Candy Spiders

Candy Spiders

Turn marshmallows, rice cereal, and chocolate into spooky-delicious spiders that kids and adults will gobble right up on Halloween night.
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  • Serves: 20 persons



  1. Step 1

    Gather the ingredients.
  2. Step 2

    Prepare a baking sheet by lining it with aluminum foil.
  3. Step 3

    Unroll 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.
  4. Step 4

    Arrange 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.
  5. Step 5

    Place the chocolate chips in a large microwave-safe bowl and microwave them until melted, stirring after every minute to prevent overheating.
  6. Step 6

    Add the marshmallows and the crisped rice cereal to the chocolate and stir until the candy is well-mixed.
  7. Step 7

    Using 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.
  8. Step 8

    While the chocolate is still wet, add two small candies to represent the spider’s eyes.
  9. Step 9

    Place the tray of spiders in the refrigerator to set the chocolate, about 30 minutes.
  10. Step 10

    Serve at room temperature.