Spooky Mashed Potato Spider Web

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Difficulty: Moderate

Halloween recipes don’t have to be all about the candy — make a delicious and healthy treat to celebrate instead! For this spooky spiderweb, a bowl of creamy mashed potatoes are your canvas, and you use shredded carrots, black olives, and dried rosemary to create the web and the spider.

Ingredients:

  • 1 batch of buttermilk mashed potatoes
  • 1 bag shredded carrots, or at least 1/2 cup carrots very thinly sliced
  • 2 jumbo black olives
  • 8 pieces of dried rosemary

Directions:

1) Heap your mashed potatoes into a large bowl, then use a spoon to smooth them down. With a clean dish towel, wipe any potato from the sides of the bowl, so you have a clean canvas to start.

2) Use your carrots to build your web, like in the images below. Start by creating an X with your carrots, then add two more rows to create an asterisk. Finally, use the carrots to create a few circles connecting the lines of your web.

3) Make your spider. Slice about a 1/4″ piece off of the top of one of your olives, and slice the other olive in half lengthwise. One of the olive halves is going to be your spider body, and the small piece is its head. You can eat the other two pieces of olive. You deserve a snack after making that detailed web!

4) To give your spider its legs, very carefully press each piece of rosemary into the sides of the large half olive. Place the spider body and head on your web, and you’re all done!

 

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