Caught in a sweet web

Chocolate peanut butter spider cookies to kick off your Halloween night

Katherine Salindayao-White

Halloween calls for spooky sweets. Chocolate peanut butter spider cookies are a festive cute dessert that can be a crowd pleaser or even just a chance to chow down on a sweet snack.

The creamy peanut butter cookie base is topped off with chocolate drizzle and finished with a chocolate truffle so this dessert will be sure to satisfy your sweet tooth. This is an easy three-ingredient cookie recipe with three fun toppings for decorating and serves six people.

Ingredients:
1 cup of peanut butter
1 cup of white sugar
1 egg
6 Chocolate truffles
¼ Chocolate chips
12 eye candy eyes

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line baking sheets with parchment paper.

2. Combine the peanut butter, white sugar and egg and mix until smooth.

3. Scoop a spoonful of dough and roll in between your hands to make a ball and place onto the baking sheet. Bake at 350 degrees for 6 to 8 minutes.

4. While the cookies are in the oven unwrap all the chocolate truffles. Once the cookies are done, cool until they are slightly warm and place a truffle in the middle of each cookie. Make sure the cookies are not too warm otherwise the truffle will melt.

5. Melt the chocolate chips in the microwave in for one minute until melted; you may want to stir at 30 seconds. Scoop the melted chocolate into a zip bag. Close the bag and snip off the corner of the bag in order to pipe legs on each cookie, starting from the truffle body down.

6. Then use the remaining melted chocolate to glue two eyes onto each truffle spider. Cool until the chocolate is firm and serve.