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Halloween mummy hot dogs are a perfect appetizer or lunch for the spooky season. Also called “hot dog fingers,” this kid-friendly recipe is easy to assemble in 35 minutes. Take a batch to a Halloween party. You’re guaranteed to leave with an empty dish.
Similar to pretzel dogs, halloween pigs in a blanket are loved by ghouls and goblins of all ages.
For a fun Halloween lunch or dinner, serve with Texas Roadhouse chili or mac and cheese to make it meal. Then delight the family with a yummy dessert like Halloween sugar cookies or witch finger cookies. The kiddos will be all fueled up for a festive night of trick-or-treating.
🛒 Ingredients & Supplies
From a collection of easy Halloween appetizers, this recipe tops the list! You only need a handful of ingredients to make these Halloween pigs in a blanket, plus a baking tray.
- Refrigerated Crescent Dough Sheet: We wrap strips of this dough around the wieners to create edible mummy bandages.
- Regular-Sized Hot Dogs: For mummy hot dogs, I prefer classic Oscar Mayer, as they’re not too long and not too thick. But for smaller appetites and young children’s parties, feel free to use mini hot dogs instead. They’ll look similar to these mini pigs in a blanket. Just use thinner strips of dough for the mummy bandages.
- Edible candy eyeballs: You can find these online, at a craft store, or in the cake decorating aisle of large supermarkets like Walmart.
- Mustard: For serving. It’s used as a dipping sauce.
- Ketchup: A traditional condiment for hot dogs.
👉🏻 RECIPE TIP: I recommend not using reduced-fat crescent rolls for this recipe. The dough is way too sticky. It’s very difficult to work with.
📖 How to Make Mummy Hot Dogs
RECIPE PREP: Adjust oven rack to the center position. Preheat oven to 375°F.
- STEP 1: Unroll the crescent dough on a clean work surface. Gently pull it into a rectangle with your fingers or a vampire spatula.
- STEP 2: With a sharp knife or pizza wheel, slice the dough into thin strips. Work with the shorter side of the rectangle.
- STEP 3: Pat hot dogs dry between paper towels to remove moisture. Wrap strips of dough around each hot dog in a criss-cross pattern like mummy bandages. Slightly stretch the strips as you go. This prevents the dough from becoming overly puffed up when baking. Tuck loose ends underneath the hot dog. At one end, leave a space for eyes.
- STEP 4: Transfer the mummy dogs to a baking tray, leaving room between each. Bake 15-18 minutes until golden blonde.
KITCHEN TIP: For slightly crispier dough on this appetizer, lightly spray the tops of the hot dog fingers with cooking spray before baking.
👀 Mummy Eyeballs
Look for edible eyeballs in the baking aisle of large grocery stores. Or make your own candy eyes at home! Here’s how to adhere mummy eyeballs onto baked Halloween hot dogs.
- Select medium-sized candy eyes.
- Place a small dollop of mustard on the back of each eyeball. This is your edible glue! Carefully place eyeball in the desired spot.
- No candy eyeballs? No problem! Make eyes on the mummy dogs with dots of mustard or ketchup. You can also use capers!
- If making hot dog fingers, you can skip the eyeballs!
👩🏻🍳 EXPERT TIP: When working with edible candy eyes, make sure your hands are bone dry. This will prevent the candy from becoming sticky or starting to dissolve. Keep a paper towel handy to keep wiping your hands.
🧑🏼🍳 Recipe FAQ
These are the most commonly-asked questions for making the BEST Halloween mummy hot dogs, and the most helpful answers for recipe success.
An 8-ounce can of crescent rolls, an 11-oz can refrigerated breadsticks, or use pizza dough for this recipe!
There’s enough product in one 8-ounce can of crescent dough to wrap 16 regular-sized mummy hot dogs.
For the mummy dogs shown here, I used classic Oscar Mayer hot dogs. I recommend thinner wieners, not thick or jumbo ones. For slightly longer appetizers, use a brand like Nathans or Hebrew National.
When crescent-wrapped hot dogs come out of the oven they’re known as “hot dog fingers.” But once you attach candy eyeballs to them, they become “mummy dogs.”
Quarter 2 1/2 slices American cheese. Place a piece of cheese beneath each wiener. Wrap with strips of dough to create mummy bandages.
Yes! You can make them a day in advance. Place pre-assembled appetizers in an air-tight container and refrigerate. When ready to use, place them on a cookie sheet and bake. Then add the candy eyes.
Make Spider Web Dip for Mummy Hot Dogs
At Halloween parties I’m often asked how to create an edible spider web over a dipping sauce. It’s super simple to do. Here’s how.
- Pour ketchup into a small dipping bowl. Smooth the surface.
- With the lid on, shake a bottle of mustard to make sure it’s not runny. Place a small dollop of mustard in the center of the ketchup. With mustard, “draw” three concentric circles around the center dot.
- With a toothpick gently “pull” 8 straight lines from the center down to the outer edge. Between lines, wipe the toothpick clean on a paper towel.
KITCHEN TIP: I recommend practicing by making a web with mustard on a small plate. After one or two tries you’ll get the hang of it. Then you can create the web over a dish of ketchup.
👻 More Fun Halloween Recipes
View our entire collection of spooky fun recipes in our Halloween Category. In the meantime, here are some of our favorites.
- Halloween Ghost & Monster Rice Krispie Treats
- Halloween Muddy Buddies
- Guacamole Halloween Appetizers
- Halloween Brownies
- Spiderweb Halloween Cupcakes
- PB and J Spiders
- Candy Corn Jello Cups
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Friends say these are the best mummy hot dogs. (And without the eyes, these are the spookiest hot dog fingers.) When serving this Halloween appetizer at parties, they always get rave reviews. All monsters and ghouls in the house rush to the table to snag one.
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Mummy hot dogs are easy Halloween appetizers. Make a batch in 35 minutes. Take them to a Halloween party. You’re guaranteed to return with an empty dish.
- 1 can (8 oz) refrigerated crescent dough sheet
- 16 hot dogs
- 20 edible candy eyeballs
- Mustard (to glue on eyes)
- Ketchup, for dipping
RECIPE PREP: Adjust oven rack to the middle position. Preheat oven to 375°F.
- Unroll the crescent dough on a clean work surface. With your fingers, gently pull it into a rectangle.
- With a sharp knife or pizza wheel, slice the dough into thin strips. Work with the shorter side of the rectangle.
- Pat each hot dog dry between paper towels to remove moisture. Wrap strips of dough around each hot dog in a criss-cross pattern like mummy bandages. Slightly stretch the strips as you go. This will prevent the dough from becoming overly puffed up when baking. Tuck loose ends underneath the hot dog. At one end, leave a space for the eyes.
- Transfer the mummy dogs to a baking tray, leaving room between each. Bake for 15-18 minutes, or until golden blonde.
- pizza dough for this recipe. Use an 8-ounce can of crescent rolls, or an 11-oz can refrigerated breadsticks. You can also use
- What size wieners for mummy hot dogs? For Halloween appetizers, I recommend using thin classic wieners, not the thick, jumbo or long types. For small bites, use mini hot dogs instead.
- How to make hot dog mummies in advance: Arrange assembled appetizers in an air-tight container and refrigerate. When ready to use, place them on a cookie sheet and bake. Then add candy eyes.
- How to make cheesy hot dog mummies: Cut slices of American cheese into quarters. Place a piece of cheese beneath each wiener. Wrap with strips of dough to create mummy bandages.
- Further tips are included in the body of the post, along with helpful step-by-step recipe images.
- Prep Time: 20 Minutes
- Cook Time: 15 Minutes
- Category: Appetizers
- Method: Oven
- Cuisine: American
Mummy Hot Dogs 👉🏻 Join the Conversation
What Halloween appetizers will you serve this year? Are you excited to make these mummy hot dogs? Or do you prefer hot dog fingers with no eyes? Share your thoughts below.