Easy cheesy Halloween spiders

October 16, 2018


Last year we had the most epic fail when it came to our Halloween bakes. No really. I’m not joking. I followed all the instructions and this is what happened.



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#halloweengoals FAIL 🙈🤔 – these were meant to be spooky #banana ghosts. I have no idea what went wrong, but before we even got started they fell off their sticks. I have some worried strawberries in the fridge who will be up next.

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#Halloweengoals fail! 😜 Our 2nd attempt at #Halloween goodies. These were meant to be #spiders. I swear… in my mind these were going to be epic. #nope #whatarethese #emojimovie poo?

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Can you believe it? Talk about #parentfail. So anyway, this year I’ve been determined not to do it again.


But then #Blogtober18 day 16 came up with the prompt ‘perfect recipes’ just in time for #NationalBakingWeek.




So this week I give you ‘easy cheesy Halloween Spiders’. I’m not sure how ‘easy’ these are going to be. But let’s give it a go and see… because it can’t get any worse than those slimy ghost bananas!



Easy cheesy Halloween spiders


You will need 3 ingredients to make these easy cheesy Halloween spiders. #WinWin right?! Wooohooo!!! Anyway. Try your best to get your hands on the following:


-A pack of Babybell cheese (any).

-A bag of cranberries…. I say this, but apparently I should have used olives. So… just get anything that looks like they could be eyes.

-A couple of bags of twiglets.  





Let’s get making!


Step 1.

Open up a bag of twiglets and snap 4 in half (to make the 8 legs). The littles will love doing this. I’m so pleased I bought a multipack of 6 mini bags because 2 disappeared within minutes *Coughs… Mr Button!!!  


Easy cheesy Halloween spiders



Step 2.

Next, prep your Babybell cheese by getting the little ones to peel off the wrappers.


Easy cheesy Halloween spiders



Step 3.

Prep your spiders eye balls. I cut our cranberries in quarters as they were a bit fidderly. Olives may be easier to handle for the little ones.


Step 4.

Put everything together. First stick in the twiglet legs. Next fix the eyeballs on. And…. you’re done!


Easy cheesy Halloween spiders

Easy cheesy Halloween spiders

Easy cheesy Halloween spiders

Easy cheesy Halloween spiders



We used our easy cheesy Halloween spiders as part of a crackers & cheese board this evening, courtesy of Little Button. Yum!


Easy cheesy Halloween spiders

Easy cheesy Halloween spiders


They tasted… interesting and looked pretty decent I would say!


Easy cheesy Halloween spiders



We are going to try making toffee apples next. Wish us luck and send us all the tips you possibly can!!



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Easy cheesy Halloween spiders


What are your favourite makes and bakes for Halloween?



This post is part of #Blogtober18 to celebrate  #NationalBakingWeek

(though no baking actually took place!)





26 responses to “Easy cheesy Halloween spiders”

  1. I love this post. Lots of fun

  2. Kim Carberry says:

    hehehe! I love your fails. I can tell the cakes were meant to be spiders. Fab effort.
    Good luck with the toffee apples x

  3. Sabina Green says:

    Gosh they really are easy (and cheesy) and very cute. I have had my fair share of baking disasters. I like those brain jelly moulds you can get cheaply – easy peasy!

  4. Sonia Cave says:

    They turned out fab I would say. I love doing halloween themed food, and we had an epic fail one year with “brains” and getting stuck to everything!

  5. Kirsty says:

    I am loving the fails – ha ha! We will give these a whirl. #blogtober18

  6. Haha I love these. So quirky, fun to make, not to taxing and I bet that they taste yummy too xx

  7. Sonia says:

    Haha love your fails… although not really fails at all – they look fab! Love the idea of the cheesy spiders, which my youngest liked babybels!

  8. So simple but so fun! I love a Babybel, I was a bit addicted during my pregnancies and my work colleagues knew I was pregnant second time around when the Babybels started appearing!!!

  9. Frankie says:

    I love the cheesy spiders. I always like the sound of toffee apples but most of the ones i’ve tried have nearly broken my teeth.

  10. They look like spiders so I’d take that as a win! I’ve had too many baking fails to count!

  11. Anosa says:

    I always say its the thought that counts and the time spent together making them. Looks so much fun and turned out ok.

  12. Chloe says:

    Hi, love the idea of these cheesy spiders fun and quick and easy to make and no doubt delicious #dreamteam

  13. Sean says:

    Scary food stack, just love them. Though some may not like the twigglets 🙂

    Wouldn’t be able to make these in our house though – be eaten before made…

  14. Rosie Doal says:

    How easy and cute do these look? Right I need to get baking! #DreamTeam

  15. Laurie says:

    These look yummy and fun. I will have to try to make them with the grandkids.

  16. Kate says:

    Love the simplicity of these and the great look too. #DreamTeam

  17. These are brilliant!! What a fab idea, and so simple!

  18. What a great recipe perfect for younger children. X #dreamteam

  19. Tracey Carr says:

    They look great! And don’t be so hard on yourself with the ‘fails’. It’s the taking part that’s the most fun, especially for the kids. They probably don’t even care if things don’t work out. I know mine don’t! #DreamTeam

  20. nobody wants baking tips from me, but there is a chance I may actually give these a try. I don’t think I can mess them up, though if anyone can it would be me! #dreamteam

  21. Kirsty says:

    Love these spiders. You are good kidoing the themed food. #DreamTeam

  22. Heather Keet says:

    The spiders turned out so cute!!!! #DreamTeam

  23. Some great food ideas for Halloween #dreamteam

  24. The great thing about these is that there’s so much the kids can do themselves. Good luck with the toffee apples I darent even attempt them!! #dreamteam

  25. Okay so the first fail made me laugh so much! But the cheese spiders look amazing, unfortunately not something we can do, due to a dairy free house

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