Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Saint Felix and the Spider :: Spider Web Snacks

In honor of the memorial of Saint Felix of Nola which is celebrated on January 14th, and inspired by the newly published picture book Saint Felix and the Spider, yesterday afternoon we made Spider Web Snacks.  These delicious sweet and salty snacks were easy to make and so much fun!

Spider Web Snacks
adapted from Mom Endeavors

  • pret­zel sticks 
  • white chocolate/bark candy coat­ing (I used white candy melts)
  • milk choco­late (baker’s, candy melts, or chips would prob­a­bly all work)
  • raisins
  • bag­gie or pas­try bag
  • wax or parchment paper


Lay out your pret­zels on the wax paper in “star­burst” arrange­ments of 6 or 8 pretzels. (You can place the paper on a cookie sheet for transport stability, but I just made ours on the counter.  The candy melts set up pretty quickly.) 

After melt­ing your white chocolate/bark coat­ing, place in a pastry bag or bag­gie and cut the cor­ner off. Start pip­ing your choco­late in the mid­dle of the pret­zel arrange­ment, mak­ing sure to coat all the pretzels.

Con­tinue pip­ing out­ward around the pret­zels, until you have a web. Then, place two raisins in the mid­dle for the body of the spider.  Melt your milk chocolate and pipe over the raisins. On some of the spiders I used a toothpick to add the legs from the chocolate on the body.  

Note: On the second batch I piped the legs of the spider first before adding the body and these spiders turned out the best.

Let set on the counter, or place in the fridge for a few minutes, until the choco­late is hard.  Gently peel back the wax paper and serve. 

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  1. These are cute! Are they sturdy enough to take away from home? I'd love to use them for our Blue Knights group.I'm also thinking they would work well for a bunch of different things...Charlotte's Web, Halloween, etc. Thanks for sharing!

    1. The thicker you make the white chocolate the sturdier they will be to transport. I sent some home with my boys' tutor yesterday, for her children. I placed them in a flat layer inside a box and did end up stacking a few on top creating a second layer - they survived her 40 minute drive home and her boys' loved them! However, we did discover that they do "shatter" if they end up getting dropped. ;)

  2. Very fun - great accompaniment to the new book. Can't wait to read it.

  3. These look amazing and delicious! Who knew I'd find something really whimsical and yummy in a Catholic blog of all places? Thank you so much for sharing this!