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:
Popcorn Balls- you can buy them already made or use my recipe here
Royal Icing Eyes
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.
Repeat for the head. Attach the head to the body while the chocolate is wet. Place it in the refrigerator if you need to let it set up.
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.
Next, add four legs to each side of the body with a little chocolate. Let it dry.
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.
These are SO cute…love it!
This spider is adorable (I think this is the sole time I’ve ever called a spider adorable!) ! I love that you covered him in chocolate jimmies to make him look extra hairy!
I hope your back feels better soon!
This is the cutest thing ever! How do you come up with all of these ideas?! I wish my little ones were around…I would make these for them!
Love it … pinned it! Hairy spiders are so much better than bald spiders and I love the way the legs are jointed 🙂
Oh no! I’m so sorry to hear about your back – I hope you feel better soon! These spiders are adorable…or as adorable as spiders can be 😉
So sorry to hear about your back. Been there, done that, and it is awful. I’ve done it way too many times around Christmas, and it really makes it hard to be productive. I hope you are feeling much better soon.
Your popcorn ball spiders are great and I love the jimmies. It makes them look fury. The legs are perfect. Pinning!
I love the popcorn ball spiders and the jimmies are just perfect! I hope you take it easy so your back heals…poor girl!
These look deliciously fun! I’m a huge fan of chocolate dipped anything. 😛 I hope your back gets a speedy recovery!
Lie down on some ice packs and take it easy Lisa. Back & neck problems can really knock you out.
Brilliant. Love the googly eyes. Hope your back gets better. Such a pain in the ….back.
Lisa! I JUST came across this popcorn spider post….how have I never seen it until now? I absolutely LOVE this little guy. I am DEFINITELY making these spiders for the ladies I work with this Halloween. Thank you for sharing!