3 packages (3-1/2 ounces each) pink Sno balls*
1 can (16 ounces) vanilla frosting
2 cups flaked coconut
12 cinnamon Tic Tacs
48 pieces red shoestring licorice (3 inches each)
Spread each Sno Ball with frosting. Sprinkle with coconut. Press two Tic Tacs into frosting for eyes. For spider legs, use a metal or wooden skewer to poke four holes on opposite sides of each cake. Insert a piece of licorice into each hole.
Yield: 6 servings.
Editor's Note: Sno Balls are Hostess brand snack cakes.
Editor's Note: This recipe was tested with McCormick’s Montreal Steak Seasoning. Look for it in the spice aisle.
Originally published as Itsy Bitsy Spider Cakes in Quick Cooking
January/February 2004, p38