Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Halloween Snake Sandwich

Several years ago there was an episode of Paula Deen that featured some Halloween recipes.  This snake sandwich was one of the featured recipes.

I can't remember exactly what the sandwich fillings were that Paula used.  This is totally customizable to suit your tastes. 

We use things that do not contain milk (like cheese) in our snake sandwich so my String Beane can eat it.  Before he was born I made one of these for a Halloween Party that contained a couple different types of cheeses.  It was yummy!

I am going to list the directions for how we made the Snake Sandwich for our family.  You take it and run with it however you want to.

This snake is super easy to make.  You just start with one roll of Crescent dough.  I used Pillsbury.  Roll it out slightly, on a floured surface.  Transfer it to a cookie sheet.  Spread some Dijon honey mustard on it.

Now, layer your sandwich fillings down the middle.  I used some honey ham and smoked turkey.  I also sprinkled some Daiya Cheese on it. 

Now it is time to roll it up.  Fold the long sides over the middle.  Then give it a little roll up.

Next, shape the dough into a snake shape and squeeze one end into a tip for the tail.  Shape the other end into the head.  

Now it is time to decorate the snake.  Beat an egg with about a tablespoon of water.  Divide the egg wash into different bowls and add a few drops of food coloring.  My boys wanted to do green, blue and red.  Not  very authentic looking snake colors for the snakes we see here but whatev.

Let them at it with some little paint brushes and get some stripes on that snake!

Once you get your snake all decorated, pop it in a 350 degree preheated oven for 20-23 minutes.  

Let it cool slightly and then transfer it to a serving tray.  This is when you get to finish the snake off.  Add some eyes and a tongue.  It is cutest when you put some green olives with the pimentos on tooth picks and stick on the snake for the eyes.  But I hate olives and I am too cheap frugal to pay for olives just for decoration.  So I used some chocolate chips.  I just sort of pressed them into the snake head.  Then make a small slit for the tongue.  I used some fruit roll up that I just cut into a slit and then made a fork in the tongue.  I have also used a strip of red pepper before.  Your call.

My little Beanes loved making this and eating it.  We pretended to be scared.

Go ahead and make you a snake sandwich and then slice it up for dinner.  

Just a note:  Butter Beane does not normally have a mohawk.  He had just gotten his haircut that afternoon and we were coming straight home.  So he got a spike do. 

I am linking up this week at Metamorphasis Monday
and these other Awesome Parties!  Go check them out to see what other people have come up with.


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  2. After I posted I re-read my comment...DUH! "THEY" (both of your boys) are cute!

  3. Oh how fun! Too cute! Thanks for sharing at Church Supper! See you next Sunday!

    Everyday Mom's Meals

  4. Way cute and what a fun project for the kiddos! :)

  5. Awesome! Can't wait to try this with my kids. Thanks for linking it up to Hunk of Meat Monday.

  6. This is hilarious! With 6 boys in the house, I have GOT to try this! Thanks so much for linking up to Homemaker Monday!v

  7. what a great from some link up I forgot but had to click on this link, so neat.

  8. How adorable! Visiting from Rook No. 17's A Little Birdie Told Me... I might just have to make this for Halloween.

  9. This is such a great idea! I love it!! I am visiting from Reasons to Skip the Housework and I am a new follower!
    Hope you are having a good week!

  10. What a great, fun project to do with the kids! My son will love it! Visiting from Homemaker on a dime and I am a new follower!

  11. visiting from A Glimpse Inside- fun food project!! it's great that you could totally fill it with anything you want, and so great that the kids can get involved! fun!

  12. bet those little helpers loved helped cooking so much fun

  13. this is a great idea for Halloween, thanks for sharing

    I like the facial reaction on the last picture so cute!

  14. That looks like a mean snake sandwich. What great fun!

  15. Hi Mamie,
    Your little ones are just precious and they are having so much fun with their creation. What a great idea! Thank you so much for sharing your wonderful recipe with Full Plate Thursday. Hope you are having a great week end and come back soon!
    Miz Helen

  16. So cute! I would love for you to link this up to My Favorite Things Halloween Party going on all month! I hope to see you there!

  17. So cute and a great idea getting the kids involved! Thanks for linking up this week.

    Amy @ A Little Nosh

  18. Ssssso adorable and delicious! It's a perfect Halloween treat and would be great for a jungle or zoo themed party as well!

    Thank you so much for being a part of "A Little Birdie Told Me..." Tuesday at Rook No. 17.


  19. This is so cute! Love their scared faces pic :)

  20. Love it! And I would never have thought to roll out that dough like that!

  21. Great idea will be making these for are holloween party thank you!!!

  22. made 2 for a hollowen party everyone love it and it disappeard very quick