Picture of Alligator Bread (aka Nomsters)
Every party (Superbowl and otherwise) ought to have some kind of bread  - and it's a bonus if the bread looks particularly vicious. Using store-bought bread dough (or homemade if you prefer), you can quickly and easily make awesome bread shaped like alligators (or other delicious creatures like Turtle Biscuits).

Step 1: You'll Need. . .

Picture of You'll Need. . .
  • Store-bought refrigerated French bread dough (or homemade dough if you prefer) - you'll need one tube of dough per every two alligators you'd like to make
  • Raisins or dried cranberries (one per every alligator)
  • Egg beaten with a little water (optional - for egg wash, if using)
  • Sheetpan
  • Scissors
  • Sharp knife

paint them with water and food color green and pink or whatever, or roll in black sesame seedsbefore sniping.

But those things are kinda guilding the lily they look great!

Good idea.
shesparticular (author)  susanchen20113 years ago
Arbitror4 years ago
I love the crunchy scales!
shesparticular (author)  Arbitror4 years ago
They're my favorite part too! I keep meaning to try making a slightly smaller version to use as a roll to make a sandwich.
give me an alligator sandwich and make it snappy!
i love how they got fat & super cute in the oven!
shesparticular (author)  AlpineButterfly4 years ago
They do get really cute, don't they? :)
This is awesome!!
shesparticular (author)  AlpineButterfly4 years ago
Thanks so much!
Very cute. I'll bet this will be a big hit at the Univ of FL (home of the gators).
shesparticular (author)  Happy Turtle4 years ago
Thanks so much!
krashok20104 years ago
i can't find the difference between the table and the food... lol
shesparticular (author)  krashok20104 years ago
Sorry about the color of the dough and my cutting board being a bit close in some of the pictures - hopefully it's not too hard to follow.
instruct394 years ago
thats pretty cool!
shesparticular (author)  instruct394 years ago
your welcome, no prob!
This is really awesome; I love baking breads. I haven't though about creatively shaping them until I read your instructable, but I've been exploring stenciling with flour. The technique in the following link looks better than what I've improvised myself (it uses a wet surface and sifted flour):

Thanks for the great idea!
shesparticular (author)  dreamexplorer4 years ago
Wow that's really beautiful, thanks so much for sharing it! I made these brownies a few years ago for Valentine's day and made/used a stencil, but I never thought of doing it on bread. Also, I didn't use any water so the powdered sugar didn't stick well - for sure something to consider next time I make them. Thanks again!
kdave044 years ago
This is awesome! The scales/spikes turned out really well. Way to go!
shesparticular (author)  kdave044 years ago
Thanks so much!
happyjo4 years ago
Ohh.. Cute bread!
shesparticular (author)  happyjo4 years ago
:D SO who are you going for in the Superbowl?
shesparticular (author)  happyjo4 years ago
I'm a Chicago girl, so I'm still getting over the sting of the Bears not going :(
:D yeah, I am not much of a football or any other sport on TV but I want the Steelers to win! I won't be able to watch it though because I have a concert on SuperBowl Sunday!