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Chocolate Spiders

 Chocolate Spiders
These spiders will spin plenty of excitement into your festivities. For more fun, just make the pudding ahead of time, then let your party guests decorate their own spiders. —Lorna Schledorn, West Columbia, South Carolina
6 ServingsPrep Time: 20 min. + chilling

Ingredients

  • 1 package (3.9 ounces) instant chocolate pudding mix
  • 2 cups cold milk
  • 1 package (6) individual graham cracker tart shells
  • 1/2 cup finely crushed chocolate sandwich cookies
  • 48 pieces (3-1/2 inches each) red or black shoestring licorice
  • 12 blue or green M&M's

Directions

  • Prepare pudding with milk according to package directions. Spoon into
  • crusts; sprinkle with cookie crumbs. Push eight licorice pieces into
  • the pudding of each tartlet to form legs (curved pieces work best).
  • Press M&M's in place for eyes. Refrigerate until serving. Yield: 6
  • servings.