chocolate "spider eggs" in tins
A quick and fun "craft" idea for Halloween but also great for any of your gothic themed dinners. Not in a gothic dinner party time of life? children will like designing labels and filling the tins.
Give these chocolate filled spider tins out as favours, use them for place setting markers or passed around after dinner with coffee.
You need small metal tins with lids (craft stores).
A bag of rubber spiders or cockroaches if you want cockroach eggs instead (toy shops, craft shops etc).
Crispearls are used extensively in patisserie and chocolate work to add "crunch".
Small rounded candy or chocolates. I used dark Callebaut crispearls, tiny, shiny pearls of dark chocolate with a crunchy toasted cereal centre but any small lolly or candy would do. Cocoa shelled popping candy would also work.
Make labels for your tins in whatever program you have from Word to Photoshop. Using clipart from the internet or your files. Print your labels on sticker paper or on plain office paper. If you used plain office paper cut out your labels and adhere to your tins with non toxic glue. Oh, don't forget to personalise the labels, print friends names, greetings etc.
Use tissue paper in contrasting or matching colour to line the bottom of the tins, fill with chocolates/lollies of choice. Top with a single layer of tissue, put your spider on top of that and close the lid.
Happy crafting :)