Halloween Creepy Crawler Chocolate Spiders

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No need to scream when you see these spiders coming at you, just take a big old bite out of them and they’ll stop right in their tracks.

The idea for these spiders came from SheKnows Food and Recipes Chocolate Truffle Spiders which even includes an edible spider web.  Can you guess what the web is made of?

I contribute to SheKnows Food and Recipes and I just love doing it.

They have so many amazing recipes and the cutest darn food treats you’ve ever seen.

Like this really cute oven made out of graham crackers called Kitchen Themed Cookies That Pack a Cupcake Surprise.  And the good news is that it won’t burn your mouth when you bite into it.

Here are some more samples of the cute Halloween ideas and how-to’s from SheKnows Food and Recipes:

Halloween ghost spider pizza (it’s a fun step-by-step video)
Creepy meringue mice (too cute to give you bad dreams)
Sweet and savory witch broom snacks (looks just like the real thing)
Scary hairy baked doughnuts (looks like my hair early Monday morning before getting ready for work)
Scary black cat cupcakes (adorable and so fun with step-by-step pictures)
Jack O’Lantern piñata cake  (no one will suspect that there are goodies inside)

Since these creepy crawler chocolate spiders are crawling around all over the place I better get back to telling you about them.

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They are so easy to make you won’t believe it.

I used some Halloween chocolate chips that included orange colored morsels as well.

Perfect for an orange creepy crawler spider don’t you think?

And these spiders are also hanging out on an edible web.  In case you haven’t guessed what the spider web is made out of I won’t spill the beans.  Here’s where you can find out SheKnows Food and Recipes Chocolate Truffle Spiders.

I think the hardest thing about making these spiders is finding the candy eyeballs and black string decorating candy in the store.

I found both of them in the Wilton cake decorating section at Walmart.  So many cute things and great prices in this section.

I’ve also seen the candy eyeballs in various grocery stores in the little section that’s by the boxed cakes and pre-made frostings where the birthday candles and baking accessories are hanging on pegs.

Candy eyeballs are great to have on hand anyway.

You never know when you’ll be whipping up a Goblin Chocolate Tootsie Roll Cupcake, Funny Face Caramel Apple, or even a Thanksgiving Turkey Cupcake.

Thank you so much for stopping by.

So let’s check out the ingredients.

Chocolate-spiders

Cotton candy, Halloween chocolate chips with orange colored morsels, half-and-half, candy eyeballs, and black string decorating candy

Chocolate-malted-milk

I almost forgot the spider’s hair; I used chocolate malted milk.  You can also use Ovaltine or cocoa powder too if you like

Here’s how to make it.

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First,

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separate out the chocolate chips from the orange candy morsels.

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In a medium size microwavable bowl,

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add just the orange candy morsels and 2 tablespoons of half-and-half and stir.

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Heat in the microwave for 60 seconds and then stir until the candy is completely melted.

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If needed, heat in the microwave for another 15 seconds or more and stir until the mixture is smooth.

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Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and put it in the fridge for at least 2 hours or long enough for the mixture to harden so it can be rolled into balls.  If after being in the fridge the mixture is too hard to roll, add a smidgen more half-and-half, heat again in the microwave, stir together, and let cool again in the fridge.

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Next, do the same with the chocolate chips.  In a medium size microwavable bowl, add the chocolate chips and remaining half-and-half.  Stir together.

Warm in the microwave for 60 seconds and stir.  Warm in the microwave for another 30 seconds and stir until the mixture is completely smooth.
Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and put in the fridge at least 2 hours to harden.  If it’s too hard to roll, add a smidgen more half-and-half, warm in the microwave, stir and let cool again in the fridge.

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Next, using kitchen scissors if available, cut the black string candy into about 3-inch long pieces for the spider legs.

You’ll need 6 pieces per spider.  It’s okay if they are a bit crooked.  It actually appears to make the spider look like it’s in motion if the legs aren’t exactly the same.  Set aside.

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Use a small spoon to scoop out the chocolate and…

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…roll it into a ball about the size of a large gumball.

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Poke the spider legs into the top 2 sides of each chocolate ball (3 legs on each side).

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Add 2 eyeballs to each spider and…

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…top the spider head with chocolate malted milk powder.

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Next, repeat the process for the orange candy.

It’s best to first finish either the chocolate spiders or the orange spiders so the ball of chocolate (or orange candy) is still soft enough to poke the legs into, and so that the back of the candy eyes will stick.

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These can be stored for a short while in the fridge but will need to be set out before serving to softened them up slightly.

Just before serving, lay out cotton candy to form a “spider web” on a serving plate or in clear glasses such as martini glasses, and top with the creepy crawler chocolate spiders.  Cotton candy doesn’t last very long when sitting outside of its packaging so laying out the spider web garnish should be done right before serving.….and…

….enjoy.

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More fun Halloween sweet treats:

Halloween bark by The Pioneer Woman
Halloween vampire punch with lime sherbet by Cookin’ Canuck
Candy coated marshmallow spiders by The Kitchn
Frankenstein marshmallow pops by Just A Taste
Halloween cupcakes by My Baking Addiction

Halloween Creepy Crawler Chocolate Spiders

Yield: About 20 spiders

Prep Time: 1 hour plus about 2 hours in the refrigerator

Cook Time: 3 minutes

Total Time: 3 hours

Ingredients:

2 bags of Nestle Toll House Halloween chocolate chips and orange colored morsels (10 ounce bags)
2 tablespoons half-and-half (for the orange colored morsels)
¼ cup plus 2 tablespoons half-and-half (for the chocolate chips)
1 box of Wilton black string decorating candy (6 ounce box)
40 candy eyeballs
2 tablespoons chocolate malted milk powder (or Ovaltine)

1 package of cotton candy (any color)

Directions:

For the Spider Body:

Separate out the chocolate chips from the orange candy morsels. In a medium size microwavable bowl, add just the orange candy morsels and 2 tablespoons of half-and-half, and stir. Heat in the microwave for 60 seconds and then stir until the candy is completely melted. If needed, heat in the microwave for another 15 seconds and stir until the mixture is smooth. Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and put it in the refrigerator for at least 2 hours or longer until the mixture is firm enough to roll into balls. If after being in the refrigerator the mixture is too firm to roll, add a smidgen more half-and-half, heat again in the microwave, stir together, and let cool again in the fridge.

Next, do the same with the chocolate chips. In a medium size microwavable bowl, add the chocolate chips and remaining half-and-half. Stir together. Warm in the microwave for 60 seconds and stir together. Warm in the microwave for another 30 seconds and stir until the mixture is completely smooth. Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and put in the refrigerator at least 2 hours to harden. If it’s too firm to roll, add a smidgen more half-and-half, warm in the microwave, stir and let cool again in the fridge.

For the Spider Assembly:

Cut the black string candy into about 3-inch long pieces for the spider legs. You’ll need 6 pieces per spider. It’s okay if they are a bit crooked. It actually appears to make the spider look like it’s in motion if the legs aren’t exactly the same. Set aside.
Use a small spoon to scoop out the chocolate and roll it into a ball about the size of a large gumball. Poke the spider legs into the top 2 sides of each chocolate ball (3 legs on each side). Add 2 eyeballs to each spider and top the spider head with chocolate malted milk powder. Next, repeat the process for the orange candy.

It’s best to first finish either the chocolate spiders or the orange spiders so the ball of chocolate (or orange candy) is still soft enough to poke in the legs and stick to the back of the candy eyeballs. These can be stored for a short while in the fridge but will need to set out before serving to soften them up slightly. Just before serving, lay out cotton candy to form a "spider web" on a serving plate or in clear glasses such as martini glasses, and top with the creepy crawler chocolate spiders. Cotton candy doesn’t last very long when sitting outside of its packaging so laying out the spider web garnish should be done right before serving.

Adapted from SheKnows Food and Recipes "Chocolate Truffle Spiders"

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4 Responses to “Halloween Creepy Crawler Chocolate Spiders”

  1. Voluptuous Hypothesis — October 26, 2014 @ 12:27 pm (#
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    Eating spiders…yumm!

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  2. Thalia+@+butter+and+brioche — October 26, 2014 @ 7:34 pm (#
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    These spiders look so cute I almost would not want to eat them! Definitely perfect for halloween though.. pinned!

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    • Nancy — October 26th, 2014 @ 8:41 pm

      Hi Thalia, so glad you like them and thank you very much for your pin!

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  3. L Esser — October 31, 2014 @ 8:34 pm (#
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    All spiders have 8 legs.

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