Caramel Nut Brown Recluse Spiders

READY IN: 3hrs 30mins
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
  • 1
    standard bag of white macadamia nuts
  • 1
    standard bag of plain peanuts
  • 1
    standard bag werther's original candy
  • 1
    standard can edible brown spray food coloring
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DIRECTIONS

  • Heat oven to 310 degrees and space half bag of unwrapped candies on two parchment lined baking sheets. Melt until JUST softened (Around 5-7 minutes) and pull off bits and stretch into 1" - 1 1/2" spider legs. You'll have to keep placing baking sheets into the oven to reheat and I won't lie—this part is tedious.
  • Once your poor, semi-burned fingers feel like snapping and you just can't make any more, the fun begins! Using any small nuggets of candy left on your sheet, use a pair of long stemmed tweezers and torch to heat. Glue one macadamia nut and half of one peanut together. You can adhere these on a flat parchment-lined surface OR you can glue the peanut upwards on a slight angle and make spiders that look as though they're ready to pounce!
  • Use a brûlée torch or hand held lighter to heat base joints of spider legs and apply 8 to each nut cluster. Once your spiders are adequately horrifying, spray the tops with a quick burst of food coloring spray and prepare to terrify and amaze your guests.
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