Recipe: Spider bites

Updated: Oct. 27, 2017 at 9:59 AM EDT
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FOX19 - Here is a recipe from Karri Perry with Blue Ribbon Kitchen.

Spider Body:

Large round bread loaf- Cut a circle out from the center using a serrated knife, make the cut large enough to hold your dip or desired container.

Smaller roll or bun for spider head- use a wooden skewer or toothpick to affix head to the body.

Pretzel rods for legs:

Use royal icing with light brown food gel to create a "glue"

Royal icing: 2 Tablespoons meringue powder, 1 cup confectioners' sugar, ¼ teaspoon of water, adding very small additional amounts of water to reach a paste-like consistency.  Add a few drops of brown food gel.

Using a bread pan or a parchment lined shoe box, add a dollop of the thick icing to one end of each pretzel stick.

Lay the pretzel sticks together, with icing ends touching.  Lay the pretzels creating a 90degree angle.  Allow to dry overnight.

Before serving: Place the spider body on a large serving tray or cutting board. Add dip or a container of dip to the spider body.  If using a hot dip, transfer the hot dip to the spider body after heating dip in a separate dish in the oven-and just before guests arrive.

Using the end of a wooden spoon or utensil handle, poke four holes in each side of the bread (spider body)

Gently insert spider legs.

Serve with chips, batty tortillas and vegetables.


I purchased my large and medium bread loaves at Jungle Jim's- Fairfield.

Meringue Powder can be purchased Jungle Jim's, Michael's and Joann Fabric and Craft Stores-in the cake section

Brown food gel- Michael's, Joanne Fabric and Crafts or Hobby Lobby, Cincinnati Cake and Candy

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