I know this isn’t my usual wine post, but with Halloween approaching I couldn’t help offering this fun Marshmallow Spiders Recipe.
Halloween offers such fun and cool creativeness from our kitchen, like these Marshmallow Halloween Spiders. They are super easy, and fun to make. All they take is a few ingredients, a bit of time and then add some laughter and fun to the mix. You can hardly go wrong with these.
Marshmallow Halloween Spiders
Ingredients: For approximately 12 to 14 Spiders
- 1 pound Black Fondant (store bought or homemade)
- Black Icing
- Pretzel sticks
- Regular Size Marshmallows
- Licorice Strings cut into 1 ½ – 2-inch pieces
- Candy Pearls (color of your choice – red, green, orange and yellow)
- Sour Strips
Spider Body & Head
Step One – On Silpat or parchment paper, use a rolling pin with spacer bands to roll out the black fondant to about 1/4-inch thickness.
Step Two – For the body of the spider, Place a marshmallow on the piece of the rolled out fondant and cover. Cut off any excess and tuck the ends under the base of the marshmallow.
Step Three – Roll a small ball of fondant to create the spider head. Insert a half of a pretzel stick into the small ball. Using a toothpick, create a hole and then connect the head to the body of the spider.
Spider Finishing Details
Step Two – For the eyes, place two small dabs of black icing on the head and then top the icing with the bright candy pearls of your choice.
Step Three – Using the sour strip (or candy piece of choice), cut out a small diamond shape. Place a few dots of icing on top of the spider body behind the head and gently press the sour stripe shape on top to adhere.
Step Four: Repeat until you run out of fondant or other supplies. Now you have some fun editable Marshmallow Halloween Spider.
Notes: If you make your own fondant, know that Black Fondant is harder to make than other fondant colors. If you can find a good pre-made fondant, I would highly recommend it for ease of use. I find that using a pasta maker to roll out the fondant gives me a consistent thickness in a hurry. If you don’t have one of these, you can use a ruler or rolling pin bands. You can decorate your spider body any way you want so have a little fun with it. I use pretzel sticks as a connector so that the whole thing is edible and for the safety of little children. I like using a sheet pan lined with parchment for easier assembly and cleanup.
These Marshmallow Halloween Spiders are great fun for big and little kids alike. They are especially cool to make and share with their friends. What the heck, make a bunch and take them to work or school to share with your colleagues or the kid’s classmates. They will love you for it. Enjoy.
Time to eat…