8 slices whole wheat sandwich bread
1/2 cup softened cream cheese
32 pretzel sticks, thin carrot strips
and/or thin celery strips
Substitute flavored cream cheese or peanut
butter for the cream cheese.
Cut out the spider bodies
Use a 21/2-inch cookie cutter to cut a circle from each slice of
bread. Place the circles on a cutting board.
Add the spread
Spread the cream cheese on half of the bread circles using a
Decorate the spiders
Place eight pretzel sticks on the side of the bread circles for the
spider legs. Place the remaining bread circles on top. Press two
raisins into each circle to be the eyes. Draw a web on a paper
plate with a black marker and place the spiders on the plate to
serve. You can also serve the spiders on a round wire rack to
resemble the spider web.
This recipe comes from Junior Leagues’ Kids in the Kitchen.
Junior Leagues’ Kids in the Kitchen is an Association-wide initiative of The Association of Junior Leagues International, Inc. (AJLI) designed to help communities address the urgent issues surrounding childhood obesity and poor nutrition. Inspired by the Junior League of Calgary’s Junior Chefs project, the Junior Leagues’ Kids in the Kitchen initiative was launched in 2006 by Junior Leagues in over 200 cities in Canada, the U.S., the UK and Mexico. Now in its sixth year, the program demonstrates The Junior Leagues’ commitment to improving the health of today’s youth by empowering them to make choices that lead to healthy lifestyles, and illustrates the capacity of voluntarism to address community needs on both the grassroots and international levels.