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Spooky Calzone Snake

Rated as 4.48 out of 5 Stars

"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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Ingredients

2 h 5 m servings 241 cals
Original recipe yields 14 servings

Directions

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  1. Dissolve the sugar in the warm water in the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with a dough hook. Sprinkle the yeast over the water, and let stand for 5 minutes until the yeast softens and begins to form a creamy foam. Stir in the oil, salt, and 2 cups of flour, and mix on Low until the mixture forms a wet dough. With the machine running, add 1 cup of flour, 1/4 cup at a time, and knead until the dough pulls away from the sides of the bowl into a ball. Knead for 3 to 5 more minutes, until the dough is smooth and elastic. Watch Now
  2. Lightly oil a large bowl, then place the dough in the bowl and turn to coat with oil. Cover with a light cloth and let rise in a warm place (80 to 95 degrees F (27 to 35 degrees C)) until doubled in volume, about 1 hour. Watch Now
  3. Combine the ricotta, mozzarella, and Parmesan cheeses, pepperoni, parsley, Italian seasoning, olives, green pepper, and mushrooms in a large bowl, and set aside. Watch Now
  4. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Watch Now
  5. Punch down the dough, and roll it out into a long, flat strip about 9 inches wide by 30 inches long. Spoon the filling mixture down the center of the dough strip, leaving about 1 inch on all sides for sealing. Pull edges of the dough together; pinch to seal and form a long, filled roll. Place the roll, seam side down, onto the parchment paper in a snakey "S" shape, and tuck the ends underneath to seal. Beat the egg in a bowl with 1 tablespoon of water, and brush the egg wash over the calzone. Watch Now
  6. Bake in the preheated oven for 30 to 35 minutes, until the calzone is golden brown. Let cool for 5 minutes before cutting into individual slices. Watch Now

Nutrition Facts


Per Serving: 241 calories; 11.1 g fat; 23 g carbohydrates; 11.9 g protein; 39 mg cholesterol; 534 mg sodium. Full nutrition

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I submitted this recipe and want to add that I sometimes use pizza dough from the refrigerated section in the store to cut down on time. Then it's a breeze! Add or omit any "pizza toppings" you ...

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I did not get this to work. I used refrigerated pizza crust dough from the store. I was lucky to roll it out to 12 inches and if fell apart as soon as I tried to pull the ends together. What ...

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I submitted this recipe and want to add that I sometimes use pizza dough from the refrigerated section in the store to cut down on time. Then it's a breeze! Add or omit any "pizza toppings" you ...

My family loved this from the presentation to the taste. I used canadian bacon instead of pepperoni but it still tasted fantastic.

I used pre-made pizza dough from Pilsbury. This is a great way to serve food to the kids any time. I made cheesburger calzones. The picky kids ate them right up. The egg was key in keeping it to...

I absolutely love this recipe! my family scarfed this down and wanted more. My family loves sausage so i added some into the filling. I love this recipe partially for the fact that it is so adap...

Awesome idea for Halloween dinner! I omitted the ricotta cheese, since my crazy family won't eat it. Instead I added extra mozzarella and about 1/2 cup of sour cream. It was great!

I love this recipe! We don't shape it like a snake though. I did make a few changes though. I always double the recipe. When i proof my yeast i use 1/2 cup of water and when it is time to add it...

Great idea! Can also use this same technique and make a wreath for Christmas.

I did not get this to work. I used refrigerated pizza crust dough from the store. I was lucky to roll it out to 12 inches and if fell apart as soon as I tried to pull the ends together. What ...

5 stars for such a FUN creative idea! 5 stars for a good base recipe to customize! This served everyone at our Halloween party, with enough for seconds, and it was just plain fun to cut into and...