Popcorn Ball Spider with Chocolate Jimmies
Sometimes you get an idea and you think it is good. Then, you start to turn that idea into a reality and it doesn’t go quite like you planned. So what’s a girl to do? Grab some Chocolate Jimmies and sprinkle them on your chocolate popcorn ball spider of course.
I have been planning on making these popcorn ball spiders for a while now but, I hurt my lower back and it has slowed me down a bit. It is getting better every day but, I am mad that it interfered with my Halloween baking and planning. Even with a hurt back, these are easy to make. All you need is chocolate, chocolate jimmies and a few other things.
Supplies for Chocolate Popcorn Ball Spiders:
My original idea was to use small marshmallows and pretzels for the legs and large marshmallows for the head. I didn’t’ like the way it looked because the spiders body was bumpy and the head was smooth. So I decided to make a head by breaking up a large popcorn ball and reshaping it into 3 smaller balls.
Once the ball is broken up, melt the larger marshmallows with a little butter. Melt it in the microwave as if you were making Rice Krispie Treats. Add the popcorn and shape into spider heads. One large popcorn ball makes 3 heads.
For the legs, break a pretzel in half and stick the ends into a mini marshmallow to form a spider leg. Then, add a marshmallow to the ends of the pretzels for the feet and joint by the body. Dip in melted Chocolate.
For the body, poke a wooden skewer into a ball and dip it into melted chocolate.
As I looked at Mr. Spider, I wasn’t crazy about how he looked. So what does a girl do? Hide things with chocolate jimmies and make him look a little hairy. I think it worked.
Let’s pretend I took a picture of Mr. Spider with the chocolate jimmies. All you have to do is add a second coat of chocolate to the body and head. Add the royal icing eyes and sprinkle with the chocolate jimmies. Let it set up before you add the legs. Chill in the refrigerator if needed.
I think the Chocolate Jimmies worked don’t you? If you buy popcorn balls from the store, your spider will be a little on the large side. The next time I make these I will make the popcorn balls instead of buying them so I can make them smaller. If you don’t want to make the legs, you could use licorice or other candy.
I think candy legs will work well if you want to bag these as treats. If you don’t want you popcorn balls covered in chocolate, you could just add a chocolate spider likes these.