Sunday, September 28, 2008

Chocolate Covered Spiders Legs

Oh me, oh my! Doesn't this sound just deliciously decadent? I mean, come on! Who would want to coat some big ole hairy spiders legs in chocolate? Ummmm, right...

BTW, I'm putting this on my main blog too. But the title will be Chocolate Covered Sarah Palin Legs. That oughta get a wee bit of traffic.

It's amazing the recipes you find when you flip through the magazine stand at the supermarket checkout. This is one of those...

Now, I don't really like following things EXACTLY, so first I thought that I'd use the hot fudge sauce from my now world famous Frozen Peanut Butter Cheesecake with Hot Fudge Sauce. But then I remembered my sauce is more fudgy like when it cools, and I need the chocolate to set. Ok, I'll follow their instructions.

Then I thought, "Heck, this is Oz! There's spiders galore. I think I'll go find some." This proved a little more difficult than I had anticipated since I needed really big spiders. I was hoping to find a colony of Huntsman or Wolf spiders. But no, I only found little teeny ones and one of them was drowned in the pool!

See, here's proof (and just click on any of them to see em full screen size):

Hmmmm, he'd be a bit soggy, not very crunchy.

Then I thought of this bloke:

Definitely the right size, but it might be poisonous.

Or how about this one?

Nah, way too pretty. Besides it eats the mosquitos around the pool.

Well, heck! Guess I might as well follow the whole darned recipe, sigh.

Chocolate Covered Spider Legs

What you need:
1 bag of fried noodles, 100 grams (these are them crunchy ones!)
200 grams (almost a POUND) of dark cooking chocolate
2 tbsp of peanut butter (crunchy or not, I used smooth cus I was out of crunchy)

What you do:
This ain't rocket science! First, break the cooking choc into the smallest pieces you can (it melts faster, I'd explain but it involves Thermodynamics and Latent Heat of Fusion or some such crap) and put the choc and peanut butter in a large microwave proof bowl. Nuke that sucker on high for a min or two. Pull it out, stir it all up. If the choc isn't melted all the way, pop it back in the microwave for 15 to 30 secs.

Once it's all melted, add the bag of fried noodles. Mix it together, but be careful so you don't break the noodles.

Take a plate or cookie sheet and put a piece of wax paper on it. Spoon the chocolately peanuty noodley goodness on to it. I made 14 little piles of spider legs on mine, see:
chocolate spider legs

Pop that tray in the fridge so the chocolate sets.

And then (this is the really clever part) eat them! We'll be having ours for dessert tonight as we watch the season finale of the latest Dr Who!

Dr Who spoiler alert
There's a Dr Who spoiler alert approaching...
It's still approaching...
Rose is back!


Arvay said...

Oh, hah! You can thank me for part of the worldwide fame of that cheesecake! BT and The Enforcer are two of my best friends from way back, and I sent them the link to that recipe when I started drooling over it!

Alaskan Dave Down Under said...

Aha! I was wondering where they found it. Cool! Small world, eh?

I shoulda made mention with the crust that if you use soft choc chip cookies your crust won't be the crumbly type. But hey, it works with either kind of crust :)

Have you made it yet?

I've been sworn be the family to make it for part of this years Holiday Feast.

Alaskan Dave Down Under said...

Oh, and I was told after dessert last night that I can make the Chocolate Covered Spider Legs anytime. They were devoured.

A blogger from Mexico said, on my other blog, that she'd add some zinfindel wine to the choc. I think she's onto something... gotta try that next time.

gail said...

Gag, lost my appetite before I got to the good stuff! :P Next time I'll rush past the spiders!

Alaskan Dave Down Under said...

Gail: But they really are good! Promise!