Yesterday I posted my recipe for Oreo Truffles; today I’ll share how to make your regular ole Oreo Truffles into cute yet creepy spiders for Halloween! Just a warning, it’s a messy process–probably not one you’ll want your kids to join in on. And you will probably end up with chocolate all over your fingers that you will need to lick off. Just make sure to wash before handling the next spider.
Ingredients needed: un-dipped Oreo truffles, Baker’s dark chocolate (or black melting candies), black licorice rope & red candies (red hots, red mini m&ms, etc.) Start off making your truffles as you normally would…puree, combine, and roll into 1 inch balls. While my Oreo balls were refrigerating, I cut my licorice rope and laid out my red candies. There were no red hots at my local grocery store, so I used red mini m&m’s. And then I needed to eat 1/2 the bag because I love m&m’s, plus I’m really stressed out this week and I’m a stress eater. So not being able to find the red hots really worked out for me. But you probably shouldn’t eat 1/2 a bag of mini m&m’s if you’re still trying to lose your baby belly. Anyway, cut your licorice rope into 1 1/2 or 2 inch pieces (I originally cut mine shorter and it looked awful; the longer “legs” looked much better). You’ll need 8 legs per truffles, as well as two eyes. To make the spider, dip your truffle into the melted chocolate. Set the truffle down on parchment or wax paper; immediately push 4 pieces of licorice rope into both sides of the truffle to create the legs. Place two red candies toward the top of the truffle to create eyes. You may need to dab on some extra chocolate to smooth out some areas. Place in refrigerator to set. Store in a sealed container line with parchment paper. And just like regular truffles, they freeze great, so you can make them ahead of time and just pull them out when you need them. Like I said, they’re a huge mess to make, but they end up looking great! Don’t you think?
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