Brownie Spiders

October 18, 2012 by Ali

Halloween is just around the corner! And while I’m not big into the “gore” side of the holiday, I am all for some cute little spooky treats! And when I happened to see this adorable little spider cake pedestal at Target last week, I of course had to find a use for it.

So for this Halloween, I created these fun little Brownie Spiders!!!

Granted, I am absolutely petrified of real spiders. (Yeah, I’m that 29-yr-old who screams like a little girl whenever I see one!) But these were on the cuter side with those big adorable eyes, and made from chocolate, so I think I could make an exception for these Halloween treats.

Surprisingly, these little brownie spiders actually turned out to be really easy to make! While it took a little time to poke in all of those “legs” (chocolate-covered chow mein noodles), the rest seriously could not have been easier. All you need is a pan of brownies, some chocolate chips or chocolate, chow mein noodles, some candy eyes, and you’re good to go. And the best part is that these were actually tasty to eat too! Definitely loved the crunch of the chow mein noodles paired with the chewy, fudgy brownies.

Wishing you all a happy, delicious Halloween!

Brownie Spiders

Prep Time: 30 minutes

Cook Time: 5 minutes

Total Time: 35 minutes

Yield: 12-18 spiders (depending on size)

Ingredients

  • 1 pan of baked brownies
  • 1/2 cup semisweet chocolate chips
  • 2 cups chow mein noodles
  • candy eye balls
  • circle cookie cutter or biscuit cutter (mine was 1.5-inch diameter)
  • a toothpick

Method

Use a circle cookie/biscuit cuter to cut out your desired size of circles for the spider "bodies". Place on wax paper for prep, or place them right on your serving tray.

In the microwave or a double-boiler, melt the chocolate chips in a medium-sized bowl. Then remove 1 tablespoon of the melted chocolate and set it aside. And then gently stir the chow mein noodles into the remaining melted chocolate until all of the noodles are coated. Spread the noodles out somewhat on a plate covered with wax paper (you don't need to completely separate them), and then pop it in the freezer for about 10 minutes to chill and re-harden the chocolate.

Once chilled, remove the chocolate covered noodles, and pick out some long ones to use as the spider "legs". Use a toothpick to poke 8 holes on the top of the brownie circles around the edges, then poke the noodles into the holes to be the legs.

Then take the tablespoon of melted chocolate that you set aside, and use the toothpick to transfer a dot of melted chocolate to the back of each candy eyes to be the "glue". Place the eyes on the front of the brownie circles.

Serve the brownie bites immediately, or cover to keep for up to 4 days.

About Ali

Ali Ebright is a freelance recipe developer and food writer/photographer, and blogs at Gimme Some Oven and Gimme Some Life. She also loves all things music, traveling near and far, actually making things from Pinterest, cozying up with a good book and her sweet pup, Henry, and spending time with a wonderful group of friends. Come say hello and follow Ali on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Google+ & Instagram.

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33 thoughts on “Brownie Spiders

  1. I’m trying these today. So smart to use chow mein noodles. I’m actually going to use pretzels though so there’s plenty left over for snacks! For eyes I got mini M&Ms that I’ll put a little black dot on and glue on with some icing. yay Halloween!

    - Molly @ Toffee Bits and Chocolate Chips

  2. Tried making these tonight, good concept loved the idea, what kind of brownies did you make? Mine were to hard, so tried a cake mix and it was to soft, finally gave up, will try another day :)

    - Wanda

  3. These are so cute!! What a precious idea, with just enough spook!

    - Kristen

  4. these are adorable!!

    - shelly (cookies and cups)

  5. Get treats! I can’t wait to make these with my Granddaughter!!

    - Sherri Morgan

  6. I am totally petrified of spiders too! I start hyperventilating and sweating. It gets bad. But these brownie spiders aren’t scary at all! They are actually so stinking cute!

    - Chung-Ah | Damn Delicious

  7. Great idea…instead of cutting the brownies, I would just bake them in mini muffin pans…then you won’t have the waste or mess!

    - Cindy

  8. I love those squiggly legs, perfect creepy factor!!

    - Anna @ Hidden Ponies

  9. Great Halloween idea, I have to make these!

    - Vera Zecevic – Cupcakes Garden

  10. Love these, Ali!!! They are too cute!!!

    - carrian

  11. Just pinned these! They are TOO cute!

    - Maria

  12. these are seriously the cutest spiders i’ve ever seen. i’d welcome them in my house :)

    - Julie @ Table for Two

    • Yeah, I have had two larabars and not too eiattsc about them. They do seem dry and lack flavor. However, I think they are all natural. Not sure though.

      - Ricky

  13. Oh my goodness, so cute!

    - Joanne (Inspired Taste)

  14. Noodles?! That was clever :) And these are SO cute! Oh, and I hate spiders too. Me catching any kind of bug is not going to happen…

    - Erin @ Texanerin Baking

  15. How cute are these! I know the pretzel with chocolate taste so good!

    - fabiola@notjustbaked

  16. These are so adorable, totally pinning these right now.

    - Jackie @ The Beeroness

  17. pretty sure this is the only time i will ever call spiders cute! :)

    - natalie@thesweetslife

  18. How super cute!!

    - Hayley @ The Domestic Rebel

  19. Hi Ali, these spiders are too cute my nephews will love them, this is my first time to your blog love your blog title, I stumbled upon you on Instagram don’t you just love it!
    Have a great day,
    Barbara

    - Barbara

  20. These could not be cuter!! PS – can’t wait to see you tonight!!!

    - Cassie

  21. OH MY WORD… these are ADORABLE!!!

    - Tina | My Life as a Mrs

  22. Love these! Cute Halloween stuff is definitely better than scary and these are very, very cute!

    - Kathryn

  23. These are the cutest things I’ve ever seen. Soooo fun!

    - Kelley {mountain mama cooks}

  24. OMGEEEEE these are adorable! Almost too cute to eat. Almost :)

    - Stephanie @ Girl Versus Dough

  25. How cute! I love that you used chow mein noodles – so good!

    - Rachel @ Baked by Rachel

  26. OMG! HOW CUTE!!!

    - Blog is the New Black