Black licorice laces or black licorice rope twistscut into strips
For each spider, frost a cupcake and press two candy eyeballs into the frosting.
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.
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.
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.
NUTRITION INFORMATION is *estimated* for one average chocolate cupcake that has been frosted and decorated.