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!