Scary Spider Dip

Scary Spider Dip


  • 2 cups whole milk
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/3 cup cocoa powder
  • 2 tsp. cornstarch
  • 3 egg yolks
  • 2 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 2 tsp. coffee or coffee extract
  • 1 loaf of round bread
  • 12 oz good quality white chocolate


  • Heat 1½ cups milk, sugar and cocoa. Bring to a simmer over medium-high heat.
  • Remove from heat and whisk in ½ cup milk and the remaining ingredients except the bread and white chocolate.
  • Return to heat until it comes to a boil. Reduce and whisk constantly until thick.
  • Hollow one loaf of bread, leaving 1” on sides and bottom to create a bowl.
  • Pour the dip into hollowed bread.
  • To make the spider web design: make a bain-marie by half-filling a small saucepan with water. Bring to a boil. Reduce to simmer.
  • In a bowl that fits over saucepan, add the white chocolate. Place the bowl over the saucepan. Stir the chocolate until melted. Transfer chocolate to a pastry bag.
  • Create a spider web design over chocolate dip by spreading the melted white chocolate over the dip starting in the center, pipe a spiral of icing and drag a knife through the spiral.



Donatella Arpaia

Donatella Arpaia is a chef, restaurateur, entrepreneur, and mother. She has built an empire of successful restaurants drawing on the skills, passion, methods, and love for food she learned from her family.