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Look no further for a fun and spooky treat. Mummy Hot Dogs are a crowd pleaser and make any Halloween gathering extra festive. They only have 2 ingredients and are super easy to make!
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Mummy hotdogs are a whimsical and delicious treat that can be enjoyed by both kids and adults, especially during Halloween or any festive occasion. Here are a few reasons people love this recipe.
You only need two ingredients to make Mummy Dogs.
- Hot dogs – I like to get uncured hotdogs from ButcherBox. Any type will work for this recipe though.
- Crescent Rolls – To make it easy, I get the canned dough from the store. However, you could use the crescent roll dough from our Ham and Cheese Crescent Roll recipe, if you want a healthier alternative. Just keep in mind, that dough recipe will make A LOT so buy a lot of hot dogs!
Prep the Hot Dogs
Slice the bottom of a hotdog open to create legs. Now carefully cut each side of the hotdog to make arms. Use a paring knife to do this.
Next, unroll the crescent dough and slice it into thin strips. Again, a sharp paring knife is helpful for this step.
Wrap the Hot Dogs
Use the crescent roll to wrap up the “body” and “legs” of the hot dog, making sure the “arms” are out and not tucked under the dough. It doesn’t have to be perfect. Just be gentle with the dough so it doesn’t rip.
Repeat the process until all of the hot dogs are wrapped.
Bake the Mummy Dogs
Because we’re using crescent rolls from a can, you will need to look at the baking instructions from the brand you purchased.
The baking instructions tend to vary brand to brand.
Bake according to those instructions or until the mummies are getting brown and crisp. For reference, mine was done in about 12 minutes.
Yes, you can use various types of dough to make mummy hotdogs. Common options include biscuit dough or puff pastry. My hunch is pizza dough would work well too. Each type of dough will give the mummy hotdogs a slightly different texture and flavor.
If you have leftover mummy hotdogs, store them in an airtight container in the refrigerator for a few days. To reheat, you can use a microwave or oven until they are heated through. I like to then put mine in the toaster oven for a few minutes to crisp up the dough a bit.
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- 1 package hot dogs (look for nitrate, nitrite-free)
- 1 package crescent rolls
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- To make your mummies, slice the bottom of a hotdog open to create legs. Now carefully cut each side of the hotdog to make arms.
- Slice crescent rolls into thin strips. Wrap your strips imperfectly around the hotdog, making sure the arms stick out and aren’t trapped under the dough.
- Cook according to the crescent rolls’ instructions and serve warm.
Homemade Crescent Rolls: If you want a healthier alternative to store-bought dough, try the crescent roll dough from our Ham and Cheese Crescent Roll recipe. Just keep in mind, that dough recipe will make A LOT so buy a lot of hot dogs!
Healthier Hotdogs: We get uncured hotdogs with no additives from ButcherBox, our favorite meat subscription company.
Storing & Reheating Leftovers: If you have leftover mummy hotdogs, store them in an airtight container in the refrigerator for a few days. To reheat, you can use a microwave or oven until they are heated through. I like to then put mine in the toaster oven for a few minutes to crisp up the dough a bit.