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Kids who tend to go for scary Halloween costumes, fake blood and all, will get the best kind of chill from these creepy crawly cupcakes, anything but sweet itsy bitsy spiders. To make the spidery legs, slightly twist the shoestring licorice when you’re cutting it into 2-inch pieces. Make sure you stick them far enough into the cupcake so they stay put; you don’t want any lost legs when someone goes to pick one up. Another tip: to quickly crush a bunch of chocolate cookies at the same time, use the flat bottom of a bowl or measuring cup.

Kristen Evans Dittami


Credit: Joseph De Leo

Recipe Summary

5 mins
5 mins
Serves 1


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Place the cookie crumbs in a small bowl. Dip the cupcake in the crumbs to coat. Place the Jujube pieces on the cupcake to make the eyes.

  • Press the licorice pieces into the cupcake to make crazy legs, digging ends deep into the cupcake to secure.

Nutrition Facts

579 calories; fat 25g; saturated fat 15g; cholesterol 97mg; sodium 356mg; protein 6g; carbohydrates 85g; sugars 59g; fiber 1g; iron 2mg; calcium 60mg.