Spooky Raisin Spiders

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California Raisin Marketing Board
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  • Yield: 12 servings
  • Prep: 15 mins
  • Cook: 0 mins

Ingredients

1/2cup California raisins
1/3cup almond or peanut butter
3tablespoons each: honey and unsweetened cocoa powder
1 3/4cups brown rice crispy cereal
1ounce semi-sweet chocolate, melted
96 tiny thin black licorice strips
2tablespoons powdered sugar
24 small candies or frosting for eyes

Instructions

  1. Place raisins, almond or peanut butter, honey and cocoa powder in a food processor and process until a thick paste forms.
  2. Transfer to a large bowl and stir in cereal, using your hands to mix in completely. Press mixture into 12 balls, then press lightly onto a foil or wax paper lined baking sheet.
  3. Spread a small amount of melted chocolate on the bottom of each and slide 8 small pieces of licorice under each to form the spider legs; refrigerate until firm.
  4. Stir a few drops of water into powdered sugar to make a thick mixture to “glue” eyes onto spiders.

Recipe courtesy of the California Raisin Marketing Board

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