Spooky Ice Cream Sandwich Spiders

With Halloween around the corner, I thought I should post some festive recipes! This one is beyond simple and super kid-friendly! And adult friendly too! Who doesn’t love a cute little ice cream sandwich dressed up as a spider? Adorable, right? I thought so…

ANYONE {and I honestly mean anyone!} can make these!

All you will need is some ice cream, cookies, sprinkles, chocolate chips and any other candies you’d like to decorate with. I used store bought everything because I was feeling lazy. But you can always make your own cookies and even make your own ice cream {if you’re an over achiever…which I am not.}

I probably don’t have to explain this part, but I will anyways–> To make these cute little spiders, you will first scoop some ice cream onto the bottom of a cookie. Top it with another one and squish it down to make sure it sticks. If some ice cream oozes out, just scrape off the excess using a butter knife. You want the ice cream to be the same size as the circumference of the cookie. Then you roll the edges in chocolate sprinkles {or nuts or candies} and place into the freezer to firm up. Mine were really melty, so I kept mine in the freezer for 30 minutes.

Right before you pull the spider bodies out, melt the chocolate chips {which will be our glue} and break apart some pretzels {which will be the legs}. To assemble, dip the tip of one of the pretzel legs into the chocolate and press into place. Continue this process until all 8 legs are on. Dip two mini M&M’s {or other candies} into the chocolate and press into place to be the eyes. Place the spiders back into the freezer to firm up those leg joints {about 2 minutes or so} and then eat them!

See not hard at all, and so darling! Perfect for kids Halloween Parties!

Hope you like these as much as we did! Have a great day! 🙂

You may also like these recipes:
Apple Fritter Cakes with Warm Caramel Sauce from Lauren’s Latest
Halloween Cupcakes from Tidy Mom
Breadstick Mummy Dogs from Picky Palate
Chocolate Dipped Caramel Apples from DoughMesstic

Spooky Ice Cream Sandwich Spiders
yield: 12 servings
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1 gallon vanilla ice cream
1 package chocolate chip cookies
chocolate sprinkles {or other colors}
medium pretzel twists
1/4 cup semi sweet chocolate chips
Mini M&M’s
any other desired candy

Scoop some ice cream onto the bottom of a chocolate chip cookie. Top with another cookie and squish down to stick. {If some ice cream oozes out, take a butter knife and remove so the ice cream is even all the way around the cookie.} Roll the ice cream edges in chocolate sprinkles and place into the freezer for 30 minutes to solidify again. Repeat this process until you have 12 spider bodies.

While spiders are freezing, break pretzels apart to get legs. You’ll need 8 legs for each spider. Microwave chocolate chips for about 30 seconds or until completely melted.

To assemble spiders, remove from freezer. Dip a pretzel leg in chocolate and press into place. Repeat until all legs are attached. Take two mini M&M’s or other candies, dip in chocolate and press in place for the eyes. Freeze another 5 minutes and serve.


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  1. Oh these are so wonderful! I love them!

  2. Super cute to make and eat!

  3. This is one of my favorite of your treats! Just love it!

  4. Haha!! Look at that. You’re so funny!

    and I’m nervous.

  5. Wow. I’d make those and then they would melt all over the table because I would dish towel snap anyone that even thought about destroying one of my spider pretzel masterpieces. That’s cute cooking.

    • I wouldn’t exactly categorize this recipe as ‘cooking’…more like assembling!

  6. I think this is fun for all ages!

  7. I don’t even have words for how much I love these! Wish I had time to make them for this year’s Halloween…I’ll keep in mind for next year (or make them just for fun ;))

    • Thanks, Rachel! Gosh, I’ve been so busy–I feel like I haven’t talked to you in forever!

  8. So cute!! I would enjoy eating one of these spiders!

    • I have lots in my freezer! I’ll share!

  9. These are super fun! I’m sure kids would go crazy over these.

    Thanks for commenting on my cheese bread post! I was also super excited to find a source for them locally! I’ll have to try making them too!

  10. These are so cute, Lauren! I bet you are the best mom ever. 🙂 If we could do Halloween stuff with my students at school (not allowed, sadly), I’d love to do a little project/craft/snack like this!

  11. Oh holy cuteness! You’ve got to come by and add these to my round-up today! LOVE.

  12. The only problem I see with these that I would eat half the ingredients while I was assembling, and then I would probably devour them all on my own! I’m a sucker for a cookie ice cream sandwich, especially one as cute as that!! 🙂

  13. how creative! I absolutely love ice cream sandwiches!

  14. These are adorable! I love ice cream sandwiches, but never thought to create something like this with them 🙂 These would be a definite hit.

  15. This is sooooo cute!!! I think I would eat the eyes first…then the legs…then a couple more bites and the whole thing would be gone! Love that these are all pre-made items too.



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