It’s that time of the year again… the most wonderful time of the year… ’tis the season to cook up gnarly, ghoulish, disgusting concoctions and serve them to your friends! Mwa ha ha ha ha! No Halloween celebration would be complete without–that’s right– a freaky Jello mold crawling with big hairy SPIDERS!
I made this mold last Halloween for a party at my friend Drew’s house. When I popped this thing out of its pan, the room erupted into a mixture of horror and delight–it was pretty great. I don’t think anyone expected there to be insects in the dessert, and even I was surprised by how big and creepy those spiders looked in the peak of each section of the bundt pan… silently jiggling, waiting for their prey.
If you’d like to creep out all your friends, it’s easy to suspend spiders in Jello – here’s how I did it. (Note: my spiders were actually plastic spider rings, the kind you find in a toy store.) First, pour a little bit of Jello in your mold/pan (just about 1/2 inch or so) and chill till it’s beginning to set but not fully firm. Gently set the spiders in place on top of the Jello, then pour more of the same-color Jello over them, till the spiders are fully covered. Chill again till that layer is beginning to set, then continue with the rest of your layers. That’s it!
For full instructions on how to make a multi-layered Jello mold, check out my How To Make a Jello Mold video. It’s easy, I promise!