Halloween Hot Dog Mummies
Halloween hot dog mummies with edible eyes and crescent roll wrappings are a great way to get kids involved in preparing a Halloween party. Use store-bought ingredients to ensure that the process is all fun and no fuss.
With dough that mimics tattered mummy wrappings and sugar eyes to bring them to life, “mummified” snacks are as silly and festive as they are satisfying. The spooky cousin to traditional pigs-in-a-blanket, these are a bit bigger and have a whole lot more personality, but the taste profile is much the same. Buttery dough wrapped around salty meat makes for an addictive treat that can serve as the main dish on the kid’s table (and a snack for the adults).
We like to use a can of Pillsbury crescent roll dough, which has a flaky, melt-in-the-mouth texture and our go-to grocery hot dogs (we used all-beef franks from Sabrett). But if neither of those items is readily available to you, your favorite pre-cooked sausages and a package of frozen puff pastry will work just as well in their place. While the rest of this recipe can be found at your supermarket, you might have to go a little further afield for googly eyes. Check out the baking section at a crafts store or go online to somewhere like Amazon to find a bag.
We love these as post-trick-or-treat sustenance or a final touch to a Halloween party spread. Even if you’re tired from collecting candy door to door, you can have these on the table in less than 30 minutes — and they’re so easy, you could cook them while still in costume!
This recipe appears in the article “Get Silly With Your Halloween Spread, Your Kids Will Love You For It.”
8 hot dog “mummies”
1 can crescent roll dough (or 1 package puff pastry)
8 hot dogs (or pre-cooked sausages)
16 edible googly eyes
Preheat your oven to 550°F (290°C). Open your crescent roll dough and cut or tear into ¼-inch thick strips lengthwise. Wrap strips around hot dogs, mimicking the cloth bandages on a mummy. The more irregular, the better!
Tip: Each hot dog uses the dough from about one crescent roll. Use the perforations as a guide. Place wrapped hot dogs on a lined baking sheet — we used a nonstick Silpat baking mat, but parchment paper also works well — and bake until golden brown, about 5 minutes. Turn once for an even bake.
Tip: We cooked 4 hot dogs at a time, but you could possibly cook more than that, depending on the size of your baking sheet. Just make sure your hot dogs aren’t touching or the crescent roll dough won’t get crispy. Remove from the oven using a pizza peel and/or heat-resistant gloves. Once slightly cool, top with edible googly eyes. Serve along with your favourite dipping sauces! We love the classics and serve these with ketchup and mustard.