Hot Dog Mummies
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Recipe courtesy of Jill Novatt for Food Network Kitchen

Hot Dog Mummies

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 30 min
  • Active: 15 min
  • Yield: 8 servings
Made with store-bought crescent dough, these mummy dogs will be a hit at dinner or a Halloween party. The dough is very forgiving and easy to wrap, and the best part is it doesn’t need to be perfect—these are ancient mummies after all.



  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F. Line a rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper or a silicone mat.
  2. Open the crescent dough tube and unroll the dough onto a work surface. Pinch together the seams to create a rectangle. Cut the dough lengthwise into 8 long strips.      
  3. Take 1 hot dog and 1 strip of the dough and wind the dough around the hot dog while pulling gently to stretch the dough. Crisscross the dough every so often so it looks like mummy wrappings. Near the end of the hot dog, leave a narrow strip of hot dog exposed so you can add eyes after baking. Place the wrapped dog on the prepared baking sheet and repeat with remaining dough and hot dogs. Bake until golden brown, about 15 minutes. 
  4. While hot dogs bake, use the narrow end of a wide piping tip to punch out 16 small rounds of cheese for the mummies’ eyes.  
  5. Remove the hot dogs from oven. Using a toothpick, smear some ketchup on one side of each cheese round and “glue” it to the open area of the hot dog to create 2 eyes. Using the same toothpick, put a dab of ketchup or mustard in the center of each eye to create a pupil.