Sometimes you need to make a sweet treat for work or a picnic and you want something super simple, very easily portable (particularly if you live in a tiny apartment like me and have no cupboard space for cupcake carriers and their ilk) and delicious.

You could take fruit, and 90% of the time that would be my go-to, but sometimes fruit just ain’t going to cut it!

On such occasions I make chocolate spiders. They are like a better version of chocolate crackles and don’t involve copha, because frankly that stuff is creepy. The darker chocolate and pure PB make these a little healthier than they might otherwise be.. (though the ingredients in the noodles are a bit scary)

Chocolate spiders

You will need:

Method:

  1. Melt chocolate and PB in a bowl over a pot of hot water (or in a microwave if you have one).
  2. Add noodles and stir (you may also want to add some salt or chilli powder to spice things up).
  3. Spoon mix into patty pans or baking paper if preferred then refrigerate till set – about an hour at least.
  4. If you take them to a picnic make sure you are fast and have one before everyone else eats them!

I have no idea how long they would last but they have never ‘lasted’ longer than a day in my house.

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