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REESE'S Peanut Butter Pumpkin Spiders Recipe


13 minutes
Skill Level
8 spiders

Little trick-or-treaters will love building these pumpkin spiders with salty pretzel pieces and chocolate. Try this recipe with delicious REESE'S PIECES!

Ingredients & Directions

Prep Time
12 minutes
1 minute



Equipment Needed 
tray or cookie sheet Tray or Cookie Sheet
wax paper Wax Paper
microwave safe bowl Microwave-Safe Bowl
microwave Microwave
measuring cups Measuring Cups
food storage bag Food Storage Bag
rubber scraper Rubber Scraper

Line tray or cookie sheet with wax paper. Remove wrappers from desired number of peanut butter pumpkins. For each spider, cut 8 matching curved sections from pretzels which will form the legs. Set aside remaining pretzels pieces.


Place milk chocolate chips in small microwave-safe bowl. Microwave at MEDIUM (50%) 30 seconds; stir. If necessary, microwave at MEDIUM an additional 10 seconds at a time, stirring after each heating, until chips are melted and smooth when stirred. Transfer to small heavy duty plastic food storage bag. Cut off one corner of bag about 1/4 inch (6 mm) from the tip.


For each spider, place peanut butter pumpkin on prepared tray. Attach pretzel legs and yellow candy "eyes" to spider with melted chocolate; place dot of melted chocolate on each eye. Allow chocolate to set before moving spiders.

* This amount of chocolate will make about 8 spiders.