Trick or treat! Halloween season is finally here, which means you have an excuse to make adorable treats like these Creepy Crawly Spider Sandwiches. Give the kids a fright when they open their lunch box to find spiders crawling around! We used pretzel rods to make the tastiest spider legs you've ever seen, and chocolate chips for the cutest eyes ever. You'll feel great knowing each sandwich is only 172 calories, yet packs seven grams of protein!
- Use your kid's favorite nut butter if you don't want to use peanut butter, or even add jelly to make a "bloody" spider!
- Serve alongside our Pretzel Spider Webs for an extra spooky treat!
Prep time: Less than 5 minutes
Cook time: None
Serving size: 1 sandwich
2 slices whole wheat sandwich bread
1 tablespoon natural creamy peanut butter
6 mini pretzel rods
2 dark chocolate chips
Using a biscuit cutter, or a 3-inch circle cookie cutter, cut a circle out of each slice of bread.
Spread the peanut butter on one side of the bread, and press 4 pretzel rod “legs” into each side of the peanut butter-covered bread.
Top it with the other piece of circular bread.
Make two small dots of peanut butter on the top of the sandwich to adhere the chocolate chip “eyes” to the spider.
Per Serving: (1 sandwich)
Calories from fat: 86
Saturated Fat: 2g
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