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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.

You just can’t beat a savory snack for a bite-size appetizer or spooky starter for your next Halloween party! The kids and adults alike go crazy for these cute handheld hors d’oeuvres!

A white plate full of mummy meatballs with a bowl of marinara sauce in the background.

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!

Ingredient Notes

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!

Mummy Meatball ingredient graphic with a list of ingredients.
  • Meatballs: Using frozen or precooked meatballs make this quick and convenient to make.
  • Crescent Dough: You can use crescent sheets or crescent rolls, either will work equally well.
  • Olives: Olive slices work nicely. You can use black or even pimento-stuffed green slices.

How to Make Mummy Meatball Crescent Bites

Be sure to see the recipe card below for exact ingredients and full recipe instructions!

Step 1 | Prep Oven and Crescent Dough

Preheat the oven to 375°F. For easy cleanup 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 (if you don’t have a pizza cutter a sharp knife can also be used to slice the strips.

Two collage image showing rolling out crescent dough and cutting into 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.

Three image collage showing steps to bake mummy meatballs; place on parchment lined baking sheet, bake, remove to cooling rack, and add olive eyes.

Step 3| Enjoy

Serve with a warm marinara sauce or your favorite mustard to dip!

A hand holding up a mummy meatball with a bite taken out to show the center of the appetizer.

Tips

  • 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.

Variations

  • Eyeballs Options: In place of olives you can use candy eyes of all shapes and sizes, try a squirt of mustard or ketchup in place of the olives. You can also serve a variety of choices. Get creative!
  • If you don’t want to use a beef/pork meatball try a turkey, chicken, or plant-based meatball as a substitution.
  • You can also use thin pizza dough strips in place of the crescent dough.
  • While warm you can brush with garlic-infused melted butter & sprinkle with parmesan cheese or Italian seasoning for extra flavor.

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.

An up close image of a plate of meatball mummies.

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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Meatballs wrapped like mummies with olive eyes on a white plate.
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Mummy Meatballs

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 20 meatball mummies
Author: Nikki Lee
Serve up the somewhat scary Mummy Meatball Crescent Bites for Halloween. Crescent dough wrapped around a meatball and topped off with olive eyes. This 3 ingredient appetizer is easy, delicious, and ready in 15 minutes.
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Ingredients 

  • 1 (8 ounce) can crescent sheet dough or rolls
  • 20 each frozen meatballs, thawed (or precooked meatballs)
  • 40 olive slices

Instructions

  • 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.

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Nutrition Information

Serving: 1meatball Calories: 42kcal (2%) Carbohydrates: 5g (2%) Protein: 1g (2%) Fat: 3g (5%) Saturated Fat: 1g (6%) Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g Monounsaturated Fat: 0.5g Cholesterol: 1mg Sodium: 89mg (4%) Potassium: 3mg Sugar: 1g (1%) Vitamin A: 0.1IU Vitamin C: 0.01mg Calcium: 0.1mg Iron: 0.2mg (1%)

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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.

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12 Comments

  1. 5 stars
    I bet this would be a really fun appetizer at a Halloween party. My kids like scary looking food all year round!

  2. 5 stars
    This was such a fun and unique way to enjoy dinner! My kids loved making these with me and they were delicious to boot; easily, a new family favorite recipe!