Monster Munchies: Spider Bites

Monster Munchies: Spider Bites
Yield: 24 spiders

Ingredients

  • 1 package (8 ounces) sliced almonds
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 package (9 ounces) chocolate wafer cookies
  • 1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/2 cup corn syrup
  • 1/4 cup chocolate milk
  • Black crystal sugar
  • Black licorice laces
  • Green tubed decorating icing
  • Orange tubed decorating icing

Make It

1. Combine almonds and sugar in a food processor and pulse until coarsely ground. Using your hands, crumble wafer cookies into almond mixture. Add cocoa powder, and pulse to grind into crumbs. Transfer to a large bowl.

2. Stir in corn syrup and chocolate milk. Let dough rest for 30 minutes. Make 24 balls, about 1-1/4 inch in diameter, for spider bodies, rolling in crystal sugar as you go. Make 24 balls, about 1 inch in diameter, for spider heads, also rolling in sugar. For each spider, cut eight 3-inch pieces of licorice lace for legs and a 1-inch piece to attach head to body.

3. Stick legs into bodies, and attach heads with licorice pieces. Pipe eyes and mouths using tubed icing.