With Halloween fast approaching, I decided to have a little fun in the kitchen and got into a festive and ghoulish mood! I spied a loaf of frozen bread dough in the freezer, and that poor dough didn’t stand a chance! It was going to be pulled, twisted, stretched, rolled and tortured into something frightfully fun!
The scariest thing for me? Spiders. I HATE spiders. I hate spiders more than anything. And the older I get, the worse I seem to be about it. I have definitely crossed the bridge to arachnophobia. So what more appropriate for me to make for Halloween than a spider? Only, this spider is harmless! And actually kind of cute!
It literally took me only 15 minutes to make all of the pieces! It really couldn’t be any easier than this. And this is one that the kidlets can actually do themselves! Don’t worry about trying to make it look perfect. The odder the shapes and sizes the more fun, I say! 😉
Here are the “legs” all ready rolled, risen, seasoned and headed for the oven!
I “decorated” mine with a sprinkling of parmesan cheese, seasoned salt, garlic powder, red paprika and black poppy seeds, but you can use whatever seasonings you’d like that will go well with whatever dip you decide to make.
Here’s the body and head already risen, seasoned and ready to be baked…
The cute little breadstick legs baked to a light golden brown!
And here’s the main part, the body and head, looking absolutely gorgeous! The center of the body will be cut and hollowed out to hold the dip…
And here we are! Tah-dah! All assembled and awaiting a nice creamy, cheesy warm dip!
Any dip will work well for this be it hot or cold. Cold Spinach Dip (Knorr recipe is best), Ranch-style, pizza-style, salsa or marinara, french onion, spinach artichoke, bacon swiss or any of your own favorites. I went with a simple, cheesy, Rotel and Ranch because that’s what I already had on hand. And what better to dip spider leg breadsticks into than a warm, spicy, cheesy sauce?
If wanting to take this to a party, simply assemble it when you get there, because it takes less than 10 minutes! And you can bring the dip along in a container, (microwave safe for warm dips), and fill at the party so the bread doesn’t get soggy and warm dips are served hot!
If absolutely wanting to assemble first, for cold dips, you can always line the hollowed space with purple-edged lettuce or kale first if you’d like. But not necessary. You can also actually place a small bowl into the center if desired, too.
You can also serve this as a lunch and fill it with chicken, crab, ham or tuna salad. So much more fun to eat than plain ol’ sandwiches! And if you don’t have the heart to eat it and would rather use it for a centerpiece, you can always fit a bowl inside and fill it with Halloween candy such as candy corns and pumpkins! Or go floral with fall-colored mums!
Just have a blast and go crazy with it! Your family and guests are really going to enjoy this! You’re going to be the hit of the party and it’s easy-peasy to boot! Hope you have fun making this and have a boo-tiful day! 🙂