Monday, October 27, 2008

Halloween treats

You know how they say if something is worth doing it's worth doing well? I agree, and I also think if something is worth doing, it's worth blogging.

I thought I'd share some fun Halloween treats we made for a party last week. We had so much fun making them!

First we made mini-caramel apples. (Except we used melted peanut butter chips instead of caramel) I scooped out balls of apples, making sure there was skin on each piece. Then the girls stuck a tooth pick in each one. I dipped them in the melted pb chips and then the girls dipped them in sprinkles or red hots and then we put each one in a little paper baking cup.

Here's the finished product.

They were so yummy!

The other thing we took to the party was mummy dogs. I got some yummy smoked sausage hot dogs (taste like Little Smokies, but a fraction of the price). I cut them in half length-wise and then again the other way so they wouldn't roll away. Then I took refrigerator biscuits and rolled them out flat.
I found that if the biscuits had been out of the fridge for a few minutes it worked better than super cold. Also, pulling them out into an oval before rolling them helped, too. I just used a small smooth baby bottle to roll them.
Then I used a pizza cutter to cut strips from the dough. I wrapped each piece of hot dog with about 2 strips. I started at one end and went clockwise then did the other strip from the other end counterclockwise, leaving a space for the face. I baked them for about 9 minutes. The kids LOVED these. The tested them for lunch the day of the party and then at the party they tray was empty very fast! Jenna has already requested that we make them again on Halloween!


The Gibbys said...

I love the mummy hot dogs, they look great. Good thinking, and I like the step by step picture instructions.

Tara said...

I LOVE IT! I'm going to use it this year since I already did my pumpkin faces which is my usual halloween day treat.

You're wonderful. I'll share my pumpkin face recipe if you ever want to know...

Amy said...

I'm going to make those mummy dogs next Halloween for sure!

The Van Horn's said...

Thanks for the mummy dogs idea. I made them on Halloween night before the girls went out and now Amelia asks for them everyday. Too fun!


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