A recipe for a scary-good time in the kitchen with the kiddos. Easy-to-assemble and using just 4 ingredients, these creepy-crawly chocolate spiders are the perfect Halloween treat. Recipe by Aleka from Bite Sized Kitchen blog.
Turn your thawed phyllo shells upside down on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper or a silicone mat. Place your chocolate in a small microwave-proof bowl or mug and heat for 30 seconds. Take out and stir well. Place it back in the microwave for 15 more seconds. Be careful not to overheat the chocolate or it will become scorched. Stir well until fully melted, then let it sit.
While the chocolate is cooling, break 45 pretzel sticks in half so you have 90 “legs”. Also, have your candy eyes ready. After about 5 minutes, your chocolate should have thickened up a bit. Dip the end of 3 pretzel sticks into the chocolate and attach one side of your phyllo shell and repeat on the other side, creating a total of 6 legs. Repeat with the other 14 shells. If the pretzels slide down the shell, wait a little longer for your chocolate to thicken more!
Once all your legs are on, pop the chocolate back in the microwave for another 15 seconds to heat it back up so it is smooth again. Use a small spoon to drizzle the rest of the chocolate over the top of your spiders. Finish by sprinkling the body with coarse sea salt (optional) and topping each shell with two candy eyes.
Do not move your spiders until the chocolate sets. This will take about 30-45 minutes.
- These can be made 5-7 days in advance.
- You can place your entire baking sheet (with finished spiders on it) in the fridge or freezer to help them harden within 15 minutes.
- Use dark chocolate for this recipe to help balance the sweetness.