These vegan mummy dogs need just two ingredients--vegan hot dogs and puff pastry--and you can have a delicious, Halloween-friendly snack ready in minutes. Kids are guaranteed to love them, and you might even find yourself reaching for one or two!
On a dark Halloween night
A mummy dog roams
Hungry for naughty little souls
A quick post today for an easy Halloween treat: these cute little vegan mummy hot dogs that take just minutes and almost no effort to put together. And you can enlist your little ones to help you make them.
I used vegan hot dogs for these, which I usually have around because Jay loves them. They are processed, of course, but try explaining that to a teen. Besides, they are still far better than hot dogs that have meat in them, so I indulge him, probably a little more than I should.
I did use my homemade whole wheat vegan puff pastry for these so at least that was one good thing. And he loved them because he gobbled them down.
I am not going to get into too much detail on how to make these vegan mummy dogs because the process couldn't be easier. Here it is, and as always feel free to ask if you have questions.
Cook the vegan hot dogs: Boil water and add the hot dogs to it. Bring back to a boil and let them cook five minutes. Fish out the hot dogs and set them on paper napkins or a rack to dry.
Prep the puff pastry: Cut thawed puff pastry into long, thin strips and wind them around the weiners (I used my whole wheat vegan puff pastry, which adds some healthfulness, although you can definitely use storebought).
Bake: Place the bandaged mummy dogs on a baking sheet and bake in a hot, 450-degree oven for 20 minutes. You can brush on a mix of ½ teaspoon each of maple syrup, nondairy milk and vegetable oil on the puff pastry bandages, if you wish, for a deeper golden-brown color.
Make the eyes: Once the vegan mummy dogs are out of the oven, make tiny little eyes for each mummy by dotting with mustard or mayo.
Here's wishing you and your little ones a fun Halloween filled with all the mummies, ghouls, goblins, witches -- and goodies -- your heart desires!
Vegan Mummy Dogs
- 8 vegan hot dogs (I used Lightlife. Any brand would work just as well)
- 1 whole wheat puff pastry sheet (or storebought puff pastry sheet, approx 250 grams)
For brushing, for a deeper golden color (optional)
- ½ teaspoon maple syrup
- ½ teaspoon nondairy milk
- ½ teaspoon vegetable oil
- Place the hot dogs in boiling water and let them cook for five minutes. Remove to a plate lined with paper napkins or a rack to cool and dry.
- Preheat the oven to 450 degrees Fahrenheit.
- Cut the puff pastry sheet into long, thin strips, about a centimeter wide.
- Wind the puff pastry strips around each hot dog, leaving some room near the "head" to make the eyes. There is no perfect skill to this, just have fun--it's a great project to enlist your kids to help with.
- Place the hot dog mummies on a baking sheet. Brush on the optional maple-milk-oil mixture if using. Bake 20 minutes or until golden-brown and crispy. You might need less time if you use puff pastry sheets made with white flour. In that case start checking after about 12 minutes.
- Use vegan mayo or mustard to make tiny eyes on each mummy. Serve!