Chocolate Peanut Butter Pumpkin Spiders

    Published: 06-16-2009
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    Linda Stahl of Hershey Kitchens walks us thorugh the recipe of how to make Reese’s Peanut Butter Pumpkin Spiders.

    Linda Stahl: What's the only way to get over your fear of spiders this Halloween? Making them out of chocolate and peanut butter and taking a big bite out of them. Hi! I am Linda Stahl with Hershey's kitchen and today I am going to be showing you how to make REES's peanut butter pumpkin spiders. To get started you want to line a cookie sheet or tray with wax paper and then place unwrapped REES's peanut butter pumpkins on your tray. For each spider you will need to cut 8 legs. So you will get your pretzel and the best area to cut is the two spots up at the top because they are shaped the same. Now that we have the legs cut, we are going to melt some chocolate so we can use that to attach the legs to the pumpkin. Place a quarter cup of Hershey's milk chocolate chips in a small microwave safe bowl and microwave at medium to 30 seconds.

    After stirring if not all the chips are melted go ahead and heat for an additional ten seconds at a time. Once the chips are melted, transfer it to a small heavy duty plastic food storage bag. Cut off one corner of the bag about a quarter inch from the tip.

    So, our chocolate is ready, our legs are cut and so we now start to transform these peanut butter pumpkins into spiders. So I am going to put a little row of chocolate right along the edge, take my cut legs and now I am going to do the right side of each spider pumpkin. Now that I have all my legs attached, I am going to attach the eyes. So I am going to take my yellow REES's pieces candy, put a little dot of the melted chocolate on the candy and then just simply place it up here. Okay, there we have two eyes. So now we have one last step to do for these eyes and that is to add a little chocolate dot in the center of each eye. If you want you can use a toothpick to clean up the eyes a little bit or adjust their position.

    So, here we have our REES's peanut butter pumpkin spiders, who wouldn't want to take a bite out of these?