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Mummy hot dogs

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Halloween mummy hot dogs are spooky and delicious! Also called “hot dog fingers,” they’re perfect appetizers or snacks for wicked Halloween parties.

This kid-friendly recipe is quick and easy to assemble. Halloween pigs in a blanket are loved by ghouls and goblins of all ages. Serve with chili or mac and cheese for a fun Halloween lunch or dinner!

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Mummy Hot Dogs on a black platter served with spider-web dipping sauce on Halloween table.

INGREDIENTS FOR MUMMY HOT DOGS

Among easy Halloween recipes, this one tops the list! You only need a handful of ingredients to make these Halloween pigs in a blanket, plus a trusted baking tray. For this recipe I used my beloved USA Pan.

  • Refrigerated crescent dough sheet
  • Regular-sized hot dogs
  • Edible candy eyeballs
  • Mustard
  • Ketchup

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.

Ingredients for Halloween mummy hot dogs laid out on a wooden board.

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 hot dog eyes

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.

EXPERT TIPS & FAQ FOR MUMMY DOGS

  • SUBSTITUTES FOR CRESCENT DOUGH SHEET: An 8-ounce can of crescent rolls, an 11-oz can refrigerated breadsticks, or use pizza dough for this recipe!
  • HOW MANY MUMMY DOGS WITH 1 CAN OF DOUGH? There’s enough product in 1 8-oz can of crescent dough to wrap 16 mummy dogs.
  • WHAT SIZE WIENERS FOR MUMMY 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.
  • DIFFERENCE BETWEEN HOT DOG FINGERS AND MUMMY DOGS? When these appetizers come out of the oven, if candy eyes are not attached to make them mummies, then they’re called hot dog fingers!
  • CAN YOU MAKE HOT DOG FINGERS AHEAD OF TIME? 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. To make mummy dogs, just add eyes!
  • HOW TO MAKE CHEESY HOT DOG FINGERS: Quarter 2 1/2 slices American cheese. Place a piece of cheese beneath each wiener. Wrap with strips of dough to create mummy bandages.
A platter of 6 mummy hot dogs on a spooky Halloween party table.

HOW TO MAKE SPIDER WEB DIP FOR MUMMY DOGS

I’m often asked how to make an edible spider web over a dipping sauce. It’s super simple to do. Here’s how.

  1. Pour ketchup into a small dipping bowl. Smooth the surface.
  2. 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.
  3. 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: If this is your first time making a spider web dip, I recommend that you start off by practicing. Make a web with mustard on a small plate.

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Mummy hot dogs


  • Author: Denay DeGuzman
  • Prep Time: 20 Minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 Minutes
  • Total Time: 35 Minutes
  • Yield: 10 Mummy Dogs 1x

Description

These spooky mummy hot dogs are easy Halloween appetizers. Without candy eyeballs, mummy dogs are called hot dog fingers. They’re fun to make both ways!


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Ingredients

  • 1 can (8 oz) refrigerated crescent dough sheet
  • 10 hot dogs
  • 20 edible candy eyeballs
  • Mustard (to glue on eyes)
  • OPTIONAL: Ketchup, for dipping

Instructions

RECIPE PREP: Adjust oven rack to the middle position. Preheat oven to 375°F.

  1. Unroll the crescent dough on a clean work surface. Gently pull it into a rectangle with your fingers or a vampire spatula.
  2. With a sharp knife or pizza wheel, slice the dough into thin strips. Work with the shorter side of the rectangle.
  3. 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.
  4. Transfer the mummy dogs to a baking tray, leaving room between each. Bake for 15-18 minutes, or until golden blonde.

Notes

  • SUBSTITUTES FOR CRESCENT DOUGH SHEET: Use an 8-ounce can of crescent rolls, or an 11-oz can refrigerated breadsticks. You can also use pizza dough for this recipe!
  • HOW MANY MUMMY DOGS WITH 1 CAN OF DOUGH? There’s enough product in 1 8-oz can of crescent dough to wrap 16 mummy dogs.
  • WHAT SIZE WIENERS FOR MUMMY DOGS? When serving as Halloween appetizers, I recommend using thin classic wieners, not the thick, jumbo or long types. 
  • DIFFERENCE BETWEEN HOT DOG FINGERS AND MUMMY DOGS? When these appetizers come out of the oven, if candy eyes are not attached to make them mummies, then they’re called hot dog fingers!
  • CAN YOU MAKE HOT DOG FINGERS AHEAD OF TIME? 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. To turn them into mummy dogs, just add eyes!
  • HOW TO MAKE CHEESY HOT DOG FINGERS: Quarter 2 1/2 slices American cheese. Place a piece of cheese beneath each wiener. Wrap with strips of dough to create mummy bandages.
  • MORE INFO ABOUT THIS RECIPE: Further tips are included in the body of the post, along with helpful step-by-step recipe images.
  • Category: Appetizers, Dinner
  • Method: Oven
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: Mummy Hot Dogs, Mummy Dogs, Hot Dog Fingers

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What Halloween appetizers will you serve this year? Would you like to make these mummy dogs with eyes? Or do you prefer hot dog fingers with no eyes? Share your thoughts below!

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