Looking for an eerie but enticing recipe perfect for a vegan Halloween party? These mildly macabre mummy dogs and mummy meatballs are sure to be a hit. Plus, they are paranormally quick and painless to make!
All you need are your favorite vegan haunted hot dogs and vegan magical meatballs and a creepy package of the Original Pillsbury Crescent Rolls. Yup, the Original Crescent Rolls are accidentally vegan! Watch the video below to see how they’re made.
While you can certainly plop these right onto a plate, we love going the extra mile to create something magical. With just a few simple ingredients or household items, you can make these snacks into the most enchanted edibles ever!
Coffin It Up – Make a creepy chocolate coffin using a silicone mold and cut your hot dogs to size before wrapping in the crescent roll dough. When the devilish dogs are done (and cooled), you can add the mummy to the coffin right before serving. Dinner and dessert in one!
Graveyard Grab n’ Go – Find an old wooden tray or cutting board (preferably one with sides) and cover with a layer of dark cookie crumbs (Oreos are accidentally vegan!). Create tombstone-shaped cookies using our delicious cookie recipe and add a thin layer of gray frosting (mixing black and white together) on all sides. Lay your mummy balls and dogs in front of the terrifying tombstones and cover with more cookie crumble. Then, it’s time to dig for a delicious (and possibly demonic) dinner.
Petrified Pumpkins on Parade – Find a few mini pumpkins and carve into cringe-worthy characters. Once cleaned out and spectacularly sinister, stand up the magnificent mummy meatballs and dogs inside. Serve along with a small cauldron of ketchup.
Pillsbury Original Crescent Rolls—this crescent roll dough is naturally vegan and easy to find!
Mustard or Ketchup—whichever you prefer. These are used for the eyes and pair perfectly with these mummy dogs for dipping too!
We’ve been making these mummy dogs and meatballs for nearly a decade now for Halloween parties because they’re such a simple and fun treat. They’re always a huge hit and one of the first things to be gobbled up. You can find crescent rolls at many mainstream grocery stores and you can use any vegan meatballs and veggie dogs you’d like!
1. Use the tip of your finger to press and pop open the crescent roll container. Lay out the dough onto a cutting board.
2. Using a sharp knife, cut the dough into long, thin strips about ½-inch wide.
3. Wrap the strips in a mummy-like fashion (being as wiggly as you wish) around each of the vegan meatballs and hot dogs. Don’t forget to leave a little space on each to add the glowing red, ketchup eyes!
4. Place each onto a baking sheet and bake in a preheated 375 degree oven for 11-13 minutes, or until the mummies are all a ghostly golden brown.
5. When cooled a little, attach the decorating tip to the icing bag, pour in some ketchup, and make some eerie dots for eyes on each vegan meatball and hot dog.
Place on a spooky serving plate and use toothpicks to serve.
These mummy munchies are not only super easy to make, but require very little equipment. All you need is:
Sadly, this crescent dough has wheat as an ingredient and is not gluten-free. But, if you have your own gluten-free pasty dough recipe that you like to use, feel free to use that in this recipe. Keep in mind that the cooking time and temperature will be different.
There are a couple of ways in which you can reduce the fat in this recipe. If you’re worried about the saturated fat in the crescent roll dough, don’t hesitate to use whichever dough you prefer. You may wish to take a look at a few different brands of plant-based meatballs and hot dogs to find the one that has the lowest amount of fat. See below for more substitution ideas.
No problem! You can use anything you like in this recipe. Feel free to substitute your own recipe for plant-based meatballs (we have a recipe for quinoa meatballs) or use vegetables instead. Long vegetables that would work well would be asparagus, carrots, or potato spears. Round foods that could be swapped instead of meatballs would be brussels sprouts, broccoli, cauliflowers, or even tater tots!