Mummy Dogs are a simple, silly, and tasty Halloween dinner that will make the kiddos giggle with delight. Put them on your dinner menu this Halloween!
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Halloween night is usually a wee bit hectic around our house. Once the kiddos get home from school, there’s the usual work that needs to be done, but then we also need to get costumes ready for some trick-or-treating. And with four kiddos in this household, that takes some doin’!
And since we like to go out while there’s still some daylight, we don’t have a whole lot of time to sneak dinner in before it’s time to be out the door.
At the same time… it’s Halloween!! Hello! We just GOTTA do something fun for dinner to mark the ocassion! Oh the dilemma.
And this is how we adopted the fun tradition of Mummy Dogs for Halloween dinner. They’re fun, they’re easy, and the kids love to help wrap up each mummy! (That’s a bonus win, because it means less work for me!)
We pair it with a super easy (bute CUTE!) side of spiderweb ketchup and mustard for dipping, plus some carrots and ranch for the obligatory veggie, and it’s so easy to get a dinner on the table!
How to Make Mummy Dogs
To make Mummy Dogs you only need TWO ingredients! Hot dogs and crescent roll dough.
First, open your crescent roll dough and unroll the pieces. Usually there is a perforated line that runs diagonally through each rectangle. Separate the dough into rectangles, and pinch the diagonal line together so that there is no longer a performation there. (You just want a solid rectangle.)
Then, using a pizza cutter, slice each rectangle into thin strips (along the long side of the rectangle). I usually get about 12 strips for each rectangle. (Note: you can also cut the dough with a regular knife, but a pizza cutter is SO much easier if you have it.)
Taking one strip of dough at a time, start wrapping the strips around each individual hot dog. Wrap in a spiral going from top to bottom, bottom to top, here, there and everywhere. I try and smoosh the beginning and end of each strip into another piece of dough so that they somewhat stick together.
Keep spiraling the dough, one strip at a time, until your mummy dog is mostly covered. It usually takes us about 5-6 strips to get our dog decently covered. If you want, you can leave a little open area at one end for where the mummy ‘face’ would be. (It’s fun to add little mustard dots for eyes at the very end. 😉)
Then place your mummy dog on an ungreased (or I prefer a silicone mat lined) cookie sheet and start on the next hot dog. Keep going until you have all your hot dogs covered.
(Just FYI- each rectangle of dough will make two mummy dogs. So one tube of crescent roll dough will make about 8 mummy dogs. Just so you can plan for how much dough you need. 😉)
Bake for 11-13 minutes at 375º F. (Or follow whatever baking instructions are on your crescent roll tube.) Remove from oven once they are golden brown and allow them to cool for a few minutes before serving.
Spiderweb Dipping Sauce
This fun side is so super easy. You just need a small container, some ketchup, mustard, and a toothpick.
Squeeze a bunch of ketchup evenly into the container. Then, make a spiral swirl on top with the mustard. (Be sure to shake that mustard up first so it doesn’t come out in a liquidy mess! 😜)
Using the toothpick, make lines through the mustard (starting at the center each time) to make the web ‘spokes’. Simply put the toothpick at the center of the ‘web’ and slide it in a straight line towards the edge of the container, cutting through the different lines of mustard. Continue this around the container about 6 or 7 times to watch your spiderweb appear!
A perfectly spooky side for dipping your Halloween mummy dog into! 😁
This is usually more dipping sauce than any one person needs, so we have two people share one. But you could also make a more thin layer of ketchup if you wanted to give each person their own. 😉
Have a Happy, Tasty, and Safe Halloween, y’all!
Halloween Mummy Dogs with Spiderweb Dipping Sauce
- Pizza Cutter
- round dipping sauce bowl
For the Mummy Dogs
- 1 8 oz tube crescent roll dough
- 8 of your favorite hot dogs
For the Spiderweb Dipping Sauce
- 1/3 cup ketchup
- mustard in a squeeze bottle
For the Mummy Dogs:
- Open the tube of crescent roll dough and divide it into its 4 rectangles. Smoosh together the perforated lines that run diagonal through each rectangle so that there are now four solid rectangles.
- Using a pizza cutter, slice each rectangle into 12 thin strips.
- Working with one strip at a time, wrap approximately 6 strips of the dough around each hot dog. Spiral the dough from top to bottom, bottom to top, this way and that way, criss-cross, and so on until it looks like a certifiable mummy.
- Wrap all 8 hot dogs and place them on a cookie sheet (I prefer to line mine with a silicone baking mat). Bake at 375º F for 9 to 12 minutes (or according to the directions on your package of crescent roll dough), until the mummies are golden brown.
- Remove from oven and serve warm.
For the Spiderweb Dipping Sauce:
- In a very small round container (i.e. a sauce bowl), squeeze an even layer of ketchup (roughly 1/3 cup, but it can be any amount that you want).
- Using a squeeze bottle of mustard (be sure to shake the mustard up first), squeeze a thin line of mustard around in a spiral on the top of the ketchup.
- Using a toothpick, start at the center of the spiral and make a straight line– moving to the outer edge of the bowl. Repeat this action 6 – 7 times (more or less depending on the size of your bowl) to make the 'spokes' of the spiderweb.
- Serve with your mummy dogs.
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- Silicone Baking Mats (this is the kind I have)