Aren’t these mummy hot dogs super cute? There’s something so simple and delicious about pigs-in-a-blanket. It’s one of those kid comfort foods that appeals to everyone of all ages. Now for Halloween, here’s a festive version that’s supposed to be spooky and scary, but mostly is fun: mummy hot dogs! For the Halloween moment, let’s pretend they’re spooky to get into the spirit of Halloween. Sure, they might be cute, but it’s even more fun to think they’re deliciously scary looking.
Video: How to Make Halloween Mummy Hot Dogs
Wrapped in crescent dough, these little mummy dogs are fantastic appetizers for your Halloween party. The light, crispy pastry of the dough doubles as the “mummy wrap” and the more you criss cross, the more it looks like a mummy. If you like a lot of dough on your hot dog, then you can wrap several layers of the “bandages”. But we prefer more hot dog than dough, so we’ll normally just do 2 layers of the criss crossed dough.
The ketchup and mustard eyes for these halloween mummy hot dogs are super cute and is perfect. Some recipes will call for frosting or candy eyes, but we prefer ketchup and mustard on the hot dog, which is a more practical flavor pairing. But what ever you decide to do, make a bunch of these because the whole team loved them and actually made them the next day for lunch!
We prefer the mustard and ketchup eyes, but for those who need a quick edible eye here’s a couple options for you:
The mummy "bandages" are easier to cut from crescent dough sheets, not the classic triangles. If you can't find the sheets, or just have the regular crescents, it will still work fine. Just cut the triangles into as long of strips as you can and piece the mummy together.
Our favorite way to make the mummies is with the cheese filled hot dogs or sausages, like Johnsonville's Beddar with Cheddar brats. It is all up to you and your favorites.
- one 8 ounce (226g) package crescent dough sheets, see headnote
- 8 hot dogs
- egg , for egg wash
- 2 tablespoons water , for egg wash
- ketchup or hot sauce
- Pre-heat the oven to 375°F. Line a baking sheet pan with parchment paper.
- Unroll the crescent dough. Cut into 3/8"-1/2" wide strips.
- Pat the hot dogs dry (helps keep the dough from slipping around while rolling). Wrap a couple pieces of dough around each hot dog to look like bandages. Criss-cross them occasionally and make sure to leave a separation of the bandages on one end for the face. Stretch the dough if needed. Place face-side up on the lined sheet pan. Repeat for the remaining dough and hot dogs.
- Whisk together the egg and water. Brush with bandages with the egg wash.
- Bake for about 15 minutes or until the dough is golden. Dot the face with mustard and ketchup (or hot sauce) for the eyes and any other desired facial features. Enjoy!