Chocolate Spider Clusters – A Halloween Treat

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It’s hard to imagine anyone wanting to eat a spider but there are cultures that do just that. When Halloween rolls around, you won’t mind biting into this Chocolate Spider Cluster recipe. It is truly a Halloween treat your children may squirm and scream about, but you’ll see them gleefully eating these spiders.

There are only three ingredients for this recipe. You will need:

  • 1 – 6 ounce package of semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 2 cups of chow mein noodles
  • 1/4 cup red mini M&Ms, Red Hots or Candy Eyes

With so few ingredients, you would expect the instructions to be easy, too. And you would be right. Here is how you make these Chocolate Spider Clusters.

Begin by lining two baking sheets with parchment or wax paper. This will make clean-up easy because the baking sheet won’t get dirty.

Pour the chocolate chips into a microwave-safe bowl. Heat the chocolate in the microwave on high, 30 seconds at a time. Remove the bowl carefully, so you don’t burn yourself, and then stir it well. If you’re not satisfied with how smooth the chocolate is, you can heat it again for 10-second bursts. Stir the chocolate between bursts. If you would rather not use the microwave, you should be able to melt the chocolate by placing it in a double boiler. Remember to stir frequently so the chocolate doesn’t burn. Don’t overheat the chocolate or it could seize up into a stiff mass.

Carefully hold onto the side of the bowl while you pour the chow mein noodles into the melted chocolate. Stir the two ingredients together. Using a tablespoon, drop the mixture onto the prepared baking sheets.

Create the eyes by pressing two red candies onto the cluster. Lift up eight chow mein noodles to make it appear like the spider has legs. Place the baking sheets in the refrigerator to allow the clusters to harden. This will take about 20 minutes.

These are best served chilled. They can be placed in an airtight container and kept in the refrigerator. They will remain edible for up to a week, but it’s likely your family won’t let them stick around that long.

The Chocolate Spider Clusters may not cure someone of being afraid but it may help. Why not give these little treats a try this Halloween?

Happy Halloween Eating!
KP

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