Spooky Sweet Treat! Reese’s Peanut Butter Pumpkin Spiders

Reeses SpiderI don’t know about you….but I’m getting a little tired of all the PUMPKIN recipes I’ve been seeing all over the place lately! I actually saw one yesterday for Pumpkin Alfredo???

Now, don’t get me wrong…I actually am quite fond of Pumpkin…and I’m sure the alfredo is wonderful! (I’m “guilty” of posting a pumpkin recipe too!) But I’m about pumpkin’ed out.

Well, with this treat you can have your pumpkin and eat CHOCOLATE too! :-)

When I first saw this on the Hershey’s website I knew I had to make it.

First of all….I love Reese’s Peanut Butter cups! But I love, LOVE, LOVE the Reese’s Peanut Butter PUMPKINS…or EASTER EGGS…or CHRISTMAS TREES…or VALENTINE HEARTS. You Reese’s aficionado’s out there will know what I’m talking about. There is just SOMETHING about the holiday versions of the traditional “cup” that are even more delicious!


So, this “recipe” had me at:  Reese’s Peanut Butter Pumpkins! Add some crunchy, salty pretzels for legs and some goofy chocolate candies for eyes…and this really is one of the EASIEST, TASTIEST, and CUTEST Halloween treats around.


Reeses Spider


What you’ll need:

  • REESE’S Peanut Butter Pumpkins
  • Large pretzel twists (can use gluten-free pretzels)
  • 1/4 cup Chocolate Chips (this is enough for about 8 spiders)
  • White YORK PIECES Candies


  1. Line tray or cookie sheet with waxed paper or aluminum foil.
  2. Remove wrappers from desired number of peanut butter pumpkins. For each spider, break off 8 matching curved sections from pretzels which will form the legs. Set aside.
  3. Place milk chocolate chips in small microwave-safe bowl. Microwave on MEDIUM (50% power) for 30 seconds; stir.
  4. If necessary, microwave at MEDIUM an additional 10 seconds at a time, stirring after each heating, until chips are melted and smooth when stirred.
  5. For each spider, place a peanut butter pumpkin on an upside down paper plate. Attach pretzel legs and white candy “eyes” to spider with melted chocolate; place dot of melted chocolate on each eye. Allow chocolate to set before moving spiders.
Reeses Spider


Reeses Spider

Aren’t these little guys just adorable? And SO easy to make. Even the kidlets could help with this crafty treat.  I think they would make a cute addition to any Halloween party table!


If you leave these little guys unattended for even a MINUTE…you may come back to find this!!!

Reeses Spider


 Oh the horror!!  We have a spider – eater amongst us!

 What is YOUR favorite Halloween treat???

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  1. says

    I’m with you on being pumpkin-ed out already! Ugh! Who thinks that pumpkin alfredo is an acceptable food choice? I’m all for an occasional pumpkin roll or pumpkin pie or even a pumpkin muffin…but seriously!?!?! That being said, I will definitely be indulging in your “pumpkin” treat as soon as I find time to run to the candy aisle and get some supplies. LOVE the holiday Reese’s!

  2. Leilah says

    I don’t really do holidays but I, too, LOVE the Reese’s that come out for various occasions. My best friend and I really only make a big deal of Reese’s when there’s seasonal ones out. We decided that it’s because they have a higher PB:chocolate ratio… we think!! I just may have to make these for her, she’ll love them (Halloween is her favorite holiday)!! Thanks for sharing
    P.S. I’m ADDICTED to your blog! Every time I’m cleaning and something comes up I think, “Maybe Jillee has a solution”!!

  3. Sallie says

    These are so cute! I must try them. My favorite Halloween treat is a mixture of candy corn and dry roasted peanuts. It doesn’t look as cute as these spiders, but boy is it good. It tastes just like a Payday candybar. Sometimes we add some cinnamon red hots to the mix as well to kick it up notch! Yum!

  4. Pamileann says

    These are so cute! I have never seen YORK PIECES though! Is it a new candy? I am thinking it must be mint, and maybe I could find something else that could be used. I am going to have to go spend some time in the candy section! :)

    • Christy W. says

      Hey! My DD doesn’t like reese’s (I know, horrid lol) But we were planning on using big york peppermint patties for her. That way, it’s all mint and chocolate. Hope that helps. :-)

  5. Dana says

    Hi Jillee… those are SO cute. The only problem is, I’m the only one that likes peanut butter cups, so I would have to eat them all! Because, after all, I couldn’t make just one, right? That one little spider would be lonely!