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Huge Scary Spiders

Nothing says spooky like Huge Scary Spiders. You'll love making this recipe with your children or students!

Step-by-Step Instructions

Preheat oven to 375° F. Lightly grease or parchment-line baking sheets.

In a saucepan or microwave, melt chocolate with low heat. Let cool. In a small bowl, mix flour, baking powder and salt. In a medium bowl, beat margarine on low speed or by hand until smooth. Add sugar and beat until creamy. Stir in egg, vanilla and chocolate. Add flour mixture and mix well, forming a stiff dough.

To make a spider, shape a 2 inch flat oval for the body. Make the spider’s head by flattening a circle about 1/2 inch in diameter. Shape dough for eight legs, each about two inches long and less than 1/4-inch wide. Attach the head and legs to body. Put two red candies into head for eyes. Press the pecan or walnut half into the back for a design.

Bake for 5-8 minutes. Let spiders cool on baking sheet to avoid breaking when removing.

Prep Time: 30 Minutes

Total Time: 13-15 Minutes

Servings: 36 rolls

2 ounces of unsweetened or semi-sweet chocolate

1 1/4 cups all-purpose or whole wheat flour

1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder

1/4 teaspoon salt

1/4 cup butter or margarine

1 cup sugar

1 large egg, beaten

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

40 red baking candies or “red hots”

20 walnut or pecan halves

Recipe provided by Sugar Association, a member of
the Home Baking Association