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Mummy Hot Dogs for Halloween

Mummies ruin everything they touch, but this time it’s different because these spooky hot dogs are made with cheap ingredients and they’re incredibly easy to make. You’ll have them ready to serve in about 20 minutes. Mummy hot dogs are perfect for Halloween parties or as a fun lunch for kids anytime!

Eight hot dog mummies with candy eyes nesting in a black bowl for Halloween.

Ingredients

  • Hot dogs
  • Refrigerated, canned crescent roll dough
  • Cooking Spray (optional)
  • Candy Googly Eyes
  • Ketchup and Mustard

Preparation

Preheat oven to 375°

Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper (or use a Silpat mat) and set aside

Unfold the crescent roll dough and lay it flat.

crescent roll dough laid out on the counter in one big rectangle. The perforations are still showing.
Straight from the can laid flat. Don’t tear the dough into triangles.

Use your fingers to pinch together the perforations so that you have one large rectangle of dough, making sure not to break any seams in between or along its edges.

A rectangle of crescent roll dough with the perforations closed after pinching.
Fingerprints are ok!

Use a knife, pizza cutter, or scissors to cut the rectangle of dough vertically into 10 long, skinny pieces.

Raw crescent roll dough sliced vertically down the rectangular shape to make long, skinny strips of dough.
Use a pizza cutter, knife, or scissors, whichever is quickest and easiest for you.

Wrap one piece of dough around each individual hot dog in a spiral on the way up and a spiral on the way down to create the look of the mummy. Leave space about 1/2″ from the top for the eyes.

Place the wrapped hot dogs about 1⁄2 inch apart on the cookie sheet.

Raw crescent dough wrapped around unheated hot dogs. A space is left about one half inch from the top of each hot dog.
Spiral wrap up and down until you use the whole strip of dough. Be sure to leave room for the eyes!

(Optional) spray the hot dogs with cooking spray to form a golden crust on the crescent roll wraps. This will give the dough more of a pie crust look and texture. Totally optional and up to your individual preference.

Cooking

Bake for 13-15 minutes or until the dough is a light golden brown and the hot dogs are warmed through.

Cooked hot dog mummies fresh from the oven ready for candy eyeballs to be added.
Ready for eyeballs?

Allow the hot dog mummies to cool slightly before using ketchup or mustard to “glue” the candy eyes on.

Mummy hot dogs cooked and decorated.
Boo!

Serving

Serve warm with ketchup and mustard for dipping. Mummy hot dogs work well for a fun kids’ meal. You can also make them to serve as a finger food or appetizer at your next Halloween party.

Tips

Once I started using scissors to cut dough, pizza crusts, etc. I’ve never looked back. You won’t see it on Food Network but boy does it work well!

When determining doneness, go by the color of the crescent roll dough. Hot dogs are fully cooked when packaged so you don’t have to worry about heating them up to a minimum internal temperature. It’s more important to have the dough golden and flaky rather than burn it because you’re trying to get the hot dogs well-baked. 

Try cutting each hot dog in half before wrapping if you want smaller portions for a party finger food. Just be sure to cover the sliced end with dough so it still appears rounded.

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Crescent Roll Meatballs

Crock Pot Chicken and Dumplings

Cranberry Orange Muffins

Eight hot dog mummies with candy eyes nesting in a black bowl for Halloween.

Mummy Hot Dogs

Jenn
These spooky mummy hot dogs are cheap and easy to make. They are perfect for a Halloween party or as a fun lunch for kids.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 12 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 10
Calories 190 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 10 hot dogs
  • 1 can refrigerated crescent rolls
  • 20 candy googly eyes
  • cooking spray
  • ketchup and mustard

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 375°
  • Unwrap the crescent roll dough and lay it flat. Pinch together the perforations in the dough to form one large rectangle.
  • Use a knife, pizza cutter, or scissors to cut the rectangle of dough vertically into 10 long, skinny pieces.
  • Wrap one piece of dough around each individual hot dog in a spiral on the way up and a spiral on the way down to create the look of the mummy. Leave space about 1/2" from the top for the eyes.
  • Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper (or use a Silpat mat) and place the wrapped hot dogs about 1⁄2 inch apart.
  • (Optional) spray the hot dogs with cooking spray to form a golden crust on the crescent roll wraps.
  • Bake for 13-15 minutes or until the dough is a light golden brown and the hot dogs are warmed through.
  • Allow the hot dog mummies to cool slightly before using ketchup or mustard to "glue" the candy eyes on.
  • Serve warm with ketchup and mustard for dipping.

Notes

I never looked back once I started using scissors for cutting dough, pizza crusts etc. you won’t see it on Food Network but boy does this work well!
When determining doneness, go by the color of the crescent roll dough. Hot dogs are fully cooked when packaged so you don’t have to worry about heating them up to a minimum internal temperature. It’s more important to have the dough golden and flaky rather than burn it because you’re trying to get the hot dogs well-baked. 
 
Keyword halloween, kid friendly, party food
Nutrition Facts
Mummy Hot Dogs
Amount Per Serving
Calories 190 Calories from Fat 108
% Daily Value*
Fat 12g18%
Saturated Fat 4g25%
Polyunsaturated Fat 2g
Monounsaturated Fat 4g
Cholesterol 20mg7%
Sodium 485mg21%
Potassium 66mg2%
Carbohydrates 17g6%
Sugar 2g2%
Protein 6g12%
Vitamin C 1mg1%
Calcium 11mg1%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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Recipe Rating




Lynda

Sunday 12th of September 2021

They're so cute!