Creepy and fun finger food for Halloween, these mummy dogs have thin strips of crescent roll dough wrapped around tasty hot dogs and decorated with candy eyes.

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Close up side view of multiple stacked mummy hot dogs.

About Mummy Hot Dogs

Halloween is one of those holidays where you can turn everyday food into something fun and creepy, and these mummy hot dogs are no exception.

And, better yet, you only need four ingredients to whip up a batch of this retro party classic that all the ghosts and ghouls are sure to love.

What’s in mummy hot dogs?

To serve up a plate of these fun and creepy mummies, you’ll need the following ingredients:

  • Crescent roll dough – Used for wrapping the hot dogs to create the look of a mummy wrapped in linen strips. You can either use storebought (a single eight-ounce tube of dough) or you can make your own.
  • Hot dogs – The star of the show! You can use any flavor you’d like (pork, beef, cheese-filled, etc).
  • Candy eyes – To give these mummy dogs some character.
  • Ketchup – Used for attaching the eyes to the mummy dogs.

Do you have to use crescent roll dough?

Whether you use storebought or homemade, crescent roll dough is the best pick for this Halloween finger food because it’s stretchy, puffs up while baking into a soft, airy texture, and has a classic buttery flavor that really compliments the hot dogs.

A close substitute would be puff pastry, but keep in mind that it doesn’t contain yeast, milk, or sugar, so baked puff pastry will make the fabric strips of the mummy dogs more crispy and flaky than light and airy.

Top down view of a plate full of mummy hot dogs.

What type of hot dogs should you use?

Any type of hot dog that you’d like (pork, beef, cheese-filled, etc) will work well with this recipe. You could even substitute the hot dogs for other pre-cooked meats in a firm casing, like some sausages. The only consideration would be the size, as you may need more crescent roll dough to wrap them.

Can you make mummy dogs in advance?

Technically, yes, you can – but I would recommend only preparing the “raw” ingredients (wrapping the hot dogs in crescent roll dough) and storing the mummy dogs in a sealed container in the refrigerator until you’re ready to bake and serve. Using this method, you can prepare the mummy hot dogs up to 24 hours in advance.

To make sure you have the best presentation, I would not recommend baking the mummy dogs and heating them up later. Plan on baking them just before serving.

A dark plate topped with multiple stacked mummy hot dogs, surrounded by more candy eyes, an orange napkin, and a red drink.

How long are mummy dogs good for?

Once prepared and cooled, these fun Halloween eats can be stored in the refrigerator in a sealed container for up to three days.

To reheat, place mummy dogs on a baking sheet and bake at 350 degrees F for 5-10 minutes or until heated through. Reheating in the microwave is not recommended as the crescent roll dough will become soggy.

Can you freeze mummy dogs?

Yes, you totally can!

Once prepared and cooled, mummy hot dogs can be stored in a sealed container or freezer bag for up to three months.

Notes & tips for mummy dogs

  • When serving mummy hot dogs, have fun with garnishes! Anything that goes well on a hot dog would be fun to dip these little mummies in, such as classic ketchup, honey mustard, ranch, burger sauce, aioli, BBQ sauce, cheese sauce, spicy brown mustard, yum yum sauce, or beer cheese.
Side view of a hand holding a mummy dog, dipping the bottom into a small bowl of mustard.

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How to make mummy hot dogs

This next part is only a photo tutorial of the recipe steps. If you’re looking for the full recipe measurements and instructions, scroll down to Recipe Details.

Step 1 – Kick things off by cutting the crescent roll dough into 1/4 inch strips. You can make as many as you want (hot dogs can be wrapped with multiple strips) but be sure you have at least 10 strips. Multiple thin strips wrapped around will look more like mummy wrappings.

Step 2 – Starting at one end, gently stretch the crescent dough as you wrap it around the hot dogs. While wrapping, make sure you leave a space free of dough at one end of the hot dog to place the eyes. Aside from that, you can either wrap them so that none of the flesh shows through or you can wrap them so that there are gaps. Once wrapped, place the mummy dogs on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper, making sure the seams of the crescent roll strips are tucked underneath the hot dogs. Repeat this step until all the hot dogs are wrapped.

Step 3 – Bake!

Step 4 – Allow the mummy dogs to cool a bit, then dab the backs of the candy eyes in ketchup. Attach two (or more?) eyes to each mummy dog, directly on the flesh of the shot dog.

Step 5 – Serve and enjoy!

Recipe Details

Close up side view of multiple stacked mummy hot dogs.
5 from 1 vote

Mummy Hot Dogs

15 mins prep + 13 mins cook
120 kcal
Yields: 10 mummy dogs
Creepy and fun finger food for Halloween, these mummy dogs have thin strips of crescent roll dough wrapped around tasty hot dogs and decorated with candy eyes.

Ingredients 

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper, then set aside.
  • On a clean work surface, roll out crescent dough and cut into 1/4 inch strips, creating at least 10 strips.
    1 sheet crescent roll dough
  • Starting at one end, wrap a hot dog with a strip of dough, gently stretching it as you wrap. While wrapping, be sure to leave an area free of dough near one end of the hot dog for the eyes (they'll be attached directly to the hot dog). You can either completely cover the hot dog or leave some gaps where the hot dog shows through. Try to make sure that all seams of dough are on the same side so that they can be tucked under while baking. Once wrapped, place mummy hot dogs, seam side down, on the prepared baking sheet. Repeat this step until all hot dogs are wrapped.
    10 hot dogs
  • Bake for 11-13 minutes or until dough is golden brown and hot dogs are warmed through.
  • Allow mummy hot dogs to cool for 5 minutes.
  • Dab the back of the candy dyes with ketchup, then secure them directly on an exposed area of the hot dog. Repeat this step until all mummy dogs are decorated.
    1 teaspoon ketchup, 20 candy eyes
  • Serve immediately.

Nutrition

Serving: 1mummy dog | Calories: 120kcal | Carbohydrates: 10g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 20mg | Sodium: 313mg | Potassium: 67mg | Fiber: 0.001g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 3IU | Vitamin C: 0.1mg | Calcium: 11mg | Iron: 1mg

I do my best to provide nutrition information, but please keep in mind that I’m not a certified nutritionist. Any nutritional information discussed or disclosed in this post should only be seen as my best amateur estimates of the correct values.

Author: Chrisy