Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Happy early Halloween! Spider donut #recipe from author @DarylWoodGerber

From Daryl:

Happy early Halloween.  You like to plan ahead, right? I always do.

If you're having a party soon, these are perfect little treats. I found the idea on Pinterest and thought I should share with you. If you have little ones living with you or visiting you, they're a real hit. These are NOT gluten-free. 

Now, if you can find little chocolate donuts that ARE gluten-free, please tell me about them. I miss a good donut. I can make cake donuts gluten-free, but to be able to buy them and not do the hard labor, heaven!

PS  I did use gluten-free pretzels. See note about breakage below.

What you will need: 
Mini chocolate donuts
Curved Pretzels
Candy eyes, which I found at Michael's Art Store
To assemble:  Set donuts on your prep area.  Press candy eyes into the "face."  Break pretzels to form curves. Mind you, this isn't easy. I ultimately used scissors and started by cutting inside the loops first. Lots of breakage, but pretzels are tasty even if they're broken.  Insert 6 "leg" pretzels into donuts.  You can insert 8 if you want to be correct--spiders have 8 legs---but it might get crowded. That's it.  So easy!

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  1. These look like such fun critters and are likely the only spiders I will ever learn to love!

  2. In this day and age there must be a source of GF donuts!

  3. Great news about the upcoming release of " Wreath Between The Lines! Thanks for sharing the spook adorable spider donut recipe.
    This will be perfect for my kiddos and I to make for our Halloween themed movie nights. I have bought gluten free glazed donut holes in the frozen section at the grocery store. I found the website for the company who bake the gluten free donut holes. Here is the link