Spider Pretzel Dip Bowl
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Fold aluminum foil into 5-inch-long rods and spray with oil spray.
- Wrap the leg pieces around aluminum foil rods.
- Place the 3 quarts of water and baking soda in a large pot and bring to a boil.
- Boil pretzel pieces for 30 seconds and then place them onto a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
- Select the Preheat function on the Cosori Air Fryer, adjust temperature to 380°F, and press Start/Pause.
- Brush the shaped pretzel pieces with the beaten egg and sprinkle the tops with coarse salt.
- Place the “head” of the spider into the preheated air fryer basket.
- Set temperature to 380°F, time to 8 minutes, enable the Shake function and press Start/Pause.
- Flip the “head” when the Shake reminder goes off.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Remove the foil rods carefully from the leg pieces.
- 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.
- 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.