Monday, September 15, 2014

Peanut Butter Spiders~30 Days of Halloween!!

I am SO excited about me "30 Days of Halloween!"  If you know me~you know how much I LOVE Halloween~seriously one of the best holidays ever!!!!!!!!!!!!  

For today's kickoff, I'm going to share with you one of the easiest treats you could make!  They're super easy and fun for the kids to help make! 

Peanut Butter Spiders!!!

~Ritz crackers
~peanut butter
~pretzel sticks
~chocolate chips or chocolate melts, whichever you prefer
~mini M&M's

~First thing's first, melt the chocolate with just a touch of water.  I do it in the microwave.  Microwave for one minute, stir.  If it's still clumpy then melt in 30 second increments, stirring between each (because oftentimes the movement breaks up the clumps and it doesn't really need to be heated anymore)!
~Once that is melted, you dip one side of the Ritz crackers in.  Place the chocolate face-up on wax paper.  Before they start to dry, you need to place two M&M's on half the crackers, for eyes. (you use two crackers for one spider)
~Next break the pretzels in half and dip one end in chocolate.  Lay them on the wax paper to dry also.  (I like to put mine in the fridge to harden faster.)  You will need 6 pretzels for one spider.
~One more easy step!!!  Take those crackers without the eyes and spread on some peanut butter!  Then you take the 6 pretzels and put three on each side, make sure to place the non-chocolate side into the peanut butter.  (if you are noticing they aren't staying well, add some more peanut butter for them to actually go into)  Then you grab the crackers with the eyes and set them on top and WAALAA~a spider!!!  (if you want, you can do what I do and take a toothpick, dip it in the chocolate and put dots on the M&M's..makes them look more like eyes to me! :D )

I like to set mine up in the fridge again before serving, but the kids LOVED making these.  We made them a few years ago for the "You've Been Booed" game.  It was fun to have something they could help with and had fun dropping and running!! 

I hope you enjoy~and please check back for the next 29 days for the rest of our Halloween fun!!!

Have a happy day~Kasey

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