Easy Mummy Hot Dogs that are perfect for Halloween fun! These easy crescent mummy dogs take minutes to prepare and taste amazing.
Mummy Hot Dogs
We first shared these mummy dogs back in October 2012. It is one of our oldest posts that definitely needed some love.
It's funny how much things change in 10 years.
Thankfully these hot dog mummies are still amazing this many years ago. This year I decided to make regular Halloween mummy hot dogs and walking Mummy Hot Dogs.
The walking mummies are a fun twist on the traditional recipe and can be made at the same time.
Making these Crescent Roll Hot Dog Mummies spurred me on to make a ton of mummy desserts. My husband keeps laughing at all of the things I turned into mummies this weekend.
We already have Mummy Cake Pops so it is time to add even more mummies to our Halloween recipes.
I am also working on savory mummy dishes! I may even try to make an entire mummy board of goodness.
Normally I am not a very crafty person so I love how easy it is to turn things into mummies. All you need is a few ingredients and you have a fun Halloween dinner, appetizer, or snack.
Not just for kids these Mummy Hot Dogs with Crescent Rolls taste amazing and are a fun twist on pigs in a blanket for a Halloween appetizers.
These are a great snack before trick or treating. Pair them with a few Mummy Quesadillas for an epic Halloween meal.
This is a quick overview of the simple ingredients that you'll need to make Crescent Roll Mummy Dogs! Specific measurements and step-by-step instructions are included in the printable recipe card at the bottom of the post.
- Hot Dogs
- Pillsbury Crescent Roll Dough
- Mustard or Ketchup for Eyes.
Optional - Slice of American Cheese, candy eyeballs.
Cookie Sheet - We are huge fans of these baking sheets with sides. You don't have to worry; you will remove the Mummy Hot Dogs from the oven and have them slide right off.
Parchment Paper - I love that I can use parchment paper to help make it easier to remove the mummy dogs. They also make clean-up a breeze. If you are not using parchment paper you will want to spray non-stick cooking spray on your baking sheet to help the hot dog mummies not stick.
Heat resistant potholders - A couple of years ago we had a fire scare when we didn't realize we had turned a burner on and a cloth potholder caught fire. Thankfully we walked by the kitchen and saw the smoke and were able to get it out ourselves. Since then we have only used these heat-resistant potholders.
How to make Hot Dog Mummies
I've included complete instructions in the printable recipe card at the bottom of the post, but here's a quick version.
Step 1 - We use a pizza cutter to cut thin strips/slices of the crescent dough to create the mummy wrapping around the hot dogs.
Step 2 - Wrap each hot dog to look like bandages wrapped around the hot dog. Separate bandages to leave space for the face.
Place on a parchment lined baking sheet.
Step 3- Bake until dough is golden brown. Draw faces with mustard. Dots of mustards are perfect for the eyes. For bigger eyes you can use candy eyes.
We use the end of a toothpick to help create the eyes.
How to make Walking Mummy Dogs
To make Walking Mummy Dogs use a knife or kitchen scissors to cut a slit at the bottom of the hot dog for the mummy's legs.
You can also cut arms by making two slits along the side of the hot dog to make hot dog mummies with arms and legs.
Wrap strips of dough around the sections making sure to separate the legs so they show.
Bake as usual.
Air Fryer Crescent Mummy Dogs
Follow normal instructions to the baking section.
Set air fryer to 3225 degrees and cook for 6 to 7 minutes until crescent dough is light brown.
Use tongs to rotate the Pillsbury hot dog mummies and cook for 2-3 minutes until golden brown.
Make sure to use kitchen tongs to remove the Crescent hot dog mummies from the air fryer.
Tips for the best Mummy Hot Dogs
These Halloween crescent wrapped Hot Dog Mummies can be served with bowls of ketchup, mustard, or barbecue sauce for dipping sauces.
You can add slice cheese under the crescent dough just make sure to bake the cheese side down.
Candy eyeballs can be used to really make the eyes pop.
Nutritional information including calories, calcium, cholesterol, carbohydrates, vitamin c, potassium, sodium, protein, fiber, and more below on the printable recipe card.
Preparation and Storage
Make Ahead – Make sure the mummy dogs are cooled completely before storing.
Storage – Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator.
Freezing/How to freeze – Wrap individual mummy hot dogs with plastic wrap and store them in freezer-safe container or freezer bag.
How to reheat – Reheat the Crescent wrapped hot dogs in the microwave or oven. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and heat for 8-10 minutes to reheat.
To reheat in the microwave, place the mummy dogs on a microwave-safe plate and heat on high for 30-60 seconds, or until heated through.
Substitutions - Use puff pastry instead of crescent dough
Vegetarian Option - Use plant based vegetarian hot dog
Vegan Option – Use plant based vegan hot dogs.
Gluten Free - Use gluten free pastry dough
Smaller Serving Size – This recipe can be adapted to smaller serving size. Just store the leftovers or unused ingredients properly.
Make it Spicy – Add in a slice of pepper jack cheese, dip in hot sauce, use spicy ketchup for eyes.
Larger Group/More servings –This recipe can be adapted to a larger serving size easily.
These Crescent Roll Hot Dog Mummies are a fun snack or great dinner for Halloween. So easy to make and they taste amazing.
What to serve with Mummy Dogs
Snacks - Monster Munch, Candy corn and peanuts, Pretzel Bones, Salted Caramel Popcorn, Pumpkin Rice Krispie Treats, Frankenstein Rice Krispie treats, Bloody Bandages, Candy Corn Bark, and of course a lot of Halloween Candy.
When to serve
- Halloween Parties
- School parties
- Before Trick or Treating
- Movie Night
- Fall picnics
- Office parties
- Kids After school snack
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Mummy Hot Dogs
- 8 Ounce Crescent Rolls
- 8 hot dogs
- Mustard for eyes
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees
- Unroll Crescent Dough and cut into strips for bandages.
- Wrap pieces of dough around each hot dog to look like bandages. Leave space for the mummy face after baking.
- Bake for 13 to 17 minutes until dough is light golden brown and hot dogs are hot. Use mustard to create the eyes on the mummy hot dogs.