Easy to make snacks for your Halloween party. Create a funny Halloween scene, you can munch on!
- 5 Hot dogs
- roll-on pastry /puff pastry
- an assortment of cheeses 🧀 (I chose gouda and mozzarella)
- selection of pickled snacks: pickles🥒, olives 🫒,pickled peppers 🌶️
- condiments ( BBQ sauce, ketchup 🍅)
- googly eyes (optional)
Get the roll-out pastry out of the fridge 30 minutes before you're going to use it.
Roll out your pastry onto a baking tray covered with baking parchment. Using a small, sharp knife gently cut out two door shapes (one bigger, the second one smaller) from the pastry sheet and cut one of them into strips.
Cut the rest of the pastry into strips.
You'll need it to make mummies, the sides of the door, the doorknob, the basket, and to fill the inside of the pastry door.
Gently strap pastry strips around the hot dogs. You may add a smudge of ketchup, first.
You can use olives to make hot dogs smile, and you can add some leftover pastry to create the eyes (or you can skip that step and attach googly eyes to hot dogs after the mummies are baked).
Create the door.
Use a big piece of the pastry for the bottom of the door, put hot dogs on top of it, and fill out free spaces in between with leftover pastry (to prevent the top from collapsing while baking).
Add ketchup (or other sauces of your choosing), olives/peppers/pickles and then cover it with cheese.
Make a doorknob from pastry scraps.
Lay strips of pastry on top of the cheese (imitating the look of wooden boards), cover the sides of the door with some strips (to make it look more chunky), add the doorknob, and brush it all with BBQ sauce.
Create trick or treat basket, put it on the baking tray, and fill it with chopped olives.
'Door' pastry will need more time to bake, so you may want to put it in the oven first, and then add your Mummies.
Bake 'door' pastry for around 15 minutes at 200°C (392°F or at gas mark 6) before adding Mummies (and the basket) and baking it all for an additional 10 to 15 minutes, until golden brown. Always check pastry packaging first for baking guidance.
Leave Mummies and pastry to cool for 5 minutes.
If you decided not to make pastry eyes for Mummies, now's the time to cut out little holes in the frankfurters and put the googly eyes inside (don't use adhesive eyes, though!).