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Spider Cupcakes for Halloween

All Hallows’ Eve is right around the corner. What say we make some cute and edible Halloween spiders to celebrate?

Spider Cupcakes for Halloween  |  {Five Heart Home}Earlier this week, I shared with y’all a fun, free Halloween printable. And today, I’ve got some darling Halloween-friendly cupcakes for you. I do believe this indicates I’m on some sort of Halloween roll.

I enjoy whipping up seasonal treats with my kids, but nothing too fussy or complicated, thankyouverymuch. These cuties fit the bill just perfectly. Simple chocolate cupcakes are turned into endearing spiders with the addition of some candy eyeballs, licorice legs, and mini chocolate chips.

Spider Cupcakes for Halloween | {Five Heart Home}I realize that endearing and spider are pretty much oxymorons, but there is nothing scary or creepy about these arachnids. In fact, I tend to think they’re downright adorable, at least as far as spiders go.

Spider Cupcakes for Halloween | {Five Heart Home}I found the inspiration for this idea over at Parents.com and adapted it to my available ingredients. Feel free to do the same!Β I’ll be sharing here my tried and true chocolate cupcake recipe another day, but in the meantime, just use your favorite chocolate cupcakes and frosting, whether they’re the box mix/tub variety or from scratch.

Spider Cupcakes for Halloween | {Five Heart Home}I opted to dip my frosted cupcakes in mini chocolate chips for some texture, but you could use sprinkles instead or even just leave your frosting plain. And I had a bag of candy eyeballs just longing to be put to work, but if you don’t have any or can’t find any, feel free to use a mini marshmallow with the flat side of a chocolate chip stuck in the center for the pupil.

Spider Cupcakes for Halloween | {Five Heart Home}Finally, thin licorice laces would make great legs, but all I could find at Target were regular black licorice ropes. I could have persevered in my search at a few more stores, but the fact that I have to unbuckle and unload three children each time we make an errand-running stop means that I usually make due with what I can find at our original destination. So, in lieu of licorice laces, I just cut some long strips from each rope of licorice and then cut those in half for my spider legs. Easy peasy.

Spider Cupcakes for Halloween | {Five Heart Home}And there you have it! Spider cupcakes that are so cute and yummy, they just might cure a case of arachnophobia. Make a batch with your kids this weekend, or whip some up for that potluck Halloween party to which you’ve been invited. They’ll be a hit either way…I pinky swear it!

Spider Cupcakes for Halloween

Spider Cupcakes for Halloween

Frosted chocolate cupcakes are turned into cute Halloween spiders with just a few fun embellishments!

Ingredients

  • Chocolate cupcakes
  • Chocolate frosting
  • Candy eyeballs
  • Mini chocolate chips or chocolate sprinkles
  • Black licorice laces or black licorice rope twists, cut into strips

Instructions

  1. For each spider, frost a cupcake and press two candy eyeballs into the frosting.
  2. Pour mini chocolate chips (or sprinkles) in a bowl and press the frosted side of the cupcake into the chocolate chips until evenly covered, adjusting chocolate chips around the eyeballs as necessary.
  3. Cut licorice laces or rope pieces in half. Use a toothpick to poke leg holes in the cupcake and then to guide each of the eight legs into place. Refrigerate before serving to help everything set.

Notes

If you don't have candy eyeballs, you may cut a mini marshmallow in half and use the two resulting pieces for the whites of the eyes, sticking a chocolate chip in the center of each piece (flat side out) for the pupil.

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  1. These are so cute! I love how adaptable they are. They are going on my to-make list!

  2. Debbie Caraballo says:

    Such cute little spidies! Love the ease and versatility – thanks for sharing this.
    And glad to see you survived the Aggie/Ole Miss game- I almost had a nervous breakdown…lol.
    Have a great day!

    Deb

    • Samantha at Five Heart Home Samantha at Five Heart Home says:

      Thanks for the sweet comment, Debbie! I have a phobia of real spiders, but these were pretty fun to make. πŸ™‚

      And yes, that game this past weekend was just a tad stressful! I’m just glad this one turned out in our favor!

  3. These are adorbable!I think I may have to make them for my son’s preschool class πŸ™‚ Thanks for the recipe!

    • Samantha at Five Heart Home Samantha at Five Heart Home says:

      Thanks, Lisa! They were a hit with my preschooler…hope your son’s class loves them, too! πŸ™‚

  4. I pinned these after just seeing the first picture! They are so stinkin’ cute! The Cs would get a kick out of them! Thanks so much for sharing, friend!

    ~Abby =)

    • Samantha at Five Heart Home Samantha at Five Heart Home says:

      Awww…thank you, Abby! I really appreciate the pin, and I hope your boys love these spiders if y’all end up making them! Hope you’re having a great week…thanks so much for stopping by! πŸ™‚

  5. These cupcakes are DARLING! My boys would love to make these with me!

    • Samantha at Five Heart Home Samantha at Five Heart Home says:

      Thank you, Liz…my boys loved them, too! And I totally agree…they are a great Halloween cooking project to do with kids. Hope your family has fun with these! πŸ™‚

  6. So cute! I made something very similar and they put such a big smile to my face!

  7. Hi Samantha! Stopping over from the “Inspire Me Please” link-up! πŸ™‚ LOVE this idea. Super cute, yet easy! You could even use store-bought cupcakes if you wanted to “cheat” a little. Ha! Thanks for sharing!

    • Samantha at Five Heart Home Samantha at Five Heart Home says:

      I really appreciate you stopping by, Kate! And you are so right…nobody would ever know if you embellished store bought cupcakes to create these little spiders! That’s a great suggestion for a time-saver…thanks for sharing it! πŸ™‚

  8. Hi Samantha! How adorable are these cupcakes?? I just love them! I’m so happy I will always be a kid at heart and NEVER outgrow anything holiday. (Do I sound like Peter Pan? πŸ™‚ Thank you so much for joining us and sharing at Best of the Weekend, as always! Pinning and will be sharing over the weekend! Enjoy yours!

    • Samantha at Five Heart Home Samantha at Five Heart Home says:

      Thanks so much for the kind words, Cindy! I think that staying a kid at heart makes any holiday that much more special! As always, I really appreciate you stopping by and pinning…have a wonderful weekend!

  9. How cute! My name is Katie and I host Fall Into the Holidays, open Saturdays. I would love to have you link up!

  10. These are so cute!! Thanks for the creative idea.

  11. Awesome idea with the mini chocolate chips – love these!

    • Samantha at Five Heart Home Samantha at Five Heart Home says:

      Thanks, Jenn! I thought the mini chocolate chips made them look kind of furry and spider-ish. πŸ˜‰ I appreciate you stopping by…have a great week!

  12. Hi Samantha,

    These are adorable! Love the black licorice spider legs and the mini-chocolate chip covered spider body. So adorable !

    • Samantha at Five Heart Home Samantha at Five Heart Home says:

      Thanks so much, Aida…I’m not usually a fan of spiders, but I can tolerate these. πŸ˜‰ They were fun to make and fun to eat!

  13. The mini chocolate chips on top sound awesome, the more chocolate the better! πŸ™‚ I think this might be the cutest spider I’ve ever seen. hehe. Thanks for sharing at Show Stopper Saturday!

    Krista @ Joyful Healthy Eats

    • Samantha at Five Heart Home Samantha at Five Heart Home says:

      I appreciate the sweet comment, Krista! I don’t know anyone who would turn down extra chocolate chips…certainly not me! πŸ˜‰

  14. I’m usually scared of spiders but these cupcakes should be afraid of me eating all of them. SO CUTE!! Pinned!!

    • Samantha at Five Heart Home Samantha at Five Heart Home says:

      I hear you, Meghan…I don’t like spiders at all, but I somehow had no problem devouring these little guys! πŸ˜‰ Thanks so much for stopping by and for the pin. Happy Wednesday!

  15. These are so great Samantha! Pinning! Than you for sharing them on Wake Up Wednesdays!

    • Samantha at Five Heart Home Samantha at Five Heart Home says:

      Thank you, Lisa! I’m so glad you stopped by, and I really appreciate the pin! Hope you’re having a great week… πŸ™‚

  16. shamene@sayitwithcake says:

    Hi I just wanted to let you know You were featured on my blog for a Halloween roundup! I hope you can check it out. Have a great weekend!

    • Samantha at Five Heart Home Samantha at Five Heart Home says:

      I really appreciate it, Shamene! And thanks so much for stopping by to let me know. Hope your weekend is going well! πŸ™‚

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