Mummy Hot Dogs are the perfect Halloween meal that your guests will adore. Made in about 20 minutes, these spooky pigs in a blanket will not only fill up your family and friends, but leave a smile on their face.
Reasons You’ll Love This Recipe
Halloween Hit – This is a fun treat to serve among all your Halloween party foods this October.
Kid Friendly – The kiddos love this one! It’s also a great way to get the whole family in the kitchen making memories this Halloween.
‘Scary’ Easy – This recipe comes together in under 30 minutes and you only need 4 ingredients! It doesn’t get any easier than that.
Get Creative – You can have as much fun with this recipe as you want! Add some pretzel stick arms, ketchup blood, or any other spooky touch you can think of!
If you love all things Halloween and want to celebrate in any way you can, these adorable Hot Dog Mummies make the perfect meal to serve during those fall festivities. With minimal effort on your part, you’ll have the dish that everyone will be talking about all night!
Ingredient Notes and Substitutions
Let’s discuss how to make this recipe, as well as the ingredients that are needed. Please take note that below you will find discussion, expert tips, and answers to frequently asked questions about this recipe to help you recreate it in your kitchen. If you *just* want the recipe itself, scroll down. The full printable recipe itself, with exact measurements and instructions, is found at the bottom of this page.
Hot Dogs – Use any kind of hotdogs you enjoy! You could also use sausage or bratwurst as well, just make sure to cook them if they’re raw before adding the dough and baking.
Crescent Dough – If you don’t like crescent dough, any kind of pizza dough works with this recipe too.
Candy Eyes – The candy eyes make these look cute and like they actually have eyes – you don’t have to eat them! But if you’re not a fan you can use a dab of ketchup or mustard, or both!
Mustard – You’ll use this to ‘glue’ the candy eyes onto the dog, you can use ketchup or mayonnaise instead.
How To Make Mummy Hot Dogs
- Start by preheating the oven to 350 degrees. Remove the hotdogs from their packaging and pat them down with a paper towel to remove all the moisture. Set these aside
- Pop open your crescent dough and roll it out flat. Using a pizza cutter or a knife, slice the dough into ¼ inch strips. The length of the strips doesn’t really matter.
- Leaving a little space for the eyes, grab a dried hotdog and wrap a strip of dough around the dog to look like a ‘mummy.’ Try not to overlap the dough too much, otherwise it won’t bake through completely.
- Line a baking sheet with parchment paper, then place the mummy dogs on the sheet. Don’t overcrowd the pan, and make sure they’re not touching or the mummies will stick together. Bake for 8-10 minutes or until the dough reaches a golden brown color.
- Using a very small amount of ketchup or mustard, adhere the candy eyes to the hot dog
- Serve while hot!
Recipe Tips and Advice
Storage – These will last in the fridge for up to 3 days in an airtight container.
Materials – You’ll need a baking sheet, parchment paper and a pizza cutter. (optional)
Make Ahead – If you’re making these for a party, but want them to come out hot for your guests, you can pre-make all the mummy dogs, place them on the baking sheet, wrap the tray tightly with plastic wrap and keep them in the fridge until you’re ready to pop them in the oven!
No, most hotdogs that you can buy at the grocery store are precooked. If you use a sausage or other type of raw meat instead, you will need to cook it before wrapping the hotdogs in the dough.
If you’re serving these at a party, you can keep these warm in a covered serving tray or in a crockpot at a low heat, but this may make them a little soggy after a while. Try serving only a handful at a time, and make more as they get eaten or keep them in the oven at a very low heat
What To Serve With Mummy Hot Dogs
Serve these Hot Dog Mummies with a side of ketchup and mustard, a warm cheese sauce, or a fun dipping sauce of your choice. If you want some fun Halloween treats to add to your party table, check out some of these awesome recipes!
- Candy Corn Bark
- Pumpkin Dip
- Pumpkin Pie Rice Krispie Treats
- Easy Strawberry Ghosts
- Orange Velvet Cupcakes
Mummy Hot Dogs
- 8 hot dogs
- 8 ounce package of refrigerated crescent dough
- small package of candy eyes
- 1 tablespoon mustard
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
- Remove all moisture from the hot dogs with paper towels then set these aside.
- Roll out the crescent dough and pinch together perforated seams. Use a pizza cutter or knife to slice the dough into ¼ inch strips. The length of the strips is not important.
- Take the strips of dough and wrap them around the hot dogs. Try to criss-cross a little, but do not overlap too many layers or they will not bake properly. Make sure you leave a little space uncovered to add the eyes later.
- Place all of the mummies onto a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Make sure they are not too crowded. Bake them for 8-10 minutes at 350 degrees or until golden.
- Use a small amount of mustard (or ketchup) to attach the candy eyes.
Nutrition information is estimated as a courtesy. If using for medical purposes, please verify information using your own nutritional calculator. Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.