Make Snail Snacks

Do you like to bake? Then give this cinnamon-snail snack a whirl!

What You Need

  • can of refrigerated biscuit or bread dough
  • flour
  • cinnamon
  • sugar

  • melted butter
  • slivered almonds or string licorice

What You Do

  • STEP 1:

    Preheat oven to 400°.

  • STEP 2:

    Knead entire can of dough and form into a large ball. Spread it out with a rolling pin on a floured surface until the dough is a rectangle about 1/4 inch thick. (If it’s too sticky, you can add a small amount of flour.)

  • STEP 3:

    Mix together equal amounts of cinnamon and sugar in a bowl.

  • STEP 4:

    Brush melted butter over the dough. Then sprinkle the cinnamon and sugar mixture on the dough until it’s evenly covered.

  • STEP 5:

    Starting with one of the short sides of the rectangle, roll up the dough to form a tight, spiraled log.

  • STEP 6:

    Cut the log into slices about 1/2 inch thick. (Ask an adult for help.) Carefully place the slices on a greased cookie sheet or one lined with parchment paper.

  • STEP 7:

    Unwrap the outside end of each slice and form into the shape of a snail’s head.

  • STEP 8:

    Bake for 8-10 minutes, or until the snails start to turn golden brown. While the snails are cooling, push two almond slivers or two small pieces of licorice into each head to create tentacles.

TIP: If you don’t like the taste of cinnamon, you can use unsweetened cocoa powder instead.