Halloween has always been one of my favourite days of the year. Any excuse to get dressed up, have a party, and make some spook-tacular treats is always good in my books! Even long before Little One was even a glimmer in our eyes, Hubby and I were all about making Halloween fun for everyone!
Here’s a photo of me dressed as a cat for Halloween. Social media friends (and the Mom Central team) will know that I am no stranger to getting dressed up in costume! I once attended a Mom Central party all decked out in 80’s threads and it wasn’t even Halloween! I even went to the wrong building! Note: In case you’re wondering, I don’t normally dress up in costume when it’s not Halloween. It was for a costume party at an event.
Ever since we were newly married, we made it a point to decorate our house and scare the living daylights out of unsuspecting trick or treaters! Yes, I know. A little sadistic, but the kids all had a blast! One year, we put a bowl of candy on a chair with a sign that read “Take One”. Scary music played in the background, witches cackled, doors creaked, and then…
Hubby jumped out from behind the chair, dressed as a zombie! The kids all jumped and screamed. It was hilarious. Of course, we live in a small rural town, where we pretty much know all the kids and the kids who come trick or treating all know the people whose houses they are going to. We definitely wouldn’t be able to do this in the city!
That’s one of the benefits of living in a small rural town. The sense of community is strong and it makes bringing Little One up here really special.
Halloween is such a fun and exciting time, and the Spooky Halloween Treats definitely add to the festivities and help create an eerie atmosphere!
Little One was curious about the Halloweenies she saw on the Life Made Delicious site. We made a few adjustments and changes though. She isn’t a huge fan of mustard, so made a different dip instead. I just added some ketchup and mustard together and mixed it up. That way it wasn’t too “hot” for her. My almost 5 year old claims that mustard “bites” her tongue. I also used turkey hot dogs instead of cocktail weenies and cut them in half.
- 1 can Pillsbury* Crescents
- 44 cocktail-size fully cooked/smoked link sausages
- ½ cup (125 mL) creamy Dijon mustard
- 1 tbsp (15 mL) dried oregano leaves
- Heat oven to 375ºF. Line two 15x10x1-inch baking sheets with cooking parchment paper.
- Unroll well-chilled dough on flat work surface (do not separate). Press all perforations to seal and create one large rectangle of dough. Roll dough sheet out to 14x11-inch rectangle. Cut vertically to make two 11x7-inch rectangles. Cut crosswise into total of 44 (7x1/2-inch) strips. Pat sausages dry with paper towels.
- Wrap 1 strip of dough around each sausage to look like a little mummy; press firmly at each end to secure. Place on cookie sheet 2 inches apart for even browning.
- Bake 15 to 20 minutes or until golden brown. Meanwhile, in small bowl, mix mustard and oregano. Serve sausages warm with mustard dip.
Aren’t they adorable? I love having my little sous-chef in the kitchen with me. These were easy enough for my *gasp* almost 5 year old to make with me.
Do you make any Spooky Halloween Treats with your kids?
Share some in the comments section! I’d love to ‘Pin’ them to my Halloween Pin board! Have I mentioned how much I love Pinterest?
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