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Brownie Spiders

 Brownie Spiders
I'm absolutely petrified of real spiders. But I can make an exception for these cute ones made from chocolate. They make perfect Halloween treats.—Ali Ebright, Kansas City, Missouri
9 ServingsPrep: 20 min. Bake: 30 min. + cooling

Ingredients

  • 1 package fudge brownie mix (8-inch square pan size)
  • 1/2 cup semisweet chocolate chips
  • 2 cups crispy chow mein noodles
  • 18 candy eyeballs

Directions

  • Prepare and bake brownies according to package directions using an
  • 8-in.-square baking pan lined with parchment paper. Cool completely
  • in pan on a wire rack.
  • In a microwave, melt chocolate chips; stir until smooth. Remove 1
  • tablespoon melted chocolate to a small bowl; reserve for attaching
  • eyes. Add noodles to remaining chocolate; stir gently to coat.
  • Spread onto a waxed paper-lined baking sheet, separating noodles
  • slightly. Freeze until set.
  • Cut nine brownies with a 2-1/4-in. round cutter for spider bodies.
  • Attach eyeballs using reserved melted chocolate. With a bamboo
  • skewer or toothpick, poke eight holes in top of each spider for
  • inserting legs. Insert a coated noodle into each hole. Store in an
  • airtight container. Yield: 9 brownie spiders.