Creepy Spider Web Popcorn Treats

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At Halloween even popcorn needs to be a little creepy & spooky! Here is a platter of spider web popcorn – complete with chocolate spiders. Fast & easy to make but the kids will love them.


October is National Popcorn Month, so make these popcorn treats with a spider horror movie. (Of course we have a list of the creepiest spider movies.)

Creepy Spider Web Popcorn Treats Recipe

Creepy Spider Web Popcorn Snack

Yield: 12 popcorn treats
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Additional Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes

Awesome spider web Halloween treat made with the goodness of popcorn, marshmallow and chocolate spiders.

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 8 cups mini marshmallows, divided
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 9 cups popped popcorn, divided
  • 1 cup semisweet chocolate chips, divided
  • black string licorice
  • candy eyes

Instructions

  1. Line round pizza pan with parchment paper; set aside.
  2. In large saucepan over low heat, melt butter; stir in 5 cups marshmallows, stirring constantly, 3-4 minutes, or until completely melted. Stir in vanilla. Remove from heat.
  3. Stir in 8 cups popcorn until coated.
  4. Spread onto prepared pizza pan in irregular round shape, about 1-inch thick, to resemble spider web.
  5. Refrigerate about 15 minutes, or until firm.
  6. In microwave, melt remaining marshmallows about 20 seconds, or until melted. Using spatula, string strands of melted marshmallow over popcorn spider web to create cobweb effect.
  7. In heatproof bowl set over saucepan of hot (not boiling) water, melt
    3/4 cup chocolate chips; cool slightly. In large bowl of remaining
    popcorn, pour chocolate over popcorn, folding gently to coat.
  8. Spread mixture on waxed paper-lined baking sheet, separating
    into eight small clusters.
  9. Affix two candy eyes to each popcorn cluster.
  10. Refrigerate 10-15 minutes, or until set.
  11. Melt remaining chocolate chips. Cut licorice into 1-inch lengths.
    Using small spoon, dab circles of chocolate onto spider web. Affix
    chocolate-coated popcorn onto chocolate circles. Affix licorice
    lengths to chocolate popcorn clusters to resemble spider legs.
  12. Refrigerate 15 minutes, or until set. To serve, cut into smaller
    pieces.

Notes

*Want to make it fast & easy? Use Marshmallow Creme* instead of melting marshmallows on stove.

Nutrition Information
Yield 12 Serving Size 1
Amount Per Serving Calories 251Total Fat 10gSaturated Fat 5gTrans Fat 1gUnsaturated Fat 4gCholesterol 10mgSodium 107mgCarbohydrates 41gFiber 1gSugar 28gProtein 2g

We provide nutritional information but these figures should be considered estimates as they are not calculated by a registered dietitian. Please consult a medical professional for any specific nutrition, diet, or allergy advice.

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Scare them when they arrive!

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