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Gluten Free Spider Cookies

These gluten free spider cookies are a super fun and delicious Halloween treat. So full of chocolate and peanut butter flavor, they will be a hit whether you like spiders or not.

Gluten Free Spider Cookies - perfect for Halloween! Recipe from @whattheforkblog | whattheforkfoodblog.com

These gluten free spider cookies will be the cutest cookies in your Halloween spread. They may scare a few of those arachnophobias away, but that irresistible chocolate peanut butter combo won’t keep them away.

These cookies are pretty much like my Peanut Butter Blossoms and Peanut Butter Cookie Cups, but on steroids. I mean, peanut butter on peanut butter with chocolate. It does not get better than this!

Gluten Free Spider Cookies - perfect for Halloween! Recipe from @whattheforkblog | whattheforkfoodblog.com

There are several steps that make these cookies a long process to make. But before I scare you away, NONE of the steps are difficult! Most of the work is down time, which means it’s not actually work. And to make your life easier, you can always use store-bought eyes which will dramatically decrease the amount of time it takes to make these spider cookies.

Halloween is one of those holidays where you can really have fun with your food. Creepy food, cute food, scary food, over the top food – it’s the holiday that food dreams are made of. I admit, I’ve never really done much with themed food in the past but I couldn’t pass up on making these cookies.

Gluten Free Spider Cookies - perfect for Halloween! Recipe from @whattheforkblog | whattheforkfoodblog.com

First of all, they’re kind of a party pleaser. How fun is it to say you ate spiders?! You don’t have to tell anyone they were chocolate 😉 Second, my husband is a chocolate and peanut butter FANATIC. He’s crazy about it and I can never make enough treats with this flavor combo for him.

(–> check out my gluten free gluten free chocolate peanut butter bars where I explain it all <– )

While he loves chocolate and peanut butter, he’s kind of afraid of spiders. I am the designated spider exterminator in our house so it was super fun for me to tell him that I made him some peanut butter cookies and he could find them in the freezer. I secretly wish I had a camera in the freezer (Alton Brown/ Good Eats style) just to see his reaction when he saw the spiders sitting on top.

Surprise! Your favorite cookies with your least favorite thing in the world, EVER! I’m so mean. It’s so much fun. Enjoy!

Gluten Free Spider Cookies - perfect for Halloween! Recipe from @whattheforkblog | whattheforkfoodblog.com


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Andrea

Thursday 25th of October 2018

I made these tonight for my daughter's softball team. I saved a lot of time by putting the cookies back in the oven for about 30 seconds after adding the peanut butter cup. This melted the chocolate, allowing the (store-bought) eyes to stick easily. Then I popped them in the fridge for a quick re-hardening of the chocolate. My husband and kids tried some, and they were delicious!

Sharon

Friday 26th of October 2018

Thanks for the great time saving tip! Glad your family enjoyed them :)

Lauren

Friday 28th of October 2016

These are the absolute cutest!

Marjo

Friday 28th of October 2016

The spider cookies look so cute! I'll bet my kids will be dunking the cookies into milk in no time. Thanks for sharing the recipe.

amanda

Thursday 27th of October 2016

These are adorable! Any kid would love to get their hands on a few of these!

Alisa Fleming

Thursday 27th of October 2016

I've seen a lot of spider treats this Halloween season, but those are the cutest!!

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