Black Widow

Black Widow Pops@The Seven Year Cottage

Though exhibiting a red hourglass, the menacing mark of black widows…

These edible arachnids are deceptively delicious, and one hundred percent harmless!

Black Widow Spider Pops

  • Oreo Cakesters
  • Pretzel sticks
  • Vanilla frosting
  • Black gel food coloring
  • Red gum drops
  • Granulated sugar
  • Green jelly beans
  • Lollipop sticks
  • Styrofoam rectangle
  • Narrow ribbon

Insert one lollipop stick into the cream-filled layer of each Oreo Cakester.  Break or cut pretzel sticks in half, then insert four pieces on each side to form spider legs.  Lay pops flat on a cookie sheet lined with wax paper.  Transfer to the freezer for at least 20 minutes.

Pour a few tablespoons of sugar onto a piece of wax paper.  Place a red gum drop in the center of sugar, cover with a second sheet of wax paper, and roll flat.  Additional sugar may be needed to keep gummy candy from sticking.

Make an hourglass template (approximately 1″ x 1″) from card stock or heavy paper.  Using the pattern as a guide, carefully cut hourglass shape from flattened red candy with a sharp knife.  You’ll need one hourglass for every spider.

Spoon frosting into a two cup measuring glass or small mixing bowl.  Add black gel food coloring and mix thoroughly.  Microwave tinted frosting for approximately 10-15 seconds.  Stir heated frosting well, it should be the consistency of melted chocolate.

Remove one spider at a time from the freezer and dip into warm icing until evenly coated, allowing excess to drip back into the dish.  Use foam as a base to keep pops upright while drying.

You may have to occasionally reheat frosting for five seconds to keep it the ideal consistency for dipping.  Save all remaining frosting in a resealable bag.

It will take a couple of hours for the frosted coating to set up.  Once set, lay spider pops right side up on wax paper.

Snip a tiny amount from one corner of the plastic bag containing leftover icing.  Squeeze frosting onto the bottom of a red candy hourglass, attach to spider body.

For eyes, cut green jelly beans (or color of your choice) in half, secure with frosting, and allow to dry.

Tie matching ribbon around lollipop sticks before serving.



31 responses to Black Widow

  1. Very creative. I bet the kids love this!

  2. YUM!! And they look spectacular! :) I’m visiting from the NJAH linky party, I hope you’ll pop by and say hello!

    I also have a linky party every Tuesday and would love it if you’d link up your tutorial, I’m featuring recipes this week! :) xoxo

  3. Britney says:

    Super cute idea for Halloween! Plus, those Oreo cakesters are my new worst addiction! Thanks for linking up with us!

  4. Kirsten says:

    These are fabulous! I’d love for you to share in my Halloween linky party going on until Wednesday at midnight…
    {Not So} Tough Tuesdays –

  5. So cute! I love these.Thanks for sharing them on Crazy Sweet Tuesday!

  6. These are too cute to eat! Love them!

  7. These are adorable! I’ll have to keep them in mind for Halloween!

  8. Lisa says:

    Eeeeep so cute!! I love them! I saw your link on This Chick Cooks…great blog! I posted my brownie pops if you want to check them out :)

  9. angie says:

    love seeing your creativity so much fun and frightful come see what I shared at

  10. Maysem says:

    These are so adorable!! Love them!! Also thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving a sweet comment for my cake! See you around:D

  11. Christina says:

    Thanks for linking up at October’s “It’s a Celebration” link party. When I saw these on your blog I was secretly hoping you’d share them this month :)
    SO cute!

  12. amy says:

    cute! And I bet they’re tasty too! Thanks for linking up at One Artsy Mama. :)

  13. Jann Olson says:

    These are so cute! I am always looking for fun ideas to do with the family for our annual Halloween party. Thanks for sharing. Hopped over from Craft Mania.

  14. Lindsay says:

    OH my goodness, these are so cute! What a creative idea!

  15. Lauren says:

    These look great! What a fun treat!

    I’d love for you to share on my Saturday link party over at

  16. Leasa says:

    These are the cutest black widows I’ve ever seen.

  17. snosler says:

    Not sure I could get myself to eat one – I HATE spiders!! Bet my son would though :) Stopping in to follow from the blog hop – hope you have time to visit and return the favor soon. Ohhh … and enter to win a free copy of my book too!!

  18. Miz Helen says:

    Hi Hollie,
    What a very special Spider Pop, just adorable! Thank you so much for sharing your special Spider Pop recipe with Full Plate Thursday. Hope you are having a great week end and come back soon!
    Miz Helen

  19. Simple Girl says:

    These are awesome! And you are truly talented! The second grade would love these for bug day!

  20. These are awesome!!! Such a cute idea, and I bet they are yummy!

    Thank you for linking these up to my Monster Mash Bash!

  21. These spiders look so amazing! Thank you for your comment on my Pumpkin shaped veggies. I appreciate you taking the time to visit Hope you’ll visit again soon. I’m your newest follower! –Michelle

  22. Marie says:

    Those are so cute! Perfect for a Halloween treat! Thanks so much for linking with us at Show & Share!


  23. Hollie, these guys are too darn cute! Yum! I’ve never wanted, so badly, to put a “spider” in my mouth ;-)

    Thank you so much for sharing your constant creativity at Rook No. 17!


  24. Jill says:

    Great work! These spiders are very cool!

    Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
    Hope you have a great week!
    Jill @ Creating my way to Success

  25. mindie says:

    cute, thanks for sharing at bacon time

  26. Ooh! I am NOT a fan of spiders!!! But these would ok in my house.. ;) Thanks for sharing on Fancy This Fridays!!!

  27. Nicole says:

    Thanks for linking up last week at my Whisking Wednesday party. I featured your recipe this week. Hope you’ll come back and link up another recipe or two this week!

  28. These are so cute – and spooky all at the same time! I’m so glad you linked them up to Think Pink Sundays – I featured you today!

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