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These Mummy Hotdogs are the easiest, and cutest, Halloween food for dinner or a party! Hot dogs get turned into delicious mummies using crescent dough and candy eyeballs. Serve with your favorite hot dog dippers like ketchup, mustard, and relish.
Make it a complete Halloween mummy themed meal and serve Mummy Rice Krispie Treats for dessert!
Mummy Hotdogs (Easy Halloween Food Recipe)
I have made these mummy hot dogs for Halloween dinner for years now! I expect my kids to just fill up on candy that night, but before they go out, I make these really easy and festive mummy wrapped hot dogs for them. Simple to make with hot dogs, crescent dough, an egg, and eyeballs.
Get the kids involved and have them wrap their hot dog in the mummy strips!
- Hot Dogs : You will need 8 hot dogs to complete this recipe. I prefer using turkey hot dogs because then they are not as greasy, but all beef hot dogs or even cheesy hot dogs can be used as well.
- Crescent Rolls : One tube of crescent dough is what the recipe calls for. The container includes 8 triangles with perforations. For this recipe, you will combine two of those sections to create a rectangle shape. The mummy strips will be cut from those rectangle pieces of dough.
- Egg + Water : This makes the egg wash and it’s what gives the crescent dough that shiny golden brown exterior.
- Candy Eyeballs : If you can’t find these there are lots of other options for the ‘eyeballs’. Cut small circles from pepperoni, sliced American cheese or any block cheese, or use some black olives as the eyeballs. You can also make it real simple and just dot some ketchup or mustard for the eyeballs.
- Ketchup or Mustard : Use one of these to adhere the eyeballs to the hot dogs. You can also create fun halloween themed dipping sauce with them too.
How To Make Crescent Roll Hot Dogs (Mummy Wrapped Hot Dogs)
Learn how to make this easy Halloween recipe that’s perfect for Halloween night dinner or for parties & gatherings. Be sure and read to the bottom of the post where there is a printable recipe card and a pin it button so you can save this recipe for later.
- Prep : Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F. Prepare a cookie sheet by lining with parchment paper, a silpat liner, tin foil, or you can spray it with cooking spray (lightly).
- Crescent Dough : Unroll the crescent dough and place it on a flat surface (either the countertop or cutting board). Separate the dough into four rectangular sections, with each one consisting of two triangular pieces. Press the perforations together to complete the rectangles.
- Mummy Strips : Using a sharp knife, or a pizza cutter, cut each rectangular piece into thin stripes, about 1/4-inches. Repeat with remaining pieces.
- Mummy Dogs : Use half the trips from 1 rectangular section and wrap them around the hot dog in a zig zag pattern to create a wrapped up mummy. Repeat with the remaining 7 hot dogs. Place them on the prepared cookie sheet.
- Egg Wash : Whisk the egg + water and brush it on the mummy strips.
- Oven : Cook for 12-15 minutes or until the crescent dough is golden brown and the hot dogs are warmed through.
- Eyes & Serve : Use ketchup or mustard to adhere two candy eyeballs per hot dog. Serve warm.
Mummy Hotdogs FAQ’s
How To Store and Reheat Leftover Mummy Dogs
- Leftover mummy dogs can be stored in an airtight container, in the fridge, for up to 3 days.
- When ready to reheat you can use the microwave or the oven for a crisper, fresher tasting mummy dog. Reheat the hotdogs at 200 degrees F for 10-15 minutes or until warmed through.
How To Attach Candy Eyeballs to Mummy Hotdogs
- The easiest way to adhere the eyeballs to the hot dog is with a toothpick and some ketchup or mustard. Dip the toothpick into the ketchup (or mustard) and dot it on the back of the eyeball. Firmly press it down, between the mummy lines made from the crescent dough, until it is attached to the hot dog.
Variation & Substitution Ideas
- Hot Dogs : I prefer using turkey hot dogs but you can use whatever kind of hot dogs you want! Try using cheesy dogs, all beef hot dogs, spicy jalapeño hot dogs, etc.
- Slice of Cheese : A fun variation is to roll a slice of American cheese around the hot dog before wrapping it in the crescent dough ‘mummy’ strings. Or simply use cheesy hot dogs in place of regular hot dogs.
- Spice It Up! : Sprinkle on some red cayenne pepper, chili powder, or red pepper flakes over the egg wash before baking. You could also wrap the hot dog in Pepper Jack cheese before wrapping the crescent dough around it.
Here are a few of my helpful tips so that you can have success recreating this recipe in your own kitchen ♥
- Pizza Cutter : The crescent dough needs to be cut into thin strips (about 1/4-inch) and it is much easier to do this with a pizza cutter.
- Mummy Wrapping Tip : There is no correct way to wrap the hot dog with the crescent dough strips. You want to first wrap it up the hotdog and then take a couple strips and randomly wrap them all over in a zig zag pattern.
- Crescent Dough : I use the crescents that come with 8 crescents and the sheet is perforated. You will need to pinch together two of the triangle shapes to create a rectangle shape. You will end up with 4 rectangular shapes from the 8 triangle shaped crescents. Then you use a pizza cutter to cut each rectangle into thin stripes. You can use a crescent sheet of dough but you will need to cut it into 4 rectangular sections before cutting into stripes. Using the reduced-fat crescents works just fine in this recipe if wanted.
- Eyes : If you don’t want to use the candy eyeballs, or maybe you just can’t find them, there are a few other options. Cut some black olives into ‘eyeballs’ and adhere them onto the hot dog with some ketchup or mustard. You could also cut small eyeballs from pepperoni, or from a slice of American cheese, and use those as the eyeballs. Or make it real simple and just dot on some ketchup or mustard for the eyeballs.
More Halloween Party Food You’ll Love
- Halloween Bundt Cake
- Leftover Halloween Candy Cookie Bars
- Candy Corn Sugar Cookie Bars
- Pumpkin Veggie Tray
- Halloween Party Punch
- Berry Bloody Halloween Punch
- 1 tube (8 oz) crescent rolls
- 8 hotdogs
- 1 large egg
- 1 teaspoon water
- 16 small candy eyeballs
- dill pickle relish
- additional eyeballs (for the eyeball relish cup)
- Preheat the oven to 375° F. Prepare a cookie sheet by lining it with parchment paper, silpat liner, tin foil, or lightly spray it with cooking spray.
- Unroll the crescent dough and place it on a flat surface (countertop or cutting board). The crescent dough comes in 8 triangle shaped sections. Use two of the triangle crescents to form one rectangle. Press the perforations to form the rectangle. There are 8 total triangles so you will end up with 4 rectangle shaped pieces of crescent dough.
- Using a pizza cutter, or sharp knife, cut each rectangle piece into thin strips (about 1/4").
- Use half of the strips from one rectangle piece and wrap it around one hot dog. Do a zig zag pattern, random pattern, to make it look like a wrapped up mummy. Be sure and leave some space for the eyeballs. Place it on the prepared cookie sheet. Repeat with remaining hot dogs.
- Whisk the egg and water in a small bowl. Use a basting/pastry brush to brush the egg wash on the mummy strips of each hot dog.
- Cook for 12-15 minutes or until the mummy strips are golden browned and the hot dogs are cooked through.
- Adhere two eyes per mummy with ketchup or mustard.* It's easiest to use a toothpick to dot some ketchup or mustard onto the back of the eyeball, and then press it on the hot dog.
Spiderweb & Eyeball Dipping Sauces
- A fun way to serve these is with a spiderweb dip (ketchup + mustard) and eyeball dip (relish + eyeballs). Fill a small bowl with ketchup. Place a dot of mustard in the center and then make rings of mustard, around the middle dot, going to the edge of the bowl. Take a toothpick and drag it from the middle dot out to the edge of the bowl. Repeat this all around until you make a spiderweb. Fill a small bowl with dill pickle relish and randomly place some additional eyeballs over top the relish.