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Creepy Spiders

Cake mix gives these chocolate sandwich cookies a head start. You can even have kids help assemble the "spiders!"—Nella Parker, Hersey, Michigan
  • Total Time
    Prep: 30 min. Bake: 10 min.
  • Makes
    about 2 dozen

Ingredients

  • 1 package chocolate fudge cake mix (regular size)
  • 1/2 cup butter, melted
  • 1 egg
  • 1 can (16 ounces) chocolate frosting
  • Shoestring black licorice, cut into 1-1/2 inch pieces
  • 1/4 cup red-hot candies

Directions

  • In a large bowl, combine the cake mix, butter and egg (dough will be stiff). Shape into 1-in. balls.
  • Place 2 in. apart on ungreased baking sheets. Bake at 350° for 10-12 minutes or until set. Cool for 1 minute before removing from pans to wire racks.
  • Spread a heaping teaspoonful of frosting over the bottom of half of the cookies. Place four licorice pieces on each side of cookies for spider legs; top with remaining cookies. For eyes, attach two red-hot candies with frosting to top of spider.
Nutrition Facts
1 spider: 206 calories, 9g fat (4g saturated fat), 18mg cholesterol, 243mg sodium, 31g carbohydrate (22g sugars, 1g fiber), 2g protein.
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  • piegram
    Oct 5, 2013

    SO EASY TO MAKE WITH CAKE MIX. I USED CREAM CHEESE FROSTING IN MINE THO'. WE REALLY LIKED THEM. NEXT TIME, I'LL MAKE A DOUBLE BATCH, BECAUSE 1 IS JUST NOT ENOUGH.

  • pudgeman
    Sep 10, 2013

    This was a fun recipe to make for the kids. They loved it.

  • dp2009
    Sep 29, 2012

    a big hit, horribly good!!

  • Leahpagan
    Nov 9, 2011

    No comment left

  • jbiel517
    Oct 31, 2011

    These were a hit at work, but the dough was too dry. A small amount of added water would have helped. I had to flatten the cookies slightly when they came out of the oven, otherwise they would have stayed as round balls.

  • jessicajoyce
    Oct 31, 2011

    super easy i had these all done in a little over an hour! And me little guy is so excited to take them to school! I could only find red licorice as well. I also did m&m minis for the eyes.

  • bling75
    Oct 28, 2011

    Went to 8 stores and couldn't find black rope licorice. After I was done cutting up regular licoice, I realzied I could have used pretzel sticks.

  • MichelleSherwood
    Oct 26, 2011

    No comment left

  • krisjeffery1
    Oct 19, 2011

    So much fun to make! The kids had a blast. Couldn't find black licorice, red worked great.

  • williamsegraves
    Nov 3, 2010

    These were so much fun to make and were a great addition to the table. I couldn't find shoestring licorice to save my life, but the red legs worked well with the red eyes.