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Halloween Spider Oreo Truffles

Updated on August 7, 2014

Spider Oreo Truffles: a delicious recipe and a festive home-made candy

Candy on Halloween is not a new concept however home-making your own Halloween chocolate is an extra special treat. These Halloween spider Oreo truffles are easy to make and delicious. Adults and kids alike will love them and have fun making and decorating them. They will really stand out at a Halloween party. Make them once and you'll receive requests for them every year. They also can just be enjoyed as an Oreo Truffle throughout the year if you just don't put the legs on them.

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  • Prep time: 20 min
  • Cook time: 1 hour
  • Ready in: 1 hour 20 min
  • Yields: 36

Ingredients

  • 1 (15.5 oz) package OREO Cookies (divided)
  • 1 (8 oz) package softended Cream Cheese
  • 2 (8 oz) packages Semi-Sweet Baking Chocolate
  • Chocolate sauce

Instructions

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Step 1- Prep the truffles

Crush 9 oreo cookies into fine crumbs in food processor and reserve. Crush remaining cookies in the food processor and place in medium bowl. Add cream cheese; mix until well blended. Roll cookie mixture into 36 balls, about 1-inch in diameter.

Step 2- Melt the Chocolate

Melt chocolate in a double broiler over medium heat until smooth, stirring often. Remove chocolate from heat.

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Step 3- Dip truffles in chocolate

Place one ball at a time on a slotted spoon. With another spoon pour chocolate over the ball so it's completely covered and let the excess drain through the slots. Place truffle on wax paper-covered baking sheet. Sprinkle with reserved cookie crumbs.

Slotted Spoons

A good slotted spoon will allow you to completely coat the truffle in chocolate and eliminate the excess resulting in a better looking candy.

Step 4- Decorate the spider

Refrigerate until firm, about 1 hour. Pour some chocolate sauce into a small cup. Dip a minature spatula or spreader into the chocolate and draw the outline of spider legs on a plate. Place truffles on top of the drawn legs.

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Have someone you love lick the spoon
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  • Cook time: 1 hour 20 min
  • Ready in: 1 hour 20 min
  • Yields: 36 Truffles

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  • 1 (15.5 oz) package OREO Cookies (divided)
  • 1 (8 oz) package softended Cream Cheese
  • 2 (8 oz) packages Semi-Sweet Baking Chocolate
  • Chocolate sauce

Instructions

  1. 1. Crush 9 oreo cookies into fine crumbs in food processor and reserve. Crush remaining cookies in the food processor and place in medium bowl. Add cream cheese; mix until well blended. Roll cookie mixture into 36 balls, about 1-inch in diameter.
  2. 2. Melt chocolate in a double broiler over medium heat until smooth. Remove chocolate from heat.
  3. 3. Place one ball at a time on a slotted spoon. With another spoon pour chocolate over the ball so it's completely covered and let the excess drain through the slots. Place truffle on wax paper-covered baking sheet. Sprinkle with reserved cookie crumbs.
  4. 4. Refrigerate until firm, about 1 hour. Pour some chocolate sauce into a small cup. Dip a minature spatula or spreader into the chocolate and draw the outline of spider legs on a plate. Place truffles on top of the drawn legs.
  5. 5. Enjoy! Store leftover truffles in the refrigerator covered.

Will you be making a Halloween recipe this year?

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      anonymous 3 years ago

      Cool, a New Fun Recipe to Try!! :D

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      Camden1 4 years ago

      These sound yummy! I used to make Halloween recipes for the kids' school parties, but they've all outgrown that stage. I might try just the truffles part of this recipe...sounds easy and delicious!

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      WriterJanis2 4 years ago

      This is not only tasty looking, but fun to look at.

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      Tolovaj Publishing House 4 years ago from Ljubljana

      Don't know yet, but I know I always liked spiders!

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      Gloria Freeman 4 years ago from Alabama USA

      Hi that spider look so yummy, I love easy recipes. Thanks for sharing.

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      cmadden 4 years ago

      Tasty chocolate spiders - perfect for Halloween!

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      Cynthia Sylvestermouse 4 years ago from United States

      Really neat idea for Halloween treats!

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      Not sure if I'll wait for halloween but will for sure be making these. They're great thanx.

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      Ellen Gregory 4 years ago from Connecticut, USA

      Cute and made of chocolate. You can't beat that.

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      Oneshotvariety LM 4 years ago

      I may be making some next Halloween! Sounds tasty! Great lens!

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      LynetteBell 5 years ago from Christchurch, New Zealand

      Yumm

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      KimGiancaterino 5 years ago

      Happy belated Halloween!

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      OrganicMom247 5 years ago

      I want to try making all the delicious Halloween recipes I see.

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      Miha Gasper 5 years ago from Ljubljana, Slovenia, EU

      When sweets are in question, I am always celebrating Halloween!

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      We sure do! Last year we made Mummy Meatloaf. I saw a glazed pumpkin cake recipe.

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      dragonlildragon 5 years ago

      Very tasty looking recipe, I love chocolate.

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      Diva2Mom 5 years ago

      My gosh, Melissa, so impressive! Your creativity will go unnoticed here on Squidoo esp. when it comes to fun, artistic baking...wow, I'll definitely make these yummy, fun looking Halloween Spider Oreo truffle..oh my, just the name of it makes me salivate, haha...Halloween is when we decide that it's the "most allowable" day for our whole family to try different sweets, and we do all the hard toothbrushing later that day...oh boy, the kids know the more they eat sweets, the harder they brush...that's our rule, haha...My kids will love, love this Oreo truffle treat. Thanks so much for sharing! I'm so glad to see this on facebook. I happened to check uour fb page, and I saw this. I'll visit you soon. I got a lot to thank you for my dear. God bless you sweetheart! Very cool n' fun lens indeed!

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      jennyb85 5 years ago

      I can't wait to make some of these!