Put 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.
Stir in brownie crumbs and 75g (3oz) jam. Cover and chill for 30 minutes until firm enough to shape.
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.
Break chocolate sticks in half and poke into the sides of the spiders to resemble legs. Chill for 1 hour until firm.
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.
Head of Dairy Diary; I'm passionate about producing high quality products that our customers will cherish. I'm also a mum of three and I enjoy cooking, walking, gardening and art with my family, as well as lino printing (if I find time!)
Strictly Necessary Cookies