Halloween Spider Treats
Max and I had such fun making these. If legs are missing, well, it’s Max’s fault. <wink> This knock off (Cupcakes by Anne Byrn, “Spiders”) treat is very cute … But tasty? The Rice Krispies go tame and the semi-sweet chocolate is just a lil too semi-sweet for the kids. I’ve traded out the chow mein noodle legs for pretzels for that salty sweet taste. Changing up the semi-sweet to milk chocolate is certainly an option. But it seems to me this might be better with melted marshmallows to help form the body and melted chocolate chips poured over the top to give the dark spider look. Since I haven’t tried the marshmallow version I’ll stick to the more chocolate version. If nothing else, this is great fun and so Halloween!
Makes about 20 small ice cream scoop size spider bodies
2 1/2 Cups chocolate chips-semi-sweet for darker spiders
1/3 Cup Milk
1/2 Cup powdered sugar
1 3/4 Cup Rice Krispies
40 Candy eye balls
80 Thin stick pretzels- broken in half (eight legs per spider)
Melt the chocolate with the milk over medium heat in a medium sized saucepan.
Stir constantly until the the mixture is smooth and creamy, no lumps.
Fold in the Rice Krispies and sugar.
Using a small ice cream scoop place a full scoop, one at a time, onto a parchment paper until all the mixture is used.
Place four pretzel legs on each side the spider body, poking into the body slightly.
Add two eyes to each spider or just add one. Or three occasionally.
Refrigerate to speed up the hardening process.