Annabel Karmel’s snake sandwiches

  • Makes 20

S-s-s slithery sarnies - the perfect way to serve some nutritious party food (as well as jam sandwiches)


For the sandwiches…

  • 6 slices white bread
  • 1tbsp peanut butter
  • 1tbsp strawberry jam
  • 2tbsp cream cheese
  • 1 small carrot, peeled and grated
  • 1tbsp snipped chives
  • 4 slices brown bread
  • A little butter, softened
  • ¼ cucumber, sliced
  • 5cm fluted cookie cutter

For the decoration…

  • The ends of 1 cucumber
  • 2 circles of red pepper (cut using the top of a piping nozzle) 
  • Strip of ham, cut into a forked-tongue
  • Kiwi fruit, sliced (optional)
  • Chives (optional)
  • 1 cocktail stick, cut in half


  • Step 1

    Using white bread, make one peanut butter and jam sandwich and two cream cheese, carrot and chive sandwiches. Spread the brown bread with the butter and make two cucumber sandwiches.

  • Step 2

    Cut out four rounds from each sandwich using your cookie cutter.

  • Step 3

    Arrange the rounds in a snake shape on a large platter. Use the ends of the cucumber to make the head and tail. To make eyes, attach the pepper circles using the cocktail stick halves. Cut a mouth in the front of the head, and insert the ham.

  • Step 4

    You could also create a grass effect with kiwi slices and chives.

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