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Scary Snakes

Perfect for Halloween

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Prep Time:

10 min

Cooking Time:

14 min

Need to feed some young witches and wizards? They'll love these scary, slithery cheese straw snakes, the look might be terrifying but the taste is terrific!

What you'll need:

320g pack ready-rolled puff pastry

50g grated parmesan or vegetarian alternative

flour, for dusting

1 egg, beaten

poppy seeds, nigella seeds, sesame seeds or celery seeds, to decorate

black or green peppercorns for eyes 


  1. Heat the oven to 220C/200C fan/ gas 7. Unroll the pastry and top with a couple of handfuls of parmesan, then fold in half. On a lightly floured surface, roll the pastry out to a thickness of 2mm. Cut into 1cm strips, then twist each strip several times to form a snake.


  1. Lay out the snakes on a baking sheet, then brush each one with egg and sprinkle with more cheese. To decorate, scatter over the seeds. Flatten one end of each snake and press in two peppercorns for eyes. Bake for 12-14 mins, or until golden. Leave to cool. Will keep for two days in an airtight container.