A Basket Full of 'Snakes'

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Gathering ideas from around the web, I decided to make bread sticks in a curved shape for an Amphibian and Reptile party for my son's eleventh birthday. But recently I found a great web site with easy and fun recipes. This recipe for bread sticks not only provided a great dough, it also inspired me to make the shape of the bread sticks more whimsical. I made coiled snakes and filled up a basket with them.

I rolled the dough out, cut it into strips, then rolled the strips into thin snake like pieces.

Finally, I coiled them around in an upward spiral to represent a sleeping snake.

Brushed with butter and sprinkled with garlic seasoning, these pleased every explorer at the party.

Coiled Snake Bread Sticks
doubled recipe from Our Best Bites
3 cups warm water
2 tablespoons sugar
2 tablespoons yeast
1 teaspoon salt
6-8 c flour
4 tablespoons butter
garlic seasoning

Combine water, sugar and yeast in large mixing bowl. Whisk together and let sit for 10 minutes.  Add salt; mix. Add 3 cups of flour and mix well using dough hook of mixer {or by hand}. Continue to add flour, 1 cup at a time, until the dough pulls away from the sides of bowl and is not too sticky.  Cover the inside of an extra large bowl with oil or butter. Place dough in bowl. Cover and let rise for 45 minutes or until doubled in size.

Cover a cookie sheet with foil. Divide dough in half and roll each into a rectangle about 12"x6". Cut into strips, 12 pieces for each half, for a total of 24 strips.  Roll strips between hands to make long ropes. Coil into a round shape, stacking the end of the rope on the bottom coiled layer.

Bake in preheated 425F oven for 10 minutes. Brush with melted butter and sprinkle with garlic seasoning.


  1. Those were really good! We should make them Friday night for our movie night.

  2. How fun. I'm going to make these for my grandson this weekend.

  3. I don't like snakes but I do like these. Very good idea and so cute for the boys!

  4. Oooo YUM! I remember having something similar at an Italian restaurant and simply LOVING them! Thank you for the recipe!

  5. How fun! Good for teaching Bible stories too!

  6. My boys would love these! They are absolutely amazing and so cute for snakes, LOL!

  7. Thanks to everyone for the kind compliments. These were truly yummy and fun. The bread stick recipe is great~ flavorful, easy to work with, and quick! You should give it a try; you won't be disappointed.

  8. I almost hit the back button when I read the title, I am scared and hate snakes. Glad that this was just a title. That (snakes) really look delicious.

  9. These are too cute! I'm sure my family would gobble up these scary snakes! This makes me want to get over my yeast phobia!


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