Spider Recipe

I’ll have a leg, please. No, make that two.

Hot Dog Spiders

Think pigs-in-a-blanket, only cooler. This is a pretty easy recipe that you can make in just a few minutes. Impressed the kids, or, even better, make it with the kids. These are great for birthday parties, after school snacks, and one of those huge trays of munchies served at a Super Bowl party.

What? You thought I meant real spiders? No way! So the picture that you see, aside from those not actually being Joro spiders, is also not what your end product will look like.

It’s a real thing, though. The practice of eating spiders is called arachnophagy. That includes scorpions, mites, and even ticks.

For example, in Cambodia, you will find street vendors selling fried tarantulas rolled in sugar or garlic. Head to Skuon, the district capital of Cheung Prey District, in Kampong Cham Province, Cambodia. Their fried spiders are so popular that the area is called Spiderville.

Here, however, real spiders are safe from your dinner table in this recipe. Try this fun (and easy) recipe on Halloween or any time you want a spidery version of pigs-in-a-blanket.


  • 1 (30 oz) package of hot dogs
  • 1 (8 oz) can of crescent dough
  • 1 (2.25 oz) can of sliced black olives
  • 2 cups of ketchup
  • ¼ cup of yellow mustard

What You Need to Do

Preheat the oven to 375°F.

  1. Cut each dog into 2-inch pieces.
  2. Wrap each dog with crescent strips.
  3. Bake seam-side-down, for 20-25 minutes.
  4. Insert a pretzel or cheddar cheese crunchies into the top of each hot dog to look like wings.
  5. Use olive slices for the eyes.

Serve with ketchup and mustard. Add in some potato chips and cola, and you’ve got a meal.

To Make It Extra Cool

  1. If you have gone this far to make a yummy spider, you need to make a web.
  2. Pipe the mustard on top of the ketchup in a spiral pattern.

Drag a toothpick through the ketchup from center outward so it looks like a spider web.

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Maybe both. As you learn more, the nightmares will disappear.
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