Yeah, I know. I am a little craft impaired. But hey, isn’t he kind of creepy, spider-y cute? Kind of??? Humor me.
I am serving Mr. Spider with baby carrots and crackers, and I have a back-up Mr. Spider for when the first one has been devoured. Here is how you, too, can make this lovely treat!
16 ounces light cream cheese
1 cup shredded sharp cheddar
1 tablespoon worcestershire sauce
1 teaspoon smoked paprika
1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
finely shredded Mexican-style cheese blend
wrapped chocolate “eyes”
In a medium mixing bowl, stir together the cream cheese, cheddar, and seasonings and mustard until well blended. Spread the Mexican cheese blend on a large plate, and divide the cream cheese mixture into two flattened balls and coat them with the cheese blend. Use eight pretzel sticks to give each spider its legs, and break a pretzel in half to use as the fangs. Embed a couple of chocolate eyes (or use stuffed olives), and Voila! It’s kind of a spider!!!
This is possibly my most apologetic post, ever. I promise to lay off the theme foods at least until Thanksgiving.
Thanks for reading,