Mummy hot dogs with crescent rolls and candy eyes make for a fun and easy Halloween dinner after a busy night of trick-or-treating.
While it is easy to find Halloween dessert recipes (like these mummy cookies or these ghost doughnuts), I always find it more difficult to come up with fun Halloween dinner ideas.
But these mummy hot dogs, made by wrapping hots dogs in crescent rolls, are a fun and easy-to-make dinner idea for Halloween night. Or serve up a tray as fun finger food at your next Halloween party!
The combination of classic hot dogs and buttery crescent dough tastes just like giant pigs in a blanket. So stinkin’ good!
For a delicious crescent dog meal any time of year try this tasty chili cheese dog bake also made with crescent rolls or these pretzel dogs.
To make your hot dog mummies, start by gathering all of your ingredients.
- Crescent dough— If your grocery store has the crescent dough sheets, that would be perfect. Otherwise, you will simply need to pinch the crescent triangles together to form your own sheet.
- Hot dogs— your favorite brand of regular hot dogs or all beef franks.
- Candy eyes— You can usually find these in the baking aisle of your local grocery store. If all else fails you can order them online.
- Decorating gel— Used as the “glue” to attach the mummy’s eyes. Dots of mustard would work as well.
- Cheese— We like to add a half slice of American cheese to our crescent mummy dogs but you can leave the cheese out if you prefer. Or try a different cheese like cheddar or pepper jack.
How to make hot dog mummies with crescent rolls
Step 1: Preheat oven to 375 F. Prepare a baking sheet with non-stick cooking spray or parchment paper and set aside.
Step 2: Roll out crescent dough on a large cutting board. If using crescent roll dough, pinch the seams together to form a single sheet. If using crescent dough sheets, you should already be all set.
Step 3: Use a sharp knife or pizza cutter to slice the crescents into thin strips of dough, which will be used as the pieces of fabric that the mummy will be wrapped with.
Step 4: Place hotdogs on a clean surface, with a piece of cheese under each, if desired. Wrap strips of crescent dough around each hot dog, crisscrossing and stretching to cover it as much of the cheese and hot dog as possible. Place the cheese side down on the prepared baking sheet. Repeat with remaining hot dogs.
Note: If you are adding cheese to your mummy hot dogs try to wrap them well, using the strips of dough to cover as much area as possible. Because the cheese will find a way to melt out of any small space left open.
Step 5: Place wrapped hot dogs on baking sheet and bake for 12-16 minutes, or until the dough turns light golden brown. Remove from oven and allow to cool fully.
Step 6: Once baked and cooled, use the decorating gel to attach the candy eyeballs and your crescent wrapped mummy dogs will be ready to serve.
Don’t forget dessert! We have plenty of fun Halloween desserts that are sure to be a hit with your family.
I hope you enjoy this fun Halloween dinner idea, and that you and your family have a terrific Halloween.
Store leftover crescent dogs in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. Reheat in the microwave, oven, or air fryer!
- Use small hot dogs to make mini mummy dogs. Perfect for Halloween parties!
- Don’t want to use candy eyes? Make the mummy’s face with dots of mustard instead.
- Serve with french fries and a vegetable or side salad to make it a fun meal.
More Spooky Halloween Dinner Ideas:
Mummy Hot Dogs
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- 8 ounce crescent roll dough
- 8 hot dogs
- 4 cheese slices, cut in half (optional)
- 16 candy eyes
- decorating gel
- Preheat oven to 375 F. Prepare a baking sheet with non-stick spray or parchment paper and set aside.
- Lay out crescent dough. If using roll, pinch the seams together to form a single sheet.
- Use a knife or pizza cutter to cut the dough into long strips.
- Place hotdogs on a clean surface, with a piece of cheese under each, if desired. Wrap strips of crescent dough around each hot dog. Note: If you are making these with cheese, be sure to wrap well using enough crescent dough to keep the cheese from oozing out. If you are making these without cheese, you can wrap with the crescent dough more sparingly.
- Place wrapped hot dogs on baking sheet and bake for 12-16 minutes, or until the dough turns light golden brown. Remove from oven and allow to cool fully.
- Use a small dot of decorating gel to stick the candy eyes on the hot dogs.
- Serve with ketchup or mustard for dipping and enjoy!
The nutritional information provided is automatically calculated by a third party and intended to serve as an estimate only. The accuracy of nutritional information is not guaranteed.
Cheryl Everitt says
These Mummy Hot Dogs are so cute and easy, too!
Christina Gould says
These are too adorable to eat. Thanks for posting!
Jodi Hunter says
These are so super cute.
Paula Schuck says
These are so fun – my kids would love them. Really cute party food too!