Mummy Dogs · i am a food blog

Mummy dogs are not only cute and spooky, they’re also super delicious.

I’m obsessed with Halloween food. Give me all the themed parties with foods dressed up as other things. Halloween is one of the best – if not the BEST – holidays for dressing up food. Think: chewy chocolate cookies with googly eyeballs, sushi that looks like Totoro, and of course, mummy dogs!

Imagine juicy hot dogs wrapped up with strips of buttery pastry and baked to golden brown perfection. Serve them up with mustard or sweet-n-spicy ketchup for the perfect handheld snack on your Halloween table.

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What are mummy dogs?

A classic favorite for Halloween parties, mummy dogs are a take on pigs-in-a-blanket, but with a fun twist. Instead of making a blanket of pastry dough it’s cut it into strips. The strips wrap around hot dogs and bake up to look like a bandaged wrapped mummy. When you add on eyes, they’re unbearably cute.

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How to make mummy dogs

  1. Cut pastry into strips. You want about 1/4 inch strips of either puff pastry or crescent dough. If you’re feeling especially industrious, you can even make your own pie crust or rough puff pastry.
  2. Wrap the strips of pastry around the hot dogs, leaving a space for eyeballs about 1 inch down from the top of your mummy.
  3. Place the wrapped hot dogs on a parchment paper lined baking sheet and bake in a 375°F oven until golden brown.
  4. Remove, put on some eyeballs, and enjoy!

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Mummy dog ingredients

This is the best part: you only need 2 ingredients: pastry and hot dogs. If you’re going to use candy eyes, you’ll need those as well.

What kind of hot dogs?

Your favorite hot dog brand will work best. Classic all beef, pork, chicken, or turkey dogs work. You can even go with mini smokies for mini mummies.

What kind of pastry for mummy dogs?

  • Crescent dough – the classic mummy dog. You can either buy crescent rolls or crescent roll sheets. If you can find crescent dough sheets, they work well because you don’t have to roll out the dough or pinch together the triangle seams.
  • Puff pastry – puff pastry is delicious and will give you a slightly puffier mummy with a flaky shattering bite.
  • Pizza dough – pizza dough tends to bake up thick and is more filling. You can use your favorite pizza dough recipe or buy store bought dough.
  • Pie crust – strips of pie crust are perfect for mummy dog pies.

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How to make the eyes

I like using candy eyeballs because they’re so cute. Plus they’re so small that they don’t really effect the taste. You can also pick them off if you’re adverse to eating them. If you don’t want to buy candy eyes, you can also just dot on mustard. Or, use a small cookie cutter to cut out eyeball whites out of a slice of mozzarella cheese and use seaweed for irises.

How to serve

These little guys taste great warm out of the oven or at room temp. Place them on a platter with small dipping bowls of ketchup and mustard. Mummy dogs are also perfect on Halloween platters.

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Cheesy mummy dogs
Cut slices of cheese the same size as your hot dogs. Place the cheese under the hotdog and wrap with the crescent dough. Bake as per the recipe.

Everything bagel spice mummy dogs
Make the recipe as per below adding a sprinkle of everything bagel spice.

Make ahead

You can bake these ahead of time and serve them at room temp. You can also wrap them, freeze them, then bake from frozen.

How to reheat mummy dogs

If you’re going to reheat the mummy dogs, make sure you don’t attach the eyes until after reheating. To reheat, bake for 3-8 minutes in a 375°F oven or until heated through.

Happy mummying!
xoxo steph

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Mummy Dogs

Mummy dogs are not only cute and spooky, they’re also super delicious.

Serves 8

Prep Time 10 mins

Cook Time 15 mins

Total Time 25 mins

  • 8 oz crescent rolls 1 can
  • 8 hot dogs
  • 16 candy eyes
If you can find crescent dough sheets, you can use those too, they’re easy to cut into strips.
PS – If you love Totoro and cute food, please check out all our Totoro themed foods! Throw an October Totoro movie night complete with snacks 🙂

Nutrition Facts

Mummy Dogs

Amount Per Serving

Calories 210
Calories from Fat 117

% Daily Value*

Fat 13g20%

Saturated Fat 4g25%

Cholesterol 25mg8%

Sodium 630mg27%

Potassium 0.01mg0%

Carbohydrates 15g5%

Fiber 0.01g0%

Sugar 3g3%

Protein 6g12%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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