Halloween Treat Ideas, Crunchy Chocolate Spiders

Chocolate Spiders for your Halloween party platter!
Chocolate Spiders for your Halloween party platter! | Source

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A 3 Ingredient Halloween Candy Recipe

If you are searching for a way to separate past celebrations from today's party, a chocolate spider recipe may just be what you've been looking for. As Halloween grows near, we begin to find plenty of pumpkins, costumes, and candy on the local grocery store shelves. The same old tired candy treats seem to be the only thing to buy for this year's scary get together. But, if you have about twenty minutes and the needed 3 ingredients, you can make some pretty scary edible spiders! You won't find these leggy treats on any store shelves! They are a little more crunchy and have a similar taste as a Twix candy bar, but a lot less calories! They are the perfect answer to freaking out your family and friends with creepy edible treats this scary holiday! Be sure to add a few eight legged freaks to this year's invitation list!

Requires only 3 simple inexpensive ingredients!
Requires only 3 simple inexpensive ingredients! | Source

Cook Time

Prep time: 12 min
Cook time: 8 min
Ready in: 20 min
Yields: A large platter of crispy chocolate arachnids!

It Only Takes 3 Ingredients To Make These Chocolate Spiders

  • 1 (6-ounce) bag (1 cup) (45.0 g) semisweet chocolate chips
  • 2 cups (90 g) chow mein noodles
  • 1/4 cup (11.25 g) red hots or mini M&Ms

Picture By Picture Instructions

Melt chocolate chips in a double boiler or  microwave.
Melt chocolate chips in a double boiler or microwave. | Source
Coat noodles completely with the melted chocolate.
Coat noodles completely with the melted chocolate. | Source
Place tablespoon-size chocolate coated noodle bundles onto the lined baking sheets.
Place tablespoon-size chocolate coated noodle bundles onto the lined baking sheets. | Source

Halloween Treat Recipe Instructions

  1. Line 2 baking sheets with parchment or wax paper and set aside.
  2. Melt chocolate chips by placing them in a double boiler over low-simmering water, making sure to avoid over heating them. Or you can melt them for 60 seconds in the microwave. If they are not smooth enough, pop them back into the microwave for two or three 10-second bursts, making sure to stir well between each. The important thing when melting chocolate is to NOT over heat it, once it begins to look smooth, stir it and the seemingly solid chips will melt away. Over heating will cause the chocolate to turn into a seized mass that is unusable.
  3. Stir the chow mein noodles into the melted chocolate so that each noodle is completely covered in a smooth layer.
  4. Drop tablespoon size spoon fulls of the noodles onto the lined baking sheets. Avoid touching other noodle bundles. Quickly place one red hot or mini M&Ms onto each side of the noodle bundles so they look like glowing eyes. Lift a few (8) of the chow mein noodles on the outer edges of the bundles upward to give them a spidery silhouette.
  5. Refrigerate the full baking sheets for about 15 minutes to cool and stiffen up. Place on a scary party platter and use as a centerpiece, place on individual desert plates, or add them to a snack tray for school. The crunchy chocolate spiders can be stored in an airtight container for up to 1 week.
Arrange the spiders on the lined tray so they don't touch. Adjust some of the noodles to look like legs. Chill in refrigerator to harden chocolate.
Arrange the spiders on the lined tray so they don't touch. Adjust some of the noodles to look like legs. Chill in refrigerator to harden chocolate. | Source
White chocolate covered snacks that look like skeleton bones!
White chocolate covered snacks that look like skeleton bones! | Source

Make An Edible Halloween Party Platter

Making a statement at your next Halloween party, or any creepy get together, is easier than you may think. Since we will be creating edible spiders today, placing the chocolate arachnids on an orange or red platter alongside some easy to make edible white chocolate skeleton bones, is sure to present even greater good-natured fear to your party food table!

3 Ingredient White Chocolate Edible Skeleton Bones Recipe

White Chocolate Sweet Skeleton Bones

In the opening image of this article, you may have noticed the bones along side the spiders. If you wish to add these bones to your hellish Halloween treat table, there is an easy path for you at right! When placed beside the crunchy spider offering, these—also only 3 ingredients—Sweet Bones are sure to add an extra ghoulish touch to your party food display! The good news is, you can make chocolate spiders and sweet bones up to one week ahead of time, just be sure to keep them in an airtight container and in the fridge!

What You Think Really Does Matter!

Do you think these scary chocolate spiders would make a fun treat at your next Halloween party?

  • Totally! They are so scary cute!
  • Sure, especially if you add the sweet bones recipe you show to the mix.
  • Kind of, but they need more blood and gore to be scary to me.
  • Not really, I am more of a monster and horror type when it comes to Halloween.
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Chow Mein Noodles 1 cup (45.0 g)

Nutrition Facts
Serving size: 1 cup (45.0 g)
Calories 237
Calories from Fat126
% Daily Value *
Fat 14 g22%
Saturated fat 2 g10%
Unsaturated fat 11 g
Carbohydrates 26 g9%
Sugar 0 g
Fiber 2 g8%
Protein 4 g8%
Cholesterol 0 mg
* The Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet, so your values may change depending on your calorie needs. The values here may not be 100% accurate because the recipes have not been professionally evaluated nor have they been evaluated by the U.S. FDA.

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Comments for "Crunchy Chocolate Spider Treats" 17 comments

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K9keystrokes 4 years ago from Northern, California Author

Thank you to each of you who shared your comments on these creepy candy spiders! I hope they add a delightful fun filled edible decoration to your Halloween trays!

Cheers~

@mary615~ Thanks for sharing your spidery success....Oh, and please give Baby an extra snuggle for me tonight!

Big Halloween HubHugs Hubbers~


Justsilvie 4 years ago

Very cute. Voted up and shared!


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Specialk3749 4 years ago from Michigan

What a neat and fun recipe! I can see my younger kids having a lot of fun making them. Thanks for a great hub!


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Stephanie Henkel 4 years ago from USA

These are so cute, an look so easy to make. I think that kids will love eating the chocolate spiders, and they'd make a great table decoration, too. Voted up and pinned!


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mary615 4 years ago from Florida

Just came back to let you know my family loved these critters! Oh, and Baby says HI. I just shared this in time for Halloween.


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K9keystrokes 4 years ago from Northern, California Author

Happyboomernurse~ Thanks so much for the nice remarks, votes, and shares! I always enjoy finding you in the comments!

HubHugs~


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Happyboomernurse 4 years ago from South Carolina

What an awesome treat that will add whimsy and fun to any Halloween party and is simple to make.

Loved this and have given it 5 stars and will share on HP, FB and Pinterest.

Hub Hugs,

Gail


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Denise Handlon 4 years ago from North Carolina

India-I made these tonight and they were a hit. Unfortunately, no one really thought they looked like spiders, haha. They still ate the candy though!


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bridalletter 4 years ago from Blue Springs, Missouri, USA

I love halloween ideas. Looks fun and very easy to do.


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cclitgirl 4 years ago from Western NC

MMM, I've been wanting to make it over here to read this. What a fun hub! I'm afraid of spiders, and I won't kill them, but these yummy treats might be just the thing for my arachnophobia. Hahaha. Beautiful pictures and layout. I LOVE it! Voted up, shared, tweeted and pinned. :)


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Denise Handlon 4 years ago from North Carolina

Awww, them critters don't look so scary, LOL What a novel idea...I LOVE chow mein noodles but haven't had them in ages. Hmmm, I love chow mein noodles, I love chocolate...sounds like a win-win situation for me. Maybe I will test the waters this Monday on Labor Day. J will be off and we don't have any real plans. Rated up/I/A


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K9keystrokes 4 years ago from Northern, California Author

Mama Kim 8~ Thanks for stopping by for a quick Halloween recipe! I hope you give them a try, they are really simple! I appreciate the support!

HubHugs~


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Mama Kim 8 4 years ago

oooh yummm I'm loving this series you've got going ^_^ Thanks for the great and simple recipes! voted up


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K9keystrokes 4 years ago from Northern, California Author

@Daisy Mariposa~ You are right, the cinnamon is a great taste contrast to the chocolate. Mini M&Ms are also handy as eyeballs, but not quite as interesting in taste. Let me know how you like the treats should find time to make them. Thanks for stopping by for a Halloween spider snack recipe!

HubHugs~

@Ttoombs08~ For you, yes I will cater! ;) Thanks for sharing your thoughts here!

HubHugs~

@mary615~ I am glad you will be giving the recipe a try. Let me know how they turn out! Thank you for commenting.

HubHugs~(and a pat for Baby)


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mary615 4 years ago from Florida

These are SO cute, and look very easy to make. I'll be doing some of these. I voted this UP, etc.


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TToombs08 4 years ago from Somewhere between Heaven and Hell without a road map.

Are you available for catering? :) I love these, and they go SO well with your cute little bones! Keep 'em coming! :)


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Daisy Mariposa 4 years ago from Orange County (Southern California)

India,

What a fun, easy-to-make recipe! I've seen other recipes calling for chow mein noodles and chocolate, but none were as exciting as yours appears to be. I like the idea of using the Red Hots. The cinnamon flavor will be a nice contrast to the chocolate. I'm definitely going to try this.

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