Spiderrific Rolls

I had so much fun playing with breadstick dough when I made witch’s finger breadsticks, that I thought I’d try my hand at something else. Something creepy, something crawly, something… arachnidy.  How about spiderrific rolls?!

Spiderrific Rolls - Great fun for Halloween!

I always did love Playdoh (ranked behind the #1 Lincoln Logs, of course). And don’t even get me started on Cranium. Whenever we’re playing Cranium and I get sculpturades, I practically feel like I’ve won the lottery. “Create the word ‘backyard’ with a golfball sized lump of purple clay in 60 seconds! Go!” (I don’t care what anyone says, Cranium is a friggin’ blast.)

So go forth and indulge your inner sculptor, gosh darnit! Make some Spiderrific Rolls! They’re are oh-so Halloween appropriate perched atop a big bowl of soup or chili. Note: Nothing to do with sushi. But I think that was already painfully clear.

Spiderrific Rolls


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Spiderrific Rolls

Turn ordinary refrigerated bread dough into a creepy fun dinner treat by shaping it into Spiderrific Rolls!


Refrigerated breadstick dough (like Pillsbury)


  1. Roll out the breadsticks and cut each breadstick in half lengthwise - so one breadstick is now two skinnier breadsticks.
  2. Each spider takes four of the long skinny pieces. Cut piece one in half at about the 1/3 mark.
  3. Roll the bigger piece into a ball (this will be the body).
  4. Roll the smaller piece into a ball (this will be the head).
  5. Press the head onto the front of the body.
  6. Lay the remaining three long dough pieces over the top of the body. But really, this is the underside of the body, and as I'm sure you figured out long ago, these will be the legs. Yes, I know spiders have eight legs, but frankly, I don't want to be eating something that truly resembles a spider anatomically. I have an irrational fear of the real thing. Please, though, go further if you like. Go all eight!
  7. Pick the spider up carefully, and flip it over onto the cookie sheet so that where the legs stick on the underbelly is now facing down.
  8. Arrange the legs in a "spiderly" fashion.
  9. Bake at 350 for 10-12 minutes, until golden brown.
  10. Allow to cool slightly before serving.
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Kare is a vegetarian home cook living among carnivores. She loves creating irresistible and flexible recipes that help multi-vore families like hers keep the peace - deliciously.