DIY Pretzel & Chocolate Spiders

DIY Pretzel & Chocolate Spiders - using a Reese's Pumpkin as the body! These are great as a cake or cupcake topper...or all on their own! #Halloween

Halloween is one of my absolute favorite holidays and I am always ahead of the game. I already admitted to that last week when I confessed that I have already decorated the house for Fall/Halloween…so these adorable Spiders should come as no surprise!

DIY Pretzel & Chocolate Spiders - using a Reese's Pumpkin as the body! These are great as a cake or cupcake topper...or all on their own! #HalloweenDIY Pretzel & Chocolate Spiders - using a Reese's Pumpkin as the body! These are great as a cake or cupcake topper...or all on their own! #Halloween

They may not be anatomically correct (I swear, you don’t even miss the other two legs), but they are SO cute — and big — in person! They are incredibly easy to put together and you only need a couple ingredients.

DIY Pretzel & Chocolate Spiders - using a Reese's Pumpkin as the body! These are great as a cake or cupcake topper...or all on their own! #Halloween

To make ONE Spider:

    • 12 small Pretzel Sticks – connected into a V with chocolate (and let the chocolate harden)
    • 1 Reese’s Peanut Butter Pumpkin
    • 2 Candy Eyeballs (at Michael’s or Amazon)
    • Melted chocolate in a piping bag or sandwich baggie with the tip cut off

DIY Pretzel & Chocolate Spiders - using a Reese's Pumpkin as the body! These are great as a cake or cupcake topper...or all on their own! #Halloween

Stick 3 spider legs, into the Reese’s pumpkin. Top with melted chocolate to cover where they enter and to help hold the legs in.

DIY Pretzel & Chocolate Spiders - using a Reese's Pumpkin as the body! These are great as a cake or cupcake topper...or all on their own! #Halloween

Stick the second set of spider legs into the other side and finish covering with chocolate. If you look closely, you will see that the Reese’s pumpkin cracked a little — don’t worry, that will happen. Once you cover it with chocolate, no one can tell and the chocolate on top will hold it all together!

DIY Pretzel & Chocolate Spiders - using a Reese's Pumpkin as the body! These are great as a cake or cupcake topper...or all on their own! #Halloween

Place the eyeball candy onto the melted chocolate. Then, pop this guy in the fridge to harden the chocolate and bam! Done!

DIY Pretzel & Chocolate Spiders - using a Reese's Pumpkin as the body! These are great as a cake or cupcake topper...or all on their own! #Halloween

See! These are super quick to make and so festive! I loved these as individual cupcake toppers, but think they would also be perfect to top of a cake as the topper. You would only need one Spider to make a big impact. Or, you could always just serve the spiders as is — they are tasty all by themselves!

Note: I used this dark chocolate cake recipe for the cupcakes. 

DIY Pretzel & Chocolate Spiders - using a Reese's Pumpkin as the body! These are great as a cake or cupcake topper...or all on their own! #Halloween

Here is the “recipe” with all the steps in one place — in case it’s easier for you to follow that way! :-)

DIY Pretzel & Chocolate Spiders

Note: I used this dark chocolate cake recipe for the cupcakes.

Ingredients:

  • 12 small Pretzel Sticks - connected into a V with chocolate (and let the chocolate harden)
  • 1 Reese's Peanut Butter Pumpkin
  • 2 Candy Eyeballs (at Michael's or Amazon)
  • Melted chocolate in a piping bag or sandwich baggie with the tip cut off

Directions:

  1. Stick 3 spider legs, into the Reese's pumpkin. Top with melted chocolate to cover where they enter and to help hold the legs in.
  2. Stick the second set of spider legs into the other side and finish covering with chocolate. 
  3. Place the eyeball candy onto the melted chocolate. Transfer the whole spider into the fridge for the chocolate to harden, about 10 minutes.
  4. Place on top of a cake or cupcake for decoration, or eat as is! 

If you are looking for other fun ideas for Halloween, make sure and check out these Monster Cupcakes with Cotton Candy Hair and Red Velvet Cupcakes with Fangs!

 

DIY Pretzel Chocolate Spiders!