Spider Brownies

Prep Time: 30 Min.
Total Time:1 Hr. 45 Min.
Servings: 12

These creepy, crawling spider brownies are as edible as they are adorable. Have fun adding your own creativity when decorating them.


  • 1 package (16 oz) Pillsbury™ Place Bake™ refrigerated chocolate fudge brownies
  • 1/2 cup chocolate creamy ready-to-spread frosting (from 16-oz container)
  • 12 miniature chocolate-covered peanut butter cup candies, unwrapped
  • 24 candy eyeballs
  • 36 mini pretzel twists


Serving Size: 1 Brownie

Calories 260  (Calories from Fat 90);  Total Fat 11g  (Saturated Fat 4g,  Trans Fat 0g); Cholesterol 15mg;  Sodium 170mg;  Total Carbohydrate 39g  (Dietary Fiber 1g,  Sugars 26g);  Protein 3g
% Daily Value: Vitamin A  0%;  Vitamin C  0%;  Calcium 0%;  Iron  8%;

Exchanges: 1 Starch, 1 1/2 Other Carbohydrate, 2 Fat
Carbohydrate Choice: 2.5

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.


  1. Heat oven to 350°F (or 325°F for nonstick pan). Place paper baking cup in each of 12 regular-size muffin cups.
  2. Place brownie dough rounds into muffin cups. Bake 20 to 22 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out almost clean. Remove from oven; cool in pan 5 minutes. Remove brownies from pan to cooling rack; cool completely, about 45 minutes.
  3. Remove paper baking cups from brownies. Using photo as a guide, decorate brownies. Spread about 2 teaspoons frosting on top of brownie; add peanut butter cup candy placed upside down onto frosting. With small amount of frosting, attach 2 candy eyeballs to peanut butter cup. Break 3 pretzels into sections to create 8 spider legs, and carefully stick into brownie around edges of peanut butter cup. Repeat for remaining brownies.
  4. Store brownies in covered container at room temperature.

Recipe Tips

  • Make another fun variation of spider using a chocolate malted milk ball and a brown candy-coated chocolate candy to create body and head of spider. Add pretzel spider legs and candy eyeballs, if desired. Have fun with it and make many variations of spider tops using different chocolate candies.
  • Kids will love to help decorate these adorable fun spider brownies. Let them break pretzels, add candy eyeballs and help frost the tops. This makes a great Halloween party activity with a sweet treat at the end!
  • Eat the pretzel twist scraps that you don’t use.