Chocolate Covered Spider Apples

Chocolate Covered Spider Apples @KatrinasKitchen

I have been looking for an excuse to buy these spider leg cupcake holders. You know me- I just can’t be normal. One day as I was trying to justify their purchase I just threw them in my cart…on top of a bag of apples. **Cue angels singing and me jumping up and down like a crazy person in the middle of Target.** People often ask me about how I get these ideas. There you go, people; my creative process revealed.

Chocolate Covered Spider Apples @KatrinasKitchen

I’m excited because today is the kickoff to a fun week here In Katrina’s Kitchen- Halloween Classroom Party Week! I want to invite you all back here every day this week for a FAST, easy classroom party treat, craft, or snack. Truly these are things that you can whip up the last minute and feel completely superior to the other room moms. Keeping it real here, folks. You know you don’t want to be the mom that always gets asked to bring the paper plates.

Chocolate Covered Spider Apples @KatrinasKitchen

Everything this week is almost embarrassingly easy. I promise that these chocolate covered spider apples are the most labor intensive. And If you don’t want to dip an apple in chocolate, plop on some candy eyes and a frosting smile then I’ve provided an even more simple idea for you- baby pumpkin spiders! Still 100% room mom WOW factor approved. Wouldn’t these be an adorable teacher gift?

Chocolate Covered Spider Apples @KatrinasKitchen

Chocolate Covered Spider Apples

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Yield: 4 apples

Prep Time: 45 minutes

Total Time: 45 minutes

Chocolate-dipped apples dressed up up as spiders for a spooky, silly treat

Ingredients:

  • 4 apples
  • 4 sticks
  • 1 lb bag of black chocolate discs
  • 1 Tablespoon Crisco or vegetable oil (optional)
  • Candy eyeballs
  • Tube frosting
  • Spider leg cupcake holders

Directions:

  1. Microwave chocolate in 30-60 second intervals until melted. Be careful not to overheat. Add up to 1 Tablespoon Crisco or vegetable oil to thin the chocolate and make for smooth dipping.
  2. Poke your apple with a stick (deep, but not through to the other side).
  3. Dip apples into chocolate taking care to shake or swirl off the excess. Place on parchment paper to dry.
  4. After about 5 minutes attach candy eyeballs. Let dry completely.
  5. When cooled completely pipe on a frosting smile.
  6. Place on spider leg cupcake holders.

Notes:

  • I chose large Granny Smith apples. Pick ones that sit up straight.
  • I used this black chocolate (found at Joanne's).
  • I used these candy eyeballs (found at Target).
  • I used store-bought frosting in a writing tube found in the baking section of my local grocery store.
  • I bought the spider leg cupcake holders from Target (there were 4 in a package).

- Katrina
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