Caramel Walnut Spiders

These Caramel Walnut Spiders are the perfect treat for your Halloween party.

Caramel Walnut Spiders

These can be made ahead and stored in an airtight container for up to a week.


  • 5 black licorice laces
  • 12 caramels, soft
  • 12 California walnut halves
  • 5 ounce bar dark chocolate, melted
  • 3 tablespoons sprinkles, black


  1. Using a knife or scissors, cut licorice into 1-inch pieces. You will need 8 per spider for a total of 96 pieces. For a more realistic look, cut pieces diagonally to form a pointed end.
  2. Heat oven to 350 degrees F.
  3. On a parchment lined baking sheet, place 6 caramels evenly spaced apart with one walnut half on top of each caramel.
  4. Bake in oven for 3 minutes to slightly melt caramel.
  5. Working quickly, push 8 licorice legs into sides of one caramel to form the legs of the spider.
  6. Repeat steps with remaining caramels and walnuts. Let cool.
  7. Meanwhile, melt chocolate in the microwave on high for three 30-second increments, stirring in between or on a double boiler, then spoon or pipe about 1 teaspoon of chocolate over the walnuts.
  8. Sprinkle chocolate with black sprinkles and let set.

Total: 20 min | Cook: 5 min | Serves: 12

Nutrition information: 140 Calories Fat 7g Saturated Fat 3g Monounsaturated Fat 1g Polyunsaturated Fat 2g Cholesterol 0mg Sodium 50mg Carbohydrates 20g Dietary Fiber 1g Protein 2g

Recipe and photo used with permission from: California Walnuts