These Halloween Cheeseball Spiders bring the cute and the creepy to your Halloween evening festivities. Cute because hello, they’re nearly too cute to be creepy but creepy because….eating a spider.
If you are having a party or simply getting together with friends and family this Halloween, then you’re going to want to have these Halloween Cheeseball Creepy Crawler Spiders on hand.
Quick, easy and cute to boot, they are the perfect savory addition to all the candy and sweets that is sure to be abundant like my Halloween Treat Tray. I also like them because it gives the adults a little something to look forward to after all that hard work of getting your little one costumed and out the door!
For me, each year our subdivision does a Halloween hayride for all our little people. While they are riding around the block, it gives the adults the perfect excuse to indulge in a bit of Halloween celebrating as well. Cocktails and grown up snacks circulate while we await the trailer filled with screaming ghosts and goblins.
These pint-sized snacks are both attention grabbing and deliciously fun. You can hardly go wrong with stuffing cream cheese with bacon and chives, then coating in chopped pecans. If you know that someone in attendance has a nut allergy, just coat your Creepy Crawlers with addition chopped bacon or some sesame seeds.
Place them on a cake stand or serving platter and watch how people say “oh, you shouldn’t have!”. Giggle inside as you recall just how easy they were to create.
- 8 oz. cream cheese, softened
- 4 slices bacon, cooked crispy and crumbled
- ¼ cup chopped green onions
- 1 tsp. Worcestershire sauce
- Salt and pepper to taste
- ¾ cup chopped pecans
- Miniature pretzels (for spider legs)
- Sliced black olives (for spider eyes)
Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Beat cream cheese in a mixing bowl until creamy. Stir in bacon, green onions and Worcestershire sauce. Add salt and pepper to taste. Shape cream cheese mixture into small balls and place on baking sheet; use a mini ice cream scoop to keep size consistent. Coat cheese balls with chopped *pecans. If cream cheese is too sticky, place in refrigerator to firm up, then remove and finish coating with pecans. Place coated cheese balls back in refrigerator to chill.
Assemble creepy crawlers by cutting off rounded parts of miniature pretzels and inserting them into sides of cheese balls for legs. Add 2 sliced olives for eyes. Serve chilled with crackers.
Makes 6-8 servings.
Substitute chopped bacon or sesame seeds for people with nut allergies instead of pecans.
And if the mini cheeseball spiders are a bit too labor intensive, then just serve a Bacon Cheeseball Pumpkin instead.
Do you have any fun Halloween traditions in your neighborhood? I still hold the crown as the reigning Halloween Snack Stand queen from a couple of years ago.