Spiderweb Munch


Halloween is a time for all things eerie, spooky, and, of course, delicious! If you’re looking for a frightfully fantastic treat to whip up this Halloween season, look no further than “Spiderweb Munch.” This spooky snack is a creative twist on a classic favorite, combining the satisfying crunch of rice cereal with the rich flavors of peanut butter and chocolate chips. Your family will love this spooky version of a treat they know very well.

If you are looking for a sweet treat for that Halloween party then look no further. This delicious treat is simple to make and will leave smiles on the faces of every little ghost and ghoul who tastes it. It’s kid friendly and the adults will love it too.

Here’s what you’ll need to conjure up your own Spiderweb Munch:

  • 2 cups (12 oz package) of your favorite semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1 cup creamy or smooth peanut butter, divided
  • 1/3 cup powdered (confectioners) sugar
  • 3 cups toasted rice cereal (rice Krispies or similar)

This simple recipe comes together in a just a few minutes, so I suggest you have everything on hand and ready to go (including your serving platter). That way once you start you can complete the entire process in just a few minutes. Then let it cool and set until party time!

Spiderweb Munch

A spooky and delicious Halloween treat!
Prep Time 20 minutes
refrigeration time 30 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Course candy, Dessert, desserts, appetizers, pastry, crust, pie crust, Snack, sweets
Cuisine American
Servings 9


  • 1 medium saucepan
  • 1 round 10" pan *or parchment paper on a sheet tray if you don't have a 10" round


  • 2 cups chocolate chips *12 ounces
  • 1 cup smooth/creamy peanut butter, divided reserve 1/4 cup, set aside
  • cup powdered (confectioners) sugar
  • 3 cups toasted rice cereal *rice krispies or similar


  • In a medium saucepan combine the 2 cups chocolate chips and 3/4 cup of the peanut butter. Over low heat, stir constantly until the chocolate melts and the mixture is smooth, remove from heat.
  • Add the confectioners sugar and stir vigorously until combined and smooth.
  • Pour the 3 cups toasted rice cereal into a large bowl and add 1 cup of the melted chocolate mixture and stir to evenly coat the cereal.
  • Transfer the mixture to a parchment lined baking sheet or an ungreased 10" round pan or shallow ungreased pie plate (I use a recycled plastic serving tray like you get from the deli).
  • Shape the cereal into a 10" circle using a small spatula. Creating a small 1" slightly raised border. Once that is done pour the remaining chocolate mixture in the center of the circle and spread evenly to the border.
  • FOR THE SPIDERWEB: place the remaining peanut butter in a small, heavy duty plastic bag. Cut a small corner off and squeeze the peanut butter out into concentric circles on top of the chocolate. Using a wooden pick or tip of a sharp knife drag it through the peanut butter from the center to the border, creating a weblike appearance. If you have any spooky plastic spiders, I like to add one or two on top (for appearance ONLY). Then refrigerate for 30 minutes to set until firm. Cut into wedges to serve.


I have been making this for over 25 years.  First for my kids when they were really young, then for their school’s annual Halloween Cakewalk (auction) every year for many years.  It was always a hit and one of the most popular items in the auction.  It’s a super easy recipe for those of you who have young children and don’t often have the time for an elaborate Halloween treat or treats.
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