lindt (Lindor) chocolate truffle. I love the soft creamy centers, however you can use whatever store-bought chocolate truffle candy you like best. Just make sure they measure about an inch across.

I made a simple peanut butter cookie dough and rolled it into balls. Then I baked the balls for 10 minutes, until they formed domes, and quickly pressed a cavity in each cooking before baking the rest of the way. This creates a unique roundy-crackly shape that’s perfect for Halloween.

Creepy Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookies - SPIDERS! #halloween #spiders

Once the cookies have baked and almost cooled all the way, add a truffle to each cavity. Make sure the cookies are just barely above room temperature so the chocolate coating melts just enough to glue to the cookie. You don’t want it the melt all the way.

Then pipe chocolate legs on the Chocolate Peanut Butter Spider Cookies to make them look like spiders. Now all they need are eyes.

If we were being exact, we’d add eight eyes… but I think they look better with two.

These cute Chocolate Peanut Butter Spider Cookies are fun and festive for Halloween. Plus they are so easy the kids can make them!

Simple Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookies - SPIDERS! #halloween #spiders

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153 Responses to “Chocolate Peanut Butter Spider Cookies”

  1. Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugarposted October 3, 2014 at 4:49 am

    So cute!! And totally tasty sounding too. Love these!

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  2. Brian @ A Thought For Foodposted October 3, 2014 at 5:47 am

    Adorable! Though I’m pretty sure Eric and I would eat the whole batch of these. Peanut butter and chocolate is always a winning combo in this house.

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  3. Tieghanposted October 3, 2014 at 6:27 am

    I love making Halloween themed sweets. These are so fun!

    Reply

  4. Julie @ Table for Twoposted October 3, 2014 at 6:32 am

    These are SO stinkin’ cute!!! I LOVE them!!

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  5. Meagan @ A Zesty Biteposted October 3, 2014 at 6:37 am

    I hate spiders but I just might keep this cute little things around. Great job and they really are almost too cute to eat.

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    • ila — October 8th, 2014 @ 5:11 am

      I notice you said ALMOST too cute to eat!
      My friend hates spiders and she said she would eat these.
      LOL!

      Reply

  6. Jenny @ The Peachy Pairposted October 3, 2014 at 6:37 am

    My husband is an entomologist. I could make these for him any time of the year!

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    • Sommer — October 3rd, 2014 @ 6:40 am

      LOL!! Jenny, that is awesome. :)

      Reply

  7. Marla Meridithposted October 3, 2014 at 6:43 am

    These are the cutest cookies ever!!

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  8. Jenny Flakeposted October 3, 2014 at 6:53 am

    Cute Cute Cute Sommer! Totally doing these with my boys :) Happy Friday!

    Reply

  9. amanda @ fake gingerposted October 3, 2014 at 6:54 am

    These are absolutely adorable!

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  10. Danelleposted October 3, 2014 at 7:09 am

    I love these! So many Halloween treats are kind of unappetizing (at least to me), but these look delicious and they are adorable! Might have to make them for the school’s Fall carnival!

    Reply

  11. Sharana @ Living The Sweet Life Blogposted October 3, 2014 at 7:42 am

    SO STINKING CUTE!! lol this is such a good idea, and who doesn’t love a little peanut butter and chocolate combo :)

    Reply

  12. Heather Christoposted October 3, 2014 at 8:32 am

    These are seriously the cutest!!!

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  13. Nikki @Seeded at the Tableposted October 3, 2014 at 9:14 am

    The cutest and tastiest spiders EVER! I definitely won’t stomp on these with my shoe! ;)

    Reply

  14. Naomiposted October 3, 2014 at 9:36 am

    These are so adorable!!! I love it!!!

    Reply

  15. Jodee Weilandposted October 3, 2014 at 1:06 pm

    These cookies are just too cute for words…love them! I Iove the flavors, too! Thanks for sharing!

    Reply

  16. Kelli @ The Corner Kitchenposted October 3, 2014 at 1:14 pm

    Oh my gosh, so adorable! These cookies could not be any cuter!!

    Reply

  17. Wenderlyposted October 3, 2014 at 4:47 pm

    SOOOO darling!!!

    Reply

  18. Lori @ RecipeGirlposted October 3, 2014 at 5:32 pm

    What a fun dessert!

    Reply

  19. Bonnieposted October 4, 2014 at 2:56 am

    I am definitely a cookie baker and was delighted to see these! I think they will be perfect for my third grade class! Where, exactly, do you find the candy eyes? Many thanks for this adorable addition to my cookie arsenal!

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    • Sommer — October 4th, 2014 @ 7:56 pm

      Hi Bonnie, I found them in the baking aisle of our regular grocery store chain. I bet a craft store would also have them in the baking section.

      Reply

      • Penny — October 5th, 2014 @ 2:24 pm

        the eyes are in the Wilton part of the craft aisle at our WalMart.

  20. Lisaposted October 4, 2014 at 5:53 am

    These are adorable? I also would like to know where you get the candy eyes?

    Reply

    • Sommer — October 4th, 2014 @ 7:55 pm

      HI Lisa, I found them in the baking aisle of our regular grocery store chain. I bet a craft store would also have them.

      Reply

  21. Deniseposted October 4, 2014 at 9:44 am

    You could let them cool completely and use some melted chocolate to glue in the truffle the way you glue on the eyes!

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    • Sommer — October 4th, 2014 @ 7:54 pm

      Yes! Good thinking. :)

      Reply

    • Mary Anne — October 9th, 2014 @ 7:15 pm

      I was think why couldn’t you use melt chocolate to “glue” the body?

      Reply

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  23. Paulaposted October 5, 2014 at 7:00 am

    do you think Whoopers would work? Those choc covered candy malt balls.

    Reply

    • Sommer — October 5th, 2014 @ 6:45 pm

      Hi Paula, I bet it would if you made the cookies and holes a little smaller. :)

      Reply

    • Lynn — October 11th, 2014 @ 4:53 pm

      Whoppers worked great and the grand kids said they were yummy

      Reply

  24. Pat gposted October 5, 2014 at 10:44 am

    I find if you put you kiss on while hot ant put back in oven for about 30 sec or so the chocolate is much better. That’s how my mother made them

    Reply

  25. Nikkiposted October 6, 2014 at 6:52 am

    These are simply adorable…but my question is…where do you find candy eyes?? LOL Thanks!!

    Reply

  26. Susanposted October 6, 2014 at 9:38 pm

    Allergic to peanuts, can I use a sugar cookie recipe instead?

    Reply

  27. Sukuposted October 7, 2014 at 9:59 am

    If kids are allergic to peanuts, then what other cookie dough recipe can be used??

    Reply

    • Sommer — October 8th, 2014 @ 5:47 am

      Hi Suku, are they allergic to all tree nuts? If not, you could use almond butter.

      Reply

  28. Anneposted October 7, 2014 at 11:47 am

    due to peanut allergies in the family I’m going to try this using Almond Butter instead! They look wonderful.

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  30. cristinaposted October 8, 2014 at 12:48 pm

    These festive cookies are so cute and creative! I’ll take a dozen, please. :)

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  31. Voluptuous Hypothesisposted October 8, 2014 at 7:00 pm

    Very creative

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  33. Robertaposted October 9, 2014 at 7:54 am

    I’d love to make these for our grandkids. Where would I find candy eyes though?

    Reply

    • Lynn — October 11th, 2014 @ 4:54 pm

      In the baking section next to the sprinkles

      Reply

  34. Susanposted October 9, 2014 at 1:25 pm

    I have to agree with the poster who suggested waiting until these are completely cool then just gluing the truffles in with melted chocolate. I waited until mine were barely warm, then I put just one truffle in for a test. After a couple of minutes it was fine, so I added the rest. Within 20 minutes, they were all a melted mess. It was the prolonged exposure to just mild head that ruined them. Next time I’ll wait until the cookies are fully cool before adding the truffles.

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    • Kate @ Midnight Book Girl — October 25th, 2014 @ 12:52 pm

      I had a similar problem at first, they just kept melting. So I popped them into the freezer for a few minutes and they were fine.

      Reply

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  37. vanposted October 10, 2014 at 6:25 am

    hi thanks for posting this! they are so adorable! just wondering if i can use m&m chocolates instead of candies for the eyes?

    Reply

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  40. Marian (Sweetopia)posted October 10, 2014 at 11:30 am

    Oh my gosh – I love these guys!

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  41. Melindaposted October 10, 2014 at 12:10 pm

    These are adorable. Where do you buy candy eyes?

    Reply

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  44. bertaposted October 11, 2014 at 6:46 pm

    These are so cute. I will definitely make them for my chocolate and peanut butter loving boys.

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  47. Moe'posted October 13, 2014 at 8:20 am

    Can you use REESES Peanut butter cups???

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  58. Crysposted October 23, 2014 at 7:55 am

    I made these for a silly secret game at work “Spooked” and they turned out great! I admit, i didn’t have time to do it from scratch but I used a Betty Crocker mix. The first batch I baked for a total of 15mins and they came out crunchy. I checked the bag and it said to do it for a total of 11 and with the second batch I did that & it turned out great! I did wait for the cookies to fully cool before putting in the truffles and used the melted chocolate to “glue” them down. When I finished, I let them sit out for the night to fully set and packed them in the morning. They made it through a 30min car ride without any eyes falling off, yay!

    My biggest disappointment? The Lindt bag only had 22 truffles!!! I improvised and used left over melted chocolate to make 2 “squished” spider (still so cute with the eyes though).

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    • Kate @ Midnight Book Girl — October 25th, 2014 @ 12:55 pm

      Yeah, I just used the pre-made dough. I had to adjust for time too, I cooked for about 6-7 minutes before pulling them out. And I didn’t have a pestle to make the dents, but the top of a can of whip cream worked just fine. :) Love the squished spider idea!

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  60. Tracy | PeanutButter and Onionposted October 23, 2014 at 11:37 am

    THese are adorable!!

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  69. Nancyposted October 24, 2014 at 12:20 pm

    I was wondering what you used to make the hole in the middle of the cookie.

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    • Sommer — October 24th, 2014 @ 2:13 pm

      Hi Nancy, I used a pestle to press the center, but the end of a wooden spoon or spatula would work.

      Reply

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  71. Lindaposted October 25, 2014 at 12:01 am

    Your cookies are adorable. I’m going to make them today and bring them to the annual family crab dinner tonight – I’m just going to try to convert the measures to the Swedish and European system first, I hope I’ll get it right :)

    Take care
    //Linda

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  72. Lindaposted October 25, 2014 at 4:02 am

    My dough got very crumbly and kept wanting to fall apart. I used a very dry ecological peanutbutter with 99% peanuts. Should I have done anything different because of that?

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    • Daria — October 25th, 2014 @ 5:34 am

      Linda, I had the same issue :( I couldn’t properly roll a ball because dough kep fallingappart.
      And do you know where in Sweden to buy candy eyes?

      Reply

      • Linda — October 29th, 2014 @ 11:04 am

        Cervera sell eyes that look like those in the picture :D How did your cookies turn out? I frooze my dough ;)

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  82. debposted October 28, 2014 at 7:22 am

    these were a big hit at our party. i had trouble finding the candy eyes. we used round orange and green round decorating candies.

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  90. Ivonneposted October 30, 2014 at 7:07 pm

    Love these! Thanks for sharing!

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  95. Joanneposted October 31, 2014 at 2:35 pm

    Can you cut the truffles in half ?

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    • Sommer — November 1st, 2014 @ 11:46 am

      Hi Joanne, Not the Lindt truffles… they are too soft on the inside to be cut in half. However, you might find another brand that is a little more firm.

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  107. Ericaposted September 29, 2015 at 2:28 pm

    These are great for my upcoming halloween party! I can not wait to make them!

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  112. Kathyposted October 7, 2015 at 2:37 am

    Really easy to make! Turned out really cute.

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  113. Kylieposted October 7, 2015 at 7:37 am

    I am gonna try to make this at home.. My kids will love this for sure.

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  114. Doce Cupcakeposted October 7, 2015 at 12:27 pm

    LOVE LOVE LOVE Thank you so much for sharing !!! 

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  115. Coco in the Kitchenposted October 9, 2015 at 2:03 pm

    Sommer, these li’l spiders are just TOO cute!
    Lindor just makes them extra delicious. Gotta do this one w my sister and our kids this w/end.
    Thanks!

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  124. Dawnposted October 24, 2015 at 8:11 am

    These look like soot sprites from the films Spirited Away and My Neighbor Totoro! I am so making these for kid 4’s party next week. Thanks for the cute idea.

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  125. Lindseyposted October 30, 2015 at 4:28 pm

    I made these for my son’s preschool halloween party and they were a huge hit.  Delicious and super cute!  Thanks for such a great recipe!

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    So lovely, thanks for the recipes. Will try this  fancy cookies. So cute

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