Creepy Spider Appetizer For A Great Halloween Party
Enjoy this tasty treat with spicy tomato sauce, just in time for your Halloween party. The recipe can also be made into any shape you want, so get creative and impress your guests with a tasty and good looking treat!
This spider looks so impressive, your guests may feel bad picking it apart to eat, but we assure you, they will! It tastes just as good as it looks! With it’s break stick legs, it is perfect for dipping into the tasty and spicy tomato dipping sauce.
1 x pizza dough
1 x black olive cut lengthwise
2 x tablespoons melted butter
On clean surface, sprinkle white flour all over. Roll out pizza dough and knead until it has a springy texture and feels like an elastic band when pulled apart. Roll dough out into a 12 inch log and cut off a quarter of the log (4 inches) and set aside. Then cut off another 2 inch log and set aside. Take the remaining dough log and slice it into four more section. You should have 6 pieces of dough all together.
Shape the 4 inch piece of dough into a ball and flatten it slightly. This is going to be the body of your spider appetizer. Place spider body on baking sheet covered with parchment paper. Once body is in place, roll the 2 inch piece of dough into the shape of the spiders head and place at the top on the body on the baking sheet. Take the left over 4 pieces of dough and make 2 legs out of each. You should have eight legs in total. Add them to the spider body with four legs on each side. Curve two legs on each side forward towards the head of the spider and the last two legs on each side backwards towards the end of the spider. To make it resemble a bug, stretch the back legs a little longer than the front legs. Play around with the placement of the legs until you are satisfied. Once you have assembled your spider, cut a black olive length with and stick into the dough head as spider eyes.
Melt 2 tablespoons of butter and spread all over spider body, making sure to cover the entire thing. After spreading the butter, cover the entire spider with finely shredded mozzarella cheese. Be sure not to miss any sections of the dough.
Place baking sheet in oven at 190 degrees Celsius or 375 degrees Fahrenheit for 20-25 minutes or until it is puffed up and golden brown. Once spider is finished baking, take it out of the over and let sit until cool.
Using a small dish, use to cut out a whole in the middle of the spider body where you will place the spicy tomato sauce. Cut out the whole and use the leftover pieces of pizza dough to make more dipping pieces. Place small dish in the hole and fill with your choice of marinara or tomato sauce for dipping.
We hope you and your guests enjoy this recipe!