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Mummy Hot Dogs with Crescent Rolls

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Mummy Hot Dogs are the perfect Halloween appetizer. So adorably cute and perfectly delicious, these mummy dogs are just the finger food you serve before trick-or-treating.

This hot dog mummy is so easy to make! It’s quite simple, with only 3 ingredients, and very little prep for a big foodie reward. These are especially fun at Halloween time and are delightful right before the big Trick or Treat night.

white plate with 3 mummy hot dogs.

Why you will love these Halloween Hot Dogs

Holiday friendly: These mummy hot dogs are a fun main meal or appetizer and are a perfect holiday meal (and right before these Melting Snowman Chocolate Balls are charming!) any night in October. What a super fun way to bring in the season!

Make-ahead– Everyone knows that trick-or-treating can be one of the busiest nights with the most scrambling. Prep ahead by wrapping these dogs and placing them in the fridge. As long as the dough isn’t exposed to any heat, they are fine to pop in the oven and be ready to cook. 

They really are cute: There is something about cute food! We adore making things like this in our house and think you will love how they turn out as well.

INGREDIENTS

  • hot dogs – full size give you the best placement for lots of interesting dough patterns. You can use smaller mini hot dogs, turkey dogs or sausage links, but will need to adjust the pieces of dough accordingly. 
  • Pillsbury crescent rolls – the easiest way to wrap dough is to use refrigerated crescent rolls. However refrigerated or homemade pizza dough and in some cases, flaky ready-made dough is fine as well. 
  • mustard for the eyes – little dots of mustard or even mini candy eye balls work great. The dogs with mustard taste better than candy eyes, but that choice is up to you. Kids usually do not mind eating off those bits of candy and they do look super cute. Alternatively, dots of ketchup also work great and give the mummy dogs red zombie eyes. 
2 ingredients for a hot dog mummy recipe on a white plate.

Recipe Variations and Expert Tips

  • The trick for the best hot dog mummy will be to cut small/thin strips of crescent dough and to pull it so it’s stretched out and even thinner. Otherwise, it’s a bread item and will puff up.
  • I used 2 crescent rolls for 4 hot dogs, so the entire package of crescent roll dough would typically need 16 hot dogs..
  • Acount for 10-15 minutes to cut, roll and assemble all of those Halloween dogs.
  • If you don’t have a pastry cutter as shown you can use a pizza cutter or kitchen scissors to creat thin strips.

How to Assemble Hot Dog Mummies

  1. Preheat the oven to 375 and line a baking pan sheet with parchment paper. There is no need to spray cooking spray on the parchment.  Using a paper towel, dry hot dogs if wet or contain any moisture from packaging. 
  2. Use a pastry cutter pizza cutter to cut each crescent triangle into thin dough strips.
  3. Pull and stretch the strips of dough before wrapping them around each hot dog in a mummy pattern. As noted under the mummy dog tips section, cutting the strips and stretching them out well allows the mummy wraps portion to stay FLAT on the dogs rather than puffing up like a roll.
  4. Do your best to keep the seams of the dough on the back of the dog and tuck any loose dough under the back/bottom of the hot dog. Leave a small opening in wrapping for eyes. Bake on cookie sheet for 15-18 minutes or until golden brown.
how to make mummy dogs step by step.
  1. Let mummy dogs cool before using a toothpick dipped into mustard to add eyes (or ketchup for red eyes!). Are these not the CUTEST Halloween appetizers EVER!!
wrapping mummy dogs with crescent rolls and mustard eyes.

What kind of dipping sauce to serve

If sticking with a Halloween-themed dinner or appetizer, squirt extra ketchup on a plate and design a spider web sauce by using mustard as the web.

Other sauces are homemade ranch dip, copycat Cane’s sauce, cheese sauce, or copycat chick-fil-a sauce

Can a mummy hot dog be Keto?

Great news! Hot dogs ARE keto. The bad news? The dough isn’t. However, by slicing and using MOZZARELLA STICKS laid directly on top of a dog and melted for just a few moments, you can create a Keto dog mummy. Just do not wrap the cheese AROUND the dog as it will melt under. Simply lay across it and just melt via microwave, 30 seconds a time to avoid cheese spread.

3 halloween mummy dogs on a white plate.
4.80 from 29 votes

Mummy Hot Dogs with Crescent Rolls


Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Total Time 22 minutes
Mummy Hot Dogs are the perfect Halloween appetizer. So adorably cute and perfectly delicious, these Halloween mummy dogs are just the finger food you serve before trick-or-treating. Using a crescent roll, you can wrap up your dog into a bite-sized Halloween mummy dog that will delight kids and adults alike!

Ingredients
 

  • 16 regular length hot dogs
  • 1 package crescent rolls 8
  • mustard

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 375 and line a baking pan with parchment paper.
  • Use a paper towel to dry hot dogs if wet from packaging. Having a dry dog is important to making sure the dough doesnt slip or glide.
  • Using a pastry cutter or pizza cutter, slice each crescent triangle into thin strips.
  • Pull and stretch the crescent dough strips before wrapping them around each hot dog. Do your best to keep the seams on the back and tuck any loose dough under the back/bottom of the hot dog.
  • Near the top of the dog, leave a small opening for the eyes.
  • Bake hot dog mummies for 15-18 minutes or until golden brown.
  • Let cool before using a toothpick dipped into mustard to add eyes or ketcup for red eyes.

Notes

The key to a beautiful mummy dog like this is thin dough strips that are stretched out. This helps the dough from puffing up too much on baking.
Mini Mummy Dogs
You could also make mini mummy dogs! Cut large hot dogs in half or use one of the following:
  • Mini Beef Lil Smokies
  • Mini Pork Lil Smokies
  • Sausage Links (great for breakfast)
  • Cocktail Weiners
Spider Web Dipping Sauce 
If sticking with a Halloween-themed dinner or appetizer, squirt extra ketchup on a plate and design a spider web sauce by using mustard as the web.

Nutrition

Serving: 2dogs | Calories: 49kcal | Carbohydrates: 6g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 111mg | Sugar: 1g | Iron: 1mg

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6 Comments

  1. How doe you make the smaller mummy hot dogs’s eyes. They look so cute, with white and a black dot. I could not find that in your recipes. Thanks!

    1. My mummy dogs are just a little mustard on the end of a toothpick – if you are looking for the eyeballs that LOOK like eyeballs, I have used those before and they are in the baking aisle by sprinkles typically. They look like little eyeballs and are really fun for cupcakes and even things like this to dress it up. But they taste like candy.

  2. I made two of these last night as a practice run before Halloween and they turned out perfect! Do you think I can prep a batch a few hours before I bake them?

    1. Jessica, great job making mummy dogs! The only hesitation I have making this ahead is once you break open those crescent rolls, they expand really easily if ANY heat gets to them- even a hot kitchen. So you would need to work super quick and then get in a fridge. What I would recommend is making room in your fridge and putting them on a sheet pan. If you put in a Tupper wear or where they touch each other, the crescents would stick, so as long as you had room and kept them cold, they could be prepped ahead but just take cautions 🙂

      Happy Halloween!

  3. Can you serve at room temperature?

    1. yes, I dont see why not.

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