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 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 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 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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