Friday, October 31, 2008

Cheesy Mummy Dogs and Spooky Brownies

Happy Halloween!!

Hope everyone is having fun gearing up for little ghouls and goblins and way too much candy!

Last night for dinner I wanted to have a halloween dinner. We'll be at our church's trunk or treat tonight so no time for "fancy" dinner. We had these really fun mummy dogs and I made some really yummy spooky brownies. Hope you enjoy if you get a chance to do them this year!

Cheesy Mummy Dogs
1 pkg 8-count hot dogs
sharp cheddar cheese, sliced in thin strips
1 tube crescent roll dough

Slice hot dogs lengthwise but not all the way through. Place a cheese slice into the hole. After wards, slice up dough into thin strips. Wrap each hot dog leaving room for eyes at one end. Place on a cookie sheet that has been sprayed lightly with cooking spray. Bake at 400 degrees for 15 minutes or follow the directions on your crescent roll package. Since the hot dogs are already cooked, you are basically just cooking the bread. Then use a dot of mustard or ketchup for the eyes on your dogs.
The cheese melts inside the hot dog and they become really gooey. They were a HUGE hit here. Kind of a twist on pigs in a blanket. Super Fun!!

Spooky Creature Brownies
the original recipe for these can be found here
1 box favorite brownie mix
ingredients to make the brownies listed on the box
24 large marshmellows
1 container white frosting (I make cakes and had buttercream icing in my fridge so I just used that)
food coloring to match the ghouls and goblins you want to make
accessories used to make them even spookier (fruit roll ups, mini coated baking bits, mini chips, candy corn, etc)

Bake brownies according to the box directions. Cool completely and cut into squares. 6 rows by 4 rows.

Remove lid and foil from frosting can and microwave for 20 seconds until it can be stirred smooth. Divide frosting and tint accordingly.

Franken-Brownies Add 5 drops green food color to frosting in 1 bowl; mix well. Top each of 8 brownies with 1 large marshmallow. Spoon 1 tablespoon green frosting over each marshmallow to coat. Decorate with green baking bits for eyes and ears. Use black gel for mouths and centers of eyes. Cut fruit snack to use for hair.

Boo-BrowniesTop each of 8 brownies with 1 large marshmallow. Spoon 1 tablespoon white frosting over each marshmallow to coat. Use black gel for eyes and mouths.

Spider BrowniesAdd 5 drops pink food color and 3 drops blue food color to frosting in 1 bowl; mix well. Top each of 8 brownies with 1 large marshmallow. Tuck gummy worms candies under each marshmallow for legs. Spoon 1 tablespoon purple frosting over each marshmallow to coat. Use orange baking bits for eyes. Use black gel for mouths, centers of eyes and eyebrows.

Since I didn't have white frosting, my ghosts are yellow and I attempted bats using candy corn for wings....they are king of funky looking, but the kids loved them and thought they were great so I guess that's all that really matters!



the hanna's said...

Holy Cow! Those mummy dogs are so cute. You cake meal time so much fun!

the hanna's said...

I meant to say "you make meal time so much fun" SORRY!

Stephanie said...

Those are both so cute! Mummy dogs and scary brownies - how fun!

MaryBeth said...

Very cute and very creative.

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