If you’ve been reading my blog for long, you know that Halloween is my favorite holiday. I like to think of it as the gateway holiday because it’s the very beginning of holiday season. If you get into Halloween, you have no choice but to become just as enthusiastic about all the other holidays. Seasonal food is one of the best things about fall- pumpkin muffins, pumpkin beer, and Halloween treats all make me happy. I wouldn’t be a true food blogger if I didn’t appreciate the seasonal food, right?
Halloween themed food is always fun. I could spend hours scouring Pinterest for fun Halloween themed snacks. The only problem I have with Halloween themed foods is that they usually take a lot of effort to get them looking spooky, as well as tasting delicious.
These snacks are simple. So simple that my toddler was able to help. And boy did he help! He had so much fun filling the chocolate croissant bats and ghosts. He had an even better time eating them. He’s turning into a little ham. I was taking pictures of the food and he kept saying, “no mommy, take pictures of me eating”.
Can you see how happy he was helping? I love Robert’s cheesy smile. He unfortunately inherited my underbite. Poor little guy is going to have a goofy smile for a while. On another note, I’m loving our new kitchen. It has so much room for him to help. He loves dragging the chair to the island to help me cook. Too bad he doesn’t love the eating part unless chocolate is involved!
As expected he loved the chocolate croissant bats and ghosts a little more than the mummydogs and Halloweenies. I must be the only mom who encourages her toddler to eat nitrate filled hot dogs. He rarely eats meat so I figure a hot dog is better than nothing, right? Tom and I ended up eating the mummydogs and Halloweenies while Robert ate all the chocolate snacks. Maybe that’s why he didn’t sleep too well yesterday. Mom of the year over here!
Back to the food. These snacks are incredibly easy. Only two ingredients for each one. Print the recipe card below if you want to save the instructions. They were so simple. All you do is cut up the crescent rolls into strips and wrap them around the hot dog and weenies.
While I enjoy a good mummydog and Halloweenie, I absolutely love chocolate croissants, which is why I knew I had to find a way to incorporate chocolate into one of my snacks. These ghosts and bats taste just like an old school chocolate croissant, but they are so much more fun to serve!
For the bat you need to start out like this:
Then fold the bottom of the triangle over to make a bat like this:
You can use cinnamon rounds or chocolate chips for the eyes.
The ghosts are just as easy. Start out like this:
Put the chocolate at the top and then fold it over like this:
Flip it over and bake. Bake for about 10 minutes on 350 degrees.
- 2 packages of Pillsbury original crescent rolls
- 4 hot dogs
- 1 package of little weenie hot dogs
- 1/2 C. of mini chocolate chips
- cinnamon imperials for optional bat eyes
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees
- Cut up one package of Pillsbury original crescent rolls into strips
- Wrap hot dogs and weenies in strips to resemble mummies
- Fill the crescent rolls of the other package with chocolate to resemble bats and ghosts.
- Back for 10 minutes or until golden brown. The mummies will take a couple minutes longer.
This has been my favorite Halloween themed snack we’ve ever made. Aren’t they adorable?
Tell me your favorite Halloween treat!