Peanut Butter and Chocolate Spiders

If I were a spider I would live in my bedroom. I am going to let you in on one of my dirty little secrets. Because of the way I have arranged my room, on one side if my bed there is only about two feet from the bed to the wall. I reached down there a couple nights ago to get a book that fell and holy crap! Talk about DUST. And spider webs. My room is the messiest room in my house. I liken it to how as moms we spend so much time helping others we don’t take time for ourselves. I take care of the rest of the house and everyone else’s rooms, that I sometime neglect MY space. Well, I am going to try to change that because it is SPIDER season and I don’t want them taking up residence in there. And since it is spider season, it got me thinking about Halloween. I am going to admit that I am a total humbug when it comes to this holiday.But my kids LOVE it. So I started to think about something fun I could do that was spider-ish. This is what I came up with.

I made peanut butter no bake cookies. I made the mistake of waiting until they had set to put the pretzels in. It still worked but I had to be careful. It would be better to do it when they are warm and soft. I used peanut butter to “glue” the legs together because that is what I have but it would be better if you use peanut butter chocolate chips melted down. The eyes are a mini marshmallow cut in half and stuck on with more peanut butter. Since I was also making chocolate ones, I had some melted chocolate to do the dots on the eyes but you could also use raisins.

Here is my chocolate guy. Isn’t he cute too? I was going to make cake mix cookies for the body but realized that it was a brownie mix in the pantry and not a cake mix. Since it is Labor Day, I was not about to drag my behind to the store and wait in the long lines of people buying last minute BBQ stuff. I just made the brownie mix as it said on the box and baked them in muffin pans. I am glad it worked out this way. The legs are pretzels covered in chocolate. I just melted some chocolate chips in the microwave for about 30 seconds. The melted chocolate also worked as the glue.

I love taking treats to my neighbors and friends. I was thinking about this as I was making these spiders and realized they are too big to take. Only one or two would fit well on a plate. Then it hit me. My kids had fun with these, I bet my friend’s kids would like to make them too. You can make spider kits. Put one on the plate as an example and baggie with the things they need to make some of their own! This way they have a fun activity AND a treat to eat.
Now that my kitchen is cleaned up from this, I think I will go vacuum my room!!!

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  1. Michelle says

    Fabulous!! But they would put me in a real dilema as I am totally addicted to chocolate but terrified of spiders. So I would be going crazy to eat them, but too scared to touch them, lol.
    Michelle :-)

  2. Tasha says

    Love, Love, Love your ideas!!
    I'm totally using that spider idea for my son's kindergarten class!! They will totally get a kick out of it!

  3. Jerri says

    These are the cutest! Definitely some spiders I wouldn't mind having in my house!

    I would love for you to come by this week and link up at my Friday Favorites party!

  4. Sandra {sawdust and paper scraps} says

    Looks cute and delicious! I have a problem with some of the Halloween treats out there. I just couldn't stomach chomping down on bloody finger cookies or anything like that.

  5. Ashlee @ I'm Topsy Turvy says

    I love chocolate and I love peanut butter! but I'm not a fan of spiders! These are pretty cute and fun though. Thanks for linking up to Topsy Turvy Tuesday's!

  6. Tonia says

    So so cute! I love the idea. I've never heard of peanut butter no bakes. I would love the recipe! Thanks for linking up to What the Cr@ft!?!

  7. this blessed nest says

    i love it!!!

    nothing like getting treats involved in HALLOWEEN deorating. adorable.

    thanks for linking up to the FALL FESTIVAL!

    pretzels, peanut butter & chocolate = YES, please!


  8. Terra says

    I love love these!!! I think the idea of using the no bake cookies is a tasty idea too!!! Saying hi from the SITSGirls:)

  9. Terri says

    OMGoodness, my kids are so going to love this…We love to decorate for the Holidays, just ordered a jello brain mold then with these spiders….This is going to add so much to our decorating…Thank you for the terrific idea…