Halloween Spider Chocolate Truffles are a fun, super scrumptious choice for a spooky, fancy Halloween dessert! They’re adorable, delicious, and so rich and creamy that you will keep going back for more spooky spiders.
Halloween and I are not a match made in heaven.
You see, I’m not a big fan of gooey candy.
I don’t like horror flicks.
Ghosts, vampires and goblins are not my thing! (Shhh! Please don’t tell my kids!)
My best Halloween may have been when I was nine — and a very petite little girl. So naturally, I dressed up as the Incredible Hulk. That same year, my brother dressed up as a trashcan.
We thought we were so cool. And we sorta were.
So no Halloween tricks from me, or gory recipes. I tend to prefer cute, fancy Halloween desserts. So I hereby present a classic chocolate truffle — Halloween chocolate truffles — topped by a fancy red spider!
Oh my! It’s awesome and delicious.
Halloween Spooky Spider Chocolate Truffles are Made with Several Easy Steps
- Make the Ganache and let it set.
- Melt chocolate.
- Melt white chocolate and fill tiny pastry bag with most of it.
- Add red color to the remaining white chocolate and fill another tiny pastry bag with it.
- Shape the Ganache into truffles.
- Dip the truffles in the chocolate and then “draw” a spiral with the white chocolate.
- Use a toothpick to create the spider web look.
- Add the red candy and “draw” the red spider legs.
While the steps are easy, this is one of the fancy Halloween desserts that will take some time and patience to create, but they will be a spectacular dessert at any Halloween party! They’re well worth every minute!
Spiders not your thing? How about a cute, tasty Pumpkin Almond Cookie?
Enjoy every last one of your adorable Halloween Spider Chocolate Truffles!
I hope this becomes one of your favorite spooky Halloween recipes, and certainly your top choice for chocolate Halloween recipes!
More delicious chocolate truffle recipes:
up to 4 days and at least 6 hours ahead: make the ganache
up to 8 hours ahead: melt the chocolate, dip and decorate the truffles
Halloween Spider Chocolate Truffles
- 10 ounces bittersweet chocolate finely chopped (I like Scharfen Berger)
- 4 ounces heavy cream
- ¼ teaspoon vanilla extract
- 2 ounces white chocolate
- red food coloring
- 12 tiny round, red cinnamon candies (Cinnamon Imperials)
- Place 4-ounces of the finely chopped chocolate in a small mixing bowl and cover a baking sheet with parchment paper. Set aside.
- In a small saucepan, scald the cream with the vanilla. Tiny bubbles will appear on the edges of the pan, and it should be very hot but not boiling.
- Pour the hot cream over the 4-ounces of chocolate and let sit for 4 minutes. Use a spoon to stir to blend the cream and chocolate together. This mixture is called Ganache.
- Cover with plastic wrap and chill in the refrigerator until it becomes completely firm, at least 6 hours, and ideally overnight.
- Remove the Ganache from the refrigerator and, using a 1¼ inch cookie scoop, scoop out about 1 dozen truffles, placing them on the parchment-covered baking sheets. Now place the shaped truffles in the refrigerator for at least 30 minutes.
- In two separate bowls, melt the remaining 6-ounces of bittersweet chocolate and white chocolate. Once melted, remove about a teaspoon of the white chocolate and use a bit of red food coloring to turn it red. Now place the white and red chocolate into two very small pastry bags, preferably made out of parchment paper -- or you can use a small zip-lock baggie. You want the tiniest tip possible!
- Using a fork, carefully dip each truffle into the melted chocolate to coat it evenly. That done, place it on the other parchment-covered baking sheet. You can use a small knife to help you remove the dipped truffle from the fork. As soon as each truffle is dipped, use the white chocolate to "draw" a spiral line going around and around the truffle. Then, starting from the top center of the truffle, use a toothpick to "draw" lines down the sides of the truffle. This must be done when both chocolates are wet! That is, right after the truffle has been dipped! The truffles will set at room temperature. Place a tiny red candy on top of each truffle, and use the red chocolate to "draw" the top part of the spider's body and four legs on each side.
- Once set, you can put each truffle into a cute paper cup!
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