Over the years (since at least 2010!), I’ve shared many super simple and healthier spooky treats for Halloween.
They were such a big hit, the girls have already asked to have them for dinner again! (And I got a video of my 4 year old cuddling with hers, telling it how cute it is. I might have to post that on my IG stories tonight!)
They make a great lunch, and you can even cut them in ½ or ⅓ to make a fun snack!
This recipe is super simple, easy and doesn’t take long at all. If you use crescent roll dough then the baking takes the longest. And even that’s only about 15-20 minutes. So, like most of my recipes, you can have dinner on the table in 30 minutes or less!
You can let the kiddos help with this one too! (I was racing to get dinner on the table and the girls were in the bath so… they didn’t assist me this time. But it was SUCH a fun surprise for them! They loved it!)
I do want to mention that, although vegan, hot dogs are still a processed food and therefore a treat. We do not eat this often. In fact the last time we had vegan hot dogs was over the summer and that was only when we were camping! (More on THAT in another post to come.). So I wouldn’t advise making this a weekly dinner, but it’s a fun treat for a special celebration, holiday (like this one!) or easy camping meal!
I hope you love this one as much as we did! Please let me know in the comments below what you think or if you make it.
Mummy Dogs (Vegan & Gluten Free)
- Vegan hot dogs (our favorite is Field Roast, but any works!)
- Vegan puff pastry or vegan crescent roll dough (Pillsbury is actually vegan, I hear. Annie’s Organics might be too. Please check the label)
- Black olives
- Vegan cream cheese (I love and use Kite Hill)
- Almond milk (for brushing before going in the oven)
- Oil spray
Kitchen Gadgets Used:
- Pizza Cutter (optional but makes it even faster & easier)
- Kid knives
- Parchment paper
- Baking sheet
- Pastry brush (optional)
- Metal Straw (optional)
- Pre-heat your oven per dough’s directions (375-400 F)
- Defrost your puff pastry (around 45 minutes in advance) OR take out your vegan crescent roll dough
- Lie flat on a clean counter
- Take your knife or pizza cutter and cut thin strips (I like cutting different widths to give it more a mummified feel!)
The kids can help with their knives, too!
- Take your vegan dogs out of the package
- Wrap the dogs with the strips
- Place on a piece of parchment paper or Silpat (sprayed with oil)
- Brush mummies with almond milk
- Bake (according to which dough you are using, but until brown so about 20 minutes)
- Let Cool.
- Put a tiny dab of cream cheese for eyes on each one and top with a tiny bit of olive
- (To make olive eyes I cut the olives with a small metal straw)
- Serve with my new Frankenkiwis (recipe here!)
- Eat & Enjoy!