Peanut Butter Cup Spooky Spiders

Having a Halloween party? Why not make these tasty spiders for your guests?

While at the store, purchase:

  • 1 bag of Reese’s pumpkin-shaped or plain Peanut Butter Cups
  • 1/4 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 Tbsp. milk
  • 1/8 cup cream cheese
  • 1 bag circle-shaped or twisty pretzels
  • 1 bag of Heath bits

To start, make the cream cheese frosting. This will be your adhesive for the legs and whites of the eye balls.  In a bowl whip together the cream cheese, powdered sugar and milk, adding more milk or powdered sugar for desired consistency.  Since this is going to be more of an adhesive than decoration, you want the frosting to be thick to the point where when you pull your fork out, peaks form. image

On a flat serving dish, place the unwrapped Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups. Dab on two white dots in the center of each cup.  I found this was easiest with a toothpick.  It allowed for an even distribution and even eyeballs.  Next take the Heath bits and place one piece in the middle of each eye white.

Next, take the pretzels and either break in half if using the circle pretzels or break off the half-heart shape of the twisted pretzels.  I went ahead and used the twisty pretzels and the curve hung nicely off of the peanut butter cup’s edge.  Take the curved part and dip it into the cream cheese frosting, getting just enough on the pretzel to hold the legs on.  Place three legs on each side and place in the fridge for an hour to solidify the legs and eyeballs.  image

Serve with other spooky treats like vampire’s blood punch and dirt (gummy worms peeking out of Oreo cookie crumbs).  Anyone who loves Reese’s will be pleasantly surprised at your handiwork and craftiness.

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