Crescent Critters

Easily make your own little cresecent critters using store-bought Crescent roll dough!
Easily make your own little cresecent critters using store-bought Crescent roll dough!
Prep Time
20min
Total Time
1hr 30min
Complexity
Easy
Servings
8-10
  • 1. Preheat

    Preheat oven to 350°F. Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper.

  • 2. Knead

    Remove the dough from the packaging and place 2 in one bowl. Knead the dough together to remove any perforations. Cover with plastic wrap and set aside.

  • 3. Color

    Place the other package of dough into a separate bowl and add some black food coloring. Knead the dough to remove and perforations.

  • 4. Roll & Cut

    On a lightly floured surface, roll the black dough with a rolling pin or wine bottle until it is ⅛” thick. Cut into thin strips and cover with a damp kitchen towel until ready to use.

  • 5. Roll

    Grab a piece of the plain dough roughly the size of a tennis ball to make the body, then roll into a log. Roll the dough thin on one side, leaving one end larger for the head.

  • 6. Wrap

    Carefully wrap 1 strip of black dough around the body of the caterpillar, pinching at the thin tail end and curling it around the side.

  • 7. Place

    Place two small pieces of black dough onto the head and add two small pieces of plain dough for the eyes. Repeat with remaining dough.

  • 8. Brush & Bake
    20-25min

    Brush the caterpillars with beaten egg white and bake for about 20-25 minutes, until lightly golden brown and baked through.

  • 9. Brush Again & Serve

    Brush the freshly baked caterpillars with melted butter and serve immediately for a deliciously “slimy” look.