Sunday, 28 October 2012


     These spidery specialties incorporate a family recipe and crunchy Pocky.  The thorax and abdomen are made from haystacks: a chewy treat consisting of oats, coconut and chocolate.  The legs are Pocky chocolate biscuit sticks, cut and "glued" together with melted chocolate, which I also used to make the eyes.

Photo credits: Kelly Garsha

     These terrifying treats remind me of the infamous spider (and its young) from Arachnophobia (1990).  This is a very satisfying and funny horror movie.  The pacing is perfect, so you're not left frustrated while waiting for the characters to figure things out, which is a problem I have with a lot of horror movies.  Spiders make a pretty great villain, too.  Their small size is both their strength (easy to miss) and their weakness (easy to squish).  This is a fun, creepy, almost family-friendly adventure, and it's the perfect time of year to watch it.  Eat these yummy arachnoclusters while you do, and enjoy a sense of poetic justice.


Rock and roll!

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