Monday, October 18, 2010

Chocolate Covered Spider Legs!

Who here loves Halloween?


And it has nothing to do with the candy, and the treats and the caramel apples...

Not. A. Thing.

Who am I kidding? I have to wait to buy Halloween candy until the 31st so that I won't be tempted to eat it!!! Give me strength!

Here to kick off October is a fun little activity to do with the kids. I'm sure they will love making these little chocolate covered delights!

Don't they look like tarantula legs? Yuck! Kids love gross things though. I'm always reminded of that when they want to buy candy that you squirt out of a tube. Maybe I should buy some of that to pass out as Halloween candy this year. You'd never catch me sneaking that stuff!

Chocolate Covered Spider Legs

Here is what you need:

Chocolate: white, dark, milk or a mix of all three
thin pretzels (tied, not sticks) broken into large peices
peanuts (optional but a great addition)


1. Melt chocolate in an electric skillet on low heat or in the microwave in a large mixing bowl. Stir the chocolate as it melts. You can add about a tablespoon of vegetable oil or shortening to the melted chocolate to thin it out.

2. When the chocolate is completely melted, add the pretzels and peanuts. Stir until it is all coated. Continue to add pretzel pieces and peanuts until the chocolate is evenly distributed.

3. Drop by spoonfuls onto a cookie sheet lined with wax paper.

4. Place in refrigerator until hardened.

Happy Haunting!
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  1. I am like you! There is NO way I can have candy in my house!!!! Love the chocolate covered spider legs

  2. Melody....It's me Leslie Marben (now Leslie Evans) :) We used to work together at AF physical therapy back in the day, remember? I found your blog through my friend Marisa's cooking blog. So crazy! You should email me and give me an update on your life. I would love to catch up with you. I hope all is well

  3. OOOH SNAP :)
    im making these for my daughters preschools halloween soiree :)


  4. So fun! I am so making these with my kids!

  5. Those look like oh so much fun to make and of course to eat.

  6. Completely gross..can't wait to make these : ))



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