I wanted to make these chocolate spiderwebs for Halloween this year and just needed the right recipe to showcase them. I decided to put them on top of these Brownie Cupcakes with Peanut Butter Frosting.
I love the chocolate peanut butter combination and the peanut butter gave the frosting an orange hue for Halloween. I should have added more powdered sugar to the frosting to make it fluffier, but didn’t want to lose the orange color. If you are using a natural peanut butter with no added sugar, start with 1 cup powdered sugar and slowly add 1/2 cup at a time until you reach the desired consistency.
To make the chocolate spider webs, melt white, semi-sweet, or dark chocolate on the stove in a double boiler or for short intervals in the microwave until smooth. Pour into a piping bag fitted with a small round tip or a ziploc bag with a small piece of the corner cut off. Line a baking sheet with parchment. On the parchment, draw a “plus sign +” with the melted chocolate. Draw an “X” over the plus sign. Starting near the center, connect the x and plus sign with slightly concave lines in a circular pattern. Repeat with the end points of the x and plus sign. Make the spider webs as small or large as you need for cupcakes or other decorations. Place in freezer for about 5 minutes to allow to harden.