Spooky Calzone Snake

I came up with this idea for Halloween. I baked it in an S shape after combining an egg yolk with food coloring (I made several colors with several yolks) and painted to make a colorful striped snake. I used various food items to make a tongue, nostrils, and eyes (olives, peppercorns, fruit roll-up, etc). It was a hit with the kids! Serve with spaghetti sauce for dipping.

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 1 Servings
  • Prep
    30 mins
  • Cook
    35 mins
  • Serve in
    65 mins


  • Dough: 
  • teaspoon white sugar
  • cup warm water (110 degrees F/45 degrees C)
  • (.25 ounce) package active dry yeast
  • tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoons kosher salt
  • cups all-purpose flour, divided
  • Filling: 
  • cup ricotta cheese
  • cups shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 1/4  cup grated Parmesan cheese, or to taste
  • (4 ounce) package sliced pepperoni
  • tablespoon chopped fresh parsley
  • 1/2  teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • 1/2  cup sliced black olives (optional)
  • 1/2  green bell pepper, cut into strips (optional)
  • 1/2  cup sliced fresh mushrooms (optional)
  • egg
  • tablespoon water


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