Fast, and easy. My mom used to make them all the time. These can be made for Halloween treats, or Christmas Candy.

Recipe Summary

prep:
5 mins
cook:
25 mins
total:
30 mins
Servings:
20
Yield:
20 spiders
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Ingredients

20
Original recipe yields 20 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Chop the chocolate confectioners' coating and place into a heatproof bowl over simmering water. Cook, stirring occasionally until melted and smooth. Remove from heat and stir in the chow mein noodles so they are evenly distributed. Spoon out to desired size onto waxed paper. Let cool completely before storing or serving.

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Nutrition Facts

172 calories; protein 2.8g 6% DV; carbohydrates 17.6g 6% DV; fat 12.7g 20% DV; cholesterol 0mg; sodium 53.7mg 2% DV. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (71)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
10/22/2008
This was a hit for my son's halloween party. I couldn't find chocolate confectioner's so I used a bag of semisweet morsels instead- just melted it in the microwave and added the noodles to it. I used a fork to scoop out the noodles onto wax paper - you have more control that way! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
10/14/2003
This was a pretty cute idea -- I had a tough time getting the chow mein in for the legs so I sprayed a fork with nonstick spray and used that to punch the holes first. I tried the melted choclate but it just wasn't quite enough so I bought some chocolate "Candy Qwik" dipping chocolate melted that and used it in the same fashion. They were a big hit because they were so cute - but marshmellows and noodles are a slightly odd combination! Read More
(40)
83 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 42
  • 4 star values: 26
  • 3 star values: 10
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 4
Rating: 5 stars
10/22/2008
This was a hit for my son's halloween party. I couldn't find chocolate confectioner's so I used a bag of semisweet morsels instead- just melted it in the microwave and added the noodles to it. I used a fork to scoop out the noodles onto wax paper - you have more control that way! Read More
(203)
Rating: 4 stars
10/27/2007
Make sure you have enough of the chocolate coating as it will be hard to make these stick together if it isn't "wet" enough. Also you can pop the mix in the microwave if the chocolate starts drying too much as you make the spiders. I used butterscotch chips (point side down) for the eyes. My daughter said that they looked like spiders or mummy-babies and I think if you used white chocolate coating it would really look like a mummy head (I'd use chocolate chips for eyes with that one). Very easy and popular. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
10/01/2007
I believe ECS's review is referring to a different recipe on this site called "Edible Spiders" so don't hold those comments against this cute and easy treat. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/27/2006
This was the easiest desert that I've ever made and everyone LOVED them! I thought that surely I would have to do something else to make these treats memorable but I really didn't. For a quick easy and delicious chocolate treat these come highly recomended! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
10/13/2003
This was a pretty cute idea -- I had a tough time getting the chow mein in for the legs so I sprayed a fork with nonstick spray and used that to punch the holes first. I tried the melted choclate but it just wasn't quite enough so I bought some chocolate "Candy Qwik" dipping chocolate melted that and used it in the same fashion. They were a big hit because they were so cute - but marshmellows and noodles are a slightly odd combination! Read More
(40)
Rating: 5 stars
10/28/2007
I made these with the Cupcake Graveyard on this site for a party last night and they were great. I did make dark and semi-sweet spiders and used the red mini m&ms for the eyes. Fool proof recipe. I also use this recipe for Easter time and make little nests out of the mixture in little custard cups once they set up I fill them with Peeps and jelly beans. Kids love to help with this one. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
10/18/2007
This is a great recipe very easy to make and teh cost is low. You can also try it with Peanutbutter mixed in with the chocolate. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
09/19/2002
I made these for my daughter to take to preschool and when I picked her up everyone wanted the recipe!!!! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
10/26/2002
The kids loved these spiders plus they were fun to make!! The only hard part was to keep the chow mein noodles from breaking! Read More
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