Brownie Spiders

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

Cute little brownie "spiders" will make your Halloween all the sweeter!

Ingredients:

1 pan of baked brownies
1/2 cup semisweet chocolate chips
2 cups chow mein noodles
[candy eye balls|http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B005BPU1P8/ref=as_li_qf_sp_asin_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=9325&creativeASIN=B005BPU1P8&linkCode=as2&tag=gimsomove-20]
circle cookie cutter or biscuit cutter (mine was 1.5-inch diameter)
a toothpick

Directions:

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.

If you make this recipe, be sure to snap a photo and hashtag it #gimmesomeoven. I'd love to see what you cook!