Spooky Raisin Spiders

Are you gearing up for a weekend filled with ghosts and goblins?  So are we… and sometimes working with clients, like the California Raisin Marketing Board, we come across fun ideas we just can’t help but share. Case in point – this recipe for adorable Spooky Raisin Spiders. Aside from carving pumpkins, what could be a better way to get in the Halloween spirit with your kids than whipping up some edible spiders?


Raisin Spooky Spiders Recipe Photo



Cost per serving: $.40
Prep time: 15 minutes
Chill time: 15 minutes

1/2 cup California raisins
1/3 cup almond or peanut butter
3 tablespoons each: honey and unsweetened cocoa powder
1 3/4 cups brown rice crispy cereal
1 oz. semi-sweet chocolate, melted
96 tiny thin black licorice strips
2 tablespoons powdered sugar
24 small candies or frosting for eyes

Place raisins, almond or peanut butter, honey and cocoa powder in a food processor and process until a thick paste forms. Transfer to a large bowl and stir in cereal, using your hands to mix in completely. Press mixture into 12 balls, then press lightly onto a foil or wax paper lined baking sheet. Spread a small amount of melted chocolate on the bottom of each and slide 8 small pieces of licorice under each to form the spider legs; refrigerate until firm. Stir a few drops of water into powdered sugar to make a thick mixture to “glue” eyes onto spiders.

Makes 12 servings

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