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Halloween Garlic Bread

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Nothing screams “Halloween Appetizer” louder than my new favorite themed recipe: Mummy Garlic Bread! 

Well, the season is almost here, and there are just SOOO many ways to cook creatively for Halloween WITHOUT increasing your intake of sweets, which is a huge plus! 

Like my Mummy Jalapeno Poppers, Mummy Mushrooms, Mummy Hot Dogs, and Mozzarella Eyeballs, Mummified Garlic Bread round out the appetizer tray and could be the EASIEST spooky appetizer of the lot!

easy halloween garlic bread on a cutting board.

Why you will love making Halloween Mummy Bread

Mummy Garlic Bread is a Halloween take on crusty parmesan garlic bread, and it’s anything but a nightmare to make!

In fact, this recipe is straightforward, using frozen garlic bread, strips of delicious ooey-gooey-melty cheese, and a couple of olives for your mummy eyes. 

While it’s great to bring to a party, I also use the lead-up to Halloween as an excuse to make as much of this as possible–after all, everyone could use more cheesy garlic bread in their lives!

Mummy Garlic Bread uses only a handful of simple ingredients!

collage of 3 ingredients for mummy garlic bread.

Ingredients

  • Frozen garlic bread (french bread typically): you’ll want to buy one that comes as a full or half loaf, not pre-sliced. They usually come with garlic butter or melted butter already prepped onto the bread. While breadsticks are great as a side dish, they typically do not have the surface area to make a full mummy, so I shy away from them for cosmetic reasons when being made for a Halloween party.
  • Cheese sticks – Cheese sticks are usually mozzarella cheese that you cut into a cheese strip. They can come in other flavors, like cheddar cheese, but those are orange and don’t look quite like a mummy. 
  • Black Olives: slice olives into ¼” rounds.
  • Dipping sauce: Delicious garlic bread deserves delicious sauce for dipping. Try marinara sauce or a ranch dip recipe if you want to make it “extra.” 

How to make Mummy Garlic Bread

collage on how to make mummy garlic bread for halloween.
  1. Preheat the oven according to the package directions.  Open the frozen loaf and place a piece of bread open side up on a baking sheet. Slice each loaf in half. 
  2. Bake according to package directions, paying attention to whether or not you need an ungreased baking sheet or a greased one. While bread is baking, slice cheese into thin strips, about 1/8″ thick and of varying sizes. Set aside. 
  3. Once the bread is baking and golden brown, add cheese in a mummy-like pattern on each loaf of bread, making sure to make space for the eyes. 
  4. Return to the oven and broil for 2-4 minutes on high, carefully watching that cheese doesn’t burn. Remove from oven, top with olive eyes and serve immediately. 

FAQ’s

Can I use other cheeses to make the Mummy wraps?

You don’t have to use string cheese to make Mummy Bread, although I find that mozzarella (usually the type of cheese used in string cheese) is best for making the wraps. 

You can also use thin slices of white cheddar or Monterey Jack.

How to store garlic bread

I don’t recommend storing leftover Halloween Garlic bread in the fridge, as it will get dried out.  Instead, the freezer is your best option for leftovers. 

  1. Remove any olive eyes and wrap your bread in aluminum foil and then in a freezer-safe bag with as much air removed as you can.  Frozen bread will keep for up to 3 months. 
  2. When ready to use it, remove it from the bag, keep it inside the foil, and bake for 10-15 minutes at 350℉.  The cheese wraps may be pretty melted the second time around, but it will still taste delicious!

Expert Tips

How to create the “Mummy-wrapped look”:

To achieve the best “Mummy” look, start by cutting your cheese into thin strips.  Layer strips across the skinniest length of the bread, crossing them over each other randomly at a slight angle. 

Make sure to leave some space for the eyes!  Because the cheese will melt together slightly during the broiling process, it’s a good idea to leave a little bit of space between strips.

how to mummy wrap bread step by step.
  • Don’t burn your cheese!  You got it just right, don’t spoil the look!  When broiling, keep a close eye on your Mummy’s to ensure the cheese doesn’t burn!

Garlic Bread Variations

Combine butter mixture, parmesan cheese, and garlic powder underneath a slice of cheese (mummy slices) for a dialed-up and delicious frozen-to-fresh garlic bread recipe

halloween mummy bread on a table.
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Halloween Garlic Bread (Mummy)


Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Halloween Garlic Bread that turns your favorite or frozen garlic bread into a delicious and adorable mummy! This mummified garlic bread is perfect with melted string cheese and black olive eyes. A great recipe for Halloween parties (as an appetizer) or for kids ready to rush out quickly on Halloween, this spooky bread is anything but a fright. Keeping Halloween party food is EASY – serve mummy bread with marinara or garlic ranch for an extra delicious dippable side dish.

Ingredients
 

  • 16 oz. frozen garlic bread  keep frozen
  • 10 sticks cheese mozzarella cheese sticks
  • 4 black olives sliced into 1/4th inch rounds

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven according to garlic bread package directions. 
  • Open the frozen loaf and place the open side up on a baking sheet. Slice each loaf in half. 
  • Bake bread according to package directions.
  • While bread is baking, slice cheese sticks into thin strips, about 1/8" thick and of varying sizes. Set cheese aside. 
  • Once the bread is done baking, add cheese in a mummy like pattern on each loaf of bread, making sure to make space for the eyes. 
  • Return to the oven and broil for 2-4 minutes on high, carefully watching that cheese doesn't burn.
  • Remove from oven, top with olive eyes, and serve Halloween Bread immediately. 

Notes

Servings
 
I ended up cutting my garlic bread in half and made 4 mummies. You need 2 cheese sticks per the half-size bread.
 
Expert Tip on Broiling and Browning
 
If you want to broil the cheese and have it brown evenly, you need your bread to be even on the pan, which wasn’t the case with mine. I had to ball up some tin foil to prop it up and be level in the oven. Frozen bread isn’t in the most perfect shape.
 
Read Garlic Bread Instructions
 
Oven baking may vary per brand and sizing. My garlic bread package said to bake at 450 degrees, open face, for 8-10 minutes. 
 
Nutrition: 
 
Nutritional values will strictly depend on the bread you use. Please check the packaging.

Nutrition

Serving: 0.5piece | Calories: 16kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 3mg | Sodium: 78mg | Potassium: 4mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 41IU | Calcium: 20mg | Iron: 1mg

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