For Halloween I decided to do something for the adults, since there are already looots of goodies out there for the kiddos. This dish balances super-sweet spun sugar and chocolate ganache with the tartness of sour cherries. Mostly though, it's fun and creepy deliciousness - the perfect end to a Halloween party dinner!

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Step 1: Ingredients

  • Pure cane granulated sugar
  • Canned or jarred sour cherries in syrup
  • Plastic spiders
  • Heavy medium saucepan
  • Parchment paper
  • Butter
  • Black gel food coloring
  • Toothpicks
  • Chocolate ganache or thick chocolate frosting
  • Gel icing (optional)
  • Sugar pearls (optional)
That looks amazing!  Thank you for sharing!
Thanks so much! It's super sweet, but at least there's fruit, right?! :D

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