Crispy Spider Webs {Mini Funnel Cakes}

Halloween is getting closer and closer! I was trying to think of something easy, yummy and unique for a fun Halloween party or to serve before going trick or treating! That’s how these crispy spider webs came about!

We LOVE funnel cakes and have to get one when on vacation. They are the perfect sweet treat! These are so easy to put together in a flash OR you can even make the batter and let it sit in the fridge for hours until you’re ready to make them!

The spider web touch is just the right amount of spookiness for little ones or adults!

Crispy Spider Webs {Mini Funnel Cakes}

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I only made a half batch of these but I put the whole recipe here otherwise the measurements get a little confusing. Recipe was adapted from here.

Ingredients

makes 16 mini or 8 large/regular size funnel cakes

3 eggs

1/4 Cup granulated sugar

2 Cup milk

3 2/3 Cup flour

1/4 tsp salt

2 tsp baking powder

oil for frying

powdered sugar for toping

black icing for decorating or chocolate

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Directions

Beat the eggs and sugar together until smooth. Carefully beat in the milk. Add the dry ingredients except for the powdered sugar and beat this until smooth with no lumps.

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Now, set aside in the fridge until ready to fry the cakes OR place half the mixture into a gallon sized plastic bag and seal, letting all the air out.

In a heavy bottom skillet, place about 1 1/2 to 2 inches of oil and let heat up. You can test the oil by spooning in just a little bit of the batter into the oil, if it pops up immediately with tiny bubbles around it it’s ready.

With a scissors, snip a tiny hole in one of the bottom points of the bag so now you have a funnel. Carefully pour some of the batter into the hot oil using your new funnel. Do this by making a small circle and zig zag lines into the oil so the batter forms a small “web” or circle. (Confusing, no?) Will look like this:

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Let fry until golden brown and carefully flip this over with a tong. Let the other side get golden brown. This only takes about 2 minutes each side. Now, let drain on a wire rack over a deep baking dish. Keep repeating until you have made as many cakes as you want.

When they are cool to the touch, sprinkle with powder sugar you’ve put in a fine mesh colander.

Crispy Spider Webs {Mini Funnel Cakes} perfect for a Halloween party or a treat before the little ones go trick or treating! Recipe from http://ThisSillyGirlsLife.com #Halloween #SpiderWeb #SpiderTreats #FunnelCakes #Mini

Now, the decorating. You can find this black icing in the baking aisle. I got mine in the Halloween section and its a glittery black… so fancy! You want to make lines across the cakes so they meet in the middle like this:

Crispy Spider Webs {Mini Funnel Cakes} perfect for a Halloween party or a treat before the little ones go trick or treating! Recipe from http://ThisSillyGirlsLife.com #Halloween #SpiderWeb #SpiderTreats #FunnelCakes #Mini

Next, draw two circles, one bigger and one smaller so it resembles a spiders web.

Crispy Spider Webs {Mini Funnel Cakes} perfect for a Halloween party or a treat before the little ones go trick or treating! Recipe from http://ThisSillyGirlsLife.com #Halloween #SpiderWeb #SpiderTreats #FunnelCakes #Mini

Yummy! You can also use chocolate syrup or if you’re super sassy you can temper some chocolate and draw on skinny lines like this.

I personally love how they turned out!

Crispy Spider Webs {Mini Funnel Cakes} perfect for a Halloween party or a treat before the little ones go trick or treating! Recipe from http://ThisSillyGirlsLife.com #Halloween #SpiderWeb #SpiderTreats #FunnelCakes #Mini

Mmmm, warm, fluffy, sugary goodness!

Crispy Spider Webs {Mini Funnel Cakes} perfect for a Halloween party or a treat before the little ones go trick or treating! Recipe from http://ThisSillyGirlsLife.com #Halloween #SpiderWeb #SpiderTreats #FunnelCakes #Mini

Thanks so much for reading, I hope you enjoyed today’s spooky recipe!

Crispy Spider Webs {Mini Funnel Cakes}

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Ingredients

  • 3 eggs
  • 1/4 Cup granulated sugar
  • 2 Cup milk
  • 3 2/3 Cup flour
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • oil for frying
  • powdered sugar for toping
  • black icing for decorating or chocolate

Instructions

  1. Beat the eggs and sugar together until smooth. Carefully beat in the milk. Add the dry ingredients except for the powdered sugar and beat this until smooth with no lumps.
  2. Now, set aside in the fridge until ready to fry the cakes OR place half the mixture into a gallon sized plastic bag and seal, letting all the air out.
  3. In a heavy bottom skillet, place about 1 1/2 to 2 inches of oil and let heat up. You can test the oil by spooning in just a little bit of the batter into the oil, if it pops up immediately with tiny bubbles around it it’s ready.
  4. With a scissors, snip a tiny hole in one of the bottom points of the bag so now you have a funnel. Carefully pour some of the batter into the hot oil using your new funnel. Do this by making a small circle and zig zag lines into the oil so the batter forms a small “web” or circle. Let fry until golden brown and carefully flip this over with a tong. Let the other side get golden brown. This only takes about 2 minutes each side. Now, let drain on a wire rack over a deep baking dish. Keep repeating until you have made as many cakes as you want.
  5. When they are cool to the touch, sprinkle with powder sugar you can put in a fine mesh colander.

Recipe Notes

For the decorating. You can find this black icing in the baking aisle. I got mine in the Halloween section and its a glittery black… so fancy! You want to make lines across the cakes so they meet in the middle. Next, draw two circles, one bigger and one smaller so it resembles a spiders web. Yummy! You can also use chocolate syrup or if you’re super sassy you can temper some chocolate and draw on skinny lines like this.

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27 Comments at Crispy Spider Webs {Mini Funnel Cakes}

  1. So cute! They look delicious! Thanks for linking up to the “Get Your DIY On” Link up party! Be sure to come back Sunday at 7:00 PM if you have any more spooky outdoor décor!

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