Halloween Recipe for Families: Hot Dog Mummies

Get wrapped up in these spooky snacks with just two ingredients.


Hot Dog Mummy

Photo: David Croxford

Here’s an easy treat to whip up for your little ghoul’s lunch or your Halloween family party. Let your keiki get creative with the wrapping to make babies, ones in togas or even twin mummies.



  • One tube of biscuit dough, such as Pillsbury Crescent Rolls
  • 4 hot dogs
  • Ketchup, mustard, relish (optional)


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Photo: Odeelo Dayondon


  1. Place a hot dog on a cutting board. Make the mummy legs by slicing the bottom third of the the hot dog in half, lengthwise.
  2. Leave the top inch of the hot dog intact. This will be the head.
  3. Starting right under the head and about 1/4 inch in, make a slice on each side for the arms, angling out and ending up right about where the legs start.
  4. Boil the hot dogs 1 to 2 min until the arms and legs curl out. Let cool.
  5. Unroll the dough and cut into four rectangles. If you’re using crescent dough, keep two triangles together to create one rectangle.
  6. Slice the rectangle of dough into thin strips lengthwise. Each strip should be about as thick as a pencil. Roll each strip into long “snakes.” Thinner strips will give you more detail in the wrapping, Thicker strips will give you a puffier mummy.
  7. Wrap the strips of dough around each arm and leg, the body, and the top of the head.
  8. Follow the biscuit dough baking directions, but reduce time by several minutes. You want the dough cooked but not necessarily browned. Our dough called for a 12 to 14 minute bake time and we baked the hot dogs for 10 minutes.
  9. Dot the face with mustard to make eyes. Serve with blood (ketchup) and guts (relish).



  • If you get tired of slicing, just cut each hot dog in half, crosswise. Roll all but the top 1/2 inch in dough to make baby mummies.
  • Substitute zucchini sticks for vegetarian options.


Thanks to meinesvenja.de for the inspiration.