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Terrifying Tarantula Truffles

If you’re determined to celebrate the scariest Halloween this year, you won’t want to miss out on these frighteningly delicious chocolate tarantulas – the perfect dessert to follow our sausage mummies! This recipe is one of the many delicious, seasonal recipes featured in the 2021 Dairy Diary.

  • Preparation time:
    25
    min(s)
  • Cooking time:
    0
    min(s)
  • Servings:
    8

What you'll need

  • 100g seedless raspberry or strawberry jam
  • 200g mini chocolate brownie bites, crumbled (or try using a muffin)
  • 25g chocolate vermicelli
  • 16 edible eye cake decorations
  • 75g dark chocolate, broken into pieces
  • 32 chocolate orange sticks

How to make

  1. Put the dark chocolate in a heatproof bowl set over a pan of barely simmering water until melted. Remove bowl from heat and leave to cool for 10 minutes.
  2. Stir in brownie crumbs and 75g jam. Cover and chill for 30 minutes until firm enough to shape.
  3. Divide mixture into 8 equal portions. One at a time, break off a small piece for the head and a small piece for the body and form each into balls. Gently press the head onto the body, flattening edges slightly, then place on a board lined with baking paper. Repeat until mixture has been used up.
  4. Break chocolate sticks in half and poke into the sides of the spiders to resemble legs. Chill for 1 hour until firm.
  5. Carefully brush the backs of the eyes with jam and stick in place on each spider. Brush the bodies lightly with more jam, if needed, and sprinkle with chocolate vermicelli for a hairy appearance. If warm, chill for 30 minutes to firm up before serving.

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