Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Tarantula Marshmallow

Makes approximately 25 - 30 tarantulas

I found this recipe at epicurious. But I didn't have time to do everything from scratch. So, I read the reviews and I found out that the tarantula body can be substituted with marshmallow. Horay !!!

1 packet big marshmallows
1 bag thin - short pretzel sticks
1 large bag (11 1/2 oz) bittersweet chocolate chips
2 tbsp vegetables oil
chocolate sprinkles
small red candies

Halved the pretzel sticks to 2 inches. Press the tips of each of the pretzel sticks firmly into the marshmallow. Continue with the rest of the pretzels and marshmallow.

In double boiler, melt the chocolate chips with vegetable oil until smooth.

Brush the melted chocolate over each tarantula. Coat with chocolate sprinkles. Press in two red candy eyes on the front of the head.

Compare with the tarantula cookies one at epicurious, mine is not bad huh ... hehehe ;)