Monday, 26 October 2015

Edible Daddy Long Legs

Teacakes and chocolate biscuit sticks made to look like a creepy crawly Halloween Treat

No, not a Bush Tucker Trial!

These are another tasty Halloween treat for you to try. I can’t really call it a recipe as such – it’s made from shop bought goodies…

I was going to call them Teacake Spiders, but spiders have eight legs and I could only jam in six Mikado’s to the teacake before it crumbled.

Therefore, they are 'wingless' Daddy Long Legs, which do have six legs. And I’m sure you will agree the legs are long!

Teacakes and chocolate biscuit sticks made to look like a creepy crawly Halloween Treat

You could make your own teacakes if you so desire, I have a recipe here for Easter ones which can be easily tweaked to be non-Easter. For convenience and time however, I used pre-made ones. I used Daim bar Mikado’s for the legs, they are kind of knobbly, so add to the creepy effect. You could also use Matchmakers too.

I’d bought some edible googly eyes online, but you could improvise and us anything you like, such as white icing, white chocolate, but the eyes are a great investment. You get loads in a pack and will last you a few Halloweens.

Teacakes and chocolate biscuit sticks made to look like a creepy crawly Halloween Treat

To stick the eyes on I heated the end of a teaspoon and held it against the teacake to melt the chocolate a little, then stuck the eyes to that. I also made a hole in the top of some so the eyes popped out of the top of the teacakes which I thought were pretty cute.


These are such a simple idea, but one I think would add a tasty bit of ghoulishness to a Halloween buffet!



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Edible Daddy Long Legs
Teacakes and chocolate sweets made into a creepy crawly Halloween treat
Ingredients
  • 1 package teacakes
  • 6 per teacake Mikado or Matchmakers
  • two per teacake googly eyes
Instructions
1. Carefully insert the chocolate stick sweets into the teacakes, just above the biscuit base. 2. Add six, three on each side.3. Heat the end of a teaspoon and use this to melt some of the chocolate to adhere the eyes to.4. Allow the chocolate to set. 5. Lay your daddy long legs out for little kids (or big ones) to much on!
Details
Prep time: Cook time: Total time: Yield: Varies


Teacakes and chocolate biscuit sticks made to look like a creepy crawly Halloween Treat

I am adding these Halloween treats to this week's Recipe of the Week hosted by Emily at A Mummy Too.

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I'm adding these into Credit Crunch Munch, hosted by Fuss Free Flavours and Fab Food 4 All. The teacakes and mikados were bought for just a pound each (in the pound shop) so great value for money!


14 comments:

  1. Too cute! 6 or 8 legs they still make a great Halloween treat! Everyone loves easy fun treats, although my 7 year old might disagree for her fear of anything with more then 4 legs! ;0)

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  2. These are so cute and look great to nibble with a coffee!

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  3. My girls would have loved these when they were little. What a great idea. He he - want to pull the legs off them right now.

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  4. These are very cute and perfect with little ones for Halloween. Where did you get the googly eyes from? I had no idea that you could get edible ones

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    1. I got them online, made by Wiltons. Lots of cake shops should have them Jo x

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  5. I saw some edible google eyes in Paperchase of all places, so many fun uses, like these!

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  6. These are fantastic!! So cute and my kids would love them.

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  7. These are simply too, too cute!! Aist too cute to eat...

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  8. I think they look a bit too cute to be ghoulish, but they are great fun and a very clever idea.

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  9. So conflicted between being scared and wanting to eat these... Happy Halloween!

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  10. Great idea and so simple to make. As soon as I saw them I thought of matchmakers, I haven't had them in years and seeing this mad made me want to pop out and buy a pack!

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  11. Great for Halloween. Easy to do and super scaryyyyy...

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  12. These are fab Stuart - far too good just for Halloween - maybe a bug party is needed?

    Thanks for sharing with #creditcrunchmunch

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  13. Love these spiders Stuart, so effective and no cooking involved, what more could you want? Thanks for linking up to #CreditCrunchMunch!

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