Turn marshmallows, rice cereal, and chocolate into spooky-delicious spiders that kids and adults will gobble right up on Halloween night.
- Serves: 20 persons
- 8wheels black string licorice
- 1 ⅓cups chocolate chips
- 1 ¾cups miniature marshmallows
- ½cup crisped rice cereal
- ½cup miniature candies (like red hots or mini M&Ms)
Step 1Gather the ingredients.
Step 2Prepare a baking sheet by lining it with aluminum foil.
Step 3Unroll the wheels of black string licorice and cut it into segments about 1 1/2-inch long. If you have regular black licorice, cut it into quarters lengthwise, then cut the long strips into small 1 1/2-inch segments.
Step 4Arrange the black licorice segments in groups of 8 on the baking sheet, forming a starburst pattern to represent the spider’s legs. The body will cover the center portion of the starburst, so don’t worry about exact placement.
Step 5Place the chocolate chips in a large microwave-safe bowl and microwave them until melted, stirring after every minute to prevent overheating.
Step 6Add the marshmallows and the crisped rice cereal to the chocolate and stir until the candy is well-mixed.
Step 7Using a teaspoon, drop small clumps of the candy mixture onto the prepared leg clusters, making sure that the spider’s body is centered in the middle of the legs.
Step 8While the chocolate is still wet, add two small candies to represent the spider’s eyes.
Step 9Place the tray of spiders in the refrigerator to set the chocolate, about 30 minutes.
Step 10Serve at room temperature.