Spider Whoopie Pies- Happy Halloween!


There’s only one kind of spider that I like hanging out with, and that’s this Spider Whoopie Pie!

It’s adorable. Just look at its googly eyes.  You can put googly eyes on anything and I’ll coo like it’s a newborn puppy. I love googly eyes that much. 



Last night I had a hankering for those Pillsbury black cat sugar cookies. You know how they have the Halloween themed ones? I think there’s a pumpkin, a black cat, and maybe a ghost. At least growing up those were the only ones they had. The black cat variety was my favorite and I remembered seeing them a few weeks ago at the grocery store. I drove over to the closest Ralph’s to pick some up, but to my absolute horror, they were gone! Absolutely no where in the store. Then I thought Target might have some, because they have that grocery section now and always seem to have whatever I need. They didn’t have them either! 

I was devastated. 

Now I have to wait another 365 days to get some black cat Pillsbury sugar cookies. 

I believe they have some for Christmas, but it’s not the same. Oh well! 

I was thinking of making my own, but I didn’t have any cat cookie cut-outs (say that five times fast), so opted for the much simpler, Spider Whoopie Pie! 



You can make this recipe in under 10 ingredients. All you really need is some chocolate cake mix, oil, eggs, milk, black liquorice, vanilla frosting, and candy googly eyes. These adorable Spider Whoopie Pies are perfectly simple just in time for your Halloween party tonight!


Spider Whoopie Pies
The most adorable Halloween treat you can eat!
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Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
10 min
Total Time
20 min
Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
10 min
Total Time
20 min
  1. Chocolate cake mix (Devil's Food works great)
  2. 1 egg
  3. 1/2 cup milk
  4. 2 tbsp vegetable oil
  5. 1 cup vanilla frosting, plus extra
  6. Candy googly eyes
  7. Black licorice, cut into 2 inch pieces
  1. 1. In a large bowl, combine cake mix, egg, milk, and vegetable oil until smooth
  2. 2. Let rest 5-10 minutes while the oven preheats to 375 degrees F
  3. 3. Scoop out 1 tbsp of batter onto a greased cookie sheet, about 2 inches apart
  4. 4. Bake for 8-10 minutes, until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean
  5. 5. Remove from oven, cool for 2 minutes
  6. 6. Transfer to a wire rack, cool completely
  7. 7. Once cool, spread whoopie pies with frosting
  8. 8. Sandwich frosted whoopie pies together
  9. 9. Insert black licorice "legs" into frosting
  10. 10. "Glue" candy googly eyes to the whoopie pies with leftover frosting
  11. 11. Enjoy!
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You can find candy googly eyes at your local specialty bakery store, or online using this link!

If you can’t find any googly eyes, try piping vanilla frosting on for the eyes, using a small piece of black licorice for a pupil!





Oh I forgot to mention the weirdest thing that happened to me yesterday! I was talking to a co-worker about Mischief Night, and she had no idea what it was! I believe she’s originally from California, so I thought maybe it was just an east coast thing. Then, I mentioned Mischief Night to my boyfriend who’s from Georgia, and he had no idea what it was either! There’s no way Mischief Night can be only a Delaware thing. Do you have Mischief Night in your neck of the woods? I’m curious to debunk this mystery!