Total Time
35mins
Prep 15 mins
Cook 20 mins

I saw Paula Deen make this on Foodtv for a Halloween show and it looked like so much fun. DS and I did have a blast making it. DS thought it was so great to have a snake for dinner. More fun with food! :) Change the meats & cheeses to whatever tickles your fancy. I mostly "eyeballed" when making this so not sure if I used the exact amounts specified. I didn't need a whole bell pepper so got a couple of strips from the grocery salad bar. Now what to do with the rest of the jar of olives!?!

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 (8 ounce) can crescent rolls (8 count)
  • flour, for dusting
  • 4 tablespoons spicy mustard
  • 10 ounces thin slice salami
  • 10 ounces thin slice bologna
  • 12 ounces monterey jack cheese, grated
  • liquid food coloring
  • 3 egg yolks, divided
  • 2 whole cloves
  • toothpick
  • 2 small pimento stuffed olives
  • red pepper (fresh or jarred)

Directions

  1. Prehat oven to 375°F.
  2. Line a cookie sheet with foil, grease and set aside (or use non-stick foil).
  3. Dust a flat surface with flour and spread out the crescent dough being careful not to separate.
  4. Pinch the seams together so it is 1 piece of dough.
  5. With a rolling pin, roll out into a large rectangle, being careful to not get too thin.
  6. Brush dough with mustard to 1 inch of the edge.
  7. Layer meats down the middle of the rectangle, leaving a 1 inch border.
  8. Layer cheese over the meats.
  9. Fold lengthwise, 1 side of the dough over the filling to the center of the meat/cheese mixture.
  10. Fold the other side over and press the dough to seal in the filling.
  11. Lightly beat 1 egg yolk.
  12. Brush the egg yolk over the top of the dough to "glue" the pieces together.
  13. Fold the dough lengthwise in half again, pinching the seam to seal.
  14. Taper one end of the snake to make a tail and form the other end into a head.
  15. Beat the remaining 2 egg yolks and separate into 3 small bowls.
  16. Add food coloring to each bowl to make colors of your choice.
  17. Using a pastry brush (or paintbrush), paint stripes, dots or the design of your choice onto the snake with the egg yolk mixture.
  18. Transfer the snake to the foil-lined baking sheet.
  19. Form the snake into an "S" or other shape.
  20. Insert 2 cloves into the head for nostrils.
  21. Cut the red pepper into a tongue shape (V at one end) and insert into the head.
  22. Bake for 15-20 minutes (or according to package directions) or until golden brown and cooked through.
  23. Insert toothpick into the olives (perpendicular to the pimiento) and insert into the snakes head to create the eyes.
  24. Serve your snake!
Most Helpful

5 5

This is GREAT for Halloween! Paula Deen calls this Snake Bites, go over to the Food Network site to see the cool pic! I have used many different fillings, it is very versatile. I always use 2 cans of cresent rolls, otherwise I don't think all of the fillings would fit. I have made this with my nieces and nephews and we had a GREAT time! Thanks for posting, Ducky.

5 5

Huge hit for my pre-halloween dinner for my family. I always try to made a fun "different" meal before we carve pumpkins and this is what i served. My 5 yr old was speechless when I set this on our table....lol. The kids thought this was great and it tasted great too. I will repeat this over and over again but it wont be as funny as the first time I served this. I used 3 colors and painted stripes, it looked so real. Thank you for making our meal a fun one....Stephanie