Prep Time: 30 Minutes
Total Time: 50 Minutes
1 can Jus-Rol™ Croissants
3 slices American cheese
12 Frankfurter hot dogs
Mustard or ketchup, if desired
- Preheat the oven to 200°C (180°C for fan assisted ovens)/Gas Mark 6. Line a large baking sheet with baking paper.
- Unroll dough; separate at perforations, creating 3 rectangles. Press perforations to seal.
- With knife or pizza cutter, cut each rectangle lengthwise into 12 pieces, making a total of 36 pieces of dough. Slice cheese slices into quarters (1/2 slice cheese, cut in half).
- Wrap 3 pieces of dough around each hot dog and 1/4 slice of cheese to look like “bandages,” stretching dough slightly to completely cover hot dog. About 1/2 inch from one end of each hot dog, separate “bandages” so hot dog shows through for “face.” Place on the baking sheet (cheese side down).
- Bake 13 to 15 minutes or until dough is light golden brown and hot dogs are hot. With mustard, draw features on “face.”
Variation: Try a mini version with cocktail sausages.
Spooktacular store cupboard staples
Adding a Halloween spin to your favourite snack is easy – with a little help from some store cupboard favourites. Strawberry or raspberry jam can be transformed into blood and guts, marshmallows can be decorated with a dot of chocolate to become eyeballs and blanched almonds make very convincing teeth!
Ready-to-Bake Halloween Recipes
Naughty or ice – icing sugar scares
Piped icing sugar is great for making wicked web designs (add a jelly spider for an extra scare) while sheet fondant can be cut into all sorts of scary shapes to pop on top of cookies or cupcakes. Witches’ hats, black cats and bats have simple silhouettes that make them perfect for this – even if you’re new to baking. A cookie cutter can even do the hard work for you.
How to Cook with Pastry
Simple scares with sweets
From gummy worms to vampire fangs, there are tons of popular sweets that will give your pastry bakes that all important scare factor. Stick them down with a dab of icing sugar and you’re good to go. Or pick up a packet of white chocolate buttons and get creative – they make great googly eyes or gruesome fangs (when you snap them in half).