If you’ve been following along with us for any amount of time you know that we love making all sorts of fun holiday pancakes.  This year for Halloween we made Black Widow Spider Pancakes.

Spider Pancakes


Black Widow Spider Pancakes

In the past we have made Frankenstein pancakes and Jack-O-Lantern pancakes and they were a big hit with my kids.  So I tried to figure out what I could make that the boys would love and decided that Black Widow Spider pancakes would be about as creepy as it could get.  I am definitely NOT a fan of these critters when I find them out in the yard and every time I put up fake spider webs outside, I worry that we will attract more than just the fake plastic spiders that the webs come with. 😉

These spider pancakes were easy to make, and while I know they are not technically black like a real Black Widow, these chocolate pancakes were a yummy hit with the boys.

Ingredients needed:

Black Widow SPider Pancakes supplies

  • 2-3 Cups Favorite pancake mix with water added to desired thickness (I used store-bought).  You will need to divide the mix so you have some to dye red.
  • 1/2 Cup Cocoa
  • 1 Tbls Sugar
  • Red Food Coloring
  • Chocolate Chips
  • Easy Accent decorator or similar decorators (Optional but really makes it a lot easier to create.)

Step 1: Mix up the pancake mix according to directions.  I actually add more water than it says just so it is easier to pour.

Step 2: Remove about 1/2 Cup of pancake mix and put in a separate bowl.  Add red food coloring to desired shade of red.

Step 3: Add cocoa and sugar to remaining pancake mix and stir until smooth.  You may need to add some additional water.

Step 4: On a hot griddle that has been sprayed with oil, use the red mix to create an hour-glass shape.  Once that has cooked and started to bubble, pour chocolate mix in the form of a circle over the top of it for the abdomen of the spider.  Then add the cephlathorax (head and body combined. 😉 The biology teacher in me is coming out.).

Step 5: Pour the legs protruding out of the body.

Step 6: Let cook until good and bubbly and then flip over using a large spatula.

Step 7: Add the chocolate chip eyes and you are done!

Black Widow Spider Pancakes

Some people have asked me why I would spend so much time on making shape pancakes, but it is looks like this that make it all worth it!  Plus, it’s fun for me, so why not?

Spider Pancakes Black Widow

Do you have any fun Halloween breakfast traditions?

If you like these Black Widow Spider Pancakes, you might also like:

Frankenstein Pancakes

Frankenstein Pancakes

Jack-o-lantern pancake

Jack-o-Lantern Pancakes