These hot dog mummies are the perfect Halloween treat. They’re fast, easy, a teeny bit spooky, and are perfect to make with kids as a Halloween activity.
Hot dog mummies are a Halloween twist on dizzy dogs, which were one of my childhood favorites. Honestly, I almost always ate the breading off the outside of the hotdog because that was my favorite part! With a little ketchup these mummy hot dogs make the perfect meal!
This recipe is great for involving kids in your cooking in a fun way. They can wrap their own mummy dogs, and then once they’re baked the kids can add the eyes to their mummy. Super cute and fun! A wonderful Halloween activity that’s fun for everyone, especially the little ones.
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What Type of Dough to Use
For these hot dog mummies, we use refrigerated crescent dough. It’s easy to find and inexpensive. You just need to press together the seams of the rectangles as they come out of the tin, then cut them into squares.
If you want to make your own dough, this quick & easy pizza dough recipe works well. You can also use store-bought pizza dough. Just roll it out and cut it into strips.
A yeast-less dough is the best for this activity, so it doesn’t rise too much.
Ingredients You’ll Need
- Refrigerated crescent rolls or pizza dough – Find this in the sections where you can get biscuits and cookie dough. The crescent rolls work well. So does pizza dough cut into strips.
- American cheese – You can really use any sliced cheese you like here.
- Hot dogs – Buy a high-quality dog that you like to eat. I recommend getting ones that aren’t very large, though, like regular Ballpark franks.
- Cooking spray – You don’t want your mummies to stick to the baking sheet.
- White and black icing – Get creative by using white and black icing for the eyes that come in the baking isle or just use ketchup and mayonnaise.
- Mustard and ketchup – For dipping.
How to Make Hot Dog Mummies
Preheat the oven to 375° F.
Open the crescent rolls and press together the perforated edges so that the dough forms four large rectangles. Cut each rectangle of dough into ten strips using a knife or pizza cutter wheel, then cut each slice of cheese into four pieces.
Take a slice of cheese and place it lengthwise along each hot dog. Then, using four strips of dough per hotdog, wrap the hotdog in the ‘mummy wrappings’ leaving a little gap at the “head” of each mummy to add eyes later.
Place the hotdogs cheese side down onto a baking sheet and spray with cooking spray. Bake for 15-17 minutes or until golden brown.
Let cool completely, then decorate with eyes by placing a drop of white frosting then a drop of black frosting on top.
What Frosting to Use
To keep it really simple just use a dab of mayonnaise and ketchup for the eyes.
But if you want to get creative, then I recommend using white and black icing that you can get in tubes, like the ones below.
Tips & Notes
- Make sure to wait and add the mummy eyes after they have been baked.
- Try using different hot dogs like the ones that come with cheese in them or brats.
- To cut the raw dough easily use a pizza cutter wheel.
How to Store Hot Dog Mummies
If you have leftovers, wrap them up air tight and store in the refrigerator for 3-5 days. If you want to freeze them, make them up and freeze before baking. They will be good for up to 2 months. When you are ready to eat them just put them on a baking sheet and bake.
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Hot Dog Mummies
- 1 can refrigerated crescent rolls 8 oz
- 2 1/2 slices American cheese quartered
- 10 hot dogs
- Cooking spray
- White and black cookie icing optional
- Mustard and ketchup for dipping
- Preheat the oven to 375° F (190° C).
- Unroll the crescent rolls. Press the perforated seams together on each rectangle.
- Cut each rectangle of dough into 10 long strips of dough. Quarter the cheese slices into 4 long strips of cheese.
- Put a slice of cheese lengthwise on each hot dog. Use 4 slices of dough to wrap each hot dog up like bandages on a mummy. Leave a small space at the “head” to add eyeballs.
- Place each mummy onto a baking sheet, cheese side down. Spray the tops lightly with cooking spray.
- Bake for 15-17 minutes, until the dough is golden brown.
- To make the eyes, squirt on a drop of white icing and a drop of black icing.
- Can be made without cheese to make them dairy free.
- If you don’t have crescent dough, any dough cut into strips will work.
- This recipe works best with regular hot dogs, not sausage. To make appetizer sized mummies, cut the hot dogs in half.
- This recipe makes 5 dinner servings (2 hot dogs each), or 10-20 appetizers.
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