Whether you're a hard-core Ghostbusters fan or just love Melissa McCarthy (who doesn't?), these cute sausage monsters inspired by Slimer the ghost are the perfect snack for any Ghostbusters viewing party.
Not only will these little guys impress your guests or kids, but you'll be amazed at how easy they are to make.
Start by assembling your ingredients and supplies. You'll need some cream horn molds (the pointy silver things), crescent rolls, toothpicks, peppercorns, an egg, green pepper jelly, parchment paper, nonstick spray and breakfast sausages. We used organic chicken sausage from Costco. You'll also need a knife or pair of scissors.
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The next step is unrolling your crescent rolls and then whisking the egg with about a teaspoon of water to make an egg wash.
Cut or tear off half the bottom of the triangle of dough so you end up with a sort of long strip with a pointy end. Save the piece you removed for later.
Spray a cream horn mold with the nonstick spray so you don't destroy your monsters when trying to remove them after baking. Yep. That's the sad voice of experience.
Wrap the strip of dough around the mold, starting with the wide end of dough, toward the open end of the mold. Make sure the flat edge is on the wider side, not the torn edge.
Carefully stretch and wrap the strip down the cone until you're able to close the pointy end.
Repeat with the other triangles of dough until you've used all your molds. If you have leftover dough like I did, just wrap it and refrigerate it to use once your first batch is baked.
Remember the parts of the triangles you removed? Now roll little bits of that excess dough into pea-size balls. You'll need two for each monster.
Dip two balls of dough into the egg wash, and then place them on top of a cone of dough.
Use a toothpick to poke a hole into each dough ball, and drip some egg wash into the holes.
Then press a peppercorn into each ball of dough.
Roll some more of the excess dough into a thin log about 2 inches long. You'll also need two of these for each monster.
Dip one end into the egg wash, press it to the underside of the monster, and then use scissors to cut two snips into the other end for fingers.
Repeat on the other side of the monster.
Once you've completed all the monsters, bake them on a parchment-lined cookie sheet for about eight to 10 minutes at 375 degrees F. You want them to just be turning golden.
Arrange your monsters on a plate, and cook the sausages according to the package directions. I used the microwave.
You may need to trim the sausages to make them fit into the monsters. You want them to come just to the edge of the monster's mouth.
Thin out some jalapeño jelly with a little warm water.
Drip the jelly into the monsters' mouths and onto the plate in front of them.
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Aren't they the cutest? I'm totally making these again for Halloween!
Feel free to use your favorite breakfast sausage in these monsters. You can even make them with cocktail wieners.
Prep time: 20 minutes | Cook time: 10 minutes | Total time: 30 minutes
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