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Serve up these somewhat scary Mummy Meatball Crescent Bites for Halloween. Crescent dough wrapped around a meatball and topped off with olive eyes. This 3 ingredient finger food is easy, delicious, and ready in 15 minutes.
Why We Love These Mummy Meatballs!
- Easy Appetizer: Halloween Mummy meatballs come together in minutes and bake up easily.
- Versatile: These can be made in the oven or air fryer.
- Spooktacular Fun: Who doesn’t like something a little spooky and delicious to enjoy at your Halloween party?
Who loves getting into the Halloween spirit? I know my family loves getting together and having a fun time for all the kiddos. We usually make a big batch of Chili or White Chicken Chili and all the toppings add in some frightful accompaniments!
These Mummy Meatballs are exactly that – easy Halloween party food that ghouls and goblins of all ages will love!
It doesn’t get any easier than 3 ingredients – this truly is one of the easiest Halloween recipes! The below ingredients and a pan are all you need! I love this USA Pan – it’s my favorite!
How to Make Mummy Meatball Crescent Bites
✱ Be sure to see the recipe card below for exact ingredients and instructions!
Step 1 | Prep Oven and Crescent Dough
Roll crescent sheets or crescent rolls out onto a cutting board. If using crescent rolls press perforations in the dough to form a solid sheet.
Use a pizza cutter to slice the dough into 20 thin strips (if you don’t have a pizza cutter a sharp knife can also be used to slice the strips.
Step 2 | Wrap Mummies, Bake & Add Eyes
Take each meatball, and wrap one crescent roll strip around it to form your mummy wrapping, leaving a gap for the “eyes”.
Bake 10-12 minutes until the crescent dough starts to turn golden brown.
Add black olive “eyes” to your mummies, if desired. To get them to stick you can add a dap of ketchup or mustard.
Step 3| Enjoy
Serve with a warm marinara sauce or your favorite mustard to dip!
- Freezer meatballs are smaller meatballs, so if using a larger meatball you may need to use more crescent dough or leave larger gaps with the crescent strips.
- If making homemade meatballs be sure they are fully cooked before baking the mummy crescent bites.
- The reduced-fat crescent dough can be stickier and harder to work with, I recommend using full fat for this recipe.
Storage and Reheating
These really are best made fresh. You could prep your meatballs ahead of time with the dough and store them in the refrigerator for up to 24 hours or until ready to bake.
Storing Leftovers: Cover with foil or plastic wrap or place in an air-tight container and store in the refrigerator for 3 days.
What To Serve with Mummy Meatballs
Halloween recipes are so very fun and these mummies are no exception! If you are looking for more mummy-themed treats – try these mummy oreo cookies! You can never go wrong with red velvet brownie cups – make them spooktacular by drizzling with red gel icing and adding a scarry candy or eyeball on top.
What are your Halloween traditions? Ours is filled with friends, family, and of course food! At our house, we fill up on deliciousness and then head out to trick or treat! Then come back to check out all those treats!
I hope you enjoy your Halloween celebrations and try a few of these recipes!
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- 1 (8 ounce) can crescent sheet dough or rolls
- 20 each frozen meatballs, thawed (or precooked meatballs)
- 40 olive slices
- Preheat the oven to 375°F. Then line a baking sheet with parchment paper or a silicon mat.
- Roll crescent sheets or crescent rolls out onto a cutting board. If using crescent rolls press perforations in the dough to form a solid sheet. Use a pizza cutter to slice the dough into 20 thin strips.
- Take each meatball, and wrap one crescent roll strip around it to form your mummy wrapping, leaving a gap for the “eyes”. Place each mummy on the parchment-lined baking sheet.
Oven Baked Instructions
- Bake 10-12 minutes until the crescent dough starts to turn golden brown.
- Add black olive “eyes” to your mummies and enjoy.
Air Fryer Instructions
- Preheat the air fryer to 350°F. Place the meatballs in an even layer in the air fryer basket, making sure they aren’t touching – leaving room for air circulation.
- Air fry the meatballs for 5 – 7 minutes until the crescent rolls are golden brown. Cook the meatballs in batches, if needed depending on the air fryer size.
Soulfully Made is not a dietician or nutritionist, and any nutritional information shared is only an estimate. We recommend running the ingredients through an online nutritional calculator if you need to verify any information.