Boo! We are getting right into healthy Halloween snacks that doesn’t involve candy. The kids loved making the Mummies in a Tomb (our take on the pigs in a blanket) using puff pastry and helping assemble the devilled eyeballs. The goblin teeth made of apples are wonderful for that ghoulish Halloween smile! Do try these recipes at home!
Mummies in a Tomb
16 hot dogs
1 packet of puff pastry (2 sheets), cut into ½ inch strips
1 eggs, lightly whipped
Black sesame seeds
Preheat oven 375 degrees Fahrenheit
Thaw out puff pastry and cut into ½ inch strips, about 24 strips. Cut 8 strips in half – these shorter strips will be used for the mummies’ head covering. Take each hot dog and wrap the top with a short strip of puff pastry. Leave a small space about ½ an inch and wrap the rest of the hot dog with a long puff pastry strip. Puff pastry can be stretch out a little if desired. Lightly brush the pastry with egg and bake in the oven till golden brown, about 15 minutes. Dot each mummy with two sesame seeds for eyes and ketchup for a mouth before serving.
Devilled Eye Balls
4 tablespoons mayonnaise
½ teaspoon paprika
16 black olives
Avocado slices for eyebrows
Place eggs in a pot of cold water and bring to a boil. Turn the water down to medium heat and gently boil 6 minutes. Remove eggs and let cool. Peel eggs and cut in half, lengthwise. Carefully remove the yolks and mash with mayonnaise and paprika. Spoon the yolks back into the egg whites and top each one with an olive.
Note: If less eggs are required, estimate 1 tablespoon of mayonnaise and 1/8 teaspoon of paprika for every two eggs used.
2 apples, quartered
Quarter apples and remove core. Using a paring knife, cut out a slice in the center to make the cavity of the mouth. Make a small slit on the inside of the mouth and insert almond slices along the top for teeth. This helps with inserting the almond slices into the apple without breakage.
Till our next Happy Meal!