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Mummy Dogs & Marshmallow Skeletons

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There's no point in celebrating Halloween if you can't have a few delicious treats! After learning how to get creative with pizza, Rachael's culinary crew shows her a few more tips for turning everyday food items into the perfect snacks for a Halloween party!

Mummy Dogs in a Coffin
8 hot dog buns 
Olive oil spray
8 hot dogs
1 1/2 cups ketchup 
8 slices white cheddar, cut into strips 1/8-inch thick and 1-inch long 
Yellow mustard in a squeeze bottle

Preheat oven to 350°F. Slice the quarter top of the hot dog bun and hollow out buns using a pairing knife, being careful not to rip through the sides or bottoms of the buns. Discard the insides and quartered top piece or save for breadcrumbs. Place the hollowed out buns onto a baking pan, spray with olive spay and toast lightly until golden brown, about 5 minutes. Line hot dogs up with the hollowed out buns and trim off the ends so that the hot dogs will fit snug inside the bun—the hot dogs should be a bit smaller in length then bun. Once all the hot dogs are cut, boil them in water for 5 minutes until heated through. Remove cool just until you can handle without burning your fingers. While the hot dogs are cooling, fill the toasted buns with about 3 tablespoons of ketchup each. Place the hot dogs into the ketchup-filled buns, allowing the ketchup to come up around the sides of the hot dog. Criss-cross the cheese strips over the top of the hot dogs going from side to side, making sure not to completely cover up the hot dog. Place the baking pan into the oven and bake 5 minutes, until cheese melts. Use the mustard to give the Mummy Dogs in a Coffin eyes. Makes 8 Mummy Dogs. 

Marshmallow Skeletons
1 bag jumbo marshmallows
1 cup chocolate chips
1 store-bought chocolate icing
1 package straws
1 bag white fudge-covered pretzels
1 bag regular marshmallows
Place a jumbo marshmallow on the end of a straw. Push in two chocolate chips to create the eyeball sockets and create a fun mouth for your skeleton using the icing.
Thread a pretzel on the straw and then a regular-size marshmallow. Repeat two more times, creating the “skeleton”, ending with a jumbo marshmallow for a base. 

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