Halloween chocolate spider truffles that are as fun to make as they are to eat.

Creepy Crawler Chocolate Truffle Spiders on Cotton Candy

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

Just don’t let the candy eyeballs look you right in the face when you bite into them. 

These chocolate spider truffles are easy to make and taste so good.

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

Creepy Crawler Chocolate Truffle Spiders on Cotton Candy

About Serving

An option is to serve these spiders on an edible “web” made out of cotton candy.

Any color of cotton candy would look nicely for serving.

Just make sure to wait until just before serving to set the spiders on the cotton candy so that the cotton candy stays fluffy (any type of moisture will change the consistency of the cotton candy).

About the Candy Eyeballs

The candy eyeballs on each spider are one of my favorite decorations because they’re cute and come in various sizes.

The hardest thing about making these spiders may be finding the candy eyeballs and black string candy (for the spider legs) in the store.

I found both of them in the Wilton cake decorating section at Walmart.  

I’ve also seen the candy eyeballs in various grocery stores by the boxed cakes and pre-made frostings where the birthday candles and baking accessories are.

I like to have candy eyeballs on hand because you never know when you’ll be whipping up a Funny Face Caramel Apple, or even a Thanksgiving Turkey Cupcake.

Here are more treats with candy eyeballs you may like “Gingerbread Cookie Dough Reindeer Pops“, “Halloween Graveyard S’mores“, and “Goblin Chocolate Tootsie Roll Cupcakes“.

Let’s check out the ingredients.

Creepy Crawler Chocolate Truffle Spiders ingredients

Spider Bodies – Halloween chocolate chips with orange morsels and half-and-half

Spider Assembly – candy eyeballs, black string decorating candy (legs), and cotton candy (for the scary garnish)

Canister of Chocolate Malted Milk

I almost forgot the spider’s hair; I used chocolate malted milk.  Or Ovaltine or cocoa powder can also be used.

HOW TO MAKE THIS RECIPE

printable recipe with the measurements and instructions is located at the bottom of this post.

For the Spider Bodies

Chocolate and Orange Colored Morsels:

Halloween colored chocolate chips on plate

First,

Chocolate chips on plate

separate out the chocolate chips from the orange candy morsels.

Orange Halloween candy morsels in bowl

For the Orange Spider Bodies – In a medium size microwavable bowl,

Add cream to bowl of candy morsels

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

Melted orange candy morsels in bowl

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

Melted orange candy morsels in bowl

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

Melted orange candy morsels in bowl with plastic wrap

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 the mixture is too hard to roll after cooling in the refrigerator, add a smidgen more half-and-half.

Then heat again in the microwave, stir together, and let cool again in the fridge.

Stir melted chocolate chips in bowl

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 cool 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.

For the Spider Legs

While the spider bodies are cooling in the refrigerator, make the spider legs.

Black String Decoration Candy:

Cut black candy ropes for spider legs

Next, using kitchen scissors (for food only), 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.

Assemble Spiders

Roll Chocolate Mixture:

Chilled truffle chocolate in bowl

TIP – Do these one at a time so that the chocolate/orange is warm enough to attach the legs, and for the eyeballs and “hair” to stick.

Use a small spoon to scoop out the chocolate and…

Rolled chocolate truffles in hand

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

Legs:

Candy spider legs on rolled chocolate truffle on plate

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

Eyeballs and Spider Hair:

Candy eyes and candy legs on chocolate truffle on plate

Add 2 eyeballs to each spider and…

Creepy Crawler Chocolate Truffle Spiders on Cotton Candy

…top the spider head with chocolate malted milk powder (for the spider’s hair).

Roll Orange Mixture:

Rolled orange morsel truffle in hand

Next, repeat the process for the orange morsels.

Serve

Creepy Crawler Chocolate Truffle Spiders on Cotton Candy

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.

Cotton Candy Web:

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.

TIP – 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.

Creepy Crawler Chocolate Truffle Spiders on Cotton Candy

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More Fun Halloween Sweet Treats You May Like:

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Chocolate Truffle Halloween Spiders

Halloween Chocolate Spider Truffles

Halloween chocolate spider truffles that are as fun to make as they are to eat.
5 from 1 vote

Ingredients

For the Spider Body:

  • 2 bags (10 ounces each) Nestle Toll House Halloween chocolate chips and orange colored morsels orange chips separated out from the chocolate chips
  • 2 tablespoons half-and-half for the orange colored morsels
  • 1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons half-and-half for the chocolate chips

For the Spider Assembly:

  • 1 box (6 ounces) Wilton black string decorating candy for the legs
  • 40 candy eyeballs
  • 2 tablespoons chocolate malted milk powder or Ovaltine (for the spider hair)
  • 1 package cotton candy any color, for scary garnish

Instructions

For the Spider Body:

  • For the Orange Spider Bodies - 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.
  • For the Chocolate Spider Bodies - 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:

  • For the Legs - Using kitchen scissors for food only, 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.
  • Rollng the Spider Bodies - Use a small spoon to scoop out the chocolate and roll it into a ball about the size of a large gumball. (Do these one at a time so that the chocolate/orange is warm enough to attach the legs, and for the eyeballs and "hair" to stick).
  • Adding the Legs to the Body - Poke the spider legs into the top 2 sides of each chocolate ball (3 legs on each side). 
  • For the Eyeballs and Spider Hair - Add 2 eyeballs to each spider and top the spider head with chocolate malted milk powder (for the spider hair). Next, repeat the process for the orange candy.
  • The spiders can be stored for a short while in the refrigerator 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.

Notes

TIPS:

  1. It's best to roll one spider body at a time so that the chocolate/orange is warm enough to attach the legs, and for the eyeballs and "hair" to stick.
  2. 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.