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Strawberry Shortcake Snakes

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Made with satiating coconut oil, energizing Greek yogurt and mood-boosting berries, these too-cute charmers are sure to have the whole gang slithering in for more.

2 cups white whole-wheat flour

4 tsp.** baking powder **

1/2 tsp. *baking soda *

1/2 cup cold *coconut oil *

1/2 cup orange juice or milk

2 Tbs. *maple syrup *

2 cups *vanilla Greek yogurt *

3 Tbs. honey

4 cups sliced fresh strawberries

6 whole strawberries

12 mini green candies

  1. Heat oven to 400°F. In bowl, mix first 3 ingredients and 3/4 tsp. salt. With pastry blender or 2 knives, cut coconut oil into flour mixture until small crumbs form. Add orange juice and maple syrup. Using fork, stir until soft dough forms.

  2. Shape dough into 6″ x 8″ rectangle; cut in half lengthwise. Cut each half lengthwise into thirds to create 6 strips; roll each piece into 10″ log. Arrange logs on greased baking sheet in_ S_ shape to make snakes. Bake 10 to 12 min. or until done. Let cool; cut in half horizontally to split.

  3. In bowl, combine yogurt and honey. Spread one-third of the yogurt mixture on bottom halves of snakes; top with half of the strawberry slices. Place top halves of snakes on strawberry slices. Spread or pipe remaining yogurt mixture on top of snakes; arrange remaining sliced strawberries on top.

  4. Cut a slit in narrow end of whole strawberries. Remove 1 leaf from each strawberry; cut into forked tongue and insert into slits. Press green candies into strawberries for eyes. Arrange strawberry heads in front of snake bodies. Serve immediately.

Active time: 25 min.

*Total time: *40 min.

Makes: 6

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