Now that we are in October, I am allowing myself to get stuck into making some Halloween food! Halloween offers such a great opportunity for fun food, with so many different themes to choose from and I have been brainstorming ideas like mad this week, so watch this space for lots of creepy lunches and spooky snacks jumping out at you over the next month!
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Today I'm kick-starting the Halloween fun with a healthy spooky spider snack that I made for Small Child recently. I was inspired by this post that I found on Eating Richly, but I put my own spin on it by making one extra large spider using a plum instead of grapes. This was really quick and easy to put together, and greatly appreciated by Small Child!
Firstly, gather your supplies. You'll need 1 ripe plum, a handful of raisins, 8 cocktail sticks and some eye picks. If you don't have any eye picks, fear not, in another of my posts I shared two different kinds of home-made edible eyes which would also work brilliantly for this recipe.
To make, take your first cocktail stick, and, using kitchen scissors, snip the sharp tip off from one end. Thread some raisins onto the stick (I used around 6 for each one), leaving the remaining sharp end clear to push into the plum. Repeat until all 8 sticks are covered in raisins.
Stand the plum up, and push four sticks into each side of it to make legs. Add the eye pick, or edible eyes if preferred. Serve up, being sure to warn your child about the cocktail sticks inside the 'legs'! I served it up on a simple spiderweb, which I drew onto a sheet of plain paper. I then spent a further few minutes showing Small Child how it's done - he's been drawing spider webs on every bit of paper in sight ever since!
Small Child really loved his spooky spider snack, and wolfed it down incredibly quickly - one minute it was there, the next, gone, poor spider! I've no doubt I'll be making several more of these snacks as Halloween approaches, although this snack would be fun at any time of year!
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