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Well, Melanie's back to school and Halloween is on it's way so yesterday, I got hit with a double mom guilt whammy.
double mom guilt whammy.
That's right, some incredibly awesome and motivated mom packed her kid's lunch and made everything in it Halloween themed and thus, now my daughter wants the same thing. Oy.
Adorable Halloween Spider Sandwiches
Well, I'm not going to fancy up every single thing in her lunch box but I am capable of figuring out how to make something Halloween cute with the least amount of work on my part.
Enter – these adorable Halloween Spider Sandwiches!
Um. Hi, with all the cuteness and looking-like-I-worked-harder-than-I-did. How you doin'?
- Spread the peanut butter and jelly on the bread.
- Use the cookie cutter (or a glass) to cut out a circle.
- Stick two chocolate chips to the sandwich using peanut butter for "glue".
- Stick four pretzel sticks into each side of the sandwich (eight total) to make the spider legs.
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Nutrition Information:Yield: 1 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 779Total Fat: 38gSaturated Fat: 13gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 20gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 750mgCarbohydrates: 106gFiber: 7gSugar: 48gProtein: 16g
And seriously, y'all – what kid doesn't love pretzels, chocolate chips, and a good ol' fashioned peanut butter and jelly sandwich?
It's like we're winning all the over the place over here!
I was thinking, too, about how many different variations on this you could do:
- Make Your Own Spider Kit: Premake the sandwiches and precut them. Toss in some chocolate chips and pretzel sticks and kids can build their own spiders.
- Make A Skeleton: Use a smaller cookie cutter to cut out a smaller circle from the sandwich. Toss in some different shapes of pretzels and let your kids make a spooky or silly skeleton.
- Make A Zombie: Assemble as a spider but make the pretzels into hair instead of legs. Add drizzles of strawberry jelly to the top of the sandwich for “brains”.
- Make The Ultimate Spider: Add peanut butter “joints” to the ends of the legs and “glue” additional pretzel sticks on – jointed spider legs!