Spiders, Spiders, Spiders

I can’t stand spiders (ick), yet I can’t seem to stop making them for Halloween.

Spider Cupcakes [1]

Some of the first cupcakes I ever tried to decorate were these spiders [2] two Halloweens ago. The legs are licorice. They’re really easy to assemble. Just sprinkle chocolate jimmies on top of dark chocolate frosting and insert licorice legs. Plop on a couple of red mini m&m’s and you’re good to go.

Spider Cake Pops [3]

Then, last year I tried to make some Spider Cake Pops [4]. Again with licorice legs. (These aren’t as easy because the legs are too fragile hanging like this. Not one of my favorite cake pop designs.)

Cookies [5]

A couple of weeks ago I made these Spider Cookies [6]. No licorice this time. Just cute.

And now…

Some more spiders… scary spiders. And you guessed it… licorice legs once again and with fangs, too.

Spider Bites [7]

But, these aren’t cookies and they don’t have cake inside. These are brownies. They’re brownie bites… No, they’re Spider Bites!

A website hired me to contribute a recipe for a fun Halloween treat. Me? That’s really hard to wrap my head around. I wonder if they realize I don’t really know what I’m doing half the time.

Now, if you pay attention, you might figure out who I made these for before I even tell you.

Ingredients [8]

You just need some basic ingredients to make the brownies.

Brownie Batter [9]

These are gonna be good.

Brownies [10]

So good that I wanted to stop here and eat them. All of them.

Brownie Bites [11]

But no. Then I’d have to make another batch of brownies to roll.

Licorice Wheels [12]

Licorice wheels. I blame you.

There’s something about these things that make me want to unroll them and stick them in food.

Did I mention that I don’t even like licorice?

Licorice Legs [13]

Admit it. You want to play with them, too.

Black and red [14]

These are raspberry and blackberry gumdrops. The red ones make great spooky eyes.

Spider Bites [15]

Did you guess who I made these for? Did you see the hint? Please tell me you did.

Alright, if you really want to know, she has several cookbooks, TV shows, a newly re-designed website and best of all she loves butter.

Here’s the recipe on pauladeen.com [16]

Y’all Enjoy!

URLs in this post:

[1] Image: http://www.flickr.com/photos/bakerella/4044381117/

[2] these spiders: http://www.bakerella.com/halloween-cupcakes/

[3] Image: http://www.flickr.com/photos/bakerella/4045126834/

[4] Spider Cake Pops: http://www.bakerella.com/trick-or-treats/

[5] Image: http://www.flickr.com/photos/bakerella/4045127092/

[6] Spider Cookies: http://www.bakerella.com/trix-out-your-treats/

[7] Image: http://www.flickr.com/photos/bakerella/4044381791/

[8] Image: http://www.flickr.com/photos/bakerella/4045127482/

[9] Image: http://www.flickr.com/photos/bakerella/4044382179/

[10] Image: http://www.flickr.com/photos/bakerella/4045127940/

[11] Image: http://www.flickr.com/photos/bakerella/4045128144/

[12] Image: http://www.flickr.com/photos/bakerella/4044382825/

[13] Image: http://www.flickr.com/photos/bakerella/4045128688/

[14] Image: http://www.flickr.com/photos/bakerella/4044383461/

[15] Image: http://www.flickr.com/photos/bakerella/4044383731/

[16] pauladeen.com: http://www.pauladeen.com/index.php/food_section_articles/view2/home_made_halloween_treats_creepy_crawly_cute_treats/