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It’s October, and that means our kids are all about Halloween. On Saturday we put out all our Halloween decorations, and before long we’ll be picking out pumpkins. I send jokes in my boys’ lunch boxes each school day, and I’ve started bringing out some Halloween-themed gems like What do birds do on Halloween? Trick or tweet! We are imparting Halloween fun (nothing creepy – our kids are young and, well, I’m a wimp) in lots of ways, and I’ve even come up with a spooky good (and quick, and easy) snack/dinner option my kids adore: Chicken Mummies!
Aren’t they SO fun? Before you worry that you’ll try this and end up with a Pinterest fail, let me tell you this. There are just two ingredients to the mummies – or three, if you count the “bloody marinara” dipping sauce. They’re delicious and a great source of protein, too!
First, snag some Tyson® Any’tizers® Chicken Fries. I sent my husband to H-E-B and he found them on the frozen food aisle.
Cook the chicken fries – you can either use the microwave or oven. I opted to bake ours, which took 12 minutes at 400 degrees. While the chicken bakes, prepare the rest of the ingredients. Wait until you see how “hard” it is…
Open two string cheese sticks and peel pieces off. I love how stringy and ragged the pieces look. Perfect mummy cloths!
Prep the dipping sauce, which means opening a jar of your favorite store-bought marinara, pouring it in a bowl, and microwaving it.
Once the chicken finishes baking, wrap a few pieces of cheese around each stick and lay them back on the sheet.
Bake them for about one additional minute, or until the cheese is very slightly melted but still distinct strips. You can see in my photo that it really doesn’t look much different, but the cheese is softer and sticks to the chicken.
If you’d like, you can add little eyes to your mummies. I just dipped a toothpick in black food coloring and dotted eyes on. Then place your mummies in a cute dish next to your “bloody” marinara, as seen above.
They’re so good dipped in the sauce!
If you’re looking for some fun Halloween activities to do, you’ll also want to take advantage of this awesome deal to get a free kid’s ticket to FRIGHT FEST at Six Flags® Fiesta Texas. Just purchase any State Fair® Corn Dog or Tyson® Any’tizers® snack product, and snap a picture of your receipt.
State Fair® corn dogs are another quick and easy snack option our kids love – and it fuels their play because it offers a good source of protein that kids love, giving me a win for the day! These would be so easy to make into spooky treats, too – you could draw ghost or monster faces on them with food coloring, or you could try wrapping these in string cheese too to make even larger mummies!
These literally take less than one minute to heat up in the microwave, y’all. What a great after-school snack (in fact, my middle son had one after school today)!
I love that they’re individually wrapped – it makes it easy to grab one (or as many as you need)! Just open up the end of the package and heat in the microwave. SUPER easy even for kids to do (just remind them it’ll be hot when they remove it)!
Text the word TYSON with your receipt picture to 87654 and follow the prompts. You’ll get your code via text and can use it at the gates through 10/30. AND be sure and enter for a chance to win a Six Flags Season Pass 4-Pack! (Click here for program rules.)
To close, here are three fun Halloween jokes to share with your kiddos!
Why didn’t the skeleton cross the road?
He didn’t have any guts!
What is a ghost’s favorite dessert?
How do you fix a broken jack o’lantern?
With a pumpkin patch!