Spider Pizza:

Make your pizza as usual (with homemade dough, store bought dough, or store crusts) and top with pizza sauce (or use the above pizza sauce from the web mini pizzas).  Sprinkle mozzarella cheese on top of the sauce and then its time to create spiders.   I made pepperoni spiders with red pepper legs and tiny pieces of olive for eyes.  I also made black and green olive spiders using pitted olives and chopping them for legs as well.

Spider Sandwiches:

Use a round cookie cutter or a cleaned out soup can to cut circles from your bread (save the crusts to make bread crumbs in your blender) and create your own spider.  We filled ours with peanut butter and honey, used pretzel legs, raisin eyes and a cashew mouth


VARIATION 4: My Teen Chef wanted to try something special.  He opted to make Chocolate Peanut Butter Spider Cookies! With chocolates in the middle and little candy eyes, these are both adorable and delicious!

Date Spiders

Ingredients:  1 ½ cups pitted dates, 1 tbsp plus 2 tsp cocoa powder, 1/8 tsp salt, chocolate chips, 1 tsp vanilla extract (read below), candy eyes or white icing or chocolate chips.

Step 1: Melt the chocolate chips and scoop into a ziplock bag.  Snip a tiny corner away and use to squeeze chocolate legs. Onto waxed paper on a cookie sheet.  Freeze the sheet with the chocolate until firm. 

Step 2: Combine the dates, cocoa powder and salt in a strong food processor until smooth.  My processor wasn’t doing a very good job and so I added 1 tsp of vanilla to loosen everything and then it worked. 
Step 3: Roll the date mixture into balls.
Step 4: Press candy eyes into the dates (or use melted chocolate to adhere if needed).
Step 5: Gently peel chocolate legs form wax paper and stick into date balls to create gruesome little treats to eat that are actually healthy!

Visit here if you want to try these great cookies: http://www.aspicyperspective.com/chocolate-peanut-butter-spider-cookies


Extra Mini Pizzas are great for freezing and adding to school lunches!

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I adapted this recipe to make our little spidery snacks from: a Chocolate Covered Katie recipe for Fudge Balls.


Spider Cookies:

VARIATION 1: If it’s Halloween I’m sure you might be able to find spider shaped or web shaped cut outs.  But you could also make simple round sugar cookies and ice them in a web pattern for some easy spider web cookies.  Include a little chocolate spider for a fun detail

VARIATION 2: Another idea is to make chocolate chip cookies and immediately after they’ve been removed from the oven use a toothpick to drag out “legs” from the melted chocolate chips.  They will look very gruesome!

VARIATION 3: You can also create spiders using Oreo cookies or other sandwich cookies.  Just add licorice legs and candies for eyes.

Spiderweb mini Pizzas:

I make mini pizzas using lightly toasted English muffins all the time.  I then top with a simple pizza sauce (usually tomato sauce and dried or fresh herbs with a bit of garlic powder).  Create the webs using mozzarella cheese strings.  Peel of thin strings of cheese and shape into a web.  When they melt they look terrific and taste great!

​​​Spider Web Chocolate Milk Topper

The actual recipe is for a topper for a Martini.  I plan to adapt it to Chocolate Milk for the kids and test it out this Halloween.   When I do make them I will be sure to post on Facebook under More Goodies.  In case your eager too here's a link to the originating recipe:  http://www.ohmy-creative.com/holiday-crafts/halloween/chocolate-spider-web-martinis