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REESE'S Peanut Butter Pumpkin Spider


12 Min.
Skill Level:
8 spiders

Here's a Halloween treat recipe you can do with the kiddos in less than an hour! REESE'S Peanut Butter Pumpkins are adorned with spindly pretzel legs and sweet candy eyes in this quick, Halloween-inspired recipe the whole family will love. REESE'S Peanut Butter Pumpkin Spiders are perfect for making with little ones — let them get creative and customize their yummy spiders.

From costumes to desserts, Halloween is a season of creativity! If you're not too scared, make these Halloween-perfect Yummy Mummy Cookies next!

Ingredients & Directions

Prep Time
12 minutes
Cool Time
30 minutes


  • 8
    REESE'S Peanut Butter Pumpkins (1.2 oz each)
  • 32
    large pretzel twists (2-1/2 to 3 in)
  • 1/4 cup
    HERSHEY'S Milk Chocolate Chips, HERSHEY'S SPECIAL DARK Chocolate Chips or HERSHEY'S Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips*
  • candy eyes

Step-By-Step Directions

Equipment Needed 
Tray or Cookie Sheet Tray or Cookie Sheet
Wax Paper Wax Paper
Microwave-Safe Bowl Microwave-Safe Bowl
Microwave Microwave
Measuring Cup Measuring Cup
Rubber Scraper Rubber Scraper
Food Storage Bag Food Storage Bag

Line tray or cookie sheet with wax paper. Remove wrappers from desired number of peanut butter pumpkins. For each spider, cut 8 matching curved sections from pretzels which will form the legs. Set aside remaining pretzels pieces.


Place milk chocolate chips in small microwave-safe bowl. Microwave at medium (50%) 30 seconds; stir. If necessary, microwave at medium an additional 10 seconds at a time, stirring after each heating, until chips are melted and smooth when stirred. Transfer to small heavy duty plastic food storage bag. Cut off one corner of bag about 1/4 inch from the tip.


For each spider, place peanut butter pumpkin on prepared tray. Attach pretzel legs and candy eyes to spider with melted chocolate. Allow chocolate to set before moving spiders.


This amount of chocolate will make about 8 spiders.

Additional questions?