Creepy Crawly Spiders
Happy Healthy Holidays!
Heat and coat marshmallows with melted chocolate to make clusters for these adorable but Creepy Crawly Spiders. Decorate with short pieces of licorice for legs and candies for eyes.
1 package (8 squares) semi-sweet baking chocolate, melted
Black or red shoestring licorice
Mix 2 cups marshmallows and melted chocolate until marshmallows are completely coated. Drop by spoonfuls onto sheets of wax paper to make 24 clusters.
Decorate each with 8 short pieces of licorice for legs and additional marshmallows or assorted candies for eyes. Let stand at room temperature or refrigerate until firm.
Store in airtight container in cool location.
- Stir in 1/4 cup coarsely chopped walnut pieces or dry roasted peanuts along with the marshmallows.
- Dip the licorice in chocolate, too! Or, you could use pretzel sticks dipped in chocolate.
Recipe makes 2 dozen.
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