Mummy Hot Dogs are a cute, spooky dish for Halloween parties & family dinners. They are inexpensive, quick, and made with 2 simple ingredients: hot dogs, and crescent dough. Add a slice of cheddar cheese to make cheesy Mummy Hot Dogs, too! Fun for kids to make and eat!
*This is not my original recipe, and the original developer is unknown. This mummy hot dog recipe is how I've chosen to change the original in a minimal way.
I've seen pictures of mummy hot dogs circulating the internet for years but never had a chance to make them. Now with my daughter in a school that throws potluck Halloween parties, mummy hot dogs are my go-to dish. They are fun to make together and delicious to eat!
Mummy hot dogs are similar to the hot dogs with cheddar wrapped in crescent dough that I ate growing up, just a different shape. Those were a super easy, inexpensive, and quick meal that we could never get enough of. Cheesy, crescent wrapped hot dogs are a great way to please the kids on a busy night.
To make mummy hot dogs you need 2 ingredients:
- Hot dogs
- Crescent dough
8 hot dogs use 1 crescent dough package.
Mummy hot dogs are a relatively inexpensive Halloween party food too. If you double this recipe, you can serve a crown of 8-10 and spend less than $10.
Make this basic mummy hot dogs recipe even funner by:
- Adding a slice of cheddar cheese to the crescent dough
- Wrapping mini hot dogs in crescent dough
- Adding eyeballs to the mummies for even spookier hot dogs
- Slice the bottom of the hot dog in half to make legs
This year I am going to excite my daughter's small homeschool by not just making big mummy hot dogs, but baby ones too! It'll be a family of hot dog mummies, and I bet they will love it!
First, preheat your oven to the temperature that the crescent package indicates, usually 375 degrees. Unroll each triangle and lay flat on a baking sheet. Using a pizza cutter, make thin cuts on one side of the triangle, as in the picture below.
If you're using cheese, lay a slice on top of the short side of the triangle, where the hot dog will lay.
Second, place a hot dog on the uncut side of the crescent dough (or on the cheese) and wrap the thin cut pieces of dough around the hot dog in a zig-zag fashion.
There is no "right way" to wrap the hot dog, but make sure to leave a gap for the face.
Last, bake until they are golden brown, between 9 and 15 minutes. This depends on the crescent dough brand you're using. Cook them for as long as the package indicates.
You can see I don't give my mummies eyeballs. I'm not sure I've ever seen a mummy with eyes and I hope you haven't either! But of course you can make eyes if you'd like. That would be fun for the kids.
And now the best part...serve and enjoy! They are wonderful served with ketchup or mustard for dipping.
Halloween Mummy Hot Dogs
- 8 hot dogs
- 1 package crescent dough
- 8 slices cheese, optional
- Preheat the oven to 375°.
- Unwrap crescent dough and separate the triangles. Lay on a baking sheet and with a pizza cutter, make long slices on the thinnest side of the triangle to use as mummy wrapping.
- Place a slice of cheese if using on the uncut side of the crescent.
- Lay a hot dog on top of the uncut side and wrap slices around in a scattered pattern leaving a gap for the "face".
- Cook in the preheated oven on a baking sheet for 9-15 minutes, as the crescent package indicates.
I hope you enjoy this yummy Halloween dish, no matter how you're choosing to celebrate Halloween this year. It'll be different that's for sure, but let's still make it fun with lots of Halloween goodies!
If you made these, let me know in the comments below. I’d love to hear what you thought and any variations you made.