Chocolate Spiders

If there is one dessert that reminds me of my childhood, it is this one.  These spiders made it to every holiday event, every family dinner, whether it was summer, winter, spring or fall.  In the summer, they would melt all over the place – but they were still delicious.  I had no idea how ridiculously simple they were to make until I made them myself after I graduated from college.  I have seen people make these with half peanut butter chips, and half butterscotch chips as well – I’m sure they are just as good – although I prefer the pure version – just semi-sweet chocolate chips.  This is my grandmother’s recipe – just one of many I hope to publish on the blog.  It is only fitting that this is the first of her recipes to be posted.


  • 5 oz. Chow Mein Noodles
  • 12 oz. semi-sweet chocolate morsels
  • 1 cup mini-marshmallows
  • Confectioners sugar for dusting


Melt chocolate using a double boiler over medium high heat (or microwave in increments of 30 seconds) and gently fold into noodles and marshmallows until noodles are coated.  Spoon onto cookie sheet lined with waxed paper and chill until set.  Freeze. Defrost 5 minutes.  Sift on confectioners sugar and serve.

After they are frozen, they can be stored in a plastic bag in the freezer.  Do not sift on confectioners sugar until you are ready to serve them.

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