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Black Widow Bites

 Black Widow Bites
Our home economists add even more fun to Halloween with these candy spiders resting on a chocolate cookie web. Little goblins will be delighted with these sweet treats.
12 ServingsPrep/Total Time: 25 min.


  • Black shoestring licorice
  • 12 grape Jujubes
  • 1 cup vanilla or white chips
  • 24 red nonpareils
  • 12 chocolate wafers


  • Cut licorice into 96 pieces, about 1/2 in. long. Using a toothpick,
  • poke one licorice piece about 1/8 in. into a candy. Repeat seven
  • times to make eight spider legs. Repeat with remaining licorice
  • pieces and candy.
  • Melt chips in a microwave or heavy saucepan; stir until smooth.
  • Transfer to a heavy-duty resealable plastic bag; cut a small hole in
  • a corner of bag. Pipe two small dots on one candy and immediately
  • place one nonpareil on each dot to create eyes. Repeat with
  • remaining candies.
  • Pipe a web on each chocolate wafer. Pipe a dot of melted vanilla
  • chips onto the bottom of the spider and attach to wafer. Yield: 1
  • dozen.