Source: America's Favorite Food Associations

Huge Scary Spiders
Kids love to help make these spiders. These spiders are wonderful for Halloween parties, school functions, pumpkin festivals, and make really "cool" lunchbox snacks.
Serves: 20
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 5 to 8 minutes


2 ounces unsweetened baking chocolate
1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup margarine
1 cup sugar
1 egg, beaten
1 teaspoon vanilla
red baking candies or red hot candies

Preheat oven to 375°. Lightly grease baking sheet.

In a saucepan, melt chocolate over low heat. Let cool. In a small bowl, mix flour, baking powder and salt. In a medium bowl, beat margarine on low speed until smooth. Add sugar and beat until creamy. Stir in egg, vanilla and chocolate. Add flour mixture and mix well forming a stiff dough.

To make a spider, shape a 2 inch flat oval for the body. Make the spider's head by flattening a circle about 1/2 in diameter. Shape dough for eight legs, each about two inches long and less than 1/4 inch wide. Attach the head and legs to body. Put two red candies into head for eyes. Bake for 5-8 minutes. Let spiders cool on baking sheet to avoid breaking when removing.