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.