Easy-to-make and frighteningly fun, these hot dog mummies make for a great, kid-friendly Halloween meal! How cute are these hot dog mummies?! I just love them! And the beauty is that they are just absolutely SO easy to make – perfect for Halloween dinner or a Halloween party!
Spooktacular Halloween Dinner
It’s become a tradition to have a fun Halloween dinner at our house. Sometimes it’s Halloween night, sometimes it’s for our pumpkin carving party night, and sometimes it’s both. In fact, we’ve got a whole list of creative Halloween dinner ideas here. And these hot dog mummies sure are a great Halloween recipe for an easy Halloween dinner!
Another favorite for our family lately is to make a Halloween dinner charcuterie board and these mummy dogs work great for that too. Essentially this recipe is just a twist (pun intended 😉 ) on the classic “pigs in a blanket”, so they really are a great finger food sort of thing that could go on a Halloween board. No matter how you serve them up, the hot dog mummies are sure to be a hit!
How to Make Hot Dog Mummies
In addition to being cute and tasty great, the beauty of this frightfully fun recipe is just how few ingredients and how little time you’ll need to pull it off! Really, you just need 3 main ingredients to make these mummy dogs: hot dogs, crescent dough, and candy eyes. It doesn’t really get easier!
To make the mummy dogs, you’ll start by unrolling the crescent dough and pinching together the perforations in the dough, forming one large rectangle. Then, use a knife or pizza cutter to cut the dough lengthwise into about 10 long pieces.
Then the mummy-wrapping fun begins (the kids can totally help do this)! Wrap 1 dough strip around each individual hot dog to create the look of the mummy. Make sure the dough “bandages” have a few gaps where the hot dog can peek through – and leave a space for the eyes. Place each completed mummy on a parchment-lined baking sheet (alternatively, you can use a baking sheet just sprayed with a little cooking spray).
Another nice thing about this is that these bake up quick – just about 12-15 minutes (or until the dough is a light golden brown and the hot dogs are hot). SO easy!
Once baked, add dots of ketchup or mustard for the eyes, this will also serve as a “glue” for the candy eyes. Then serve up your hot dog mummies!
Can You Make Mummy Dogs Ahead of Time?
Yes, you absolutely can make hot dog mummies ahead! And I highly recommend doing just that if you’ll be serving them up on Halloween night before trick-or-treating (or even if you’re just doing all your Halloween festivities at home).
To make ahead, just wrap up the hot dogs with the dough and refrigerate until you’re ready to bake. Once it’s closer to meal time, pop your mummy wrapped hot dogs in the oven. It couldn’t be easier! *Just remember NOT to put the candy eyes on before baking (so they don’t melt in the oven).
Mummy Hot Dog Tips & Variations
Hot Dog Brand: Just pick your favorite – it doesn’t matter at all. Just make sure you’re using fully cooked hotdogs (not something like bratwurst or uncooked sausage) so you don’t have to worry about the insides being fully cooked.
Make It Cheesy: You could use the hot dogs that are already filled with cheese. Or, you can set the hot dog on a cheese slice before you wrap. If you do the latter, just be aware that some cheese will likely ooze out from the dough.
Mini Mummies: For an appetizer version or ones to put on a Halloween charcuterie board, you can cut the hot dogs in half before wrapping. Or, you could also try using Lil’ Smokies.
Mummy Eyes: No candy eyeballs? No problem! For a similar look, do little dots of cream cheese or sour cream with a cut black olive piece inside. You can also just do dots of ketchup or mustard. No matter which method you choose, be sure to put the eyes on AFTER baking!
Now, let’s make some mummies!!!
Printable Hot Dog Mummies Recipe:
Hot Dog Mummies
- 1 package hot dogs defrosted
- 1 8oz package crescent roll dough
- 16 Candy eyes *optional
- Preheat oven to 375⁰
- Unwrap the crescent roll dough, lay flat. Pinch together the perforations in the dough to form one large rectangle.
- Using a knife or pizza cutter, cut the dough lengthwise into about 10 long pieces.
- Wrap 1 piece of dough around each individual hot dog to create the look of the mummy. Don't wrap too tightly and make sure to leave an open space for the eyes.
- On a parchment paper lined cookie sheet, place wrapped hot dogs about ½ inch apart. *Optional - lightly spray the hot dogs with cooking spray
- Bake for 12-15 minutes, until the dough is a light golden brown and the hot dogs are hot.
- Remove hot dogs from the oven and add eyes to the mummies on the face opening.
- Serve warm and enjoy for a frightfully fun meal!
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