This recipe comes from a faithful follower, who swears by it! She found it on on of her favorite cooking sites, so I though we'd share it!

Spiders are scary. I guess that’s why spiders seem to be featured everywhere on Halloween. And if you're having a Halloween buffet or just making a special dinner for family, you can make a delicious edible one which will elicit oohs and aahs from everyone. Black sesame seeds are available in the Asian aisle of larger grocery stores.

This giant spider is great at a buffet; the legs serve as breadsticks and the head and body can be sliced. You can also hollow out the body and fill it with your favorite dip. I have also included instructions to make the dough into four individual spider bread bowls for your favorite soup, stew, or chili.

~1 1/2 cups warm water
~1 tablespoon olive oil
~3 1/2 cups flour
~2 teaspoons salt
~1 tablespoon yeast

~1 egg white beaten with 1 tablespoon water
~2-3 tablespoons black sesame seeds
~2 raisins

Place the dough ingredients in the order given into the pan of the bread machine. Set the cycle on dough. After the machine has mixed for a minute or two, check to make sure there is enough flour to make a soft dough; if it is too stiff, add a few tablespoons more water; if it is too soft, add a little more flour. When the cycle has finished, transfer the dough to a lightly floured pastry cloth.

Form the dough into a ball. Cut 1/3 of the dough from the ball. Pat that 1/3 into a rectangle; with a pizza cutter, cut the rectangle into four strips, then cut each strip in half (legs). Take the remaining dough and cut 1/4 off; form into a ball for the head. Make a ball from the remaining dough to form the body. Brush the pieces with the egg white mixture, place them to form a spider on a parchment-lined baking sheet, and sprinkle liberally with black sesame seeds. Press 2 raisins into the head for eyes.

Let the spider rise until doubled in bulk. Spray with water and place in a preheated 425° oven. Bake until browned, 25-30 minutes. Remove from the oven and let cool thoroughly.


Prepare the dough as above in Halloween Spider Bread. Divide the dough in four pieces and shape each into a miniature spider according to the directions for the large spider. Bake at 400° 20-25 minutes or until browned and crisp. Cool thoroughly.

When ready to serve, cut the top of the body off and hollow out each spider; fill with chili, soup, or stew!