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Create edible spiders for Halloween using gumdrops, black licorice, and chocolate nonpareils. Use these spooky candy creations to decorate our Boston "Scream" Pie.



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Instructions Checklist
  • Cut a sliver off top of each gumdrop to expose sticky interior. Repeat with black licorice drops. Gently press cut side of 1 gumdrop (body) onto cut side of 1 black licorice drop (head). Repeat.

  • Using a skewer, poke 2 shallow holes into each licorice-drop head for eyes, and poke 8 shallow holes (4 on each side) into each gumdrop body for legs. Gently press 1 nonpareil into each eye hole. Cut a small slit in the midpoint of each licorice lace, being careful not to cut all the way through, to create joints on legs. Insert 1 licorice leg into each hole in body.

Cook's Notes

Gumdrops from Economy Candy, economycandy.com. Crows licorice-flavored gumdrops from amazon.com. White nonpareils (No. 78-340W) from Sugarcraft, sugarcraft.com. Black licorice laces (HD24A) from Licorice International, licoriceinternational.com.


15 Ratings
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