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A childhood favourite snack are these Chocolate Spiders and they’re a crunchy sweet treat created with 3-ingredients. Dark chocolate, peanut butter and fried noodles. With the delicious combination of chocolate and peanut butter, these spiders are perfect for the kids and adults alike. All you have to do is melt, stir, spoon and chill! 

Chocolate spiders with a glass of milk

What Are Chocolate Spiders?

I grew up making and enjoying these chocolate spiders and I’m sure many of you reading this did as well. They’re made with crispy packet noodles that you coat in a chocolate and peanut butter mixture. Now you have haven’t made these before or even tried one, you might be curious as to what these fried noodles are that I speak of. They’re exactly as they sound, fried, dried and crispy little noodles that you purchase in a packet from the supermarket. The most popular one I’ve seen are from Chang’s, which I’ve just linked for you.

I’m not 100% sure if you can get these noodles outside of Australia but you may even find a similar product where you live, fingers crossed! Because these chocolate spiders are so scrumptious and slightly addictive. The kids will love them and so will the adults, I still do! 

Close up shot of chocolate spiders

Key Ingredient

Fried noodles are used to makes these crunchy and what resembles the spider appearance. The kind I use are Chang’s Fried Noodles, from Woolworths. If you can find dried and dried noodles that are crispy, that will be perfect! 

Chocolate Spider with a bite taken out

How To Make Chocolate Spiders

  • First, line a flat baking tray with parchment paper and then set it aside. 
  • Prepare a double boiler with a heat proof mixing bowl over simmering water. 
  • Add broken up chocolate to the bowl and gently melt it over a low-medium heat, stirring occasionally. Once completely melted, turn off the heat. The residual heat remaining in the pot will continue to melt the chocolate if you still have some chunks remaining. 
Melting chocolate before and after
  • Add peanut butter and stir through with a spatula or wooden spoon until well blended with the chocolate. 
  • Pour in fried noodles and stir through until they’re completely coated in the chocolate. 
Adding peanut butter and fried noodles to melted dark chocolate
Noodles coated in dark chocolate in mixing bowl
  • Using a spoon, scoop up 1 heaping tablespoon of mixture and place it on your lined tray, forming a chocolate mound. Repeat this process with your remaining mixture. 
  • Transfer your tray to the refrigerator and chill them for 30 minutes – 1 hour or until chocolate has completely set. 
  • Serve and enjoy! Store spiders in an airtight container, refrigerated, for up to 2 weeks. 
Chocolate spiders on tray ready to chill in the refrigerator

Recipe Substitutions & Tips

  • If you don’t have dark chocolate or you prefer milk, go ahead and use milk chocolate instead
  • For the peanut butter, if for some reason you cannot include peanuts, you can either omit the peanut butter or replace it with an alternative nut or seed butter such as almond, cashew or sunflower. 
  • Here is the link to the fried noodles used for these chocolate spiders. Find them in Australia from the supermarket such as Woolworths or try purchasing them online. If you can find a similar fried noodle product in another country outside of Australia, try using what you’re able to find. They have ti be fried which are crispy and crunchy! 
Close up shot of one Chocolate Spider
A spider with a bite taken out

Looking for more childhood favourite recipes? Here are some favourites:

Kid Friendly Rum Balls

Chocolate Crackles

Iced VoVo Biscuits

Homemade Bounty Bars

Garibaldi Biscuits

If you make this recipe please be sure to let me know how you go in the comments below and tag me on Instagram with your delicious photos & video! I love to see what you guys are making from the blog and enjoying with your loved ones. 

Overhead shot of made recipe

Chocolate Spiders

Samantha Pickthall
A childhood favourite snack are these Chocolate Spiders and they’re a crunchy sweet treat created with 3-ingredients. Dark chocolate, peanut butter and fried noodles. With the delicious combination of chocolate and peanut butter, these spiders are perfect for the kids and adults alike.
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Chill Time 1 hour
Course Snack
Servings 15 spiders
Calories 111 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 200 g plain dark chocolate block, broken into squares, you can even try milk chocolate! 
  • 1 Tbsp (20g) crunchy or smooth peanut butter
  • 100 g fried noodles I use Chang’s Fried Noodles

Instructions
 

  • Line a flat baking tray with parchment paper, set aside. 
  • Prepare a double boiler with a heat proof mixing bowl over simmering water. 
  • Add broken up chocolate to the bowl and gently melt over a low-medium heat, stirring occasionally. Once completely melted, turn off heat. The residual heat remaining in the pot will continue to melt the chocolate if you still have some chunks remaining. 
  • Add peanut butter and stir through with a spatula or wooden spoon until well blended with the chocolate. 
  • Pour in noodles and stir through until they’re completely coated. 
  • Using a spoon, scoop up 1 heaping tablespoon of mixture and place it on your lined tray, forming a chocolate mound. Repeat with remaining mixture. 
  • Transfer tray to the refrigerator and chill for 30 minutes – 1 hour or until chocolate has completely set. 
  • Serve and enjoy!
  • Store spiders in an airtight container, refrigerated, for up to 2 weeks. 

Nutrition

Calories: 111kcalCarbohydrates: 11gProtein: 2gFat: 6gSaturated Fat: 3gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 1mgSodium: 8mgPotassium: 117mgFiber: 2gSugar: 3gVitamin A: 5IUCalcium: 12mgIron: 2mg
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