Halloween Spider Crackers

How adorable are these Halloween Spider Crackers? They are such a fun way to celebrate halloween and are easy enough to put together that even your kiddos can get in there and help!

A white platter of four cracker sandwiches decorated as spiders.
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I love an easy and fun recipe that celebrates a holiday. These spider crackers definitely fit the bill! They are more fun and spooky and are made with just a handful of ingredients: 

  • Ritz crackers
  • Pumpkin spice cream cheese
  • Pretzel sticks
  • Candy eyes

Close up of spider crackers on a white serving dish.

Tips for making halloween spider crackers

Now, you may have noticed that these spider treats only have 6 legs and spiders have 8 legs. We found that using 6 legs fit better inside the sandwich. If you would prefer to have it be more accurate, you could totally squish in an extra pretzel stick leg on each side, just scoot the legs closer together. You may need to play around with adding a bit more cream cheese to hold them in place, if they start to fall out.

If you are looking for more Halloween inspired recipes, make sure to add these ones to your list:

Halloween spider crackers on a white platter next to two fake skeleton arms.

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Halloween spider crackers on a white platter next to two fake skeleton arms.
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Halloween Spider Crackers Recipe

How adorable are these Halloween Spider Crackers? They are such a fun way to celebrate halloween and are easy enough to put together that even your kiddos can get in there and help!

Course Snack Recipes
Cuisine American
Keyword halloween crackers, halloween spider crackers, spider crackers
Prep Time 20 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 83 kcal
Author Aileen Clark

Ingredients

  • 16 Ritz crackers
  • 1/2 cup pumpkin spice cream cheese
  • 32 candy eyes
  • 48 pretzel sticks

Instructions

  1. Spread a thin layer of cream cheese on each cracker.
    Stick pretzel sticks onto every other cracker making spider legs (we found 3 on each side fit the best).
    Place a cracker on top to make a sandwich.
    Stick two candy eyes on top of each spider sandwich, using cream cheese as glue.
    Serve for a spooky fun halloween treat!
    Pumpkin spice cream cheese spread on seven crackers.
  2. Two ritz crackers sandwiched together with pretzel sticking out of the sides.
  3. Spider decorated crackers with candy eyes, on a grey cutting board.
Nutrition Facts
Halloween Spider Crackers Recipe
Amount Per Serving (2 spider crackers)
Calories 83 Calories from Fat 27
% Daily Value*
Fat 3g5%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Trans Fat 0.1g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 1g
Sodium 185mg8%
Potassium 28mg1%
Carbohydrates 13g4%
Fiber 0.5g2%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 2g4%
Vitamin C 0.1mg0%
Calcium 20mg2%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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