Creepy Spiders Recipe
- 1 package chocolate fudge cake mix (regular size)
- 1/2 cup butter, melted
- 1 egg
- 1 can (16 ounces) chocolate frosting
- Shoestring black licorice, cut into 1-1/2 inch pieces
- 1/4 cup red-hot candies
- 1. In a large bowl, combine the cake mix, butter and egg (dough will be stiff). Shape into 1-in. balls.
- 2. Place 2 in. apart on ungreased baking sheets. Bake at 350° for 10-12 minutes or until set. Cool for 1 minute before removing from pans to wire racks.
- 3. Spread a heaping teaspoonful of frosting over the bottom of half of the cookies. Place four licorice pieces on each side of cookies for spider legs; top with remaining cookies. For eyes, attach two red-hot candies with frosting to top of spider. Yield: about 2 dozen.
Reviews for Creepy Spiders
"This was a fun recipe to make for the kids. They loved it."
"a big hit, horribly good!!"
"These were a hit at work, but the dough was too dry. A small amount of added water would have helped. I had to flatten the cookies slightly when they came out of the oven, otherwise they would have stayed as round balls."
"super easy i had these all done in a little over an hour! And me little guy is so excited to take them to school! I could only find red licorice as well. I also did m&m minis for the eyes."
"Went to 8 stores and couldn't find black rope licorice. After I was done cutting up regular licoice, I realzied I could have used pretzel sticks."
"So much fun to make! The kids had a blast. Couldn't find black licorice, red worked great."
"These were so much fun to make and were a great addition to the table. I couldn't find shoestring licorice to save my life, but the red legs worked well with the red eyes."
"so simple that even the littlest ghosts and goblins can help"
"did not have black licorice - so I rolled out tooties roll. = a little work but worked out great."
"ok..I cheated, but used the idea of the spider. I used oreo cakesters, red licorice and dots of red frosting for the eyes! Looked like the pic (minus the leg color) and super quick when in a rush! If you take my cheat-use a toothpick to make the start of the hole for the licorice, goes in way easier!!"
"These cookies are really good and cute for the kids. I enjoy making them as well as my son.I used sour straws instead of licorice and M"M,S J.Huff San Dimas CA."
"Thank you so much for a wonderful idea, I made a spider web cake for my son's preschool and these spiders were a wonderful way to complete the theme. I too had to use red licorice and I also used skittles for the eyes. Thanks again."
"This was such a fun and easy recipe to do with my boys and the kids thought they were pretty cool. And costwise it was a great recipe to make for their school classes."
"These were so fun to make - couldn't find the shoestring licorice so cut chocolate licorice into strips. Tedious but effective. Great cookies - rich, chewy, chocolately."
"I made these for a birthday treat for my preschool-age son and they were a BIG hit! I couldn't find black licorice strings, so I used red and they were still cute. Also, instead of cinnamon-hot eyes, I used mini red m&m's as I thought that would be more kid-friendly. My son still talks about them!"