We make individual crescents with ham & cheese quite a bit for brunch around here so, I thought it would be the cutest to try to make it into a Halloween treat! It was just as yummy and just as adorable as I thought it would be! For the crescents, you could certainly use any filling such as BBQ, Taco Meat, Sloppy Joe meat, Chicken Pot Pie…the yumminess is just endless! No matter what you fill it with, I know he will be the cutest addition to your Halloween treat table!
Three simple ingredients…ham, cheese and 2 rolls of crescents…I use this Hillshire Farm sandwich ham that I usually have on hand. You can certainly use the ham of your choice or any of your favorite lunch meat. I also used a few pieces of American Cheese but you can use any of your choice as well or even shredded cheese. I love the Pillsbury Crescent Dough Sheets, but I could not find them on my last shopping trip, so traditional it is!
I begin with laying the two crescent rolls on parchment paper so that I can put everything together and bake it with no mess to clean up! If you have the traditional crescents like this, you will have to mash together the perforations as well as you can, there’s no stressing out over the technique!
(Disclaimer…Please ignore the shot of my alien toes in this pic…I now know how the Pioneer Woman feels when she gets her unwanted body parts showing in her recipe pictures!)
Now that your dough is perfectly not perfect…take a pizza cutter or knife and carefully mark the dough like so–don’t cut it all the way through. .The markings will divide the dough into 2 short outside pieces and a larger middle piece. The middle piece is where the yummy filling is going!
Now take your pizza cutter and cut 1″ strips to the outside edge of the middle…Then pick up the pizza cutter and continue on the other side of the dough…
This way you’ll have matching mummy cloth pieces on each side of the dough!
It’s best if you cut of tear the ham into smaller pieces like so…
Tear your three pieces of cheese in half and lay them like so across the ham…
Now begin criss-crossing the dough from side to side to make the Mummy look all wrapped up like so!
Now add those sliced black olives for his eyes and he has just become one spooky Mummy!
After baking on 350 degrees for 20-25 minutes, he will look perfect like this!
You can make him all Halloween fancy on your serving platter!
You can cut the crescents into little squares like this…
Oh my! That hot ham and melty cheese…Swoon!
Happy Haunting from my kitchen to yours!
Mummy Crescent Bake
- 2 cans Pillsbury Crescent Rolls or Pillsbury Crescent Dough Sheets
- 1/2 lb Hillshire Farm Black Forest Ham
- 3 pieces American Cheese
- 2 olive slices
On parchment paper (for easier baking and clean up), lay out the crescent rolls in sheet form. Press the perforations together as well as you can.
Take a pizza cutter and lightly mark the dough in three separate parts. (See pics for detail).
With the pizza cutter, slice equal 1″ piece on each side of the middle piece–this will be the Mummy’s cloths.
Tear or cut the ham into smaller piece and lay in the middle of the crescent sheet.
Tear the American Cheese slices in half and lay over the ham.
Begin crisscrossing the dough across the ham and cheese to form the Mummy shape.
Add 2 sliced olives at the top of the dough for his eyes.
Bake on 350 degrees for 20-25 minutes until brown.
Display on your Halloween treat table, cut into squares and enjoy!