Edible Spiders

Edible Spiders

37 Reviews 7 Pics
  • Prep

    30 m
  • Ready In

    1 h
Recipe by  Brenda

“A cute Halloween snack that is fun for kids to make and eat. Marshmallows grow chow mein legs and and candy coated eyes.”

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Original recipe yields 24 spiders



  1. In a microwave-safe bowl, combine chocolate chips and butter. Microwave until melted. Stir occasionally until chocolate is smooth. Pour chocolate into a sealable plastic bag and set aside.
  2. Line a cookie sheet with wax paper. Stick 4 chow mein noodles into each side of marshmallow for legs, and arrange on wax paper. Using scissors, cut one corner off the bag of melted chocolate. Drizzle over the marshmallow spiders. Attach 2 candies to each marshmallow for eyes. Chill until chocolate hardens.

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Instead of drizzling melted chips over marshmallows, try melting chips with a small amount of cooking paraffin. Keep this mixture on low heat after melted, jab each marshmallow with a fork, and hold over pan. Drizzle this mixture over marshmallows, drop onto wax paper & fill in tong marks on top of marshmallow with small amount of mixture. This way you have more control over how the chocolate covers the marshmallows.

Kate S.

Kate S.

These treats were great. I didn't use the bag or the butter. Instead I used shortening with semi-sweet & butterscotch chips, which gave a great finish to the spiders. Definitely enjoyed by all.



My (almost)4-year old daughter and I made these last night to take to an Assisted Living facility where the kids were going to visit for Halloween - she helped me "stuff" the legs on (great chance to practice counting!)while I did the chocolate part. I had a difficult time with the chocolate not being easy to spread/squirt out of the bag - it got thick, despite my adding more butter and even some milk. I ended up patting it on top, joking that it looked like a toupee. Used peanut butter chips for the eyes (the color matched the legs!)and they really did look cute! Lots of "oohs and aahs" from the children and residents : )

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Amount Per Serving (24 total)

  • Calories
  • 165 cal
  • 8%
  • Fat
  • 7.7 g
  • 12%
  • Carbs
  • 23.9 g
  • 8%
  • Protein
  • 1.7 g
  • 3%
  • Cholesterol
  • 3 mg
  • < 1%
  • Sodium
  • 48 mg
  • 2%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet



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