The count down has started and we have 31 days until Halloween!!! Hooray!!! My Mom loves Halloween and somehow the love of this Holiday passed on to me (along with all the other sisters!) One of my favorite things about Halloween is all the treats. My girls helped me make these little spiders. They are so easy and turned out darling!
Mini Spooky Spider Cupcakes
1 box Devil’s Food cake mix
1 can chocolate frosting, reserve 2 Tablespoons in a plastic bag for your glue
1 small container of chocolate sprinkles
24 little marshmallows
1/4 cup mini M&M’S
Red pull and peel licorice
24 mini cupcake liners
Prepare the cake mix according to the package instructions.
Line mini cupcake pan with small paper-liners. Fill liner with about 1 tablespoon of
Bake in a preheated 350°F for about 10 to 12 minutes or until no longer gooey in the middle. Watch them close so they don’t burn. Transfer to a wire rack, and cool completely.
Spread the tops of the cupcakes with the frosting. Then, coat the tops with the chocolate sprinkles.
Cut the marshmallows in half crosswise. Using the reserved frosting in a bag – cut a small hole in the corner of the bag. Attach two halved marshmallow pieces to each cupcake as eyes. Dot the center of each marshmallow piece with frosting and attach M&M’S. Make sure the M&M’s are facing in so they don’t have M’s on their eyes.
Cut each licorice lace into one inch pieces. Press four holes into 2 sides of each cupcake using the toothpick. Insert a licorice piece into each hole for each spider’s legs. I used 8 pieces for 8 legs. 🙂
(Quick Tip : If you put on thick frosting, it will be easier to stick your licorice legs in)
Also, here is the video on how to make this cupcakes:
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