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Strawberry Spider Snacks

Eva Amurri shares a fun kid-friendly Strawberry Spider Snack DIY

I’m always looking for fun little crafts to do with my kids around different holidays, and double the points if they are also somehow a snack. I’m all about hitting two birds with one stone, especially since we are spending so much time indoors these days with not much to look forward to. Why not make snack time extra special? This year, I decided to whip up these ultra-cute Strawberry Spider Snacks to get us in the Halloween spirit!

My kids and I loved them!

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They’re made with fresh strawberries, and pretzel sticks, plus a little bit of melted chocolate for a hint of sweet. Candy eyeballs finish them off!

I also loved that we were getting a serving of fruit while eating them. My tip is to put the pretzel stick legs in the spiders right before you cover them with chocolate so that the sticks don’t get soggy and stale.

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Ingredients…

(Makes 12 Strawberry Spider Snacks)

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Instructions…
  1. First, assemble your spiders! Take some pretzel sticks and snap them in half. Place a half into each strawberry as spider legs. This is an easy task to assign the kids! Mine loved helping me stick the legs on!
  2. Meanwhile, melt your chocolate in a double boiler over medium heat. Stir often until the chocolate is smooth and creamy.
  3. Transfer your strawberry spiders to a cooling rack on top of a baking sheet, making sure to leave 1-2 inches of space between each.
  4. Drizzle chocolate over the strawberry “body” of the spider, and allow it to drip down over the edges. This is why the cooling rack is essential! So that the excess chocolate can drip down onto the baking sheet, rather than collecting around the strawberry.
  5. Apply your candy eyeballs to your spiders, and allow to cool for 10-15 minutes until hardened.
  6. Once the chocolate is hard, arrange on a spooky dessert tray of your choice, and serve. If not serving immediately, place in the fridge until it’s time to serve.
  7. Enjoy!
Eva Amurri shares a fun kid-friendly Strawberry Spider Snack DIY

Strawberry Spider Snacks

I’m always looking for fun little crafts to do with my kids around different holidays, and double the points if they are also somehow a snack. I’m all about hitting two birds with one stone, especially since we are spending so much time indoors these days with not much to look forward to. Why not make snack time extra special? This year, I decided to whip up these ultra-cute Strawberry Spider Snacks to get us in the Halloween spirit!
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Restin Time 15 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course Dessert, Snack
Cuisine American
Servings 12 people
Calories 293 kcal

Equipment

  • Nonstick Baking Sheet with Cooling Rack
  • Double Boiler

Ingredients

Instructions
 

  • First, assemble your spiders! Take some pretzel sticks and snap them in half. Place a half into each strawberry as spider legs. This is an easy task to assign the kids! Mine loved helping me stick the legs on! 
  • Meanwhile, melt your chocolate in a double boiler over medium heat. Stir often until the chocolate is smooth and creamy. 
  • Transfer your strawberry spiders to a cooling rack on top of a baking sheet, making sure to leave 1-2 inches of space between each. 
  • Drizzle chocolate over the strawberry “body” of the spider, and allow it to drip down over the edges. This is why the cooling rack is essential—so that the excess chocolate can drip down onto the baking sheet, rather than collecting around the strawberry. 
  • Apply your candy eyeballs to your spiders, and allow to cool for 10-15 minutes until hardened.
  • Once the chocolate is hard, arrange on a spooky dessert tray of your choice, and serve. If not serving immediately, place in the fridge until it’s time to serve.
  • Enjoy!

Nutrition

Nutrition Facts
Strawberry Spider Snacks
Amount Per Serving (1 spider)
Calories 293 Calories from Fat 90
% Daily Value*
Fat 10g15%
Saturated Fat 5g31%
Cholesterol 1mg0%
Sodium 481mg21%
Potassium 243mg7%
Carbohydrates 45g15%
Fiber 4g17%
Sugar 12g13%
Protein 6g12%
Vitamin A 16IU0%
Vitamin C 22mg27%
Calcium 27mg3%
Iron 4mg22%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Keyword Chocolate, Halloween, Kid-Approved, Pretzels, Strawberries
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Photographs by Julia Dags | Happily Eva After, Inc. © 2020 All Rights Reserved

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3 Comments

  1. Tai says:

    These are freakin adorable!!

    10.28.20 Reply
  2. Gail says:

    Made these tonight for my niece and nephew to enjoy on Halloween tomorrow. They saw me making them and asked if they could try one. One turned into three, and then the rest of my family ate the rest. If I knew they would be such a big hit I would have made a whole lot more! Thank you for this recipe! You’re awesome!

    10.31.20 Reply