Granted, Halloween will not be the same this year as we will be celebrating in the shadow of Covid-19 and trick-or-treating will not be a safe option for fun. Yet, it’s all the more reason to be whipping up fun Halloween snacks to eat at home and add to our lunch boxes, like these cute mummy dogs!
This treat is essentially a vegan hot dog, wrapped in puff pastry and glazed with some plant-based mylk, baked to flaky perfection. All three ingredients can be purchased ready-made and are easily available.
Is Store-Bought Puff Pastry Vegan?
Store-bought puff pastry is usually made of flour, oil, water, and salt, and therefore usually vegan. It is not the most nutritious ingredient, but it can definitely be part of a well-balanced vegan diet, to whip up fun quick dishes, such as pies or this Halloween snack!
How to Make Candy Eyes for Halloween Treats
To add eyes to the mummy dogs, you can either use currants, a dot of sriracha, ketchup or mustard. You could also buy candy eyes or make them yourself. For these mummy dogs, I decided to make my own to explore something new! I used this recipe from the Fork and Beans blog. Because I couldn’t find corn syrup in South Africa, I used agave syrup instead and it worked out just fine!
Do These Mummy Dogs Make for a Nutritiously Well-Balanced Snack?
Not every snack will be perfectly well-balanced, especially not on Halloween! However, to uplift the nutritional value of this snack, I suggest serving your treats with some mandarin orange “pumpkins”, to add some fruit or some carrot “pumpkins” with spooky black bean hummus, to add some vegetables, protein, and healthy fats.
You can either store your 8 mummy dogs in a large 2L container, such as this Sistema Klip It 2L rectangular container or you can store them per two in smaller containers. The key is to use a container with a snap lid so that your Halloween treats remain optimally fresh. These mummy dogs will easily last for four days in the fridge!
Don’t forget to share your snacks with me and other fellow VMPS preppers by tagging your posts with #veganmealprepsunday. I’d love to see how your meals turned out!
Vegan Mummy Hot Dogs
- Allow the pastry and hot dogs to defrost before starting this cooking project. Then, pre-heat the oven to 200ºC (400ºF).
- Lightly dust your prep surface with some flour. Then roll out the pastry and cut into 1cm strips. Gently pull the pastry strips on the outer sides, so they can stretch out a bit.
- Wrap the pastry around the hot dogs to look like a mummy. Take into account the space you will need for the eyes.
- Spray a baking tray with some oil, before placing the mummy dogs on the tray. Brush the mummy dogs with some plant-based mylk. Bake them for 20 – 25 minutes or until golden brown.