Chocolate Covered Spider Apples

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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

Chocolate-dipped apples dressed up up as spiders for a spooky, silly treat
Prep Time 45 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 4 apples


  • 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


  • 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.
  • Poke your apple with a stick (deep, but not through to the other side).
  • Dip apples into chocolate taking care to shake or swirl off the excess. Place on parchment paper to dry.
  • After about 5 minutes attach candy eyeballs. Let dry completely.
  • When cooled completely pipe on a frosting smile.
  • Place on spider leg cupcake holders.

- Katrina

One Response to “Chocolate Covered Spider Apples”

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    Gaby — February 9, 2017 at 7:17 am

    Those are the first cute spiders I have ever seen! Next time to do my homework on Halloween I’ll make something similar!

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