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Spooky, Yummy Mummies!

For a Halloween party or just to have some fun with the kids, make these meatball-and-dough-wrapped Mummy treats! The kids can help with quite a few of the steps. 

First, preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Use an uncooked spaghetti noodle to skewer three precooked meatballs (this is just to hold the meatballs in place ... you'll remove it later). If using frozen meatballs, allow them to thaw just a little so they'll be easier to skewer. (One bag of frozen meatballs made nine mummies.)

   

We used a tube of Pillsbury pizza dough that is already rolled up, and we sliced small portions, up to about a half an inch thick. Unwind the dough to make long strings and wrap it somewhat haphazardly around the meatballs to create a "mummy" look, but be sure to wrap the meatballs together (we had a few that didn’t get wrapped enough, as you can see). Leave an opening where the eyes will go.

Place them on parchment paper on a cookie sheet, carefully remove the spaghetti noodle and bake in 350-degree oven for about 22-24 minutes (check regularly to see how the dough is cooking – thinner strands may cook faster).

  

While they’re cooking, you can make eyes by thinly slicing mozzarella cheese and poking holes out with a straw. If you’re ambitious, use a very small straw to make black pupils using olives, and poke those into the whites of the eyes.

 

While they’re still hot, place the eyes on meatball. The heat will help the cheese melt and stick in place. Serve with marinara sauce!

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