Candy Spiders Recipe

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Katie Published: June 18, 2021
Candy Spiders Recipe

How To Make Candy Spiders

Have more fun this Halloween and turn creepy crawlers into yummy treats with this recipe for candy spiders that uses gumdrops and licorice.

Preparation: 15 minutes
Total: 15 minutes



  • 8large black gumdrops
  • 8crows black licorice drops
  • 16white nonpareils
  • 8black licorice laces


  1. Cut a sliver off top of each gumdrop to expose sticky interior. Repeat with black licorice drops. Gently press cut side of 1 gumdrop (body) onto cut side of 1 black licorice drop (head). Repeat.

  2. Using a skewer, poke 2 shallow holes into each licorice-drop head for eyes, and poke 8 shallow holes (4 on each side) into each gumdrop body for legs.

  3. Gently press 1 nonpareil into each eye hole. Cut a small slit in the midpoint of each licorice lace, being careful not to cut all the way through, to create joints on legs.

  4. Insert 1 licorice leg into each hole in body. (The spiders will keep at room temperature for up to 1 week.)


  • Calories: 2248.96kcal
  • Fat: 104.65g
  • Saturated Fat: 64.81g
  • Trans Fat: 0.82g
  • Carbohydrates: 306.43g
  • Fiber: 12.10g
  • Sugar: 280.18g
  • Protein: 21.41g
  • Cholesterol: 67.20mg
  • Sodium: 304.64mg
  • Calcium: 519.68mg
  • Iron: 5.51mg
  • Vitamin C: 2.69mg
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