Mini Spider Bites Recipe
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Mini Spider Bites Recipe

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These little cupcakes are almost too sweet to eat! Let the kids help you assemble the charmers and you can teach a science lesson, too—what a great way to teach that all spiders have eight legs! —Sara Martin, Brookfield, Wisconsin
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES:48 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES: 48 servings


  • Miniature cupcakes of your choice
  • 1 can (16 ounces) chocolate frosting
  • M&M's minis
  • Chocolate sprinkles
  • Pastry tip—round tip #7
  • 1 can (16 ounces) vanilla frosting
  • Shoestring black licorice


  1. Generously frost cupcakes with chocolate frosting; add M&M's for noses. Top with chocolate sprinkles.
  2. Insert tip #7 into a pastry bag; fill with vanilla frosting and pipe spider's eyes. Add M&M's for pupils. Cut black licorice into 2-in. pieces; attach eight legs to each cupcake. Yield: varies.
Originally published as Mini Spider Bites in Halloween Food & Fun 2009 2009, p27

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JLT3106 User ID: 6281006 187772
Reviewed Oct. 25, 2011

"We made these for an office party. They were a big hit! They were fun and easy to make. We used mini choc chips in the eyes and a cinnamon candy for the nose."

Allison52555 User ID: 6292538 187397
Reviewed Oct. 21, 2011

"these are the most tasty things but the legs that was grose but other than that they were pretty yummy"

lorettasylvia User ID: 5357358 186642
Reviewed Oct. 3, 2011

"Excellent recipe and so cute. Thanks so much as my grand kids really enjoyed making these little spiders, and so easy. I helped them with the licorice and the rest was easy."

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