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Sunday, October 20, 2013

Halloween Spider Pops

It's one of our favourite times of year! I'm not sure why the kids love it so much though it could possibly have something to do with the copious amounts of lollies that fill our house! We don't get any trick or treaters at our doors on Halloween, living in Australia, Halloween isn't a big thing! But we do make treats for our friends because its a bit of fun!
This year i knew i wanted to make lollipops but wasn't sure what to do. Tara suggested licorice as it is her favourite treat so i came up with these spider pops!

So firstly i used brown m&m's for the body and cut thin strips of licorice straps for the legs.
I laid the spiders onto baking paper and added a lollipop stick to the end of each one. Then i made a batch of toffee....
3 cups caster sugar, 1 cup water, and 1/4 cup vinegar bought to the boil for about 15 mins
or until golden
I gently poured the toffee mixture over the spiders, making sure to coat the stick and whole of spiders. Leave to cool at room temp for 15 mins the pull away from baking paper.

They didn't take long at all, the hardest part was the fiddly eight legs but the look great and the toffee really added to the spookiness by looking like zap from a tree. I found the FREE Halloween jar printable on this great site here... http://embellishinglifeeveryday.blogspot.com.au/

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