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Spooky Halloween Stuffed Bread is a fun way to get some creepy Halloween fun with food and get your kids involved. This spooky breads are stuffed with vegetarian pizza stuffing and are shaped into snakes and witches hats. 

Spooky Halloween Stuffed bread arranged on a white parchment paper.

They are cute and at the same time a bit scary with that pizza stuffing oozing out. I did click the pics with the oozed-out stuffing as I felt it looked more real and creepy :-). While eating the kids were like we are eating snakes body and blood :D.

We thoroughly enjoyed making this bread. My daughter loved to make small snakes that spiraled around the sticks. I loved to shape the snakes, was a bit difficult to get the faces right, but in the end, we managed. All in all, it was fun making and eating them. 

Shapes one can make for spooky Halloween bread.

I would say go wild and just play around. At first, I just had planned to make snake shape stromboli, but then we were enjoying it. I then added a witch’s hat and small spiders on the go. One can even make ghosts, giant spiders, ghost mummies, etc. If you do not like animal shapes, go easy and make small pumpkins or use a cutter to shape them into pumpkins.  

Halloween Stuffed Snake bread , witch hat and mini snake breadsticks arranged on a white parchment paper, with some festive decorations seen on the side.

Fillings one can use in this Spooky Halloween Stuffed Bread

I had made the vegetarian stuffing with onion, pepper, and corn. One can add any veggies of choice. Add fruits like pineapple or even small pieces of tofu or paneer. For meat eaters, you can stuff it with chicken, pepperoni, or ham.

How to make the dough for the Halloween bread

I have made vegan dough for the bread. Have used flour, olive oil, salt, water, and yeast and made basic pizza dough. One can use any type of bread dough for this bread. If you are okay to eat eggs and butter, you can make the dough using this recipe Cebularz Lubelski (Polish Onion Flatbread) or this Savoury Babka dough without eggs.

How to shape Spooky Halloween snake bread

Shaping the snake bread was not that hard. All you have to do is roll the dough into a circular disc. Then add the desired filling and roll and seal. The rolling needs to be tight and the sealing needs to be done alongside the edges so that you do not have the stuffing oozing out. 

As you all can see I have used a generous amount of stuffing and hence it did ooze out a bit. I am okay with that, however, if you do want it clean, add less stuffing. 

Do some diagonal cuts in the body. This helps in the bread not exploding much, and also gives a natural look to the bread. 

Top view of creepy Halloween Stuffed bread, witch hat and snake breadsticks arranged on a white parchment paper paper, with some festive decorations seen on the side.

Eyes and mouth of  Spooky Halloween snake bread

For the eyes, I have used raisins, one can use olives too. At times the raisins come out while baking, simply stick it back or glue it with some chocolate. For the tongue, I did use some red peppers. 

How to shape Witches Hat bread

This was the easiest. All you do is cut the dough into triangles. Add the stuffing in one triangle. Place another triangle on the top and seal on the edges. It is best to make a small cut in the hats, or else they might explode while baking. 

To shape the hats, I have used peppers again cut lengthwise. One can use cheese slices cut lengthwise. For eyes and mouth, I simply used some melted chocolate. 

How to shape mini snake breadsticks

To make mini snake breadsticks, I first roll the dough into a circular disc. Then cut long strips of the dough. Oil the sticks and then roll the dough over the sticks leaving a little space in between to allow the dough to rise. For eyes and mouth, I have used chocolate and peppers. 

Spooky Halloween Stuffed breads arranged on a white parchment paper paper, with some festive decorations seen on the side.

Making Instant Pizza Sauce

I have made an Instant version of my pizza sauce. I simply added some oil, tomato puree, herbs, garlic granules, and salt. Let this cook until the sauce thickens and you have one delicious Instant Pizza sauce ready.

Veggies for the stuffed bread

I like to saute my veggies for the pizza stuffed bread. One can use it raw if required. For sauteeing, I added some oil and cooked the onion and garlic in it until lightly translucent. Then I simply added some peppers and boiled corn. Let it cook for a further 2-3 minutes until they are done. The veggies should not be overcooked, they need to have a bite in them and should not be mushy.

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Spooky Halloween Stuffed bread arranged on a white parchment paper paper, with some festive decorations seen on the side.
Spooky Halloween Stuffed bread arranged on a white parchment paper.

Spooky Halloween Stuffed Bread

Spooky Halloween Stuffed Bread is a fun way to get some creepy Halloween fun with food and get your kids involved.
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Course: Appetizer, Lunch
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Halloween, Pizza, Shaped Bread, Vegetables
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Resting Time: 3 hours
Author: Renu Agrawal-Dongre

Ingredients

For the bread dough

  • 2.5 Cups – 250 grams – whole wheat flour – can be replaced with all purpose or plain flour
  • 1 Cups – of lukewarm water
  • 5 grams of active dry yeast
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoon olive oil
  • Extra flour for rolling the dough

For the stuffing

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 small onion chopped
  • 1 garlic clove chopped
  • 1 small bell pepper chopped
  • ½ cup boiled corn kernels
  • Salt to taste
  • Cheddar or Mozarella Cheese as required – Optional

For the instant Pizza Sauce

  • 1 Cup Tomato Puree
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 7-8 basil leaves
  • 15-20 oregano leaves
  • ½ teaspoon garlic granules or powder
  • ½ teaspoon sugar
  • Salt to taste

For Decorations

  • Raisins or black olives
  • Red pepper
  • Melted chocolate

Instructions

Making the bread dough

  • In a large bowl dissolve the sugar and water.
    1 Cups – of lukewarm water, 1 tablespoon sugar
  • Add in the yeast and let it proof for 10 minutes.
    5 grams of active dry yeast
  • In a large bowl or a bowl of your standing mixer sift the flour and salt.
    2.5 Cups – 250 grams – whole wheat flour, 1 teaspoon salt
    Sifted flour in a bowl.
  • Give it a mix.
  • Now add the bloomed yeast mixture.
    Adding of yeast mixture in dough.
  • When kneading in a stand mixer, first start on slow and slowly increase the speed.
  • Knead the dough until it is nice and elastic. With a stand mixer, it should take around 4-5 minutes.
  • With your hand, it should take around 8-10 minutes.
  • Slowly add in the olive oil and knead again until it is all incorporated.
    2 tablespoon olive oil
  • Once the dough is smooth and elastic, shape it into a round ball.
  • Let it rest in a greased bowl.
  • Let the dough rest for 60-90 minutes until doubled
    The proofed dough.

Making the stuffing

  • In a pan add olive oil or any vegetable oil.
    1 tablespoon olive oil
  • Once hot add the chopped or minced garlic and chopped onion.
    1 garlic clove chopped, 1 small onion chopped
    Sautéing Onion and garlic.
  • Cook on medium them until translucent for 3-4 minutes.
  • Now add the chopped capscium and cook them further for 1-2 minutes.
    1 small bell pepper chopped
    Adding Capsicums for stuffing.
  • Add the boiled corn, salt and cook for 1-2 minutes.
    ½ cup boiled corn kernels, Salt to taste
    Adding corn to veggies.
  • Switch off and let it cool down.

Making the Instant pizza sauce

  • In a pan add oil.
    1 tablespoon olive oil
  • Add 1 cup tomato puree, oregano and basil.
    7-8 basil leaves, 15-20 oregano leaves, 1 Cup Tomato Puree
  • Add salt, sugar and garlic granules.
    Salt to taste, ½ teaspoon garlic granules or powder, ½ teaspoon sugar
  • Cook this on medium stirring in between until you achieve the desired consistency.
    Instant Ready Pizza Sauce.

Shaping Snake Bread

  • Divide the dough into small balls, around a lemon size.
    Dividing the dough into equal size portions.
  • Using some flour roll into 5-6 inches circular discs.
    Extra flour for rolling the dough
    Rolling of the bread into circular disc.
  • Spread 1-2 tablespoons of pizza sauce in between. Do not go over the edges.
    Adding pizza sauce in the rolled bread.
  • On one side add the veggies or stuffing of your choice.
    Adding veggies in the rolled bread.
  • Add cheese if using.
    Cheddar or Mozarella Cheese as required
    Adding Cheese in the rolled bread.
  • Grab one edge of the disc and start rolling it.
    Rolling of th.e spooky snake bread
  • Press the other two ends to seal too, and keep rolling until you reach the end.
    Rolling and sealing of the spooky snake bread.
  • Seal at the end.
    Sealing the edges of the spooky snake bread.
  • Shape the rolled and stuffed dough into snake form.
    Rolling and sealing of the spooky snake bread.
  • Keep it on a greased baking tray.
  • Similarly, roll the remaining and arrange them on a baking tray.
    Shaping of Halloween Pizza Bread in the form of snake.
  • Glue the eyes using raisins
    Raisins or black olives

Shaping the Witches’ hat

  • Roll the dough into a large circle.
  • Cut the rolled dough into triangles of the required size.
  • Spread 1-2 tablespoons of pizza sauce in between. Do not go over the edges.
  • On one side add the veggies or stuffing of your choice.
    Stuffing in the Halloween Witch Bread with veggies and cheese.
  • Add cheese if using.
  • Put the other triangle on top of the bottom triangle.
    Sealing of Witch Hat.
  • Seal the edges by dabbing your fingers all around.
    Spooky Halloween Stuffed Witch Hat.
  • Keep this on a greased baking tray.
  • Roll the dough into a large circle.

Shaping the snake breadsticks

  • Oil the skewers.
  • Cut the rolled dough into large 1 cm strips.
  • Roll each strip spirally on skewers, leaving a small space in between. (Forgot to take pics)
  • Keep this on a greased baking tray.

Baking the Halloween Stuffed Breads

  • Preheat the oven to 200 Deg C / 390 Deg F.
  • For the snake make cuts diagonally.
  • Decorate it with red pepper and raisins.
  • Make cuts in witches’ hats.
  • Lightly brush some milk on all the bread. This step is optional but helps in getting a nice golden color. One can even use egg wash.
    Milk brushed on bread.
  • Bake in a preheated oven for 20 mins.
  • The breadsticks might be done in 13-15 minutes. So do keep checking them after 13-15 minutes, if you keep them all together.
  • Once baked decorate the witch's hat and add a mouth to the snake.
    Red pepper, Melted chocolate

Notes

  • Standard US Size cups are used
  • More or less water might be required depending on the flour. However do not add too much or less, first let the dough knead, it takes shape in some time.
  • Oven temperatures vary. After 15 minutes of baking do check the bread.
  • Read above for flour and vegan substitutions.
  • Any type of stuffing can be used.
  • Veggies can be skipped completely and only cheese be used.
  • I have used whole wheat flour for the dough, one can use all-purpose or plain flour or maida.
 
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Radha

Sunday 30th of October 2022

Great idea! Pizza stuffing is always a hit with adults and kids, this with veggies too is a great choice. These stuffed snakes are perfect for the theme!

Namita

Wednesday 12th of October 2022

Lovely breads Renu. I really loved the pizza stuffing.

Kelly

Wednesday 12th of October 2022

I love the ooziness! It makes them even more spooky looking, like maybe zombie snakes even.

Kelster

Wednesday 12th of October 2022

I love that you did a bunch of different shapes here.

Karen @karenskitchenstories

Tuesday 11th of October 2022

Very cute! A size for every appetite!