Halloween Spider Bagel Bites

BY : PUBLISHED : October 21st, 2021 UPDATED: October 25th, 2021

Make these edible and adorable creepy-crawlies-on-a-pizza-bagel treats for your upcoming Halloween celebration! These cute Halloween Spider Bagel Bites are incredibly simple to make but are wickedly good! Add it to your list of frightfully fun treats to make on the spookiest day of the year!

cooked close up of a halloween spider bagel bite with several cooked halloween spider bagel bites on a white platter with ingredients in the background

Look at these cuties! Spiders made from delicious black olives from our friends at California Ripe Olives chilling on their cheesy webs looking absolutely appetizing! More than the amazing costumes, glowing jack-o-lanterns, and exciting trick or treating, the different ways you can have fun with food decorations thrills me to bits! What better way to celebrate Halloween than to be crafty and creative with your food preparations, right? Since I am way past donning frightful costumes and collecting sugary treats, making these Spider Bagel Bites and my Halloween Peanut Butter Spiders are the next best thing!

How to Make the Edible Spiders

They are super easy to make! First, you will need 8 whole olives that you will place on the bagel hole. Once that is in place, cut some olive halves into thin slices to make the spider legs. Place 4 thin slices on each side of the whole olives. Lastly, cut the remaining olive halves into 2 equal pieces and place one on top of each whole olive to add the spider’s head. That’s all there is to it!

Ingredients You’ll need:

For the perfect Halloween party food starters or snacks, you will need the following:

ingredients for halloween spider bagel bites measured out against a white marble surface

  1. Mini Bagels –  Using mini bread is perfect to make single-serve, portable snacks that everyone can bring with them and munch on while the party is in full swing. We are using 4 mini bagels cut in half for this recipe.
  2. Pizza or thick Marinara sauce – You can make your pizza using either of these two.
  3. Vegan Cheese –  What good is a pizza if it doesn’t have cheese on it? The grated vegan cheese melted haphazardly on the bagel creates an illusion of spider webs that makes this treat even more fun!
  4. Black Olivesthese briny goodies are ideal for creating spooky culinary art. We used California Black Olives to make edible spiders.

Optional:

  1. Basil – It just blends well with the taste of tomatoes.  You can use fresh or dried basil.  Fresh basil is one great option and is recommended to be added to the pizza after it’s baked to keep its vibrant color. Dried basil, on the other hand, can be added either before or after baking.
  2. Minced veggies – you can use mushrooms, bell peppers, baby spinach, red onions, or cherry tomatoes too. They will make your bagel bites more substantial. Just make sure not to over-crowd it.

How to Make Halloween Spider Bagel Bites

With Halloween just around the corner, I figured that this would be a wonderful time to offer some ideas and recipes to help you celebrate! It’s a lot of fun to prepare this dish. Allow the kids to help you put the pizza together and let their imagination run free!

  • Prepare Bagels.  Cut your bagels in half and lay them on a baking sheet face up. 

sliced in half uncooked bagels spread out on a baking sheet

  • Assemble.  Spread pizza or marinara sauce on top.  Sprinkle the vegan cheese evenly. Add mushrooms and bell peppers if you are using them.  Feel free to add more veggies.

uncooked halved bagels with marinara and vegan cheese on top

  • Decorate.  Place a whole black olive in each hole of your bagels for the spider’s body.  Slice olives around 3 or 4 halves to resemble the spider legs and place them on the side of the whole olives.
  • Bake time.  In a preheated oven at 350 degrees F, bake your bagel bites for 10-12 minutes until crispy and veggies are tender.

completed spider bagel bites on parchment paper

Other Fun Halloween Bagel Bites Ideas

Other than spiders, these creative bagel bite ideas will help you make a full-blown Halloween spread that will impress everyone!

  • Vampire – Create a vampire face with black olive hair and eyes, and a red bell pepper mouth and fangs.
  • Jack-o-Lantern – Using kitchen scissors, cut out a small triangle of bell pepper and vegan cheese. This gives the eyes and nose their shape. Another mouth-shaped red or yellow bell pepper features a toothy grin with square teeth.
  • Mr. Mummy –  Mozzarella sticks sliced into strips and arranged to resemble mummy bandages. Don’t forget to add those spooky olive eyes!
  • Monster – This monster contains vegan mozzarella balls and olives for the eyes. Make 3 monster eyes and fangs made from red bell pepper.

several cooked halloween spider bagel bites on a white platter with ingredients in the background

What to do with leftover Halloween Spider Bagel Bites?

  • To STORE leftover bagel pizzas, you can keep them in the fridge for up to 5 days.  Wrap them tightly with plastic or aluminum foil or in an airtight container.
  • To FREEZE leftovers make sure they are at room temperature first then store them in an airtight freezer-safe container or Ziploc bag for 2-3 months.
  • To REHEAT leftovers warm for 20-30 seconds in the microwave or heat them up in the oven to keep the bottoms crispy.

Halloween Party Treats and Drinks. 

  1. Vegan Halloween Candy – Watch this video to know which vegan Halloween treats you can use for your give-a-ways and baggies!
  2. Peanut Butter Spiders – Make these cute festive treats that the little trick or treaters will enjoy. They are so fun to make and I’m sure you’ll enjoy doing them too!
  3. Watermelon Cooler – Our Spider Bagel Bites work nicely with bloody fruit juice drinks. The brilliant red color entices both children and adults to jump in. The taste is extremely refreshing, not to mention the health benefits. Add some vodka or tequila to the mix to make it into a fancy fruity cocktail for the adults to enjoy!

Photos by Alfonso Revilla

several cooked halloween spider bagel bites on a white platter with ingredients in the background

Halloween Spider Bagel Bites

Toni Okamoto
Make these edible and adorable creepy-crawlies-on-a-pizza-bagel treats for your upcoming Halloween celebration! These cute Halloween Spider Bagel Bites are incredibly simple to make but are wickedly good!
5 from 16 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 12 mins
Total Time 22 mins
Course snacks
Cuisine American
Servings 2 servings
Calories 467 kcal
METHOD Baking
DIET Vegan

Ingredients
  

  • 4 mini bagels
  • 1 cup of pizza or thick marinara sauce
  • 1 cup of vegan cheese (cheese optional)
  • 8 whole California black olives
  • A handful of sliced California black olives, cut in half
  • 2 Tablespoons of minced basil  (optional)
  • 2 Tablespoons of minced veggies (mushrooms, bell pepper, etc.)  (optional)

Instructions
 

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
  • Pull apart your bagel halves and lay them on a baking sheet face up. Spoon pizza or marinara sauce on each bagel, sprinkle with vegan cheese, add basil and veggies (if using).
  • In each hole of your bagels, place a whole black olive. Add 3 or 4 halved olive slices to each side of the whole olives to resemble spider legs.
  • Place your bagel bites in the oven for 10 to 12 minutes, or until the bagel is crispy and the veggies are tender.

Nutrition

Calories: 467kcalCarbohydrates: 67gProtein: 13gFat: 16gSaturated Fat: 5gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 2gSodium: 1900mgPotassium: 550mgFiber: 6gSugar: 6gVitamin A: 699IUVitamin C: 9mgCalcium: 83mgIron: 3mg
Keyword bagel, bites, dairy free, easy snack, halloween, kid snacks, pizza, vegan, vegan cheese, vegetarian
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