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Crispy Spider Webs {Mini Funnel Cakes}

Halloween is getting closer and closer! I was trying to think of something easy, yummy and unique for a fun Halloween party or to serve before going trick or treating! That’s how these crispy spider webs came about!

We LOVE funnel cakes and have to get one when on vacation. They are the perfect sweet treat! These are so easy to put together in a flash OR you can even make the batter and let it sit in the fridge for hours until you’re ready to make them!

The spider web touch is just the right amount of spookiness for little ones or adults!

Crispy Spider Webs {Mini Funnel Cakes}

Crispy Spider Webs {Mini Funnel Cakes} perfect for a Halloween party or a treat before the little ones go trick or treating! Recipe from http://ThisSillyGirlsLife.com #Halloween #SpiderWeb #SpiderTreats #FunnelCakes #Mini

I only made a half batch of these but I put the whole recipe here otherwise the measurements get a little confusing. Recipe was adapted from here.

Ingredients

makes 16 mini or 8 large/regular size funnel cakes

3 eggs

1/4 Cup granulated sugar

2 Cup milk

3 2/3 Cup flour

1/4 tsp salt

2 tsp baking powder

oil for frying

powdered sugar for toping

black icing for decorating or chocolate

Directions

Beat the eggs and sugar together until smooth. Carefully beat in the milk. Add the dry ingredients except for the powdered sugar and beat this until smooth with no lumps.

Crispy Spider Webs {Mini Funnel Cakes} perfect for a Halloween party or a treat before the little ones go trick or treating! Recipe from http://ThisSillyGirlsLife.com #Halloween #SpiderWeb #SpiderTreats #FunnelCakes #Mini

Now, set aside in the fridge until ready to fry the cakes OR place half the mixture into a gallon sized plastic bag and seal, letting all the air out.

In a heavy bottom skillet, place about 1 1/2 to 2 inches of oil and let heat up. You can test the oil by spooning in just a little bit of the batter into the oil, if it pops up immediately with tiny bubbles around it it’s ready.

With a scissors, snip a tiny hole in one of the bottom points of the bag so now you have a funnel. Carefully pour some of the batter into the hot oil using your new funnel. Do this by making a small circle and zig zag lines into the oil so the batter forms a small “web” or circle. (Confusing, no?) Will look like this:

Crispy Spider Webs {Mini Funnel Cakes} perfect for a Halloween party or a treat before the little ones go trick or treating! Recipe from http://ThisSillyGirlsLife.com #Halloween #SpiderWeb #SpiderTreats #FunnelCakes #Mini

Let fry until golden brown and carefully flip this over with a tong. Let the other side get golden brown. This only takes about 2 minutes each side. Now, let drain on a wire rack over a deep baking dish. Keep repeating until you have made as many cakes as you want.

When they are cool to the touch, sprinkle with powder sugar you’ve put in a fine mesh colander.

Crispy Spider Webs {Mini Funnel Cakes} perfect for a Halloween party or a treat before the little ones go trick or treating! Recipe from http://ThisSillyGirlsLife.com #Halloween #SpiderWeb #SpiderTreats #FunnelCakes #Mini

Now, the decorating. You can find this black icing in the baking aisle. I got mine in the Halloween section and its a glittery black… so fancy! You want to make lines across the cakes so they meet in the middle like this:

Crispy Spider Webs {Mini Funnel Cakes} perfect for a Halloween party or a treat before the little ones go trick or treating! Recipe from http://ThisSillyGirlsLife.com #Halloween #SpiderWeb #SpiderTreats #FunnelCakes #Mini

Next, draw two circles, one bigger and one smaller so it resembles a spiders web.

Crispy Spider Webs {Mini Funnel Cakes} perfect for a Halloween party or a treat before the little ones go trick or treating! Recipe from http://ThisSillyGirlsLife.com #Halloween #SpiderWeb #SpiderTreats #FunnelCakes #Mini

Yummy! You can also use chocolate syrup or if you’re super sassy you can temper some chocolate and draw on skinny lines like this.

I personally love how they turned out!

Crispy Spider Webs {Mini Funnel Cakes} perfect for a Halloween party or a treat before the little ones go trick or treating! Recipe from http://ThisSillyGirlsLife.com #Halloween #SpiderWeb #SpiderTreats #FunnelCakes #Mini

Mmmm, warm, fluffy, sugary goodness!

Crispy Spider Webs {Mini Funnel Cakes} perfect for a Halloween party or a treat before the little ones go trick or treating! Recipe from http://ThisSillyGirlsLife.com #Halloween #SpiderWeb #SpiderTreats #FunnelCakes #Mini

Thanks so much for reading, I hope you enjoyed today’s spooky recipe!

Crispy Spider Webs {Mini Funnel Cakes}
 
Serves: makes 16 mini or 8 large/regular size funnel cakes
 
Ingredients
  • 3 eggs
  • ¼ Cup granulated sugar
  • 2 Cup milk
  • 3⅔ Cup flour
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • oil for frying
  • powdered sugar for toping
  • black icing for decorating or chocolate
Instructions
  1. Beat the eggs and sugar together until smooth. Carefully beat in the milk. Add the dry ingredients except for the powdered sugar and beat this until smooth with no lumps.
  2. Now, set aside in the fridge until ready to fry the cakes OR place half the mixture into a gallon sized plastic bag and seal, letting all the air out.
  3. In a heavy bottom skillet, place about 1½ to 2 inches of oil and let heat up. You can test the oil by spooning in just a little bit of the batter into the oil, if it pops up immediately with tiny bubbles around it it’s ready.
  4. With a scissors, snip a tiny hole in one of the bottom points of the bag so now you have a funnel. Carefully pour some of the batter into the hot oil using your new funnel. Do this by making a small circle and zig zag lines into the oil so the batter forms a small “web” or circle. Let fry until golden brown and carefully flip this over with a tong. Let the other side get golden brown. This only takes about 2 minutes each side. Now, let drain on a wire rack over a deep baking dish. Keep repeating until you have made as many cakes as you want.
  5. When they are cool to the touch, sprinkle with powder sugar you can put in a fine mesh colander.
Notes
For the decorating. You can find this black icing in the baking aisle. I got mine in the Halloween section and its a glittery black… so fancy! You want to make lines across the cakes so they meet in the middle. Next, draw two circles, one bigger and one smaller so it resembles a spiders web. Yummy! You can also use chocolate syrup or if you’re super sassy you can temper some chocolate and draw on skinny lines like this.

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27 Wonderful Comments

  1. avatar
    October 13, 2013

    These are going to be so much fun to make! Thank you for sharing on Foodie Friday

  2. What a cute and creative idea and I love funnel cakes. I would love for you to link up to Inspire Me this afternoon. The party goes live at 2:30 PT. http://www.astrollthrulife.net Hope to see you there. Hugs, Marty

  3. avatar
    October 14, 2013

    Oh these look amazing and cute! Love how you turned them into fun Spider Webs! Thank you for sharing with us at Monday Funday! We will be sharing this on our FB page tonight! 😉

  4. avatar
    Jess says:
    October 14, 2013

    OMG this looks delicious and super cute! 🙂

    Thanks for joining the Link Up this week!

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    Shannon says:
    October 15, 2013

    These are the cutest funnel cakes I’ve ever seen–brilliant! I am definitely adding this to my fun Halloween treat list. Thank you!

  6. avatar
    October 15, 2013

    We love funnel cakes and I like the idea of making them smaller and turning them into spider webs! Thank you so much for sharing at Simple Supper Tuesday.

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    phyllis says:
    October 15, 2013

    I love the look of these wonderful delish desserts, they look like they are so much fun to make and they look so cute with the spider…Phyllis

  8. The best looking spider webs ever! That and so yummy!!!! Thanks for Sharing on Show Me Your Plaid Monday’s

  9. So cute! I love funnel cakes, and I think I may gain 50 pounds making these at home.

  10. avatar
    October 16, 2013

    I absolutely love funnel cakes (blame it on been a Jersey girl for too long! lol) so this is an awesome treat. I love the spiderwebs on top – so creative!

    Thanks so much for sharing on Turn It Up Tuesdays…we love having you! 🙂

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    Catherine says:
    October 16, 2013

    Dear Dana, I love how you designed these cakes! How festive. And they sound fabulous. Will be pinning! Blessings, Catherine

  12. avatar
    October 16, 2013

    These are so cute and such a great idea. Thanks for sharing at the Pinworthy Projects Party.

  13. avatar
    October 18, 2013

    So fun and festive!!! Will be sharing on my networks! Can’t wait to make and devour them 🙂 Thanks for linkin to Sunday FUNday!

  14. avatar
    April Hoff says:
    October 18, 2013

    So cute! They look delicious! Thanks for linking up to the “Get Your DIY On” Link up party! Be sure to come back Sunday at 7:00 PM if you have any more spooky outdoor décor!

  15. avatar
    Heather says:
    October 21, 2013

    This is adorable (and YUMMY looking, too!). Thanks so much for linking it up at the party! I’m going to have to make some for Halloween! TOO cute!

  16. avatar
    October 23, 2013

    Stopping by to let you know I’m featuring you twice on tomorrows Linky on Made in a Day!! Thanks so much for linking up!
    Kim

  17. avatar
    October 23, 2013

    These funnel cakes are super cute with the spider web drizzled onto it. Super creative and fun for every one!

  18. avatar
    October 28, 2013

    Thank you for sharing at the Thursday Favorite Things Blog Hop your post is featured at Katherines Corner today ♥

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