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Spider Web Sweet Treats for Halloween

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Candy spider webs made from pretzels and chocolate.

My favorite sweet treat is one that is sweet and savory. This week I combine my love for chocolate and salt and created these easy and delicious Spider Web Sweet Treats to celebrate Halloween. I’m so excited to share this recipe with you! Candy is not something I dabble in regularly, but during Halloween, it’s hard not to be inspired by candy. 

Halloween is a treat for all ages.

Many adults and children enjoy letting their imaginations run wild for Halloween. I have always loved the costumes and sweet treats. Back when the kids were younger, I was all about the holiday! I would start planning our celebration and looking for the kids’ costumes months in advance. 

Each year, the night before Halloween we would have a pumpkin carving party and competition. Early in the week, my husband would start researching his pumpkin carving design. (He is very competitive!) We’d spend hours the night before Halloween carving our pumpkins with the kids and family. Once everyone was done, we’d take a photo of the jack-o-lanterns together all aglow. Everyone was a winner. (Unless you ask my husband, in which case, he won every year.) 

Pumpkins, spider webs, bats, and more.

On Halloween, I would spend the day decorating the house and garage while everyone was away. Pumpkins, spider webs, bats, and black cats lurked around every corner. I’d make chili, cornbread, and sweet treats for the evening when family and friends would come over to celebrate. 

As soon as the sun started to go down it was time to get spooky. I loved helping the kids get ready for the fun night ahead. I did their make-up, hair, and helped them style their costumes… Costume prep was my jam! Once they were ready, I’d take a thousand photos, and then then the night of celebrating would begin. It was so much fun watching the street we lived on come alive with Halloween fun.  

Sweet treats for everyone.

After dinner, before heading out to trick-or-treat, I would set out lots of sweet treats for everyone to nosh on throughout the evening. Of course, they were mostly for the adults who weren’t gaining any sugar advantage from trick-or-treating. Adults deserve treats too! Don’t kid yourself though, there were also plenty of little hands helping themselves. This was one night when sugar restrictions were virtually non-existent.

As the evening came to a close and the kids all gathered together taking inventory of their candy haul, what was left of the sweet treats in the kitchen always disappeared as everyone visited throughout the night. 

Spider web sweet treats are always a favorite. 

What I love about these sweet treats for Halloween is that you can keep them plain and simple or you can add fun sprinkles or candies to them. This year I used a spider chocolate mold. I loved the addition of the spiders to the webs and who doesn’t love extra chocolate?!

Though there may have been a brownie or a cookie left on a plate once Halloween night came to a close, there was never and Spider Web Sweet Treat left on the platter. If you ask me, it’s the sweet and savory appeal that makes these delicious treats impossible to resist. 

I hope you and yours love them as much as I do. Happy Halloween!

Spider Web Sweet Treats
Yield: One Dozen +

Spider Web Sweet Treats

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Additional Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes

Looking for a delicious salty-sweet treat to celebrate Halloween? Look no further. These Spider Web Sweet Treats are so easy to make and they can satisfy every sweet tooth. With only two ingredients and about thirty minutes, you too can make these sweet and savory treats that are perfect for a party, dessert, or a special snack to celebrate Halloween. Have fun making, decorating, and eating them!

Ingredients

  • 1 bag pretzel sticks
  • 1 bag chocolate chips (semi-sweet, white, or milk), melted
  • Halloween candies, sprinkles, or chocolate spiders (optional)

Instructions

  1. Line a couple of large cookie sheets with parchment paper.
  2. Heat the chocolate chips in the microwave for thirty seconds at a time until it's melted, string in between every thirty seconds. Put the melted chocolate into a pastry bag fitted with a writing tip or use a plastic baggie and snip a corner of the baggie so you can squeeze a small amount of chocolate out of it.
  3. Place about 6 dollops of chocolate (the size of a dime) on the parchment paper leaving plenty of space in-between them. These will be the center of your webs.
  4. At each dollop of chocolate, form a star shape with six to eight (whole or half*) pretzel sticks so that the ends of each pretzel are in the chocolate and they flare out. Place another dollop of chocolate (the size of a dime) on the original dollop over the pretzel ends to make sure the center of your web is strong.
  5. In a circular motion, from the center, begin to swirl the chocolate out to the ends of the pretzels. You may want to repeat this 2-3 times to ensure your web is strong.
  6. Add chocolate spiders, candy, or sprinkles to your web before the chocolate cools.
  7. Place the cookie sheets in the refrigerator for about 30 minutes to allow the chocolate to set.

Notes

*I prefer making my webs with half pretzel sticks. I think the smaller size is easier to eat.

Spider web candy treats made from pretzels and chocolate.

 

 

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