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Halloween Hot Dog Pasta Spiders Recipe

Note: Thank you to Juicy Juice for sponsoring this post. All opinions are my own. #JuicyJuiceCrew

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For my girls, Halloween is their favorite holiday after Christmas. They love Halloween so much that they watch spooky Halloween kids videos throughout the year. What do they love even more? Combining their favorite foods – hot dogs and pasta –  with Halloween to create spooky spiders that they can eat!

As such, the Halloween Hot Dog Pasta Spiders recipe was born. These cute appetizers are great for an afterschool snack or for a Halloween party. The recipe is super simple to make.

Halloween Hot Dog Pasta Spiders Bicultural Mama

My girls helped and were so excited to create own little edible spiders. The hot dogs became the spider bodies, and the spaghetti noodles transformed into its legs. I had bun-length hot dogs on hand so I cut the hot dogs into 5 equal pieces. If you use regular-size hot dogs, you’d cut them into 4 equal pieces.

Halloween Hot Dog Pasta Spider Cut Up

Make sure you have four legs on each side, just like real spiders. I snapped two strands in half to make four pieces. I then pushed the spaghetti strands all the way through the hot dog piece so that the hot dog spider body was in the center.

Halloween Hot Dog Pasta Spiders Poked

Halloween Hot Dog Pasta Spiders Poked Side View

Next, I cooked the spiders and decorated them with eyes and a mouth by using mustard. If your kids prefer ketchup you can use that instead.

My girls had so much fun eating the savory Halloween treat they made!

Halloween Hot Dog Pasta Spiders Eating

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The Halloween Hot Dog Pasta Spiders pairs well with the new Juicy Waters by Juicy Juice as it’s a great way to offset a bit of the sugar intake during the holiday. Juicy Waters is water with a splash of flavor. It’s a better-for-you option versus many of the other kids’ drinks in the market. Juicy Waters are organic and free of sugars, sweeteners, and high fructose corn syrup. My girls especially love the Strawberry Watermelon flavor.

Now go have fun making this at home yourself with the recipe below. Happy Halloween!

Yield: 32

Halloween Hot Dog Pasta Spiders Recipe

Halloween Hot Dog Pasta Spiders Recipe
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes

Ingredients

  • 8 hot dogs
  • 1/4 pound spaghetti
  • Mustard or ketchup to decorate

Instructions

  1. Slice hot dogs into 4 equal parts if using standard size hot dogs or 5 equal parts if using bun-length hot dogs.
  2. Snap 2 pieces of uncooked spaghetti in half to make 4 smaller pieces. Pierce hot dog with the 4 strands of spaghetti so that the hot dog is in the center.
  3. Cook "spiders" in boiling water according to the pasta package directions.
  4. When finished, drain and place "spiders" on a plate or platter.
  5. Use mustard or ketchup to decorate "spiders" with eyes and mouths.

Notes

To prevent spaghetti strands from sticking to each other, place a few drops of olive oil into the boiling water.

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Find additional Halloween recipes and crafts on JuicyJuice.com such as DIY activities like the Monster Mash-Up and Spooky Juice Box Ghosts. Or try making Juicy Spider Eggs for a funny frightful dish!

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