Crabby Sand-Witch! Recipe
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Crabby Sand-Witch! Recipe

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I love making different recipes for our annual Halloween party. This “sand-witch” has always been a hit. You can make the filling ahead and chill it. The seafood and spicy jalapeno make this crab a winner!—Suzanne Clark, Phoenix, Arizona
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES:8 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES: 8 servings


  • 1 tube (8 ounces) refrigerated crescent rolls
  • 2 cans (6 ounces each) lump crabmeat, drained
  • 12 ounces peeled and deveined cooked shrimp (61-70 per pound), finely chopped
  • 3/4 cup sliced water chestnuts, drained
  • 4 green onions, finely sliced
  • 1/2 cup sweet red pepper, finely chopped
  • 1 to 2 tablespoons seeded jalapeno pepper, finely chopped
  • 1 to 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon seafood seasoning
  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 loaf (1 pound) Hawaiian sweet bread
  • Lettuce leaves
  • 2 large pimiento-stuffed olives


  1. Preheat oven to 375°. Unroll tube of crescent rolls; shape to resemble eight crab legs. Bake according to package directions. Cool. Meanwhile, mix next nine ingredients until well blended.
  2. Cut bread in half crosswise; hollow out bottom half. Line with lettuce leaves; fill with crab mixture. Slice upper half into eight wedges. Top crab mixture with bread wedges and additional lettuce leaves.
  3. Arrange crescent roll legs on serving plate next to bread; using bamboo skewers, attach olives to bread to look like eyes. Yield: 8 servings.
Originally published as Crabby Sand-Witch! in Ultimate Halloween 2016, p32

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