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This is one of my favorite things to make for Halloween!!! Fun and easy to make and looks GREAT on a serving/buffet table!
- *The night before, wrap frozen loaves tightly in plastic wrap and thaw in fridge overnight.
- Next day:.
- Form one loaf into a round ball. Place on a large cookie sheet that has been sprayed with non-stick cooking spray.
- With other loaf, cut off end and form a small round ball (about one eighth of loaf) and place above body making the head.
- Horizontally, slice remaining dough into 8 strips and roll into ropes for legs.
- Place under head and upper body.
- Place raisins on head for eyes, making into a spider! *You can also add these after baking if preferred, or use red decorating gel or even sliced olives for eyes, also adding on after baking. Sometimes the raisins fall off during baking, or end up in an odd place!
- Brush with melted butter and cover with plastic wrap coated with non-stick spray. Allow to double in size. (About 2=3 hours.)Remove wrap, brush with eggwash (1 egg beaten with 1 Tbl. water), and bake in 350º oven for 25-30 minutes. Or til golden brown.
- Allow to cool on rack.
- Slice off top of body in a circle, and hollow out making a "bowl" for the dip. Line with lettuce (if desired)and spoon in your favorite dip such as salsa, melted cheese/nacho cheese dip, spinach or onion dip,etc., whatever you want.
- Surround with chips, crackers, mini pumpkins and gourds, plastic spiders, halloween cookies, just have fun!
- *If you want the spider's legs to point/bend up in the middle, just place a small ball of foil under center of each leg during rising and baking! :).
This worked great for our pumpkin dip! Everyone thought it was such an awesome idea!
What a cute idea to hold our dip in for our Halloween table. We loved your idea!
I made this for Halloween and am just now getting around to reviewing it. It was a huge hit at our party and very easy to make. The only problem I had was the legs stuck to the foil balls. Next time I'm make sure the foil is nice and greasy before baking.