Chocolate spider clusters are a traditional Halloween treat for many families. You may have wanted to make them yourself but had no clue how. The chocolate spider clusters are actually quite easy to make. Here is a simple recipe that you can try.
Chocolate Spider Clusters Recipe
There are only three ingredients for this recipe. You will need:
• ¾ cup chocolate chips
• 2 cups crispy chow mein noodles
• 1/4 cup red candies for eyes (M&M or your preferred candies)
Here is how you make and assemble these Chocolate Spider Clusters.
Begin by lining two baking sheets with parchment or wax paper. This will make clean-up easy because the baking sheet won’t get dirty.
Pour the chocolate chips into a microwave-safe bowl. Heat the chocolate in the microwave on high, 60 seconds at a time. Remove the bowl carefully, so you don’t burn yourself, and then stir it well. If you’re not satisfied with how smooth the chocolate is, you can heat it again for 10-second bursts. Stir the chocolate between bursts. If you would rather not use the microwave, you should be able to melt the chocolate by placing it in a double boiler. Remember to stir frequently so the chocolate doesn’t burn. Don’t overheat the chocolate or it could seize up into a stiff mass.
Carefully hold onto the side of the bowl while you pour the chow mein noodles into the melted chocolate. Stir the two ingredients together. Using a tablespoon, drop the mixture onto the prepared baking sheets.
Create the eyes by pressing two red candies onto the cluster. Lift up eight chow mein noodles to make it appear like the spider has legs. Place the baking sheets in the refrigerator to allow the clusters to harden. This will take about 20 minutes.
These are best served chilled. They can be placed in an airtight container and kept in the refrigerator. They will remain edible for up to a week, but it’s likely your family won’t let them stick around that long.