scary halloween chocolate spiders

I saw this last week on another blog and thought it would be a good activity to occupy my daughter and her friend on a rainy Saturday afternoon. It’s seasonal, easy, messy and involves chocolate. That makes it just about perfect for 11 year old girls. I made just a couple of small changes, but left the rest of the instructions pretty much the same.

Scary Halloween Chocolate Spiders

  • 1 package semi-sweet chocolate chips (about 1  3/4 cups)
  • 1/4 cup butterscotch chips
  • 1 package chow mein noodles (about 3 cups)
  • Smarties candy
  • 1/2 – 1 tsp of butter or coconut oil, to add shine to the chocolate (optional)

Melt the butterscotch and chocolate chips and the butter or coconut oil over a double boiler (or use a metal bowl over a pot of simmering water). Stir in chow mein noodles until completely covered in melted chocolate.

Drop by spoonfuls onto waxed paper and add 2 Smarties on top of each pile of noodles, for spider eyes. Using a toothpick dipped in some of the melted chocolate, paint a pupil in the middle of each Smartie eye.

That’s it – they are tasty and messy and definitely best stored someplace cool. Kids love them. We sent our sleepover guest home with some to take to school.

Linked to Frugally Sustainable, Foy Update, Mind Body and Sole, GNOWFGLINS

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28 thoughts on “scary halloween chocolate spiders

  1. I have made these at Christmas but not in the spider shape or with eyes–just love this idea–but no kids at home to share it with–alas,……

  2. Subtlekate says:

    I love them. I’ll definitely have to do these.

  3. Good fun for the kiddos!

  4. Sarah says:

    What a great idea, Heidi! You’re gonna turn me into a Halloween fan yet, aren’t you? I like this recipe, fun!

  5. Shira says:

    OMG – my eight year old will LOVE these…I think we can make this happen tonight at the same time we carve the pumpkin. Awesome Heidi!

  6. Kerry says:

    Yum-o! Will try this for sure. Maybe with some skinny pretzels and m-n-m’s!! Love me some pretzels dipped in chocolate!!

  7. Somer says:

    We are watching “Monster House” tonight with the kids and having a Halloween themed dinner! I’m totally making these for dessert! Thanks Heidi!!! I LOVE THEM!

  8. They are really great. A lovely idea

  9. Chocolate is always good, I never thought about using chow mein noodles. Just the sound of it makes my mouth water. Did you ever have potato chips covered in chocolate. It didn’t sound good to me at first, but after being given a sample by a nearby business that makes them I am in love.

  10. Lauren says:

    I forgot Smarties are different in Canada. Love this idea — super-cute!

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  13. Sophie33 says:

    What scary & tasty Halloween chocolate spiders: so cool too! 🙂 MMMM!

  14. Deb Weyrich-Cody says:

    Oh YUM! This sounds very similar to the Easter Egg bird’s nests the kids made in Kindergarten (Seems like a millennia ago):
    Used to love getting Rockets at Hallowe’en…
    So do you eat the red ones last?; )

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