Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Easy Halloween Batdogs Appetizer Recipe


Holy Batdogs! I know the kids are just going to go crazy over these Batdogs I created for them.  For six of the kids this will be their first Halloween party over here, that's how crazy things have been in our family, six more babies in last 2 years alone.  One of my nephews is a huge Batman fan coupled with the fact Ms. Katty from Kattyskitchen posted a Batdad video on my FB wall the other day, I just couldn't Batman get out of my head.   

I was in Trader Joe's with the biggest kid around here (Hot Dog Dude) and when he spotted mini hot dogs he threw them in the cart faster than I don't know what.  They sat in the fridge for a least a week, all the while he kept reminding me I needed to do something with those hot dogs.  That is when it occurred to me they would fit in perfectly on my diabolical Halloween menu.  

First thing you need to do is heat up the bat oven to 350 degrees F.

Secondly, open a roll of crescent roll dough and unroll the whole thing in one sheet on your cutting board. Cut the dough into 2-inch strips and then in 2-inch squares and then cut the squares in half on the diagonal. Lay the hot dog on the triangle as pictured and wrap up the cape and pinch it securely. Place the hot dogs with the small side of the cape down on the baking tray lined with parchment paper or sprayed with no-stick spray.  Wrap the rest of the hot dogs the same way. Bake for 5 minutes, turn them over and bake 5 more minutes until the cape is browned.


While the Batdogs are in the oven make the caped crusaders masks. Cut 1/4-inch or so off of a large sized pitted black olive, the side without the large opening.  Then stand the olive on the cutting board and cut a slit down the side.  Then turn the olive so the slit is towards the backside and cut a v-shaped notch in the front of the olive.  Place the olive masks on the Batdogs and pipe mustard eyes on with a little mustard placed in a piping bag.

My two kids disposed of those Batdogs faster than Batman rids Gotham of crime.  I'm sure the kids are going to love them too on Saturday.  Sometime I wonder who likes these parties more, the kids or me.

I just wanted to thank you guys for your continued support of this little hobby of mine and to let you know I'm having some major technical difficulties with the site and just short on time and energy all the way around in life and probably won't be posting anymore or at least not until after the holidays are over or my clone is ready. 

Happy Halloween,

Gina 






18 comments:

  1. HA HA HA HA HA! These are fun! And batty! Did you see the post my friend shared last night about The Count? HA HA HA!

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    1. No, put the count post on my wall so I can so it.

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  2. Can I just come over and make some of these treats with you? My life has been a whirlwind in the last few weeks and all I'd rather do is cook in the kitchen. I'm scrolling through your feed--you've been busy with lots of cool stuff! Had to stop by for these guys, though. These bat dogs are awesome and I'd park myself right in front of them at the party table.

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    1. Jean, me too. Maybe next time I have you all over I will serve these for us.

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  3. These look so fun, they'd be such a hit with kids!

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  4. Sorry to hear about your technical difficulties...I think we can all relate to those!

    Such a cute idea, love it.

    Have a fantastic holiday Gina.

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  5. These are so fun! Kids will definitely love it.

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  6. Gosh these look great! I love them. I'll bet you have a better time than the kids at your parties. Sorry to hear about the technical difficulties - those can be such a good bummer. Good luck with getting things back in order.

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  7. Hi Gina,

    This is fun that hot dogs can be superhero! Funny that these hero will not be "born" without the reminder of your kid :p

    Zoe

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  8. You're having too much fun over here Gina!! My grandkids would love these for Halloween..I think I need to have some fun in the kitchen myself ;)

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  9. So fun! Why don't I have any fun friends like you! The kids would love these and so would I.

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  10. Loving all these Halloween treat ideas especially since I think Little Man is getting awfully close to understanding Halloween. Can't wait to try out these fun ideas for him next year :)

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  11. Oh Gina. TOO CUTE. My nephew adores batman, and I'm going to try to make these for him next week. Thank you for the frightful inspiration ;)

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  12. Gina, these little cutie hot dog bat heroes are sooo clever, adorable and fun to have for Halloween. Thanks for sharing, and Happy Halloween! xo

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  13. I had fun following along with all of your ghoulish cooking creations for Halloween. What fun little bites for the kiddos! I hear you on needing to take a break from blogging. That's the beauty of it. You can jump in and out of it when time and energy allows. Life sometimes gets in the way. Until next time, Gina!

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  14. Thoroughly enjoyed the post. I like that shape.. heee..heee....

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  15. Your Halloween posts were fantastic - so creative! You must be pooped out and busy with school - just stopping by to say Hi and wish you and your family a Happy Thanksgiving, Gina!

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  16. Gina - you are such a creative person! these are SOOOO cute and perfect with the appearance of BatKid last week. Hope you and your family have a wonderful Thanksgiving Day Holiday!

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