Simple Breadstick Snakes for Halloween. Ready for another simple Halloween app? I included the recipe for pizza dough I like, but if you prefer and are too busy, just buy it!! Pillsbury has one that is really easy to find and pretty good.
Dough for the Breadstick Snakes
I like to give my dough the cool rise. I throw it into a container or sprayed ziplock bag, as shown, and let it rise at least overnight. This dough was 2 days old.
Now, you can use any round skewer you have. I used some cookie sticks I have laying around. It is more fun if you have longer ones, but I wasn't going to buy something for this, so we had shorter snakes! I sprayed them as a precaution, I really didn't want my hard work to got to waste breaking the snakes taking out the skewers.
Forming the Snakes
Next, roll out your snakes. Mine were about ¼ inch around and about 6 inches long.
I wasn't really concerned about perfection, as you can tell here. You really shouldn't be either!
Wrap the snakes around the skewers. I made sure to pull extra dough our front for the head.
Prepping the Snakes for Baking
Brush with an egg wash.
We topped ours with poppyseeds, sesame seeds and black sea salt. We loved all three. My boys don't love heavy toppings, so I kept them kind of light. If you want, sprinkle more on.
Next, I cut tongues from pepperoni. You can use whatever you would like here. I set mine underneath, but kind of wish I would have cut a slit with scissors and created a mouth for the tongue.
Eyes were made from olives. You will notice, I shop at Walmart ….and I buy the Walmart brand all the time!
I just cut the eyes into small rectangles.
The egg wash held the eyes on in baking.
Bake at 400 degrees until lightly golden brown. Mine were just a touch darker than I would have likes, but I got busy on something else.
Next, carefully twist the skewers until it slides out. I am telling you, these simple breadsticks snakes for Halloween are pretty fun to make!!
Here's a closeup of they little faces. I mean, I don't like snakes, but these are kind of cute...
You can also use flavored salts. I thought about that after I was done.
Serve them like they are, or even with a dipping sauce.
And done. So simple. So quick. So FUN! Aren't these breadstick snakes for Halloween the best? They are creative and tasty.
If you are looking for other Halloween recipes, I have you covered. Although it's not my favorite holiday, I did need recipes for the blog!
Dough for flat breads, pizza and french bread
- 4 cups cool water
- 8.5-10 cups all purpose flour This can also be subbed for a whole wheat or even partial if you prefer.
- 2 teaspoons salt
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 5 teaspoons instant yeast
- Mix all ingredients in mixer for 6-8 minutes. Dough should pull away from the side of the bowl, but still be slightly tacky. Put into prepared container or ziploc bag right away. Make sure and spray container or bag with pan spray. Otherwise, you will be fighting a dough stuck in the bag. Put into fridge.Let it set overnight at least, or up to 7 days. Pull from fridge, divide portions you are using and return the rest to the fridge for later. Form and cover.Let it rise until doubled. Bake at 425-450 degrees, on convection if you have it. Prepare as recipe calls for.