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Tarantula Treats

We host a Halloween party every year where guests are treated to "terrifying" edible tarantulas. In only a few minutes, you can have perfectly spooky treats for a crowd. —Charles Insler, Silver Spring, Maryland

Ingredients

  • 6 cups Cocoa Krispies
  • 1 package (10 ounces) large marshmallows
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • Black shoestring licorice
  • Black decorating gel
  • Candy corn

Directions

  • Place Cocoa Krispies in a large bowl. In a large saucepan, combine marshmallows and butter. Cook and stir over medium-low heat until melted. Pour over Cocoa Krispies; mix well. Cool slightly.
  • With greased hands, shape 1/4 cupfuls into 20 balls and tablespoonfuls into 20 balls. Attach two different-sized balls to make spider bodies.
  • With a bamboo skewer or toothpick, poke four holes on each side of spider bodies for inserting legs. Cut licorice into 2-inch pieces; insert into each hole. Draw eyes on head with gel. Cut white portion of candy corn for fangs; attach with gel. Serve the same day for best texture or store in airtight containers.

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