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Hot Dog Mummies


25 min

Hot Dog Mummies

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25 min


8 persons




4.00 rating-star (33)


Author: Victoria Bailey
I made this meal for my grandma when I was a kid and it's super simple and a great idea for kids to make to start to learn how to cook!


  • hot dogs: 8 piece
  • (8 ounce) package refrigerated crescent rolls (such as PillsburyВ® Grands! Big and Flaky): 1 pack
  • yellow mustard, or as needed (Optional): 1 tsp

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Stages of cooking

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
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  2. Place hot dogs in a saucepan and cover with water; bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium-low and simmer until warmed through, about 5 minutes. Drain.
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  3. Roll crescent dough onto a work surface; tear into 8 pieces. Roll 1 piece dough around each hot dog, creating the look of a mummy. Place dots of mustard on the top of each for the eyes, nose, and mouth. Arrange hot dogs on a baking sheet.
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  4. Bake in the preheated oven until crescent dough is golden brown and flaky, about 10 minutes.
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History of the Hot Dog Mummies:

The hot dog mummies recipe is a fun and creative way to transform a classic American snack into a Halloween-themed meal. The recipe first gained popularity during the mid-2000s, where it quickly became a go-to dish for Halloween parties and school activities.

What makes this recipe great is that it is so easy and straightforward, making it perfect for parents and kids to create together in the kitchen. The combination of the piping hot hot dogs wrapped with flaky crescent dough, and the eyes and mouth made with mustard, are sure to delight and impress everyone at your Halloween party.

Tips and Tricks for Hot Dog Mummies Recipe:

To ensure that your hot dogs come out cooked to perfection, be sure to simmer them in water for at least five minutes before wrapping them in the crescent dough. This will also help prevent the dough from getting too dry in the oven.

When wrapping the hot dogs, keep in mind that the appearance of the mummy's bandages will depend on the thickness of the dough. So, for a more realistic mummy look, be sure to wrap the dough around the hot dog tightly and evenly.

You can get creative with the mustard by using it to make different facial expressions on the mummy's face. For example, a smile or sticking out the tongue.

Tips for presenting the dish:

Arrange the hot dog mummies onto a serving platter and place a small bowl of ketchup or mustard next to them. This will allow your guests to dip their mummies into the condiments for an extra layer of flavor.

To create a spooky atmosphere, dim the lights and place a few candles around the table. You can also add other Halloween-themed decorations like fake spiderwebs and plastic spiders.

Have fun with this recipe and let your imagination run wild! With some creativity and a few basic ingredients, you can create a fun and delicious Halloween-themed meal that is sure to be a hit with everyone.

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