Halloween is not my favorite holiday, but I've gotten into a bit more this year. We finally live in a neighborhood where we should get trick-or-treaters! We are also participating in our church's trunk or treat with our small group. Our group is doing a zoo themed trunk and all dressing up like animals and zookeepers. Here is my $3 giraffe costume:
Even our cat is getting into Halloween...sort of. I'm not sure Elphie is too thrilled to be dressing up as Elsa from Frozen.
This week we had a small group meeting and I decided to get festive with Halloween snacks. I made my favorite pumpkin treats and some mummy meatballs!
I have seen the meatballs all over Pinterest and Facebook lately. I added my own twist for the eyes, though. There were so many versions of the eyes out there from a simple dot of marinara sauce, to a more complex cheese and olive creation. I decided to use mozzarella cheese for the eyes with a small dab of marinara sauce.
The mummy meatballs are actually much simpler to make than it looks! The meatballs were a hit with our group and would be a perfect addition to any Halloween get together or party.
Mummy Meatball ingredients:
- 20 frozen cooked Italian meatballs
- 1 roll of crescent dough
- 1 slice of mozzarella cheese
- Marinara sauce
Mummy Meatball instructions:
- Roll out crescent dough and lightly press in where the perforations are
- Cut the dough horizontally and vertically in the middle to create 4 rectangles
- Cut each rectangle horizontally into 10 strips
- Wrap 2 strips around each meatball to look like bandages
- Make sure there is space on the front to add eyes
- Bake per directions on the meatball package, around 15 minutes
- While baking, punch out small circles of mozzarella cheese using a small straw
- Let meatballs cool a few mins once taking them out of the oven
- Pour some marinara sauce in a resealable bag and snip off a small bit of the corner
- Pipe a dab of marinara sauce and place the mozzarella "eyes" on the meatballs
- Pipe another dab of marinara sauce on each eye
- Serve with warm marinara sauce