Scary Spider Sandwiches

  • 15MINS
  • 11MINS
  • 57KCAL

These Scary Spider Sandwiches are another fun, easy and slimming friendly idea for Halloween, great if you’re calorie counting or following Weight Watchers!

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NutritionPer Serving

  • Calories57
  • Carbs2g
  • Protein3g
  • Fat2g
  • Saturates0.5g
  • Sugars1g

For the full list of ingredients and comprehensive instructions, please see the recipe card below. Before you scroll, there’s important stuff in the blurb!

Our Scary Spider Sandwiches are a fantastically fun, slimming friendly addition to any Halloween buffet and they’re perfect if you’re calorie counting or following a plan like Weight Watchers.

We’ve used egg to fill our Scary Spider Sandwiches, but you can use whichever filling you prefer and the same is true for the decorations. We’ve made the eyes from olives but if you’re not a fan of these then feel free to pick something else – just remember to check the nutritional values of anything you choose!

This cute recipe is really easy to make and is a great way to get the kids involved in the run up to Halloween. Why not let them decorate their own sandwiches? Challenge them to get creative and see what other creatures they can make!

What diets are these Scary Spider Sandwiches suitable for?

This Scary Spider Sandwiches recipe is suitable for vegetarians.

It can be made gluten free as long as you swap out the following ingredients for gluten free versions;

  • Wholemeal bread

You can also make it dairy free by swapping out the following ingredients for dairy free alternatives;

  • Quark

Please make sure to double or triple check all of your ingredients if you’re cooking for people with allergies.

How Weight Watchers friendly is this Scary Spider Sandwiches recipe?

  • You need to count 1 Point per portion of this Scary Spider Sandwiches recipe if you’re on WW Green.
  • You need to count Zero Points per portion of this Scary Spider Sandwiches recipe if you’re on WW Blue.
  • You need to count Zero Points per portion of this Scary Spider Sandwiches recipe if you’re on WW Purple.

Do you need any special ingredients to make Scary Spider Sandwiches?

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We’ve used red peppers from a jar for this recipe and we like Lidl Freshona Roasted Red Peppers in Sweetened Vinegar.

Whichever brand you choose, you’ll need to make sure they are in sweet vinegar or brine and not in oil to avoid adding extra any calories.

How many calories are in these Scary Spider Sandwiches?

There are 57 calories per portion in this Scary Spider Sandwiches, which means it falls into our Everyday Light category.

These Scary Spider Sandwiches are perfect if you’re following a calorie controlled diet and fit well with any one of the major diet plans such as Weight Watchers.

As a guide, an average man needs around 2,500kcal (10,500kJ) a day to maintain a healthy body weight. For an average woman, that figure is around 2,000kcal (8,400kJ) a day. Obviously, if your goal is to lose weight then you might want to adjust these slightly! You can read more about these recommendations on the NHS website.

Step 1

Boil the eggs for about 11 minutes, or until they are hard. Remove the eggs from the pan and plunge them into a bowl of icy water until they are cool.

Step 2

Peel the eggs and place them in a food processor along with the quark, white wine vinegar, mustard powder and a bit of salt and pepper. Blitz for a few seconds until the eggs are finely chopped and blended well.

Step 3

Cut 12 slices from the olives. Then cut 12 small triangles (for the fangs) and 12 small cubes (for the eyes) from the pepper.

Step 4

Lay 6 of the bread discs down, then spread some of the egg mix on each one.

Step 5

Arrange the carrot strips on 3 of the discs to make legs, then do the same on the remaining discs with the chives.

Step 6

Place 2 ‘fangs’ at the front of each disc to resemble teeth (a cocktail stick is good for doing this).

Step 7

Top with the remaining discs of bread.

Step 8

Take each slice of olive and spread a tiny bit if the egg mixture on one side, then press 2 of them onto the top of each sandwich above the fangs.

Step 9

Using a cocktail stick pick up each small cube of pepper and place it in the centre of each olive slice.

What could I serve with these Scary Spider Sandwiches?

Our Scary Spider Sandwiches are perfect for Halloween buffets and are great when served with the following:

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How do you know when these Scary Spider Sandwiches are ready?

You’ll need to blitz the egg filling for your Scary Spider Sandwiches until the eggs are finely chopped and blended well.

Standard advice here in the UK is to cook food until it has reached 70°C and stayed at that temperature for 2 minutes. This is to keep your family safe.

How long can you keep these Scary Spider Sandwiches in the fridge?

Once you’ve put it out, ideally you should eat it within 4 hours.

Make sure to refrigerate your Scary Spider Sandwiches in a container with a lid and chill. You can keep leftovers of Scary Spider Sandwiches in the fridge for approximately a day.

Can I freeze these Scary Spider Sandwiches?

No, we wouldn’t recommend freezing this recipe.

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Scary Spider Sandwiches

These Scary Spider Sandwiches are another fun, easy and slimming friendly idea for Halloween, great if you’re calorie counting or following Weight Watchers!
  • Prep Time
    15 MINS
  • Cook Time
    11 MINS
  • KCals 57
  • Carbs 2G
WW Points
  • 1 Green
  • 0 Blue
  • 0 Purple

Ingredients

  • 12 discs wholemeal bread cut out of a medium sliced, 400g (small) loaf
  • 2 medium eggs
  • 3 - 4 tbsp quark
  • 1 tsp white wine vinegar
  • ¼ tsp mustard powder
  • sea salt
  • freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 black olives
  • ¼ roasted red pepper from a jar - make sure you use peppers in vinegar or brine, not ones in oil
  • 1 carrot cut into 24 thin matchsticks for legs
  • 24 pieces chives long enough to make legs

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Instructions

  1. Boil the eggs for about 11 minutes, or until they are hard. Remove the eggs from the pan and plunge them into a bowl of icy water until they are cool.
  2. Peel the eggs and place them in a food processor along with the quark, white wine vinegar, mustard powder and a bit of salt and pepper. Blitz for a few seconds until the eggs are finely chopped and blended well.
  3. Cut 12 slices from the olives. Then cut 12 small triangles (for the fangs) and 12 small cubes (for the eyes) from the pepper.
  4. Lay 6 of the bread discs down, then spread some of the egg mix on each one.
  5. Arrange the carrot strips on 3 of the discs to make legs, then do the same on the remaining discs with the chives.
  6. Place 2 'fangs' at the front of each disc to resemble teeth (a cocktail stick is good for doing this.
  7. Top with the remaining discs of bread.
  8. Take each slice of olive and spread a tiny bit if the egg mixture on one side, then press 2 of them onto the top of each sandwich above the fangs.
  9. Using a cocktail stick pick up each small cube of pepper and place it in the centre of each olive slice.

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