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:
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!