Chocolate Spiders and Family Menu Plan

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Chocolate Spiders

My friend Deb’s mother in law has always made these at her children’s birthday parties. Last year I tried making them myself and have found them to be a great stand by sweet treat. I now always have a block of chocolate (replaced frequently!) in the cupboard and a packet of noodles, so I can whip them up quickly for guests if I need to. They are very tasty and it is also a treat that the kids can make by themselves.

 Chocolate Spiders

Last time I made them, I also tried making White Chocolate Spiders. They were nice, but I think the Milk Chocolate version was better. The recipe can be found on the back of the packet of the noodles, but I have noted it below as well.

Chocolate Spiders Recipe

Ingredients:

Method:

  1. In a microwave safe bowl, break up chocolate into small chunks.
  2. Add peanut butter and melt on high for about 60 seconds.
  3. Stir the chocolate mixture and if it is not melted, heat for repetitive short bursts (5 – 10 secs) until the chocolate mixture has completely melted.
  4. Add the noodles and mix well.
  5. On a tray lined with baking paper, spoon mixture into small mounds. Alternatively you can spoon the mixture directly into patty pans.
  6. Pop them into the fridge to set and you are done!

This recipe makes approx 20 Chocolate Spiders and apparently they can last in the fridge in an air tight container for two weeks – they have never lasted that long at my house! :)

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Chocolate Spiders
 
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Recipe type: birthdays
Ingredients:
  • 1 pkt Chang's Original Fried Noodles (100 grams)
  • 2 tbspns crunchy peanut butter
  • 200 grams of chocolate (milk, dark or white - I used Cadbury)
Method:
  1. In a microwave safe bowl, break up chocolate into small chunks.
  2. Add peanut butter and melt on high for about 60 seconds.
  3. Stir the chocolate mixture and if it is not melted, heat for repetitive short bursts (5 - 10 secs) until the chocolate mixture has completely melted.
  4. Add the noodles and mix well.
  5. On a tray lined with baking paper, spoon mixture into small mounds. Alternatively you can spoon the mixture directly into patty pans.
  6. Pop them into the fridge to set and you are done!
  7. This recipe makes approx 20 Chocolate Spiders and apparently they can last in the fridge in an air tight container for two weeks - they have never lasted that long at my house! :)

 

Family Menu Plan For The Week

Baking: White Chocolate Chip Cookies

Monday: Chicken Lasagne

Tuesday: Beef Stroganoff

Wednesday: Left Overs

Friday: Pasta Carbonara

If you like the look of this family menu plan, then you might like to use The Planning With Kids Free Menu Planner. With the menu planner you can select your meals for the week and print our your own shopping list.

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For more menu planning ideas head on over to Laura’s place at “I’m an Organizing Junkie“.

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Comments

  1. says

    Oooh, I’ll be filing this recipe away for the next party … it looks like it would be a huge hit. Actually I might need to do a test run before that … all the name of practice of course!

    There’s lots of kids fare that I can’t cook because of family allergies, but straight away I can see that substitutes would work well for this one (Chang’s gluten free noodles, Eskal Freenut Butter and Sweet William nut-free chocolate). Lovely!

  2. PlanningQueen says

    Leisl – I do forget how lucky I am that we are allergy free here. I was reading a post of Coeliac’s the other day and it made me see how much change you have to make to your life when allergies appear.

  3. says

    Oh, I forgot about chocolate spiders. Thanks for the reminder. There so addicting.

    BTW, your menu looks great. Never had chicken lasagne. Might have to give that a try.

  4. says

    Your menu looks great. I’ve not had lamb chops in many years, my teens actually when I lived at home, when Mom would make them. They are just way too expensive here, really good steak is cheaper.

    Thanks for the reminder about the Spider Cookies! I need to make some of these soon.

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