Chocolate Spider Clusters Halloween Treat Recipe

These spidery clusters get their creepy appeal from gleaming red candy eyes.

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  • 1 (6-ounce) package semisweet chocolate chips (1 cup)
  • 2 cups chow mein noodles
  • 1/4 cup Red Hots or red mini M&Ms



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[step-item number=”1″ image_url=”” title=”” ] Line 2 baking sheets with wax paper or parchment.[/step-item]

[step-item number=”2″ image_url=”” title=”” ]Put the chocolate chips in a microwave-safe bowl, and melt the chocolate in the microwave: Heat on high for 60 seconds, and then stir well. If it’s not quite smooth, continue to heat in two or three 10-second bursts, stirring well after each burst (Alternatively, you can melt the chocolate, stirring frequently, in a double boiler; over just-simmering water. Avoid overheating, which can cause chocolate to seize up into a stiff mass.)[/step-item]

[step-item number=”3″ image_url=”” title=”” ]Stir the chow mein noodles into the melted chocolate and drop the mixture by tablespoons onto the prepared baking sheets, Press 2 red candies onto one edge of each cluster to make eyes and lift a few chow mein legs up to give a spidery impression, Refrigerate to cool and harden, about 20 minutes, and serve chilled, Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 1 week.[/step-item][/step-list-wrapper]

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