Scary Spiders

From scary spiders to all kinds of gentle creatures, these are fun to make and good to eat anytime.
  • Prep Time : 45 min
  • Ready Time : 45 min
  • Yields 40
  • Details

    • Serving Size: 1 piece


    • 1/2 cup softened butter
    • 1/2 cup light corn syrup
    • 1/2 teaspoon salt
    • 3/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
    • 2 cups California raisins
    • 1/2 cup finely chopped walnuts
    • 4 cups (1 pound) powdered sugar
    • Powdered sugar; chopped nuts and/or chocolate sprinkles
    • Licorice laces or whips, and small candies


    In large bowl, beat butter, corn syrup, salt and vanilla together until creamy. Mix in raisins and nuts. Sift in powdered sugar, 1 cup at a time, until mixture thickens. Turn onto board and sprinkle with remaining powdered sugar; knead by hand adding powdered sugar, as needed, to make stiff dough. Shape into 1-inch balls. Roll in powdered sugar, finely chopped walnuts or chocolate sprinkles. Cut licorice whips into 2-inch lenghts and shape into legs. Arrange three to four legs on two sides of each ball. Place on wax paper-lined tray. Top with small candies for eyes. Chill until firm.

    Nutrition Facts Per Serving

    Calories 100 (27% from fat); Total Fat 3g (sat 1.5g, mono 0g, poly 0g, trans 0g ); Cholesterol 5mg; Protein 1g; Carbohydrate 19g; (Dietary Fiber <1g; Sugars 19g; ); Iron 0mg; Sodium 55mg; Calcium 5mg; Potassium 64mg

    This recipe is found in the following categories:

    Special Diet

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