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Halloween Chocolate Spiders Recipe

Halloween Chocolate Spiders Recipe

"Turn your kitchen into a 'web site' by preparing a batch of these creepy candy spiders," chuckles field editor Sandi Pichon of Slidell, Louisiana.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. + chilling YIELD:24 servings

Ingredients

  • 8 ounces semisweet chocolate, chopped
  • 2 cups miniature marshmallows
  • Black or red shoestring licorice
  • 24 small round candy-coated milk chocolate balls (such as Hersheys or Sixlets)

Directions

  • 1. In a microwave-safe bowl, heat chocolate for 1-1/2 minutes at 50% power, stirring after 30 seconds. Stir until melted; let stand for 5 minutes. Stir in marshmallows. Drop by tablespoonfuls onto a waxed paper-lined baking sheet. Cut licorice into 2-in. pieces; press eight pieces into each mound for legs. Press two chocolate balls into each for eyes.
  • 2. Refrigerate until firm, about 20 minutes. Yield: 2 dozen.
Editor's Note: This recipe was tested in a 1,100-watt microwave.

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 each) equals 23 calories, 1 g fat (trace saturated fat), trace cholesterol, 2 mg sodium, 5 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, trace protein.