Spider Web Candies
How to Make Spider Web Candies
- Prepare two baking sheets by lining them with aluminum foil.
- Arrange the pretzel sticks in groups of eight, radiating out in a circular pattern. You should be able to fit about 6 groups to a baking sheet.
- Place the white candy coating in a large microwave-safe bowl and microwave until melted, stirring after every 45 seconds to prevent overheating.
- Scrape the melted candy coating into a large Ziploc bag and snip a hole in the corner. The hole should be about 1/8 of an inch thick. Alternately, you can use a pastry bag fitted with a small round tip, if you have one.
- Pipe a round dot of candy into the center of each pretzel group to bind them together. Starting from the center, slowly draw a spiral onto the pretzels, gradually working your way out to the edges of the pretzel sticks. The line of candy coating should be thin enough to look like a spider web, but thick enough to hold together as it drapes over the pretzel sticks.
- Once all of the webs are decorated, melt the chocolate chips for 45 seconds in the microwave. Stir until melted and smooth, and scrape the chocolate into a small Ziploc bag. Cut a very small hole in the corner of the bag.
- Draw the spider in the center of the web. I find it’s easiest to do the legs first: pipe eight very thin lines radiating out from the center. Finish the spider with a large blob in the middle for the body. Repeat with remaining webs.
- Refrigerate the webs for about 10 minutes, or until the candy coating sets. Carefully peel the foil off the backs to serve.