Vegan MoFo: Traditional Halloween Spider Crackers

29 Oct

Every Halloween,  since Shae was 5, we make the same little spider crackers.  I’ve tried to convince Shae that we should create something new this year, but he says no, spider cracker are Tradition.  He’s a huge fan of holiday traditions.  So, that’s that.

We brought them to school when he was little and the kids always squealed over them.  The teachers were happy to see a healthy snack amidst all of the chocolate.  Win, win.

Well, this year, Shae was just too exhausted from a long week of school  and 3 hour daily soccer practices, but Silas was pumped.   Making a spider?  Whhaaaa?  EATING a spider?  What the what?!

I usually use pretzel sticks for the little spider legs, but I forgot we didn’t have those until Silas was already determined to create a spider.  We had to think fast.  Fortunately we had some licorice leftover from a movie day.

Mysteriously enough, Shae was not too tired to sneak licorice from us.

Interesting.

First we chopped the licorice into 8 tiny spider legs.

Licorice for legs! Pretzel sticks are even better.

Some peanut butter between two crackers, holding the legs in place.  And a few drops to hold on chocolate chips (or raisins!) as eyes and our spider is complete!

pretend I'm creepy, okay?

What, other bloggers don’t have a 3 year old with a Lightning McQueen camera doing their food photography?

Mama's little food photographer.

Silas needed to double check me for accuracy before eating.  Slowly counting all the legs and eyes.  Repeatedly.  Once he was happy with my work he shouted “Eight legs!  Two eyes” many, many times.

Good counting buddy, but this camera’s heavy and Mama just wants to see you eat the blasted spider.

"Eight legs! Two eyes!"

The flying test.  This is necessary to check all food for eat-ability in Silas Land.  The outdated squish test was less cute, and much more messy.

A properly constructed spider cracker can fly.

Yep, it flies.  Now let’s lick it.  Always with the licking.

Yum, peanut butter!

Success!  Chomp, chomp.

nom nom.

I’m still pining over the pretzel sticks are cuter method, but both boys seemed quite pleased with the addition of candy.  Obviously.

P.S. It’s not to late to enter yesterday’s Free Pin giveaway!  I’ll draw a winner on Monday.

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5 Responses to “Vegan MoFo: Traditional Halloween Spider Crackers”

  1. Sarah October 29, 2011 at 10:07 AM #

    Cute story! 🙂

  2. A Tablespoon of Liz October 30, 2011 at 9:07 AM #

    These are so cute! What an awesome activity to do with kids!

  3. Cara October 30, 2011 at 11:25 AM #

    *I* just squealed over these! ADORABLE, Kelly!!! I wish I could have licorice now…

  4. vegansunshine October 30, 2011 at 6:35 PM #

    Aww I love the spiders! 🙂

    Whitney

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