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Chocolate Spiders

Chocolate SpidersSpiders aren't so scary when they're chocolate! Tip: Best way to get rid of these eight-legged critters is to just eat them!

Recipe Ingredients:

1/4 cup butter
1 (10-ounce) packkage marshmallows
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
6 cups crispy cocoa flavored rice cereal
Black licorice strips cut into 96 (2-inch) pieces
24 Ocean Spray® Craisins® Original Dried Cranberries
1/4 cup canned or homemade vanilla frosting

Cooking Directions:

  1. To Make Spider Base: Spray a 10x15-inch jelly roll pan with cooking spray.
  2. Melt butter and marshmallows in a large saucepan over LOW heat, stirring frequently. Remove from heat and stir in vanilla. Add cereal; mix until well coated.
  3. Spread mixture into evenly into prepared pan. Cool (about 8 minutes); form mixture into balls (about a half cup each).
  4. To Decorate: Slide 8 small pieces of licorice under each to form the spider legs. Use frosting to “glue” Craisin® eyes onto spiders.

Makes 12 spiders.

Recipe and photograph provided courtesy of Ocean Spray Cranberries, Inc. Used with permission.