For children, celebrating Halloween is a fairly straightforward program: Find a costume, ask for candy, get a stomachache.

For adults, Halloween is a different affair. Some grown-ups don’t bat an eye. Others, however, take Halloween to the extreme. Parties, costumes and food and drink – the spookier the better – make the holiday what it is.

For Owasso resident Kristina Ellis, Halloween entertaining is the chance to get a little creative in the kitchen. For her monthly Bunco group, she made Mummy Dogs, a fun Halloween-inspired snack. They couldn’t be simpler. Just a few ingredients and a little assembly, and these mummies are piping hot and ready for adults or kiddoes to enjoy.

Mummy Dogs

Makes 10 mummies

This recipe is adapted from Pillsbury. For a gourmet twist, substitute phyllo for canned dough, or use a high-end, thinly sliced smoked cheddar or gouda in place of the American cheese slices.

  • 1 can refrigerated crescent dinner rolls or breadstick dough
  • 3 slices American cheese, divided into quarters
  • 10 hot dogs
  • Cooking spray
  • Ketchup, mustard or barbecue sauce, for serving

Preheat the oven to 375 degrees. If using crescent rolls, unroll the dough, press together perforations and cut into strips. If using breadstick dough, roll individual breadsticks into long, thin logs. Slice cheese into thin strips and line the back of the hot dog. Wind strips of dough around each hot dog and cheese, overlapping the dough but leaving enough room at the top of one end to represent a face. Bake for 13 to 17 minutes, or until dough is golden brown and cheese is melted. Use mustard, ketchup or barbecue sauce to draw faces on the mummy dogs.

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