Snake Bites

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Snake Bites Snake Bites Recipe Courtesy of

Servings: 10 servings
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Difficulty: Easy

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2   whole cloves
3   egg yolks
Liquid food coloring
12 ounce Monterey Jack, grated
10 ounce bologna
10 ounce thinly sliced salami
10 ounce thinly sliced ham
4 tablespoon spicy mustard
Flour, for dusting
1   can crescent rolls
2   small pimiento-stuffed olives
1   (1-inch) strips jarred roasted red peppers





Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F.

Line a cookie sheet with foil. Grease the foil and set aside.

Dust a flat surface lightly with flour. Spread out the crescent dough - do not separate. Pinch together the seams so that you have 1 piece of dough. Roll out to make a large rectangle. Make sure the dough is not stuck to the surface at all.

Brush the dough with the mustard, leaving a 1-inch border. Layer the meats down the center of the rectangle, leaving a 1-inch border on either end. You can feel free to use your favorite cold cuts.

Top the meats with the cheese. Fold 1 side of the dough over the filling, lengthwise. Then, fold the other 1/2 over and press the seal the filling inside. Take 1 egg yolk, and beat lightly with a fork. Brush the egg yolk over the top of the dough. The yolk will act as the glue to hold. Fold the dough in 1/2 again lengthwise. Pinch the seam with your fingers to seal. Press the outside of the dough to make sure everything is sealed tight and to make an even thickness for the body of your snake. Taper 1 end of the dough to form a tail shape. Form the other end into a head shape.

Beat the 2 remaining egg yolks together. Transfer to 3 separate small bowls. Add some food coloring to each bowl - whatever colors you like! Using a clean paintbrush, paint the snake with the egg yolk/food coloring mixture.

Transfer the snake to the foil lined sheet tray. Form into an s shape so it looks like the snake is slithering. Insert 2 cloves into the head to look like nostrils and 2 stuffed olives for eyes. Create a mouth or tongue with the roasted red peppers. Bake the snake for 25 minutes, or until golden brown and cooked through.

Recipe courtesy Paula Deen

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Reader Comments:


WOW !! This is very good ! Very easy to make and doesnt take long to make. I made this for my wife and she loved it. She said she has been wanting something different to eat and this hit the spot. Very cheep to make also big plus. Thank you so much for making are weekend very special.

By Joe on October 14, 2012


I've made this probably 5 or 6 times and it's always a HIT! Adults and kids love it. It's also fun to make in a non-snake shape just because it's a great casual thing to eat when friends are over.

By Gerah on January 08, 2011


I've heard a lot of rave comments about this recipe, but am dissapointed there is no photo of it on this page. I like to see how a recipe should look. Perhaps someone can post one. Thank you and Happy Holidays!

By Sharon McKendrick on December 15, 2010


By Anonymous on September 10, 2010


I rate this a big FIVE. I had my grandchildren over for the weekend and we were going to a Costume Pot Luck Party in the evening, so I had my granddaughters make a one snake each. We had a ball making the snakes and some great quality time. Thanks Paula...

By Anonymous on October 31, 2009

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