Hallowieners & Creepy Caterpillars

Can you feel it?

. . . you know that “spook in the air” kinda feeling!

If you’re not feeling it, I’m about to help you get your “spook” on.

Today I’m going to show you how to fill your home with sizzling snakes called Hallowieners and Creepy Caterpillars. You must stay here for the caterpillars, and then you’ll need to jump over to the famous Rhodes Bake N Serv website. Why you ask? Today I’m guest posting at Rhodes and I’ll teach you how to make Hallowieners.  They are scary delicious!

You can’t have the savory . . . without some sweet.

Hallowieners and Creepy Caterpillars . . . Disgustingly good!

Let’s make some Caterpillars first, then you can crawl over to Rhodes, for the tutorial on making ssssssssSNAKES!

You will need Texas or Dinner rolls, thawed but still a bit cold. (One roll for each Caterpillar) Cut one Texas size Dinner roll into 6 to 8 pieces. (I cut each roll into 6 pieces) A pair of Kitchen scissors works great. Melt 1/2 to 1 stick of butter in a microwave safe dish. Prepare Cinnamon & Sugar mixture and place in another dish. (1 cup sugar + 1 tablespoon cinnamon) I also put 1 teaspoon of Vanilla Extract in my melted butter! yum.

FYI:  The Texas roll is just a bit bigger in size than the original Dinner roll. Either will work.

Roll each piece into a ball.

 Roll each ball around in the melted butter.

Roll it around in the cinnamon sugar mixture. (You could also substitute Parmesan in place of the cinnamon sugar mixture) Arrange each sugar coated ball of dough on a cookie sheet that has been lined with parchment paper, or use a silpat. Place 6 to 8 balls into a curved caterpillar shape. I also took the scissors and snipped through the tops of the dough to give the Caterpillars distinguished marks. Snip little holes for the eyes as well.

Just like this!

With a toothpick, make an indention for eyes.  Give your caterpillar some eyes:  Place a raisin or a currant in the head of each caterpillar, (before baking) or you can insert a mini chocolate chip after the caterpillar is baked. (Set the raisin or currant into those snipped eye holes) Cover with saran wrap and let rise for about 15 minutes. Bake at 350 degrees for about 10 to 15 minutes or until little balls of dough are golden. Don’t over cook them!

These are so darn good.

See that cinnamon & sugar layer on the sides of the caterpillars?

It’s the best part . . . a thin sheet of candy heaven!

What little or big goblin wouldn’t love these.

Now that the sweet side of dinner is ready, you must creep over to Rhodes Bake N Serv, and I’ll show you how to make these sizzling snakes for your dinner. You’ll have a hard time eating just one!

These sssssnakes are creepy delicious, and they are ssssssimple to make

This is just one of the scrumptious step by step recipes awaiting you, at the official blog of America’s most favorite frozen dough.

but wait . . .

Before you hop on over to Rhodes for the recipe, there’s more!

It’s a Give-a-way

Rhodes is offering another Get Off Your Butt and BAKE! reader their new Cookbook.


This Cookbook is Spectacular with beautiful pictures & lots of new recipes.

You have a chance for 3 entries!

To enter, please do the following:

1st. Visit the Rhodes blog & my Hallowieners and Caterpillars post , and leave a comment below that post.

(use the links below)

then . . .

2nd. You must come back here & leave me a comment below this post. Tell me the name of your favorite cookbook.

3rd Entry:  Please Vote for me again on BABBLEI’m falling behind.

This Cookbook giveaway will close on Sunday, Oct 23rd at midnight. I will announce the Cookbook winner on my next post. Good luck!


simple . . . 3 entries!

  • Christy Boling - 10/19/2011 - 10:15 am

    These look amazing. I am bringing some of these to our Halloween Party!ReplyCancel

  • Marsi Roberts - 10/19/2011 - 10:28 am

    looks delicious and something the kids will love!ReplyCancel

  • Cathy - 10/19/2011 - 12:08 pm

    “Scary cute” Thank you for sharing.ReplyCancel

  • Kara - 10/19/2011 - 1:51 pm

    My favorite cookbook is Mark Bittman’s How to Cook Everything!ReplyCancel

  • NaDell - 10/19/2011 - 2:05 pm

    I left a comment over on their site.
    My favorite recipe book is one that I put together after I typed up all of my mom’s recipe collection 8 years ago and the ones that I had gathered. I printed it up for my siblings about 5 years ago. It has everything we grew up eating.ReplyCancel

  • Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar - 10/20/2011 - 6:18 am

    I left a comment on the rhodes site!ReplyCancel

  • Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar - 10/20/2011 - 6:19 am

    My favorite cookbook is Americas Test Kitchen Best Recipe book! It’s awesome.ReplyCancel

  • Jeanne ODonnell - 10/20/2011 - 6:26 am

    my favorite recipe book is Betty Crocker. I got it for my wedding 30 years ago.ReplyCancel

  • Jeanne ODonnell - 10/20/2011 - 6:27 am

    I voted for you on Babble.ReplyCancel

  • conniemelancon - 10/20/2011 - 7:41 am

    Thanks for the tutorial! My favorite recipe book is one I ordered as a fund raiser from my daughters school years ago~~ can’t remember the name. Just a collection of everyone’s favorite recipes.ReplyCancel

  • conniemelancon - 10/20/2011 - 7:43 am

    I voted for you on Babble.ReplyCancel

  • Christine - 10/20/2011 - 8:20 am

    My favorite recipe books are the collaborations put together in our church. Usually they are great homestyle recipes using ingredients I have on hand.ReplyCancel

  • Christine - 10/20/2011 - 8:22 am

    I “liked” you on Babble.ReplyCancel

  • Carol - 10/20/2011 - 8:39 am

    I just left a comment on the Rhodes website for ya…..these are the cutest creepy crawlers…….and I know my 2 grandsons are gonna have lots of fun making these!

    My favorite cookbook? ohhhhhhhh boy……….with over 500 in my possession that’s a hard one. I would have to say the one I love and reach for most is one that my daughter and I put together for our church-it’s full of tried and true recipes from friends and family-some no longer with us. That makes it even more of a treasure to me.

    Off to VOTE!

    Thanks for the great ideas Jonna,


  • Carol - 10/20/2011 - 8:41 am

    Just voted on Babble…….. 🙂ReplyCancel

  • Allison - 10/20/2011 - 9:26 am

    So darn cute! And creepy. lol My favorite cookbook right now is Deceptively Delicious by Jessica Seinfield. I have 2 small ones and getting them to eat all of their veggies can be tough. It’s been great sneeking in purees and them not even knowing it.ReplyCancel

  • Brittany R. - 10/20/2011 - 6:35 pm

    I left a comment on their site 🙂
    AND! These look adorable! I can’t wait to show them off at my family Halloween gathering!ReplyCancel

  • Debbie Virgin - 10/20/2011 - 8:37 pm

    My favorite cook book is your blog! I use it all the time and have really enjoyed the recipes you post!ReplyCancel

  • crystal bergman - 10/20/2011 - 11:54 pm

    I love the snakes. I will be making them tomorrow! My favorite cookbook is Our Best Bites. i never even put it away.ReplyCancel

  • Stephanie G. - 10/21/2011 - 2:10 am

    Seriously, I love your blog! You have amazing recipes and always make it look so easy. I usually shy away from things like this but reading your blog gets me excited and it’s much more fun sharing this with my son too. I don’t have a favorite cookbook, but the one I use the most is ‘Favorite Brand Name Best-Loved Recipes of all time’ It’s full of just the basics.ReplyCancel

  • Maxie Henkin - 10/21/2011 - 4:53 am

    Lovely blog! I am loving it!! Will come back again. I am taking your feeds alsoReplyCancel

  • jessica w. - 10/21/2011 - 6:52 pm

    They have such great ideas with how to use the rolls! I love those frozen rolls!!!!ReplyCancel

  • jessica w. - 10/21/2011 - 6:52 pm

    My favorite cookbook growing up was the old version of better homes and gardens. The newer version have some of the good recipes out of them because they take longer or are harder!ReplyCancel

  • jessica w. - 10/21/2011 - 6:53 pm

    I voted for you on babble too!ReplyCancel

  • Amber K. - 10/21/2011 - 8:16 pm

    Better Homes & Garden has been my favorite cookbook the past couple of years.ReplyCancel

  • Maram - 10/23/2011 - 3:38 am

    I’ve never had a cook book =( xReplyCancel

  • Amy Nicole - 10/23/2011 - 6:30 pm

    My favorite cook book is, “The Best Recipes of Cooks Illustrated”. The recipes always take a lot of time, but are always worth it.ReplyCancel

  • baibre8@yahoo.com - 10/23/2011 - 9:44 pm

    I can’t stop reading all the recipes and don’t know where to start!

    I can’t name just one recipe book as my favorite!ReplyCancel

  • Always Wright - 10/29/2011 - 3:24 pm

    Even though I love many of the new cookbooks, my favorite is an old one that I have had for many years. It’s called How America Eats by Clementine Paddleford.ReplyCancel