STRAWBERRY SHORTCAKE SNAKE

2
Tamara VASTINE

By
@vkrazycatt2001

CUTE & ADORABLE AND A FUN WAY TO GET THE KIDS INVOLVED IN THE KITCHEN!

Rating:

★★★★★ 3 votes

Comments:
Serves:
4
Cook:
10 Min

Ingredients

  • SHORTCAKE MIX

  • 2 c
    cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 Tbsp
    confectioners' sugar
  • 4 tsp
    baking powder
  • 3/4 tsp
    salt
  • 1/2 can(s)
    margarine (1 stick)
  • 1 c
    milk
  • STRAWBERRY FILLING

  • 1 qt
    strawberries
  • 4 Tbsp
    confectioners' sugar
  • WHIPPED TOPPING

  • 1 c
    whipping cream
  • 2 Tbsp
    confectioners' sugar
  • GARNISHES

  • 4
    strawberries (whole)
  • 4
    pieces green fruit leather (fruit roll ups)
  • ·
    mini chocolate chips or m&m's

How to Make STRAWBERRY SHORTCAKE SNAKE

Step-by-Step

  1. Heat the oven to 400 degrees. Sift together the flour, sugar, baking powder and salt into a large mixing bowl. Cut in the margarine with a pastry cutter. Or use a vegetable grater to grate the stick into the mixing bowl and let your kids take turns blending the margarine into the dry ingredients with their fingertips. Once the dough is crumbly, slowly stir in the milk.
  2. Turn out the dough onto a floured working surface and gently roll or pat the dough into a 1-inch-thick rectangle (it should measure about 6 x 8 inches). For the best results, handle the dough as little as possible
  3. Slice the rectangle into four 1-1/2- x 8-inch strips. Place the strips on an ungreased baking sheet, then let your child mold and curve them into S shapes that resemble snakes. Bake for 10 to 12 minutes until the bottoms are golden brown. Transfer the baked shortcakes to a wire rack (a parent's job) and let cool. Carefully slice the cooled shortcakes in half lengthwise or split them with a fork and then set aside.
  4. Combine the whipping cream and confectioners' sugar in a chilled bowl and beat with an electric or hand mixer until stiff peaks form.
  5. Just before serving, arrange berries on the bottom half of each shortcake, then cover with the shortcake top. Spread on whipped cream and add a layer of sliced strawberry "scales."
  6. For the snakes' heads, cut mouth openings in the tips of the whole berries and place one at the end of each shortcake. Press a pair of mini chocolate chip or M&M's eyes into the sides of each head and add a forked tongue cut from green fruit leather.

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About STRAWBERRY SHORTCAKE SNAKE

Course/Dish: Cakes Fruit Desserts
Other Tags: Quick & Easy For Kids




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