Cooking with Kids: Ramz and Xavier make Edible Spiders
There’s no doubt that I love making and building things. I’m happiest when I’m outside on a construction site with a hammer or drill in my hand. It’s a reason I love to be so hands on with builds for our special events like Valentine’s Day or Sculptures by the Sea pop up. It gives me great satisfaction to see things come to fruition in front of my very eyes.
This is also one of the greatest points of connection between ‘Little Man’, my son Xavier and I. I don’t get to spend time with him every day of the week, so when we do get to hang out, I really like to make it count.
We often do little science experiments, or make things together which is such a special time for us both, where we get to bond and connect. It makes me proud to see him take after me in that way so I’m always hunting out new things to show him and make with him.
At the moment Spiderman is the man, closely followed by all things scary. So I thought it would be great to make something with him that fits both of those categories. Edible spiders.
I’ve adapted this recipe slightly from one I found online, so it’s not my original recipe. It was fun to make with Xavier and most importantly pretty easy.
Have a go, and show us how you went!
- 1 cup natural peanut butter (crunchy or smooth)
- 1/4 cup raw honey
- 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
- 2 tablespoons heaping rice protein powder
- Black fondant
- 48 white chocolate chips
- 1 bag of stringy liquorice (a lot of kids won’t like Liquorice so try snapped of Poke sticks as a great alternative)
1. Mix the peanut butter, honey, cocoa powder, and protein powder together until it forms a smooth dough.
2. Roll pieces of dough into 24 balls a little smaller than an inch in diameter.
3. Place two white chocolate chips onto each chocolate peanut butter protein ball.
4. Roll tiny balls of fondant and place them at the centre of each chocolate chip to form the eye.
5. Break your stringy liquorice in to x8 6cm lengths per ball to form the spider legs
6. Stick x4 legs into one side of the ball, then x4 into the other side
7. Refrigerate at least 10 minutes before eating. These can keep in the fridge for up to two weeks.