Buttery crescent wrapped Mummy Hot Dogs are filled with cheese and topped with cute candy eyes for spooky kid-friendly fun!!
Cute and creepy foods like these Mummy Hot Dogs, Flatout Monster Sandwiches, and Gummy Worm Jello Cups have become a much anticipated tradition in our home. We love filling the table with festive Healthy Halloween Snacks and treats that everyone can enjoy!
A spooky dinner
It has become a tradition to have a spooky Halloween dinner with the kids. They especially look forward to Mummy Hot Dogs. These are basically pigs in a blanket, but with a ghoulish twist.
The puffy and buttery crescent dough adds some great flavor, along with the melty cheese!
The kids’ fav part of Mummy Dogs would have to be the eyes though. Pick up a pack of these candy eyes near the baking section of most stores (these are Wilton brand).
Candy eyes come in handy at Halloween especially. They can make some great monster treats like Monster Rice Krispies Treats and Gooey Monster Cookies. Have some fun creating a festive fall spread!
how to make mummy dogs
PREP. Heat oven to 375°F.
DOUGH. Unroll dough. If using crescent rolls, separate at perforations, creating 4 rectangles. Press perforations to seal. If using dough sheet, simply cut into 4 rectangles.
CUT. Using a knife or pizza cutter, cut each rectangle lengthwise into 10 strips, making a total of 40 pieces of dough.
CHEESE. Slice cheese slices into quarters (the ½ cheese slice, will be cut in half).
ASSEMBLE. Pair one hot dog and one cheese slice, then wrap 4 pieces of dough around them to look like mummy wraps. You will have to slightly stretch the dough to completely cover the hot dogs. About ½ inch from one end of each hot dog, separate the dough so hot dog shows through for the mummy’s face. Repeat with remaining ingredients.
BAKE. On a large, ungreased cookie sheet, place wrapped hot dogs (cheese side down) and spray dough lightly with cooking spray. Bake 13 to 17 minutes or until dough is light golden brown and hot dogs are hot.
EYES. Once they come out of the oven, add two candy eyes to the face openings.
Candy Eyes. Add them AFTER the mummies have been baked, otherwise they will melt in the oven.
Serve mummy dogs with Bloody Mary Soup, AKA Tomato Soup. Fun right?
Eye Variations. There are many ways that you can create the eyes for these mummies. Use a dab of mustard or ketchup instead of candy eyes!
Dipping Sauces. Serve your mummy hot dogs with a dipping sauce like ketchup, mustard, Fry Sauce, or Honey Mustard.
Dough. Stick with Pillsbury brand dough. The knock off brand we tried did not turn out visually, but tasted good.
Hot dogs. Use any brand of hot dog that you like. If you use a larger sized brat, then make sure that they are room temperature so that they will be heated through about the same time that the dough is done baking. You may also need to increase the amount of dough so that you have enough to cover the whole brat.
Filled hot dogs. Use hot dogs that are filled with cheese inside and skip the added cheese.
No cheese. Omit the cheese and make them plain instead.
Leaky Cheese. The cheese will leak out to some degree and making sure that the dough is evenly wrapped will help keep the cheese from oozing out as much. Also, lining the pan with parchment paper will help keep the mummy’s from sticking.
To make ahead, roll them the night before and store them covered in the fridge and then bake the next day.
To FREEZE ahead, assemble mummy dogs then place them on a baking sheet then freeze. Once frozen transfer them to a freezer safe Ziploc. They will keep in the freezer for up to 2 months. To bake: Do not thaw. Simply place the frozen mummy dogs on a baking sheet and bake for 20-25 minutes.
STORE leftover mummy dogs in the fridge for 2-3 days or in the FREEZE for about 6 weeks. To reheat. Heat up the oven to 350°F, for about 4-5 minutes or until heated through.
For some tasty Halloween Desserts, try:
Mummy Hot Dogs Recipe
- 1 can refrigerated crescent roll dough 8 oz. – crescents or sheet
- 2 1/2 slices American cheese
- 10 hot dogs
- cooking spray
- candy eyes
- Heat oven to 375°F.
- Unroll dough. If using crescent rolls, separate at perforations, creating 4 rectangles. Press perforations to seal. If using dough sheet, simply cut into 4 rectangles.
- Using a knife or pizza cutter, cut each rectangle lengthwise into 10 pieces, making a total of 40 pieces of dough.
- Slice cheese slices into quarters (the ½ cheese slice, will be cut in half).
- Pair one hot dog and one cheese slice, then wrap 4 pieces of dough around them to look like mummy wraps. You will have to slightly stretch the dough to completely cover the hot dogs. About ½ inch from one end of each hot dog, separate the dough so hot dog shows through for the mummy's face. Repeat with remaining ingredients.
- On a large, ungreased cookie sheet, place wrapped hot dogs (cheese side down) and spray dough lightly with cooking spray.
- Bake 13 to 17 minutes or until dough is light golden brown and hot dogs are hot. Once they come out of the oven, add two candy eyes to the face openings.
Always a hit and so much fun to eat! Mummies!
Aren’t these the cutest little hot dogs?! We always do a fun Halloween dinner at my parents house & this is on the menu!
I love these, my kids think they’re the best too! SO cute for Halloween!
What a fun recipe to make with my daughter! Absolutely delicious and so adorable! I love this idea for Halloween. Can’t wait!
Love this cute way to get kids to eat their food. Fast and easy!
These are as much fun to make as they are to eat. My kids loved them!
LOL these are awesome. The cheese oozed out a bit, but overall great.
They were great. My granddaughter loved making and eating them. They were very easy
Yay!! So happy to hear they were enjoyed… and easy! Thanks for sharing.
I just want to thank you for the video!!! I had read so many recipes for this and yours was the best, and the recipe video perfectly hit the spot!
You’re welcome!! I’m so glad it was helpful and you enjoyed the recipe. Thanks for sharing!
I can’t find the video to this recipe. I have used it in the past at home and the kiddos loved it. I am using it in school this year and wanted to show the video, is there one?
Yes, there is! If the video isn’t showing up when you click on “Jump to video”, just scroll down the page and under the heading “A Spooky Dinner” there are about 2 paragraphs of text and then the video should show up for you right there.
Video is not there. Just a blank white space.
That’s odd! It shows up on our end. We’ll look into it. Thanks for the feedback.
My kids love these, and I love how easy they are to make on a busy Halloween night!
I made these for my kids for Halloween dinner and they were such a hit! So cute and yummy!
Love making these every year!! Great recipe!
These are a classic Halloween meal, the kids love them every year!
These were so fun to make! My kids loved them and we’ll definitely make them again before Halloween!
My 5 year old loved these and is so excited for the next time we get to make these.
This is a fun recipe! I added these mummy hotdogs to our Trick or Treat recipes. The kids are excited!
One of my son’s fave snacks! The video was great!!
Thank you! Glad to hear your son enjoyed them!