Mummy Hot Dogs

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!

Mummy dogs with eyes on a white plate.

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!

Cut crescent rolls and sliced cheese to use in mummy dogs recipe.

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.

Recipe tips

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.

Hot dog and cheese wrapped with crescent rolls.

Ingredient Tips

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.

Cooked mummy hot dogs with candy eyes on a pan.

Storing Info

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.

Mummy dogs with candy eyes on a white plate.

For some tasty Halloween Desserts, try:

Mummy Hot Dogs Recipe

5 from 45 votes
Buttery crescent wrapped Mummy Hot Dogs are filled with cheese and topped with cute candy eyes for spooky kid-friendly fun!!
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 17 minutes
Total Time 32 minutes
Servings 10
Calories 210 kcal
Author Lil’ Luna

Ingredients

  • 1 can refrigerated crescent roll dough 8 oz. – crescents or sheet
  • 2 1/2 slices American cheese
  • 10 hot dogs
  • cooking spray
  • candy eyes

Instructions
 

  • 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.

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  1. 5 stars
    Aren’t these the cutest little hot dogs?! We always do a fun Halloween dinner at my parents house & this is on the menu!

  2. 5 stars
    What a fun recipe to make with my daughter! Absolutely delicious and so adorable! I love this idea for Halloween. Can’t wait!

  3. 5 stars
    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!

  4. 5 stars
    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?

    1. 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.

  5. 5 stars
    This is a fun recipe! I added these mummy hotdogs to our Trick or Treat recipes. The kids are excited!