Mummy Hot Dogs

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These spooky Mummy Hot Dogs are such an easy Halloween appetizer! Flaky crescent roll dough is wrapped around smoky hot dogs decorated with edible googly eyes, and it’s all served with your choice of 4 festive dips!

Homemade mummy hot dogs lined up on a white serving platter beside a bowl of ghost dip

Easy Mummy Hot Dogs for Halloween

Spooky season is just around the corner, and I started celebrating early with these adorable mummy hot dogs. This simple appetizer is a great choice for novice bakers, and it’s also a good one to get the kids involved with. You just have to wrap up the hot dogs, bake them in the oven, then stick on some candy eyes and prepare your dip!

Speaking of preparing your dip, you’ve got 4 fun options to choose from. There’s a spiderweb dip made with ketchup and mustard, a monster dip featuring ketchup and pickle relish, a spooky bloodshot eye dip made with mayo, ketchup and mustard, and finally, a ghoulish ghost dip composed of ketchup and a slice of cheese! Making and enjoying this festive snack is about to become your new Halloween tradition.

What You’ll Need

There are very few ingredients required for this recipe. Just another reason to try it!

For the Mummy Hot Dogs

  • Hot Dogs: You’ll need one 8-count package of your favorite brand.
  • Refrigerated Crescent Roll Dough: I use Pillsbury sheets, but any brand will do. If you can’t find the sheets, just use the regular roll and pinch the seams together.
  • Candy Eyes: These can be found in the frosting section at the supermarket or somehwere in your local craft store. You can also make eyes with dots of ketchup or mustard, if preferred.

For the Dips

  • Ketchup: If you choose to make one of the dips, you’ll definitely need ketchup.
  • Mustard: This is used for the spiderweb and bloodshot eye dips.
  • Mayonnaise: For the bloodshot eye dip.
  • Pickle Relish: The monster puddle dip is the only one that uses relish.
  • Slice of Cheese: For the ghost dip.
  • Candy Eyes: These make the monster dip come to life.
A package of candy eyes, a plate of hot dogs and the rest of the mummy dog and spooky dip ingredients on a gray surface

How to Make Mummy Hot Dogs

These yummy mummies come together in just over 20 minutes! Here’s how it works:

Prep for Baking: Preheat the oven to 375°F. Spray a cookie sheet with nonstick cooking spray or a line it with a piece of parchment paper.

Cut Dough: Unroll the crescent dough on a large cutting mat. Cut the dough into 1/4-inch strips, lengthwise.

A Pillsbury crescent dough sheet with 6 thin strips cut off of it

Wrap Hot Dogs: Starting at one end, wrap a strip of dough randomly around the hot dog, leaving a gap near the top for the eyes. Repeat with the remaining hot dogs.

A raw hot dog being wrapped with a strip of crescent dough

Bake: Place the crescent wrapped hot dogs onto the pan. Bake them for 10 minutes and check if the dough has cooked. Add an additional minute or two as needed until the dough is baked through.

Add Eyes: Remove the mummies from the cookie sheet and place them on a serving plate. Put a dot of mustard for each eye, then place the candy eyes over the mustard. This will help “glue” the eyes on.

Enjoy! Serve the mummy dogs warm with your choice of dip(s).

Eight mummy hot dogs on a lined baking sheet with candy eyes on one of them

Can I Make These in Advance?

Yes, you totally can! Simply wrap the hot dogs in the dough the night before you plan to bake them. Place the wrapped hot dogs into an airtight container and store them in the fridge.

Spooky Dip Ideas

We’ve talked about what goes into each of these Halloween hot dog dips. Now let’s discuss how to prepare them!

Spiderweb Dip

  1. Add Ketchup to a Bowl: Fill a small bowl with ketchup.
  2. Add Mustard: Make three circles of mustard in the ketchup, each one smaller than the last, spacing them out evenly. Put a large dot of mustard in the middle.
  3. Form Web Design: Using a toothpick, start from the middle and pull straight out past the last circle to the edge of the bowl. Repeat 5-7 times around the circle.

Monster Puddle Dip

  1. Drip Ketchup into a Bowl: Drip ketchup around the outer edge of a bowl in a circular manner.
  2. Add Relish: Fill the inside of the bowl with green relish.
  3. Add Candy Eyes: Place candy eyes on top of the relish.

Bloodshot Eye Dip

  1. Add Mayo to a Bowl: Spoon the mayonnaise into a bowl and use a spoon to create a hole in the middle.
  2. Add Ketchup: Fill the hole with ketchup.
  3. Form Bloodshot Design: Using a toothpick, start in the ketchup and pull outwards in a squiggly line, dragging some ketchup out to create a bloodshot effect.
  4. Add Mustard: Add a little circle of mustard to finish off the eye.

Ghost Dip

  1. Add Ketchup to a Bowl: Fill a small bowl with ketchup.
  2. Form Ghosts: Use a mini ghost cookie cutter or a sharp knife to cut out ghost shapes from the slice of cheese.
  3. Add Ghosts to Bowl: Place the cheese ghosts into the bowl of ketchup.
A bowl of spiderweb dip, a bowl of bloodshot eye dip, a bowl of ghost dip and a bowl of monster puddle dip on a countertop

Tips for Success

Mastering these mummy hot dogs is no trouble at all. Just remember these simple tips and tricks for the recipe!

  • Add the Eyes After Baking: Don’t be tempted to add on the candy eyes before you bake your mummy dogs. They will melt in the oven!
  • Cut Thin Strips of Dough: Keep in mind that crescent roll dough expands as it bakes. Cut the strips extra thin to allow for that expansion. I make mine 1/4-inch wide.
  • Bake Until the Dough is Cooked: Don’t remove your hot dogs from the oven until the crescent roll dough turns golden-brown. You may need to add an extra minute or two to the cook time.
  • Use Something to Stick on the Eyes: If you simply place your candy eyes onto the mummy dogs, they will just fall off. You need to add a dot of mustard or ketchup to help them stick.

Mummy Dog Variations

It’s always nice to have options, which is why I’ve included so many different dips. Why not talk about ways to change up the mummies too?

  • Cheesy Mummies: Try rolling up a piece of cheese under the crescent dough for some added flavor. It gets all melty and delicious!
  • Mini Mummies: If you’re a fan of bite-sized appetizers, feel free to make smaller mummy hot dogs. You can do this by cutting each hot dog in half or by using mini sausages instead.
  • Bloody Mummies: Okay, so maybe this one is a little much for younger kids, but adding blood always makes things more festive for Halloween! You can do this by smearing some ketchup onto each mummy hot dog. Easy peasy!
A serving platter full of crescent dough mummy hot dogs

How to Store and Reheat Leftovers

Leftover mummy dogs should be stored in an airtight container in the fridge. They’ll stay fresh for 2-3 days. Reheat them in a 375°F oven for only 5 minutes to keep the dough from getting soggy.

Can I Freeze These?

Yes and no. You can’t freeze the baked mummy dogs, because baked hot dogs require thawing before they’re reheated while crescent dough should be cooked directly from frozen. However, you can freeze them before you bake them if desired!

First, flash-freeze the wrapped hot dogs on a baking sheet. It will take at least an hour to get them frozen through. Once frozen, transfer them to a freezer-safe storage bag. Freeze the unbaked mummy dogs for up to 2 months.

When you’re ready to cook them, do so without thawing them out. Simply place them on a greased or lined baking sheet as usual and double the bake time.

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Homemade mummy hot dogs lined up on a white serving platter beside a bowl of ghost dip

Mummy Hot Dogs

  • Author: Julianne
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 8

Description

These spooky Mummy Hot Dogs are such an easy Halloween appetizer! Flaky crescent roll dough is wrapped around smoky hot dogs decorated with edible googly eyes, and it’s all served with your choice of 4 festive dips!

Ingredients

  • 1 package (8 count) of hotdogs (use your favorite brand)
  • 1 can (8ounces) refrigerated crescent roll sheets (or 1 can 8-count crescent rolls)
  • Candy eyes
  • Dips (optional)
    • Mustard
    • Ketchup
    • Mayonnaise
    • Pickle relish
    • 1 slice of cheese

Instructions

For the Mummy Hot Dogs

  1. Preheat the oven to 375°F and spray a cookie sheet with nonstick cooking spray or a line with a piece of parchment paper.
  2. Unroll the crescent dough on a large cutting mat. Cut the dough into ¼-inch stripes on the long side of the dough.
  3. To wrap the hot dogs, start at one end, wrap a strip of dough randomly around the hot dog. Leave a gap near the top for the eyes.
  4. Place the crescent wrapped hot dogs on the pan. Bake for 10 minutes and check if the dough has cooked. Add an additional minute or two as needed until the dough is baked through.
  5. Remove the mummies from the cookie sheet and place on a serving plate.
  6. Put a dot of mustard for each eye, then place a candy eye on the mustard. This will help “glue” the eyes on. Serve warm with your choice of dips.

For the Spiderweb Dip

  1. Fill a small bowl with ketchup.
  2. Make three mustard circles around the bowl, each one smaller than the last, spacing evenly. Add a large dot of mustard in the middle.
  3. Using a toothpick, start from the middle and pull straight out past the last circle. Repeat 5-7 times around the circle

For the Monster Puddle Dip

  1. Drip ketchup around the outer edge of a small bowl in a circular manner.
  2. Fill the inside of the bowl with green relish.
  3. Place candy eyes on top.

For the Bloodshot Eye Dip

  1. Spoon mayonnaise into a bowl and use a spoon to create a hole in the middle.
  2. Fill the hole with ketchup.
  3. Using a toothpick, starting in the ketchup pull outwards in a squiggle line, dragging some ketchup out to create a bloodshot effect.
  4. Add a little circle of mustard to finish the eye.

For the Ghost Dip

  1. Use a mini ghost cookie cutter or a sharp knife to cut out a ghost shape from the cheese.
  2. Place in a bowl of ketchup.
  • Category: Appetizer
  • Method: Oven
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: mummy hot dogs, halloween food ideas, mummy dogs

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