Chocolate Spiders
A Frightfully Delicious Candy Treat

Chocolate Spiders

Kids of all ages will love this recipe for Chocolate Spiders! It is a lot of fun to make, delicious to eat, and as "cute as a bug." (pun intended)

I especially enjoy making candy recipes for kids because they are a wonderful way to build memories.


Spider Recipe

  • 8 ounces semisweet chocolate 
  • 2 cups miniature marshmallows 
  • Black or red shoestring licorice, cut into 192 - 2" lengths 
  • 48 small round candy-coated milk chocolate balls

Line cookie sheet with waxed paper. In a microwave safe bowl melt chocolate for 30 seconds. Stir. Continue melting and stirring every 30 seconds until completely melted.

Let stand for 5 minutes. Stir in marshmallows. Drop by tablespoonfuls onto cookie sheet.

Press 8 pieces of licorice into each mound for legs. Press 2 small round candies into mound for eyes.

Refrigerate until firm. Makes 2 dozen.

Chocolate Spiders

  • 1 package semisweet chocolate chips
  • 16 large marshmallows
  • 1/3 cup butter or margarine
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 cups instant oatmeal 
  • 1 cup flaked coconut
  • uncooked ramen noodles or chow mein noodles
  • cinnamon red hots or red m&m's

Melt together the chocolate chips, marshmallows, and butter in a medium saucepan over low heat. Stir constantly until smooth.

Remove from heat and stir in vanilla, oatmeal, and coconut until well covered. 

Drop by heaping spoonfuls on waxed paper covered tray to form spider bodies. 

Use noodles to form spider legs. Refrigerate to chill and set.

Use 2 red hots or m&ms for eyes.

These creepy crawly candy recipes for kids are great for birthday party favors. All you have to do is wrap them in little cellophane party favor bags from Candyland Crafts and secure them with a ribbon or twist tie.

If you have other cute candy recipes for kids, please share them with the rest of us.

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