Walnut Spiders

Serves: 12

5 black liquorice laces 5
12 soft caramels (such as Werther's) 12
12 California walnut halves 12
1 150 g (5 oz) bar dark chocolate, melted 1
3 tbsp black sprinkles 45 mL

Cooking Instructions:
Using a knife or scissors, cut liquorice into 1‐inch (2.5 cm) pieces. You will need 8 per spider for a total of
96 pieces. For a more realistic look, cut pieces diagonally to form a pointed end.
Preheat oven to 350ºF (180ºC).
On a parchment lined baking sheet, place 6 caramels evenly spaced apart with one walnut half on top of
each caramel. Bake in oven for 3 minutes to slightly melt caramel. Working quickly, push 8 liquorice legs
into sides of one caramel to form the legs of the spider. Repeat steps with remaining caramels and
walnuts. Let cool.
Meanwhile, melt chocolate in the microwave on high for three 30 second increments, stirring in
between or on a double boiler, then spoon or pipe about 1 tsp (5 mL) of chocolate over the walnuts.
Sprinkle chocolate with black sprinkles and let set.
Tip: These can be made ahead and stored in an airtight container for up to a week.
PER SERVING (1 spider): about 137 calories, 2 g protein, 7 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 20 g carbohydrates,
1 g fibre, 2 mg cholesterol, 39 mg sodium. %RDI: 1% calcium, 4% iron, 0% vitamin A, 0% vitamin C.

Personal Story:
Serve up these deliciously creepy, gooey 'spiders.? They?re so delicious little ghouls and boys, even adults, will go nuts over them.