Peanut Butter and Jelly-Filled Spiders

If you are looking for some projects to do with your children this Halloween look no further than the kitchen. While traditional craft projects are always fun not all kids like to do them but few would turn down a chance to create a Halloween craft in the kitchen that they can eat afterwards! In addition it gives you a chance to start teaching basic kitchen skills that kids can use long after Halloween is over. So if you are looking for something to do with you kids on Halloween Day or for some fun recipes for your Halloween party here are Halloween crafts to do in the kitchen-

This spiders are both fun to make and delicious to eat! Be sure to plan enough time for the dough to rise.


•3 T. peanut butter
•3 T. strawberry jam
•1 lb Frozen Bread Dough-thawed

Directions-Prepare two baking sheets with cooking spray; set aside. In a small bowl, combine the peanut butter and jam; set aside. Divide dough into sixteen equal pieces. It takes two pieces of dough to make one spider. To make spider, take one piece of dough, on a lightly floured surface, divide this piece into four equal pieces for spider’s legs. Roll each of these pieces into thin ropes, each being eight inches long. Lay each of these dough ropes, parallel and equal in length to each other, half inch apart onto prepared baking sheet. For the spider’s body, divide a second piece of dough, one twice as large as the other. On a floured surface, pat the larger piece of dough with the palm of your hand to flatten. Place two teaspoons peanut butter and jam mixture onto center of circle. Bring ends of dough up together and seal seams. Gently roll this piece of dough into a ball; set aside. Roll smaller piece of dough in a round ball (this will be the spider’s head). Place peanut butter filled body and head centered on top of the four ropes of dough. Finish with remaining pieces of dough to make eight spiders. Each spider should have eight legs. Let rise until doubled in size, one hour. Bake in a 375 degree oven for ten minutes, or until golden brown. Makes 8 scary spiders

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