The Very Busy Spider
Spider Crackers with Sweet Potato Hummus, Part 2

Spider Crackers with Sweet Potato Hummus, Part I

This recipe was inspired by The Very Busy Spider by Eric Carle. Click here to see all our The Very Busy Spider activities.


Spider Crackers

adapted from Itty Bitty Bistro's Honey Whole Wheat Crackers.


  • 1 cup whole wheat, or white whole wheat, flour
  • 1 tablespoon wheat germ
  • 1 tablespoon cornmeal
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 2 tablespoons cold butter
  • 1/4 cup water
  1. In a food processor, place the flour, wheat germ, cornmeal, salt, baking powder, and honey. Process until combined.
  2. Cut the two tablespoons of butter into 1/2 inch cubes. 
  3. Add cubed butter and water to flour mixutre. Pulse until a ball of dough forms. 
  4. Form dough into a rough disk (use a spatula to get out all the dough so you can use the food processor again for the hummus without washing it!).
  5. Wrap the dough in plastic and place in the fridge for about an hour. 
  6. Preheat oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit. 
  7. On a floured surface, roll the dough out to about 1/4- to 1/8 inch thick.
  8. Using 2" and 2.5" biscuit-cutters, cut out rounds, dipping cutters in flour as necessary to prevent sticking.
  9. Place on a cookie sheet. Using a fork, lightly score the dough a few times (without going all the way through). 
  10. Bake about 20 minutes, until lightly browned and crisp. 

Sweet Potato Hummus

adapted from Whole Living's Sweet Potato Hummus.


  • 1 15-oz. can chickpeas, drained and rinsed
  • 1 medium sweet potato, unpeeled, cut into roughly 1-inch pieces
  • 1/4 cup tahini
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 cup water, lemon juice, or apple cider vinegar
  1. (Note: this step can be done before-hand. After cooking, refrigerate until read to use. Fill a medium sized saucepan half-full with water. Bring to a boil. Place cut sweet potatoes in boiling water and cook for about 10 minutes, until tender. 
  2. In a food processor, place the chickpeas; cooked sweet potatoes; tahini; oil; water, lemon juice or vinegar; and garlic. Process about 1 minute until smooth, scraping down the sides as needed. 

Now, assemble the hummus and crackers into spiders: Spider Crackers with Sweet Potato Hummus, Part 2


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