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Halloween Creepy Crawler Chocolate Spiders

As fun to make as they are to eat.

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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.

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

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?

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

The last three are recipes that I did; they were so much fun to make:

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 super easy to make.

I used Halloween chocolate chips that included orange colored morsels as well.  Perfect for an orange creepy crawler spider don’t you think?

These spiders are also hanging out on an edible web made out of cotton candy.

And the candy eyeballs, they’re one of my favorite decorations out there.

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

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 Funny Face Caramel Apple, or even a Thanksgiving Turkey Cupcake.

Let’s check out the ingredients.

Chocolate-spiders

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

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

Chocolate-malted-milk

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

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

Here’s how to make it.

For the Spider Bodies:

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First,

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separate out the chocolate chips from the orange candy morsels.

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For the Orange Spider Bodies – 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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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.

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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For the Legs – Next, using kitchen scissors (for food only) 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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Rolling the Spider Bodies:

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…

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

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Adding the Legs to the Body – Poke the spider legs into the top 2 sides of each chocolate ball (3 legs on each side).

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For the Eyeballs and Spider Hair – Add 2 eyeballs to each spider and…

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

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Next, repeat the process for the orange candy.

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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.

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.

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More Fun Halloween Sweet Treats You May Like:

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

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Chocolate Truffle Halloween Spiders

Halloween Creepy Crawler Chocolate Spiders

As fun to make as they are to eat!
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Prep Time: 1 hour
Cook Time: 3 minutes
(Plus inactive time chilling in the refrigerator): 2 hours
Total Time: 1 hour
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Halloween, Halloween Chocolate, Halloween Chocolate Spiders, Halloween Truffles
Servings: 20 (Makes about 20 spiders)

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
  • ¼ 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.
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3 Comments

  1. All spiders have 8 legs.

  2. These spiders look so cute I almost would not want to eat them! Definitely perfect for halloween though.. pinned!

  3. Eating spiders…yumm!