As it is and so be it, the last day of…
is upon us. We learned so much this week, didn’t we? Like the fact that:
Apples with fangs need a little love too;
Oranges secretly cross-dress as pumpkins from time-to-time;
The term “One-eyed Willy” seems to mean something different to most of my perverted readers;
and the closest any vegan would get to eating an animal is a chocolate-covered strawberry owl.
Which inevitably brings me to my last Freaky Fruit. And let me say, these are disgusting. Ladies and Gents, I give to you:
Chocolate Halloween Spiders
Hmmmm. Maybe I should work on that name… Doesn’t exactly flow off the top of the tongue, now does it? These repulsive fruit treats will gross you out even as you make them. (No for real though, I honestly kept cringing as I was making them).
Don’t they make you wanna vomit from their creepiness? What?? No one barfs anymore due to disgust these days? Hmmpf. But just look at them though *cringing*:
Hey look! These spiders have been sweating to the Oldies! For the love of Richard Simmons, someone get them a towel…
I guess they are not that bad once you cover them up in chocolate. Everything looks better dipped in chocolate, really…
Here’s what you’ll need to make these creepy Chocolate Halloween Spiders:
- Carefully slice the pretzels in half. You will need 8 legs total for each spider.
- Insert pretzels into the body of the Medjool date.
- Gently dip the spider into the melted chocolate and allow the excess to drip off. Take a toothpick and gently separate chocolate from legs to ensure 8 perky legs appear.
- Set on a baking sheet lined with parchment or wax paper.
- Place an eyeball in the middle of the head and press down until it sets and freeze the spiders until set.
Don’t forget your vegan melted chocolate! Might I suggest the Enjoy Life brand? (I sound like a waiter offering you wine) So as the old adage goes, When one door closes…another must open. So fear not freaky fruit loving friends (try saying that fast 3 times in a row!), Next week’s theme will be…
Yeah right, like I’m going to tell you that!
But I will tell you to come back on Saturday. Saturdays are reserved for my: “How to make gluten-free and vegan homemade Halloween candy”.
Please warn your guests prior to eating these spiders that there is an egg sack inside (ie: the pit) that should not be consumed!
So long Freaky Fruits. You’ve been so good to us!