28 Oct 2019

Spooky Snacks for Halloween: Meatball Mummies


Not only are these meatball mummies super cute, they’re so delicious too! These would be great to serve at your next Halloween party.

Serves 20

Ingredients:

  • 20 cooked meatballs (homemade or frozen and defrosted - an easy meatball recipe can be found here)

  • 500g block of tasty cheese

  • Container of black olives or 1 eggplant

  • Straw

  • 3 sheets puff pastry or prepared pizza dough

  • Tomato sauce or pasta sauce for dipping

 

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven according to instructions on dough/pastry packet

  2. Cut dough/pastry into strips approximately 1cm wide

  3. Roll out meatballs slightly so they are elongated (not perfect spheres)

  4. Wrap dough/pastry around meatballs in a messy criss-cross pattern until meatballs are completely covered except for a small space for the eyes

  5. Bake for 20 minutes or until dough/pastry is golden

  6. Meanwhile, cut small circles into slices of tasty cheese (circles should be larger than the straw circumference)

  7. Using the straw, make a hole in the circles of cheese and replace with same sized circles of black olives or eggplant

  8. When meatballs are ready, remove from oven and cool for 3-5 minutes

  9. Add cheese eyes and serve with tomato or pasta sauce!

 

Tip: you can swap out meatballs for halved hotdogs too!

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Recipe Twist

If you prefer sweet treats over savoury snacks, this recipe can be repurposed to create banana mummies.

Simply use store-bought tortillas cut into strips (and covered in peanut butter or nutella) to wrap around halved bananas. Sultanas would be a great addition as eyes, which can be stuck onto your banana mummies with a bit of extra peanut butter or nutella. 

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Happy Halloween!

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