Sunday, October 26, 2014

Baked Mozzarella Stick Mummies

Mozzarella stick mummies are a perfect snack for a Halloween themed party. I wanted to make something fun for my teenager and her friends. I had leftover pizza dough and string cheese in the refrigerator. So I used it all up and made a snack that everyone enjoyed.  I used leftover pizza dough to make the mummies. Puff pastry or any bread dough should work too.

I used cloves for the eyes on two of the mummies and cinnamon candy drops on the other two. I also tried using slices of olives for the eyes but that did not work out very well.

You could bake the sticks and paint in the eyes with decorate gel. I served the sticks with homemade pizza sauce.

You will need (for 4 sticks)
1 200 gm ball of pizza dough (I used this recipe) (see notes at the end of this post for alternatives)
2 or 4 numbers string cheese (2 if you use half a stick for each one)
cloves, or candy or decorate gel for the eyes

Preheat oven to 375 F. Flatten the pizza dough with your hands into a thin rectangle wide enough to fir the string cheese. Slice the string cheese into half and place the 4 part on the dough about 2 inches apart. You could use the whole string cheese if you wish. In that case you will need four. Cut the dough into strips. Fold the top and bottom and roll the cheese in the dough. Seal the edges to completely cover the cheese. Using the tines of a fork poke holes on the two ends to allow steam to escape.

With the remaining dough cut strips less than half an inch in width. I used a rotary dough cutter. You could use a sharp knife.

Wrap the strips around the cheese stick to form a mummy. Keep the wrapping as uneven as possible. Stretch the dough in places to keep the width uneven too. Unlike the picture, place two cloves in the place of olive as eyes.

Repeat for the remaining sticks.

Bake for 10 minutes. Lower heat to 350 F and bake another 10 minutes or until the dough is cooked through.


You can use pizza dough made with your favorite recipe.
Alternately, use puff pastry dough or any other dough you have on hand.

This is my entry for week 44 to the 2014 52 week challenge for the theme Horror Movie Inspired.


  1. Spooky & Yummy snack idea for halloween. Thanks for the recipe Varada.

  2. Looks amazing!..wish you had showed us how it looks inside after baking..:)..


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