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Easy Spooky Spider Cupcakes

“These delightful spiders are very tasty and easy to make. You can really let your imagination go wild with them!” Edie DeSpain - Logan, Utah
  • Total Time
    Prep: 50 min. Bake: 20 min. + cooling
  • Makes
    2 dozen

Ingredients

  • 1 package chocolate cake mix (regular size)
  • 1 can (16 ounces) vanilla frosting
  • Orange paste food coloring
  • 24 Oreo cookies
  • Red or black shoestring licorice
  • 48 milk chocolate M&M's

Directions

  • Prepare and bake cake batter according to package directions for cupcakes; cool completely.
  • In a small bowl, tint frosting orange; set aside 1 tablespoon. Frost cupcakes with remaining frosting. Place one cookie on each cupcake.
  • For legs, cut licorice into 2-in. pieces; press eight pieces into each cupcake. Attach two M&M's to each cookie for eyes, using reserved frosting.
Nutrition Facts
1 each: 232 calories, 10g fat (3g saturated fat), 27mg cholesterol, 204mg sodium, 34g carbohydrate (25g sugars, 1g fiber), 2g protein.

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