Halloween Candy and Pretzel Spiders Recipe

Serving spine-chilling treats is one of the most effective ways to treat guests to a hair-raising Halloween experience. Use your free time on Halloween to make these simple but yummy treats designed to look like spiders. Serve them when guests arrive to kick-off the scary festivities.

Halloween Candy and Pretzel Spiders Recipe

Makes: 6 Servings

Ingredients:

6 Reese’s (R) Peanut Butter Pumpkins

1/4 cup Hershey’s (R) Milk Chocolate Chips

Large pretzel twists (2 -1/2 to 3 inches)

12 yellow/white Reese’s Pieces (R) Candies

candy spider ingredients

Directions:

Line tray or cookie sheet with wax paper. Remove wrappers from peanut butter pumpkins and place alongside each other on tray leaving 1 inch of space between each peanut butter pumpkin. For each spider, cut 8 matching curved sections from pretzels which will form the legs. Set aside remaining pretzels pieces.

Place milk chocolate chips in small microwave-safe bowl. Microwave at medium 30 seconds; stir. If necessary, microwave at medium an additional 10 seconds at a time, stirring after each heating, until chips are melted and smooth when stirred. Transfer to small heavy duty plastic food storage bag. Cut off one corner of bag about 1/4 inch from the tip.

Attach pretzel legs and yellow candy “eyes” to spider with melted chocolate; place dot of melted chocolate on each eye. Allow chocolate to set before moving spiders.

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