Here’s another addition to my growing list of Halloween party foods this year. This one was a big hit in our house, even though it was way before Halloween. I like to make my own dough for this, but if you don’t have time, you should definitely buy it! You can also use English muffins too.
Start by dividing your dough into small pieces. Remember, if you are making the pizzas from homemade dough, the spiders will double or triple in size by the time they baked.
Roll them into flat round disks. Mine were about 3 inches across. You can make your pizza larger if you prefer. Really you could make it a regular large pizza and just put the spiders across it.
Spread your marinara on disks. I had mozzarella slices left over, so I just cut them with a biscuit cutter. It was the perfect size. I used the leftover scraps as well. No waste!
Of course, If you don’t have slices, just use grated.
For the bodies, cut olives in half lengthwise for the body, widthwise for the head, the lengthwise again for legs. When it is lengthwise, cut into legs, as shown below.
This is the perfect job for little hands to work on. My youngest son was loving it!
I think they are so cute. Cutting the olives is a little tedious, but so fun!
See, so cute!
Perfect for little hands.
My son also likes to cut, if your child is old enough to use a knife, include them in the process!
I think it is so important to involve the kids in the process. They need to learn these skills. The spider pizzas are a fun way to get them involved.
Also, I chose to add the spiders after baking. I think they get too squishy if you bake them with the pizzas, so after is the best option for us!
The finished product. Micheals had the cutest Halloween décor on sale.
These pizzas were gone so fast!
Dough for flat breads, pizza and french bread
- 4 cups cool water
- 8.5-10 cups all purpose flour This can also be subbed for a whole wheat or even partial if you prefer.
- 2 teaspoons salt
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 5 teaspoons instant yeast
- Mix all ingredients in mixer for 6-8 minutes. Dough should pull away from the side of the bowl, but still be slightly tacky. Put into prepared container or ziploc bag right away. Make sure and spray container or bag with pan spray. Otherwise, you will be fighting a dough stuck in the bag. Put into fridge.Let it set overnight at least, or up to 7 days. Pull from fridge, divide portions you are using and return the rest to the fridge for later. Form and cover.Let it rise until doubled. Bake at 425-450 degrees, on convection if you have it. Prepare as recipe calls for.