It’s boo time! Get the kids excited about Halloween with these adorable chocolate apple spiders.

Our mini Rockit® apples  fit in the palm of your hand, making them perfect for edible crafts with children. No Rockit®? No problem! Just use the smallest apples you can find and double the chocolate recipe if need be.

YIELD:  5 spiders

Recipe Development and Photography: Williams-Raines

Rockit Apple Spiders

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 tube of Rockit® apples (5 apples per tube)
  • 1 10 oz. bag of dark chocolate chips
  • 1 teaspoon coconut oil, if needed to thin the chocolate for dipping
  • Candy eyes or other small round candies
  • 15 black pipe cleaners
  • 5 small go-to containers or small bowls (optional)

Rockit Apple Spiders

Rockit Apple Spiders

METHOD

  1. Place the chocolate in a glass bowl and microwave in 20 second increments until melted, taking care to stir well between each increment. Keep a close eye on the chocolate and don’t let it overcook!
  2. Add coconut oil, if needed, and mix well until melted and blended into the chocolate. The chocolate should be glossy and smooth.
  3. Holding Rockit® apples by the stem, dip them until completely submerged in the chocolate.
  4. Remove from chocolate and place on wax or parchment paper and allow the chocolate to start setting.
  5. Once the chocolate has started to set, add the eyes. NOTE: If you add the eyes too early they may slip off. Add them too late and they may have trouble sticking.
  6. Set aside and allow chocolate to firm completely. You can refrigerate the apples to speed up the process.
  7. While the apples are setting, take 3 pipe cleaners and wrap one once or twice around the middle of the other two. Shape the pipe cleaners into spider legs. Repeat 4 more times, until you have 5 sets of spider legs.
  8. Place the legs in the little containers or directly on a plate or platter if you aren’t using containers. The containers are optional but they do help to stabilize the spiders.
  9. When the chocolate apples are set, place them on top of the legs and adjust to maximize the scary effect!
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