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Spooky Halloween Snake Straws

As Halloween creeps around the corner, it’s time to get into the spirit of the season with some spooky yet scrumptious treats. If you’re looking for a fun and creative snack that will both delight and impress your guests, then look no further than our Halloween Puff Pastry Snakes. These snake-shaped pastries are not only a culinary work of art but also a flavorful and textural adventure. In this blog post, we’ll dive into the charm of Puff Pastry Snakes, sharing their appeal and offering tips for making them a hit at your Halloween gathering.

A Spooktacular Treat for Halloween Gatherings

Whether you’re hosting a Halloween party or simply looking to delight your family with a creative and mouthwatering treat, our Puff Pastry Snakes are the answer. They are the ideal combination of visual appeal and delightful taste, making them a hit with kids and adults alike. Their playfulness and spookiness capture the essence of Halloween perfectly.

Halloween is the season for all things eerie and enchanting. It’s a time when creativity knows no bounds, and that includes what’s on the menu. If you’re searching for a spine-tingling yet delectable treat to serve at your Halloween gathering, look no further than our Halloween Puff Pastry Snakes. These slithery snacks are a perfect blend of whimsy and flavor, and in this blog post, we’ll explore why they’re the ultimate addition to your spooky celebration.

Spooky Snake Straws

Ingredients for Halloween Puff Pastry Snakes

At the heart of our Halloween Puff Pastry Snakes lies the versatility of puff pastry. This dough is a baker’s best friend, with its flaky and buttery layers that create a delightful contrast to the flavorful fillings. When thawed, it’s ready to be transformed into snake-like shapes, making it the ideal foundation for these Halloween treats.

To make your snakes visually captivating and texturally intriguing, we turn to poppy seeds. These tiny black seeds provide a satisfying crunch to the pastry, mimicking the texture of real snake scales. Sprinkled over the snakes before baking, poppy seeds not only enhance the flavor but also make your creations look like they’ve slithered straight out of a spooky jungle.
One of the most exciting aspects of our Puff Pastry Snakes is the touch of spiciness. To achieve this, we incorporate red chili tongues. These vibrant and mildly spicy additions not only introduce a pop of color but also a hint of heat to the flavor profile. The chili tongues add a fun and unpredictable element to the taste, making these snacks a delightful conversation piece.
No snake is complete without its eyes, and for our Puff Pastry Snakes, we rely on black sesame seeds to bring them to life. These small, dark seeds resemble the beady eyes of a snake, adding character and a touch of playfulness to your pastries. Strategically placed, they infuse your snakes with personality and contribute to their overall spooktacular charm.
The process of shaping your Puff Pastry Snakes is where the real fun begins. Each snake is unique, and perfection is not the goal. In fact, it’s encouraged to be a little imperfect with your twists and turns. The more whimsical and wiggly they appear, the more authentic and charming they become. So, let your creativity run wild as you sculpt these delectable reptiles.


How to Make Puff Pastry Snakes

Kick off this whimsical culinary adventure by preheating your oven to 400°F, or follow the recommended temperature on your puff pastry packaging. Ensuring the right oven temperature is crucial for achieving the perfect golden brown texture.

Take a thawed puff pastry sheet and get ready to shape your snakes. Slice it into half-inch strips, creating the ideal foundation for your creative snake twists.

The real fun begins as you twist each strip from both ends. Keep twisting until they’re tightly rolled. This twisting action gives your snakes that playful and serpentine appearance.

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To complete the snake-like look, flatten one end of each strip onto a wooden skewer. Then, roll the strip around the skewer, creating a snake with its head at one end and the tail end securely stuck on the wooden skewer. Your snakes are taking shape!

Place your snake sticks on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. This prevents the snakes from sticking to the pan and ensures easy cleanup.

For an extra layer of flavor and a hint of spiciness, it’s time to create the snake’s tongue. Cut a red chili into small squares, and then cut a triangle from the middle of each small square to make the tongue. Alternatively, you can cut two small triangles and use them as tongues as well. These chili tongues add a pop of color and a touch of heat to your snakes.

To give your snakes an authentic appearance, add eyes. Place two sesame seeds towards the head of each snake twist, creating those adorable little snake eyes that peer out as they bake.

Before baking, sprinkle poppy seeds over each snake twist. Not only do they add a delightful flavor, but they also enhance the appearance of your culinary creations, making your snakes look like they’ve come to life.

Puff Pastry Snakes

Follow the baking instructions on your puff pastry packaging, typically baking for 20-25 minutes. You’ll want your snake twists to turn a lovely golden brown, ensuring they’re cooked to perfection.

Once your Puff Pastry Snakes have baked to golden perfection, it’s time to gently release them from the wooden skewers. Carefully twist them off, and your snake-shaped delights are ready to be served and enjoyed. These unique snacks are bound to be a hit at your gathering!

These playful and tasty Puff Pastry Snakes are not only a delight to make but also a crowd-pleaser that adds a touch of whimsy to your culinary repertoire. Enjoy crafting and savoring these sssinfully delicious treats!

easy Halloween snakes

Spooky Halloween Snake Straws

Unleash the spooktacular with our Halloween Puff Pastry Snakes recipe. Delightful, creative, and easy-to-make snake-shaped treats. Perfect for your Halloween gathering!
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Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American-Inspired
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 345kcal
Author: Gurleen


  • 1 Puff Pastry thawed sheet
  • 2 tbsp Poppy Seeds
  • 1 Red Chili for the tongue
  • 1 tsp Black Sesame Seeds for the eyes


  • Preheat oven at 400℉ or see your puff pastry packaged instruction
  • Roll the thawed puff pastry sheet and cut into ½ inch strips
  • Twist each strip from both ends til its tightly rolled
  • Flatten the head onto one end of the wooden skewer and roll around the skewers as a snake with the tail end stuck on the wooden skewers as well
    See the image below for clarity
  • Place the snake sticks on a parchment lined baking sheet
  • For the tongue cut the red chili into small square and cut a triangle from the middle of each small square to make the tongue
    Alternately, you can cut two small triangle and use it as tongue as well
  • Stick the cut tongue towards the head of each snake twists(Tip: Place under the puff pastry sheet and over the wooden stick)
    Place two sesame seeds towards the head to make the eyes
  • Sprinkle poppy seeds on each snake before baking
  • Bake for 20-25 mins or as per your puff pastry packaged instructions
  • Gently twist to release the wooden sticks. Serve & Enjoy!


Note: If you do not have pretezel stick, you can follow a simple approach of making puff pastry sticks by rolling puff pastry into small thin sticks and bake them once before baking again with the witches broom


Calories: 345kcal | Carbohydrates: 29g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 24g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 13g | Sodium: 154mg | Potassium: 76mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 108IU | Vitamin C: 16mg | Calcium: 13mg | Iron: 2mg
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In conclusion, Halloween Puff Pastry Snakes are a treat for the eyes and the taste buds. With puff pastry as the canvas, poppy seeds for texture, a chili tongue for a hint of heat, and black sesame seeds for eyes, these snake-shaped pastries are the ultimate Halloween snack. They are not only delicious but also an artistic endeavor that will impress your guests. So, roll up your sleeves, get creative, and let these slithery delights take center stage at your Halloween celebration. Enjoy crafting and indulging in these sssinfully delicious treats!

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