DIY Pretzel & Chocolate Spiders

Prep 10 mins
Total 10 mins

These cute little DIY Pretzel & Chocolate Spiders are such a fun and festive Halloween treat! With chocolate bodies and pretzel legs, you can use these spooky spiders as cake and cupcake toppers or enjoy them on their own!

Two Pretzel Spiders on Top of Cupcakes and One on its Own on Top of a Purple Tablecloth

DIY Pretzel & Chocolate Spiders for 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!

A Close-Up Shot of a Pretzel Spider on Top of a Chocolate Cupcake

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.

The Pretzel Legs, Reese's Body and Candy Eyes for a DIY Dessert Spider

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

Three Pretzel Legs Attached to a Pumpkin Reese's with Melted Chocolate

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.

The Completed Body and Legs of a Homemade Chocolate Spider

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!

A DIY Chocolate Spider with Candy Eyes Stuck on with Melted Chocolate

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

A Homemade Halloween Pretzel Spider Sitting on Top of a Cupcake

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 and this amazing Chocolate Buttercream Frosting to ice them!

Three Chocolate Pretzel Spiders Being Displayed Over a Purple Sheet

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

Yield: 1

DIY Pretzel & Chocolate Spiders

A Close-Up Shot of a Pretzel Spider on Top of a Chocolate Cupcake

These cute little DIY Pretzel & Chocolate Spiders are such a fun and festive Halloween treat! With chocolate bodies and pretzel legs, you can use these spooky spiders as cake and cupcake toppers or enjoy them on their own!

Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes

Ingredients

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

Instructions

  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!

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

1

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 1668Total Fat: 21gSaturated Fat: 6gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 9gCholesterol: 3mgSodium: 4591mgCarbohydrates: 331gFiber: 15gSugar: 34gProtein: 43g

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

A Collage Showing the Steps for Making Chocolate Pretzel Spiders Along with a Picture of the Completed Spiders

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