Recipe: Halloween Energy Ball Spiders

Halloween recipe of spider energy balls
Get your spooky on in the kitchen this Halloween with these Energy Ball Spiders thanks to our friends at the Adelaide Central Markets. Bone Appetit!

RECIPE BY: Adelaide Central Markets

Prep time: 45 minutes | Serves: 16


  • 15 Medjool dates, pitted
  • ½ cup natural peanut butter
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla bean paste
  • ½ cup rolled oats
  • ¼ cup sunflower seeds
  • ¼ cup pumpkin seeds
  • ¼ cup cocoa
  • ¼ cup dark chocolate chips



  • 1 metre black liquorice rope
  • 16 tic tacs, halved
  • Chocolate Persian fairy floss



  1. Place dates, peanut butter, vanilla, oats, sunflower and pumpkin seeds, cocoa and chocolate chips together in a food processor and blend until finely chopped.
  2. Using a tablespoon as a measure, roll mixture into 16 balls and set aside until required.
  3. For the decorations, cut liquorice into 16 x 5cm long pieces and using a sharp knife cut each piece into 8 legs. Push 4 liquorice legs into each side of energy ball and press 2 halved tic tacs on the front for eyes. Repeat process with remaining balls. Serve spider energy balls on a plate covered in Persian fairy floss.

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