Boo! These 100% plant-based chicken mummies may look spooky… But with juicy Daring Original Pieces—instead of the animal-based counterpart—hiding inside their crispy phyllo pastry “bandages”, there’s really nothing scary about them. Super easy to make, bite-sized and flavor-packed, they’ll be a hit at your next festive gathering.
When wrapping your mummies, don’t aim for perfection! The less perfect these look, the spookier they’ll be.
Preheat oven to 400ºF.
Line a sheet pan with parchment paper, and arrange the defrosted Daring Original Pieces on top. Using a paper towel, pat each Daring Piece dry to remove any excess moisture.
In a small bowl, whisk together 2 tbsp warm water and the cornstarch, until completely combined. Reserve the cornstarch slurry for assembly.
Place one sheet of phyllo on a large cutting board, and spray the surface evenly with cooking spray. Place another sheet of phyllo on top of the bottom sheet, then press to adhere. Cover the remaining phyllo sheets with a damp towel to prevent them from drying out.
Using a sharp knife or pizza cutter, cut the phyllo sheets into very thin strips, around ⅓” thick. Dip the end of one phyllo ribbon into the cornstarch slurry, then begin to wrap each Daring Piece with the ribbon, overlapping slightly. Leave about a ½” space toward the top of the Daring mummies for the eyes.
To seal each Daring mummy, carefully dip the end of the phyllo strip into the cornstarch slurry, and lightly press to adhere to the Daring. Place the wrapped Daring piece back on the lined sheet pan, and repeat for the remaining mummies. (Note: you’ll likely use 1-2 phyllo ribbons per Daring Piece, so repeat Step 4 as many times as needed for additional phyllo sheets.)
When the Daring mummies are finished and arranged on the sheet pan, spray each mummy with cooking spray.
To add “eyes”, use tweezers to carefully add two black sesame seeds directly to the exposed Daring Piece in each mummy.
Bake the Daring Mummies for 10-12 minutes, or until the phyllo strips are just beginning to turn golden-brown at the edges, and remove from the oven.
While the mummies bake, prepare the curry ketchup. In a medium bowl, whisk together the ketchup, curry powder, maple syrup, and 1 tsp water. Spoon the curry ketchup into a small serving bowl or ramekin, and reserve until ready to serve.
Allow the Daring mummies to cool for a few minutes before serving, then arrange on a platter. Serve with plenty of curry ketchup “blood” for dipping, and devour immediately.