No-Bake Bat and Spider Cookies

Since my kids are so into crafts I wanted to have them help me make a simple themed dish for Halloween. Thus we made No-Bake Bat and Spider Cookies using black fondant and Oreos.

no bake bat and spider cookies

My kids helped make the Spider Cookies which were as simple as rolling log-shaped legs out of the fondant and carefully placing them inside the Oreos.  Premade candie eyeballs were affixed to the front for the cuteness factor (as did the uneven leg sizes and odd number of legs per my pint-sized chefs wishes).

no bake bat and spider cookies

I made Bat Cookies in a similar manner, using a bat shaped cookie cutter to cut wings out of the fondant, though you could use a holly leaf. They were actually pretty easy to put together once I got going, which is a plus when you have a lot of tasks to accomplish for a themed party.  I can also see adding more detail with extra supplies – white fondant to make vampire bats, or red fondant to turn the simple spiders into black widows. I’m sure the kids and I will be making other themed no-bake cookies in the future since we all had such a great time making these treats.

bat and spider cookies


No-Bake Bat and Spider Cookies

Two 4.4 ounce packages of black fondant (I used Wilton’s)
One package candy eyeballs ( I used Betty Crocker)
One package Oreo’s (24.25 ounces)
Small amount of icing
Bat or holly leaf cookie cutter
Bat Cookies: Working with one package of fondant at a time, cut of about 1 ounce, rewrap the remainder of the fondant and roll out the fondant to about 1/8th inch thick and cut out two bat wings using your cookie cutter.  Then using a knife, cut two small triangular ears.  Carefully twist apart an oreo and place the inner edge of each wing into the cookie on the frosting. Replace the top cookie half gently, yet pressing down slightly to seal.  Next affix the ears to the top of the cookie and then affix two eyes using the frosting as “glue”.  Repeat with the remainder of the fondant and cookies until you run out of fondant.  You should get approximately 24 cookies.

Spider Cookies: Working with one package of fondant at a time, cut of about 1 ounce, rewrap the remainder of the fondant. Roll the fondant into eight small log-shaped legs.  Carefully twist apart an oreo and place four legs on each side of the cookie on the frosting. Replace the top cookie half gently, yet pressing down slightly to seal.  Next affix two eyes using the frosting as “glue”.  Repeat with the remainder of the fondant and cookies until you run out of fondant.  You should get approximately 24 cookies. Note: Flatten the end of each leg you place inside the cookie to minimize cracking of the top cookie when it is replaced.  Number of cookies is approximate – as you can see from the photos my kids had a wide size range in the legs they crafted.

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3 thoughts on “No-Bake Bat and Spider Cookies

  1. My kids are grown and so past this stage of kitchen fun but I have a soft spot in my heart for Halloween and especially for Oreos. These bats look just like the ones my kids made when they are little and I still pin on my trees on the front porch. Love this food craft!

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