No Bake Peanut Butter Cocoa Pretzel Spiders

No Bake Peanut Butter Cocoa Pretzel Spiders
  • Yield:24 servings
  • Prep Time:5 minutes
  • Cook Time:10 minutes
  • Total Time:25 minutes (including cooling)


1/2 cup (1 stick) butter 

2 cup granulated sugar 

1/2 cup milk 

1/3 cup cocoa powder 

1/2 cup Peanut Butter & Co. Smooth Operator, plus extra for attaching legs (or, bonus, use Dark Chocolatey Dreams to match your spiders if you have it in your pantry)

2 tsp vanilla extract 

3 cup quick-cooking oats 

1 bag small pretzel twists


  1. Break the rounded pieces off pretzel sticks until you have 8 "legs" for each spider cookie and set aside.

  2. Mix the butter, sugar, milk, and cocoa powder in a large saucepan. 

  3. Bring the mixture to a rolling boil and let boil for 3 minutes.

  4. Remove the pan from heat. Stir in the Peanut Butter & Co. Smooth Operator and vanilla until smooth, then stir in the oats.

  5. Allow mixture to cool for a few minutes.

  6. Form balls with mixture using approximately one tablespoon per ball and place on a parchment paper lined baking sheet.

  7. Dip one end of the broken pretzel piece in peanut butter and adhere to the leg, repeating so that each spider has eight legs total (see picture for reference). Enjoy!

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