Mummy Dogs

I've been seeing photos of "Mummy Dogs" all over the place lately - Pinterest, FB, instagram, etc.

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I thought it would be a fun thing to try to make for Alena - Keto/MAD style of course. The "normal" recipe involves wrapping crescent roll dough around a hot dog (mummy style) and then baking the entire thing.

Obviously I couldn't use crescent roll dough for Alena - WAYYYYY too many carbs in that! So I thought I'd try to make them with her standard almond cracker dough (Recipe can be found here, at the Charlie Foundation website)

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I made the cracker dough and then cut it, with a pizza cutter, into strips. I wrapped these around the hot dog to make it look like a mummy. This was pretty hard because the dough kept breaking. Eventually I just stuck the dough on and used a wooden skewer to separate the "strips". Then I stuck these puppies into the preheated toaster oven at 325 for about 17 minutes - until the cracker dough started to turn a nice golden brown. I put mustard on for the eyes and served them with a side of Walden Farms ketchup. She also had some nuts, cauliflower, olives, and Parmesan cheese, to round out the meal.

Alena (and her brother, Aidan) were pretty excited about these! So much fun!

Cockroach Clusters

Here is a recipe for the cockroach clusters I made for Alena's Harry Potter themed Birthday party when she turned 8. I make them often for Halloween, or any time she wants a "creepy" treat. She loves them!




25g Unsweetened Bakers Chocolate
20g Sliced Almonds
20g Coconut Oil
25g Coconut Flakes (unsweetened, of course)
Liquid Sweetener (sucralose or stevia) to taste

In a microwave safe bowl, heat chocolate and coconut oil at 10 second increments until melted. It helps to take it out and stir it once it begins to melt. Add sweetener to taste. Add sliced almonds and coconut flakes and stir to coat. Spoon batter onto wax paper and form into small clusters. You will have to encourage the almonds and coconut flakes to stand up as the chocolate cools. Store in the refrigerator. Remove just before serving.