Sunday, September 28, 2008

Chocolate Covered Sarah Palin Legs

Oh damn and darn! I've got a typo in the title of this post. I do apologize, the real title is

Chocolate Covered Spider Legs

Oh me, oh my! Doesn't this sound just deliciously decadent? I mean, come on! Who would want to coat some big ole hairy spiders legs in chocolate? Ummmm, right...

BTW, I've just posted this on my cooking blog, but I thought I'd post it here so all my new readers can enjoy this recipe too. Heck, you don't even need cooking skills. Takes all of 5 mins to make and about 15 mins for the chocolate to set.

It's amazing the recipes you find when you flip through the magazine stand at the supermarket checkout. This is one of those...

Now, I don't really like following things EXACTLY, so first I thought that I'd use the hot fudge sauce from my now world famous Frozen Peanut Butter Cheesecake with Hot Fudge Sauce. But then I remembered my sauce is more fudgy like when it cools, and I need the chocolate to set. Ok, I'll follow their instructions.

Then I thought, "Heck, this is Oz! There's spiders galore. I think I'll go find some." This proved a little more difficult than I had anticipated since I needed really big spiders. I was hoping to find a colony of Huntsman or Wolf spiders. But no, I only found little teeny ones and one of them was drowned in the pool!

See, here's proof (and just click on any of them to see em full screen size):

Hmmmm, he'd be a bit soggy, not very crunchy.

Then I thought of this bloke:

Definitely the right size, but it might be poisonous.

Or how about this one?

Nah, way too pretty. Besides it eats the mosquitos around the pool.

Well, heck! Guess I might as well follow the whole darned recipe, sigh.

Chocolate Covered Spider Legs

What you need:
1 bag of fried noodles, 100 grams (these are them crunchy ones!)
200 grams (almost a POUND) of dark cooking chocolate
2 tbsp of peanut butter (crunchy or not, I used smooth cus I was out of crunchy)

What you do:
This ain't rocket science! First, break the cooking choc into the smallest pieces you can (it melts faster, I'd explain it but it involves Thermodynamics and Latent Heat of Fusion or some such crap) and put the choc and peanut butter in a large microwave proof bowl. Nuke that sucker on high for a min or two. Pull it out, stir it all up. If the choc isn't melted all the way, pop it back in the microwave for 15 to 30 secs.

Once it's all melted, at the bag of fried noodles. Mix it together, but be careful so you don't break the noodles.

Take a plate or cookie sheet and put a piece of wax paper on it. Spoon the chocolately peanuty noodley goodness on to it. I made 14 little piles of spider legs on mine, see:
chocolate spider legs

Pop that tray in the fridge so the chocolate sets.

And then (this is the really clever part) eat them! We'll be having ours for dessert tonight as we watch the season finale of the latest Dr Who (it's the end of a 3 parter)!

Dr Who spoiler alert
There's a Dr Who spoiler alert approaching...
It's still approaching...
Rose is back!


kodiakgriff said...

I get it, If I "slip" Sara Palin into my blog titles I get more hits?
Love the pics and temp updates.
This morning was clear, frosted, and 38 degrees F.

Jim and Heather on Meerkat said...

Ok, can't you show pictures of birds eating spiders?? I don't really like spiders...
But your spider legs are one of my favorites! Spider legs go good with a dark fruity Zinfandel. Mmmmmmmm... too bad I have neither.

Alaskan Dave Down Under said...

Griff: Hey, I go with what works :)

Temo right now is 72 shade and 95 sun, 11:00 am. Pool is calling...

Heather: I was tempted to add a splash of zin or merlot to the chocolate sauce... We think alike.

Jim and Heather on Meerkat said...

Yum - but I think with the p-nut butter the wine should be in a glass next to the Sarah Palin Legs... (ooh - bad visual)

I'll have to see if I can find those noodles here in Mexico.

8:47 am - outside temp 86, inside the boat 83 and water temp 87.6

Mon said...

mmm i make those "spider legs" (i call them haystacks) and they are delish!

Those spiders? uh, if I saw one that big I would die. I would literally just die.

Alaskan Dave Down Under said...

Heather: I could handle sailing around in those temps... All my sailing was in the Gulf of Alaska: full foul weather gear on sunny days. Hmmmm, a glass of merlot or zin next to sarah palin's legs... SCARY! If you can't find fried noodles, then the chow mein type fried noodles should substitute nicely. My hot tub will soon be warmer than your hot tub, but yours is bigger (does size matter?)!

Mon: Well, ummmmmmm, I kinda, like, maybe, sorta, "highlighted" the size of the spiders with perspective. And hey, they really do keep the bugs down! I leave them alone, and they leave me alone.