Wednesday, October 14, 2009

creepy crawlies

If you are looking for a simple recipe to make with the kids for Halloween, or anytime, why not try these chocolate marshmallow spiders? The kids will get into such a gooey mess, they will love it!
All you need is:
approx. 100g chocolate for melting
10-12 regular sized marshmallows (more if you like to eat as you go along!)
a packet of strawberry or liquorice laces
sweets/silver balls/raisins for eyes

Firstly, break up your chocolate and melt in a microwave or in a bowl over some bowling water, best to get a grown up to do this bit!

Once the choc is melted and has had time to cool down a bit, get the kids (or grown ups) to dip the marshmallows in and coat them completely in the choc.
Next you can add the 'legs', the chopped up laces. These too can be dipped in the melted choc if you prefer.

Add some 'eyes' and put to one side with their spider pals. You may wish to place them on a piece of greaseproof paper as it's easier to remove them once they've set. Alternatively you can add a disc of rice paper to the bottom of the spiders.

Place in the fridge for an hour or so until the chocolate has set, then scoff, scoff, scoff.

Mmmm, yummy!

Thank you Marie Kitchen from Heartfelt Handmade for sharing these critters with us. More activities to come. In the meantime, don't forget to email us your own creative ideas, to be in with a chance of being featured in a future posting.

Happy making!



  1. I loved the idea, thank you!

  2. Ooo Yummy I can see some monsters being created in our house!

  3. loving this, looks fun and messy - my favourite things!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!