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5 Fun Ways to Use Leftover Hot Dog Buns

When summer barbecuing is over, you'll need these fun ways to use those leftover hot dog buns.

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Ultimate Brunch Dog

Swap an old-school beef frank for a chicken apple sausage, wrap it in bacon, add some hash browns and cheese, and top it off with a fried egg. And for those of you who think no brunch is complete without a hint of sweet, you can make your bun into French toast instead of toasting it — all the brunch essentials in one bun.

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PB&J Raspberry Banana Dog

This is the coolest PB&J on the block. Send your kid to school with this lunch (or just take it to work for yourself) and you will make tons of friends! If not, you will still have a delicious lunch, which is really all that matters.

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Cheesy Garlic Bread Panini

Being the super-fluffy, absorbent pillows of joy that they are, hot dog buns make for some delicious flavor-soaked garlic bread. Slather them with butter, garlic and cheese to make some cheesy garlic bread. Take it to the next level by pairing two garlic bread halves, adding more cheese, then dipping them in tomato soup or marinara sauce. Note: You can also add meatballs, eggplant, pepperoni or anything else your heart desires.

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Stuffed S'mores French Toast

Instead of using two pieces of bread for stuffed French toast, stuff a hot dog bun because it just makes more sense. Layer a bun with melted chocolate (or Nutella) and some marshmallow spread, then coat with graham cracker crumbs for a gooey s'mores version.

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