So, I knew the grandkids were coming this weekend and since it is Halloween weekend I was looking for something different to make for them. I went to my one of my favorite recipe sites http://allrecipes.com/ and found two recipes that sounded interesting. Edible Spiders and Chocolate Mice. We never got to the mice. I decided that we would make the Edible Spiders and voluntold Kristen to be my sous chef. haha Here is what the spiders are supposed to look like:
They sounded simple enough. Melt some chocolate chips with butter, stick some chow mein noodles into some marshmallows and drizzle the marshmallows with the melted chocolate. How hard can it be? Suffice it to say, they did not quite work out as planned, but we laughed a lot and the kids enjoyed the weird chocolate mixture by itself. Here is what our (in progress) spiders looked like:
The chocolate mixture was never thin enough to cover them. Maybe it would have worked better with the chocolate with paraffin in it and we could have dipped the marshmallows. Oh, the life in the Barton kitchen is never dull when experimentation goes on! We decided maybe if we put them in the oven at a low temperature the chocolate would go ahead and melt. You guessed it, nope! Here is the result of that:
Yep, it was the marshmallows that puffed up, but the chocolate didn't really change. LOL We were scared to attempt the mice.....besides, the corn maze was waiting.