Mummy Hot Dogs: the fun, kid-friendly appetizer recipe to enjoy at Halloween

Total time: 20 Min
Difficulty: Low
Serves: 8 people
By Cookist

Mummy Hot Dogs are a creative, kid-friendly take on the classic Pigs in a Blanket where hot dogs are rolled into buttery puff pastry and baked until golden. These homemade hot dog mummies are the perfect spooky yet fun appetizer recipe for your next Halloween party.

Can you actually make a delicious appetizer with only two ingredients? Yes, that’s all you need! Strips of puff pastry are wrapped around sliced hot dogs, to create Mummy Dogs. They taste like a savory puff pastry appetizer but are much more fun. It will definitely get your guests talking.

If you’re thinking of hosting a party soon, why not make these mummy hot dogs? They might look spooky, but they taste delicious! Serve them with a dip like honey mustard, ketchup, or salsa and let the party begin.


Mummy Hot Dogs Ingredients

Dough – we used puff pastry for this recipe. Anyway, you can use crescent roll dough such as the Pillsbury one, canned biscuit, pretzel, or even pizza dough. As long as the dough can be rolled into strips.

Hot dogs – you can choose your favorite brand or even cheese-filled ones. If you use larger hot dogs or frankfurters, make sure to precook and cool them before wrapping them with the puff pastry. If you're making a mini version, make sure that you roll out the puff pastry thinner.

Mustard – you need it to make the eyes of these mummified hot dogs.

Can you make Mummy Hot Dogs ahead of time?

Yes! Whether it's for an October 31st dinner or a Halloween party, you can make these fun mummy dogs in advance. Just wrap the hot dogs in dough the night before, store them covered in the fridge and bake them before serving. Simple as pie!

Expert Tips for Homemade Hot Dog Mummies

You can also make eyes by adding a dot of mayo and adding nigella seeds or black sesame seeds. You can even use edible eye candies.

You can make a keto-version of these mummy hot dogs. Simply combine melted mozzarella (1 ½ cup) with 2/3 cup almond flour. Knead until you form a dough. Roll the ‘dough’ in strips, and use it to wrap around the mummy hot dogs. Make sure to use grain-free hot dogs if you’re making a keto or gluten-free recipe. Precook the sausages, as the dough will bake quickly in the oven. This way, you can ensure the hot dogs are cooked through completely. This keto-friendly dough can be stored in the freezer. Simply allow it to thaw in the fridge overnight, and then allow it to get to room temperature before you use it.


How to store Mummy Hot Dogs

These Homemade Mummy Hot Dogs can be stored in the fridge in an airtight container for up to 3 days. Before serving, reheat in the oven until crispy. You can also use the microwave, but it might not be as crispy.

Can you freeze Mummified Hot Dogs?

Yes! You can also freeze hot dog mummies for 2 months, closed in a freezer-safe Ziploc. You don't have to thaw them, simply bake the frozen mummy dogs for about 20-25 minutes or until golden brown.

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How to make Hot Dog Mummies

Cut hot dogs halfway down the middle to create legs.

Then make two cuts diagonally from the middle to create arms.

Roll puff pastry into a thin rope and begin wrapping the mummified hot dogs from top to bottom.

Space out your mummies on a baking sheet and bake at 375°F for 10-15 minutes.

Let cool for a few minutes and then use mustard to make mummy eyes.

Serve and enjoy!


Feel free to use breadstick dough for this recipe. Any dough recipe where the dough can be rolled into a thin strip will work.

Serve the Homemade Mummy Hot Dogs on a platter with carrot or celery sticks, fresh grapes, and other sliced fruits.

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