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Now you got the shivers.

And so be it;

the last day of…

is upon us.

We learned so much this week, didn’t we?

Like the fact that:

Apples with fangs need a little love too;

Oranges secretly cross-dress as pumpkins from time-to-time;

The term “One-eyed Willy” seems to mean something different to most of my perverted readers;

and the closest any vegan would get to eating an animal is a chocolate-covered strawberry owl.

Which inevitably brings me to my last Freaky Fruit.

And let me say, these are disgusting.

Ladies and Gents, I give to you:

Chocolate-covered Date & Pretzel Spiders.

Hmmmm. Maybe I should work on that name…

Doesn’t exactly flow off the top of the tongue, now does it?

These repulsive fruit treats will gross you out even as you make them.

(No for real though, I honestly kept cringing as I was making them).

Don’t they make you wanna vomit from their creepiness?


No one barfs anymore due to disgust these days?


But just look at them though *cringing*:

Hey look! These spiders have been sweating to the Oldies! For the love of Richard Simmons, someone get them a towel…

I guess they are not that bad once you cover them up in chocolate.

Everything looks better dipped in chocolate, really…


Don’t forget your vegan melted chocolate! Might I suggest the Enjoy Life brand?

(I sound like a waiter offering you wine)


  1. Carefully slice the pretzels in half. You will need 8 legs total plus 2 smaller versions for the pinchers.
  2. Insert pretzels into the body of the Date. I used the Medjool dates because they are bigger than the others.
  3. After you have melted the chocolate, turn the spiders on their back into the bowl of choco and with a spoon, drizzle chocolate until covered. Turn over and repeat.
  4. Allow excess chocolate to drip off and set on plate covered with wax paper.
  5. ***You will probably need extra assistance in making sure the chocolate does not set all the legs together. Take a toothpick and gently separate chocolate from legs to ensure 8 perky legs appear.***Β 
  6. Place an eyeball in the middle of the head and press down until it sets.
  7. Freeze the spiders until set (a good 20 minutes or more).

So as the old adage goes,

When one door closes…another must open.

So fear not freaky fruit loving friends (try saying that fast 3 times in a row!),

Next week’s theme will be…

Yeah right, like I’m going to tell you that!Β 

But I will tell you to come back on Saturday.

Saturdays are reserved for my:

“How to make gluten-free and vegan homemade

Halloween candy”.

And on that note, I will leave you with the wisdom of Charlotte and her web:

Please warn your guests prior to eating these spiders that there is an egg sack inside (ie: the pit) that should not be consumed!

So long Freaky Fruits.

You’ve been so good to us!

27 Comments Post a comment
  1. Mo #

    I absolutely love those spiders!

    October 14, 2011
  2. I love these! They are gross and cute all at the same time. Well done! πŸ™‚

    October 11, 2011
    • hehe. Thank you Kristen! I’m not sure if I could have handled them without the chocolate…they would have been too yucky for me πŸ˜‰

      October 11, 2011
  3. I happen to like spiders for realz. I happen to like these little fellows too.

    October 8, 2011
    • Eegads! Really? Spiders kinda freak me out a bit but these guys I can handle as long as they have chocolate on them. hehe.

      October 8, 2011
  4. Ok..those are just awesome!

    October 7, 2011
    • Thank you for saying so, Julie! They are pretty fun to make too πŸ™‚

      October 7, 2011
  5. These are SO incredible!

    October 7, 2011
    • I’m so glad that you like them, Isobelle. Loving your blog! πŸ™‚

      October 7, 2011
  6. omg those chocolate spiders are adorable!

    October 7, 2011
    • And by adorable you mean creepy right??? (Just trying not to give these critters a complex, you know what I mean?) hehe. Thank you for stopping by Angela!

      October 7, 2011
  7. I am loving all these little monster treats! Amazing! πŸ˜€

    October 7, 2011
    • Aw, thank you so much Alex! So glad you stopped by πŸ™‚

      October 7, 2011
  8. Yum, another great idea!

    October 7, 2011
    • I’ll bring these if you feed me oatmeal πŸ™‚

      October 7, 2011
  9. Well I guess chocolate covered drier lint is better than navel lint, and speaking of navels I love orange cross dressers. The apples are hilarious. Cara your smile looks so innocuous too πŸ™‚ Like minds think alike.

    October 7, 2011
    • I’m not gonna lie, I had to look up the word “innocuous.” haha! You and your big words πŸ™‚ I learn so much from you. And hey, don’t forget toe jam lint! A fine delicatessen in some parts… ❀

      October 7, 2011
      • Wow. That whole “dryer lint” thing went from gross and mildly disturbing to absolutely disgusting in no time flat! Lol! =)

        October 7, 2011
        • That’s how we do things here at Fork and Beans πŸ™‚

          October 7, 2011
          • I like it! πŸ™‚

            October 7, 2011
            • Then you fit perfectly right in! hehe

              October 7, 2011
  10. These are absolutely darling! And you’re right, everything does look better covered in chocolate. Dates, pretzels, dryer lint…

    October 7, 2011
    • Ahahaha! Dryer lint–that is hilarious, Brooke. Thanks for the good laugh this morning πŸ™‚

      October 7, 2011
  11. ahh love those spiders, so creepy, so cute πŸ˜‰

    October 7, 2011
    • Aren’t they disgusting yet adorable? I didn’t even know it was possible to be both πŸ™‚

      October 7, 2011
  12. Chocolate spiders! I love them!

    October 7, 2011
    • xoxo, Thank you. P.S. I just realized that you live in one of my most favorite cities in the world!!! Jealous…

      October 7, 2011

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