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Buttery crescent-wrapped mummy hot dogs are filled with cheese and topped with cute candy eyes for spooky kid-friendly fun!!

We love filling the table with festive Halloween snacks like these hot dogs plus Halloween Pizza and Breadstick Bones that everyone can enjoy!

Mummy hot dogs with eyes on a white plate.

A Halloween Favorite!

It has become a tradition to have a spooky Halloween dinner with the kids. A favorite for us are the mummy hot dogs. These are basically Pigs in a Blanket but with a ghoulish twist.

Why we make these every year:

  • FLAVOR. They’re delicious!! With the buttery crescent dough and cheese inside, kids and adults love these mummy dogs.
  • FESTIVE. They’re perfectly spooky, fun and great for any Halloween or fall party.
  • MAKE AHEAD. Since these are often made for get togethers, it’s great that they can be made a day ahead for any event.
Cut crescent rolls and sliced cheese on a cutting board.

Just a Few Ingredients

You just need a few items to make these festive dogs:

  • Refrigerated Crescent Roll Dough (crescents or sheet) – We like the sheets best. Also, stick to Pillsbury brand dough. The knockoff brand doesn’t work as well or look as good either.
  • American cheese slices – any cheese works, but this is our favorite.
    • You can also buy cheese filled hot dogs instead of using the slices.
  • Hot Dogs – We highly recommend using all beef. You can also use pork, chicken, turkey, or even vegetarian hot dogs.
  • Candy Eyes – Use a dot of mustard or ketchup instead of candy eyes!
  • Cooking Spray
Hot dog and cheese wrapped with crescent rolls.

how to Make Mummy Hot Dogs

Mummy dogs are a quick and simple dinner idea that the kids will love.

  1. PREP. Heat oven to 375°F.
  2. 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.
  3. CUT. Using a knife or pizza cutter, cut each rectangle lengthwise into 10 thin strips, making a total of 40 pieces of dough.
  4. CHEESE. Slice cheese slices into quarters (the ½ cheese slice, will be cut in half).
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. EYES. Once they come out of the oven, add two candy eyeballs to the face openings.

To make mini mummy dogs, check out THIS RECIPE to do it.

Ingredient Tips

Hot dog mummies can easily be made without cheese and eyeballs, or changed up however you like!

  • Candy eyes. Add them AFTER the mummies have been baked, otherwise, they will melt in the oven.
  • No cheese. Omit the cheese and make it plain instead.
  • Serve mummy dogs recipe with Bloody Mary Soup, AKA Tomato Soup. Fun right?
  • Dipping sauces. Serve your Halloween mummies with a dipping sauce like ketchup, mustard, Fry Sauce, or Honey Mustard Sauce.
Cooked wrapped hot dogs with candy eyes on a pan.

Storing Info

  • Make ahead of time. Roll the Halloween hot dogs the night before and store them covered in the fridge. Bake the next day.
  • Freeze ahead of time. Assemble Halloween mummy hot dogs and 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 freezer for about 6 weeks.
  • To reheat. Heat up the oven to 350°F, for about 4-5 minutes or until heated through.
Mummy hot dogs with candy eyes on a white plate.

For more Halloween Recipes:

5 from 80 votes

Mummy Hot Dogs Recipe

By: Lil’ Luna
Buttery crescent-wrapped mummy hot dogs are filled with cheese and topped with cute candy eyes for spooky kid-friendly fun!!
Servings: 10
Prep: 15 minutes
Cook: 15 minutes
Total: 30 minutes

Ingredients 

  • 1 (8-ounce) can refrigerated crescent roll dough crescents or sheet
  • 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.

Video

Notes

Make ahead of time. Roll the Halloween hot dogs the night before and store them covered in the fridge. Bake the next day.
Freeze ahead of time. Assemble Halloween mummy hot dogs and 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 freezer for about 6 weeks.

Nutrition

Calories: 210kcal, Carbohydrates: 18g, Protein: 7g, Fat: 13g, Saturated Fat: 5g, Trans Fat: 1g, Cholesterol: 26mg, Sodium: 574mg, Potassium: 73mg, Sugar: 2g, Vitamin A: 50IU, Vitamin C: 1mg, Calcium: 66mg, Iron: 1mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
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My name is Kristyn and I’m the mom of SIX stinkin’ cute kids and the wife to my smokin’ hot hubby, Lo. My mom’s maiden name is Luna, and I’m one of the many crafty “Lil’ Lunas” in the fam. On this site I like to share all things creative - from recipes to home decor to gifts and home decor ideas. Welcome!

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  1. 5 stars
    This is a fun recipe! I added these mummy hotdogs to our Trick or Treat recipes. The kids are excited!