Halloween is around the corner and if you're planning on throwing a party, we think this easy tear-and-share hack is the perfect spooky snack.
As October arrives, many families are getting ready to celebrate Halloween by compiling a to-be-watched list of the best Halloween movies and preparing their all-important Halloween costumes. For some, a seasonal gathering is on the cards too, complete with the best Halloween party food ideas.
Fortunately, content creators everywhere are on hand to help out with this, and we've seen some ingenious Halloween-themed recipes floating about on Instagram in recent weeks. And one user in particular has caught our eye. Annie Kaly has gained over 155,000 followers on Instagram for her "cute and easy food ideas", and there's no shortage of spooktacular treats on her page.
But our favourite recipe is her easy puff pastry spider. It's simple, fun and a great activity to do with kids, but the best part is that you only need three ingredients to make it - and it takes just 15 minutes in the oven to cook.
Annie spreads Nutella between two sheets of ready-made puff pastry before cutting it into the shape of the spider, and quite rightly captions her recipe video, "The perfect Halloween treat! This Nutella filled puff pastry is so delicious and easy to make, with only three ingredients. Such a fun idea for your Halloween party".
How to make a puff pastry spider
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- 2 sheets of puff pastry (or make your own with this puff pastry recipe)
- 2tbsp Nutella (or any chocolate spread of your choice)
- 1 egg
- Roll out your first sheet of puff pastry, and spread a layer of Nutella on top
- Place your second sheet of puff pastry on top
- Place a ramekin, drinking glass or another round item in the centre of the pastry
- Using a knife, slice four lines in the pastry from the bottom of the ramekin to the edge of the pasty and repeat on each side - these will be the spiders 'legs'
- Twist each 'leg' around several times
- Remove the ramekin and bush the pastry with egg wash
- Bake for 15 minutes at 200C/400F/Gas Mark 6
- Optional: Use writing icing to decorate your spider - Annie uses black and white icing to give her spider a pair of eyes!
Annie's followers were impressed with her easy Halloween recipe, with one Instagram user commenting "Such a cute idea," while another said, "I would like this for Halloween".
Others were quick to point out that the recipe makes a great snack for a Halloween party, as well as a fun and tasty treat to make with kids.
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Ellie is Goodto’s Feature Editor, having joined the team as a Junior Features Writer in 2022, and covers everything from wellbeing for parents to the latest TV and entertainment. Ellie has covered all the latest trends in the parenting world, including baby names, parenting hacks, and foodie tips for busy families. She has a distinction in MA Magazine Journalism from Nottingham Trent University and a first-class degree in Journalism from Cardiff University, and previously Ellie has worked with BBC Good Food, The Big Issue, and the Nottingham Post, as well as freelancing as an arts and entertainment writer alongside her studies.