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Peanut Butter Cheesecake Spiders

If you need a Halloween party food that's as cute as it is delicious, this is it. These easy no bake cheesecake bites feature the wildly winning combination of peanut butter, pretzels, and milk chocolate. Make a double batch because these are going to go quickly.


Peanut Butter Cheesecake Spiders

Prep Time: 1 hour 30 minutes Cook Time: 0 minutes Yield: 21 spiders


  • 21 Oreo cookies

  • 1/4 cup smooth/creamy peanut butter (not natural peanut butter)

  • 1/2 cup cream cheese, softened

  • 1/4 cup powdered sugar

  • 1 tbs milk

  • 63 pretzel sticks, broken in half

  • 2 cups (roughly 12 oz) milk chocolate chips

  • 1 tbs vegetable oil

  • Candy eyes or black sprinkles


  1. Twist open the Oreos, and place the cream filling into a mixing bowl. Set aside the cookies. To the mixing bowl, add the peanut butter, cream cheese, and powdered sugar. Beat the filling together using an electric mixer, then add the milk and continue to beat until light and fluffy. Spread the filling on to one end of an Oreo cookie, then close it with another cookie. Place on a parchment lined tray and refrigerate for 30 mins.

  2. Add the chocolate and vegetable oil to a microwave proof bowl. Microwave in 20 second intervals, stirring after each time in the microwave, until fully melted (this usually takes around 60-80 seconds total)

  3. Dunk the Oreos into the melted chocolate to fully cover it. Take them out with a fork, shaking lightly to remove any excess chocolate, then place on to a parchment lined tray. Ensure to leave 4-5 inches between each Oreo so that you can add the pretzel legs without crowding.

  4. Once all of the Oreos have been covered in chocolate, gently push 3 pretzel halves into each side to resemble spider legs. Gently place 2 candy eyes (or black sprinkles if using) at the bottom of each Oreo between the legs. Place the Oreos in the fridge for 30 mins or until the chocolate has hardened. Keep in the fridge until ready to serve.


  • These can be stored in the fridge in a Tupperware for 2 days. After 2 days, while the filling and cookie stay good, the pretzels get stale and soggy, so it's best not to make these more than 2 days before serving.


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