Here’s a fun way to add a spooky touch to your next Halloween gathering! This spooky spiderweb soup is really easy to make, and so much fun! The kids will love the spiderweb touch and it also serves as decor on the table — until they gobble it up, of course!
You can also use any kind of soup you like, but black bean and tomato soups look creepier. You’ll need to use a nice, thick soup for this. A soup that’s too thin will not be enough to support the olives, and they’ll sink right to the bottom!
(serves one, but obviously you can adjust this to however many spiderweb soups/servings that you need)
1 26-ounce box or can of black bean soup
2 tablespoons sour cream
2 black olives
Warm the soup in the microwave or on the stove and pour it into a wide rimmed bowl.
Add the sour cream to a plastic sandwich bag and work it down into one corner. Snip off the very end corner of the bag.
Gently squeeze the sour cream into 5 circles. This doesn’t have to be perfect, since you’re making it into a web anyway.
Place a toothpick in the center of the sour cream and drag it towards the edge of the bowl. Repeat this step until you’ve gone all the way around. You can do this as many times as you want, but I have found that too many times actually makes it look less like a web.
The olive “spider” can be placed anywhere on the web. Here’s how to make it: Cut each olive in half and place one of the halves where you want the spider to be. This is the body. Now trim the very end off of the remaining olive halves and make slices out of the rest – these are the spider legs. Carefully place the olive slices on each side of the olive half that you placed in the soup. You can add as many as you like, but I usually do four on each side. Tip: I find that using tweezers makes placing the spider legs much easier.