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Quick and Easy

REESE'S Peanut Butter Pumpkin Spider


45 minutes
Skill Level
8 spiders

Add pretzel legs to REESE'S Peanut Butter Pumpkins and garnish with candy eyes. Part recipe, part quick Halloween craft, these pretzel spiders use HERSHEY'S MIlk Chocolate Chips to boost the flavor and fun.

Ingredients & Directions

Prep Time
12 minutes
Cool Time
30 minutes


  • 8
    REESE'S Peanut Butter Pumpkins (1.2-oz. each)
  • 32
    large pretzel twists (2-1/2 to 3 in.)
  • 1/4 cup
    HERSHEY'S Milk Chocolate Chips, HERSHEY'S SPECIAL DARK Chocolate Chips or HERSHEY'S Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips*
  • candy eyes

Step-By-Step Directions

Equipment Needed 
Tray or Cookie Sheet Tray or Cookie Sheet
Wax Paper Wax Paper
Microwave-Safe Bowl Microwave-Safe Bowl
Microwave Microwave
Measuring Cup Measuring Cup
Rubber Scraper Rubber Scraper
Food Storage Bag Food Storage Bag

Line tray or cookie sheet with wax paper. Remove wrappers from desired number of peanut butter pumpkins. For each spider, cut 8 matching curved sections from pretzels which will form the legs. Set aside remaining pretzels pieces.


Place milk chocolate chips in small microwave-safe bowl. Microwave at medium (50%) 30 seconds; stir. If necessary, microwave at medium an additional 10 seconds at a time, stirring after each heating, until chips are melted and smooth when stirred. Transfer to small heavy duty plastic food storage bag. Cut off one corner of bag about 1/4 inch from the tip.


For each spider, place peanut butter pumpkin on prepared tray. Attach pretzel legs and candy eyes to spider with melted chocolate. Allow chocolate to set before moving spiders.


This amount of chocolate will make about 8 spiders.

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