I had some leftover spiders in the fridge from last week's spider cupcakes. What to make? What to make? It turns out that making spiderweb anything is super easy and very Halloween-y! You can make spiderweb cupcakes, cakes, cookies, puddings, all kinds of treats. You just need some icing or frosting, melted chocolate, and a toothpick. I described how to do spidery webs on my previous post.
You can even make spiderweb soup! Check out this spidery soup by Diann at Eat'n Veg'n.
I had a humongous craving for cinnamon rolls but I needed to make something themed for Halloweegan. So instead of drizzling the icing on top like I would normally do, I drew several icing circles starting from the center and going all the way down to the edges. The toothpick trick didn't really work here, so I had to draw the straight spiderweb lines myself with extra icing.
Wanna make some chocolate spiders? All you need is either a pastry bag with a #3 round tip or a small ziploc with a tiny cut in one of the corners, and of course some melted chocolate chips. I'm not sure how many spiders I got out of 1/4 cup of chocolate chips, maybe about 18. It's best to make them on wax paper so you can remove them easily once the chocolate hardens.
1- Draw a "U" shape as you squeeze the chocolate out of the pastry bag.
2- Draw a smaller U shape right inside it.
3- Flip the wax paper over so the U shapes are facing down.
4- Repeat steps 1 and 2. The new U shapes should almost touch the center of the upside-down U shapes.
5- Now you should have two sets of mirrored U shapes. Draw a circle over the middle where both sets of U's nearly meet.
6- Fill in the circle with a generous amount of chocolate.
Here is a step by step picture that might help you visualize how the spider-drawing process works:
Chill the chocolate spiders for 30 to 45 minutes in the fridge before you peel them off the wax paper. Keep them refrigerated until you're ready to use them.
I have some ghost treats planned for the next couple of days of Halloweegan. No more spiders, I promise! :)
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