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DIY Chocolate and Peanutbutter Redback Spider Treats

a bunch of different types of food

We’ve created the perfect sweet-treat for Halloween! Babysits and the Victoria Bug Zoo have teamed up to create these fun Redback Spider snacks. Trust us, these chocolatey and peanut buttery creatures will not disappoint you or your kids. They aren’t just delicious, they are super quick and easy to make! Children can make these together with their parents or babysitter, and the recipe does not require an oven so older kids can even make it themselves! All you need are these 5 ingredients:

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  • Peanut Butter
  • Cereal
  • Dark Chocolate
  • Pretzel sticks
  • Red candy or sprinkles

Step 1

Start by mixing your cereal and peanut butter together! We recommend using rice krispies, Special K, or cornflakes because these cereals are not too sweet. Once it’s mixed, set it aside in the fridge.

Step 2

While the peanut butter and cereal mixture hangs out in the fridge, melt your chocolate! Heat the chocolate in the microwave in 15 second increments. We chose dark chocolate to make it look more like a Redback Spider. You can also use white or milk chocolate if you prefer!

Step 3

Using a tablespoon, make balls with the cold peanut butter mixture. Carefully dip them in the melted chocolate, it helps to use a spoon!

Step 4

To make it look like a Redback Spider, not just any spider, add a red candy or sprinkle on top of the chocolate ball! You can also dip the pretzels in chocolate for the legs, remember spiders have 8 legs not 6!

Step 5

a spider on a table

Last step! Leave your yummy creations in the fridge or freezer until the chocolate hardens. This is definitely the hardest step! 

All done! And all it took was 5 simple ingredients and 5 easy steps. We hope you and your kids make these and enjoy them as much as we did! For more kid-friendly recipes click here!

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