Spider Pretzel Dip Bowl


  1. Combine 1½ cups warm water (90—105°F), dark brown sugar, butter, and yeast in a large bowl and allow to sit for 5 minutes. 
  2. Add the salt and flour and mix to form a dough. Knead for 10 minutes by hand or in a stand mixer with the dough hook attachment. Place dough into a lightly greased bowl, cover, and allow to rise for 1 hour.  
  3. Divide the dough in half then take the first halved piece and split into 8 equal pieces. Roll each piece into a long rope about 6 inches long, then set aside. Take the other halved piece and cut into two separate pieces for the head and body.  
  4. Fold aluminum foil into 5-inch-long rods and spray with oil spray. 
  5. Wrap the leg pieces around aluminum foil rods. 
  6. Place the 3 quarts of water and baking soda in a large pot and bring to a boil.  
  7. Boil pretzel pieces for 30 seconds and then place them onto a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.  
  8. Select the Preheat function on the Cosori Air Fryer, adjust temperature to 380°F, and press Start/Pause. 
  9. Brush the shaped pretzel pieces with the beaten egg and sprinkle the tops with coarse salt.  
  10. Place the “head” of the spider into the preheated air fryer basket.  
  11. Set temperature to 380°F, time to 8 minutes, enable the Shake function and press Start/Pause. 
  12. Flip the “head” when the Shake reminder goes off. 
  13. Remove from air fryer and let it cool on a wire rack off to the side and continue to bake the other parts of the spider. 
  14. Bake the “body” of the spider at 380F for 12 minutes, flipping halfway through the cooking process. Remove from air fryer and let cool on the wire rack. 
  15. Bake the “legs” of the spiders at 380F for 6 minutes, flipping halfway through the cooking process. 4 legs can fit into the air fryer basket at one time. Set on wire rack to cool. 
  16. Remove the foil rods carefully from the leg pieces. 
  17. Cut a circle into the top of the “body” of the spider and hallow out the center of the bread bowl and fill with warmed marina sauce.  
  18. Assemble the spider by placing the legs onto the desired plate or cutting board. Make sure there are 4 legs on each side then place the body of the spider on top of the legs. Cut a notch into the back of the “head” of the spider and place flush against the body.