Homemade Hot Dog Mummies for the Best Spooky Dinner!

Creating family dinner memories is easy with these homemade hot dog mummies for Halloween fun! Let the kiddos help you wrap them for some extra time together!

If you are looking for other great Halloween recipes check out these great Halloween Recipe options, and our Avocado Breakfast Toast Faces are a super fun spooky Halloween breakfast option!

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With Halloween just around the corner, it’s time to whip up some spooky treats that will delight both kids and adults alike. 

In this blog post, we present to you a fun and delicious recipe that’s perfect for the occasion – Hot Dog Mummies! These adorable and eerie hot dogs wrapped in mummy-like dough are sure to be the star of any Halloween party or family gathering. 

Whether you’re hosting a spooky soirée or simply want to enjoy a creepy yet tasty meal, Hot Dog Mummies are the way to go. Let’s dive into the recipe and explore why you’ll love making them!

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Why You’ll Love This Recipe: 

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There are two fantastic reasons why you’ll fall head over heels for Hot Dog Mummies. Firstly, they are incredibly easy and quick to make.

With just a few basic ingredients and a short preparation time, you can whip up a batch of these delightful treats in no time. They’re the perfect last-minute addition to any Halloween celebration or a fun activity to involve kids in the kitchen.

Secondly, Hot Dog Mummies are a delightful blend of spooky and scrumptious. The combination of juicy hot dogs wrapped in soft, fluffy dough creates a delightful contrast in textures. The kids will be thrilled by their playful appearance, while the adults will appreciate the nostalgic taste of a classic hot dog.

Plus, the edible candy eyeballs – googly eyes add a touch of whimsy to each mummy, making them irresistible for all ages. These spooky delights are sure to be a crowd-pleaser and a conversation starter at any Halloween gathering.

How to Make Homemade Hot Dog Mummies:

 To make Hot Dog Mummies, start by preheating your oven to 400 degrees F and lining a baking sheet with parchment paper for easy cleanup. In a medium mixing bowl, combine warm water, active dry yeast, and sugar.

Let the yeast mixture sit for 5-10 minutes until it becomes bubbly. This step is essential to ensure that the dough rises properly and creates a soft, tender mummy wrapping.

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Once the yeast mixture is bubbly, stir in oil and salt. Gradually add in the flour and mix until well incorporated.

Depending on the dough’s consistency, you may need to add an extra half cup of flour if it’s too sticky. Knead the dough for about 5 minutes to achieve a smooth texture.

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Next, roll out the dough into a rectangle about a quarter-inch thick.

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Cut the dough into eight strips, (a pizza cutter is a great tool for easily cutting the dough sheet) and then roll each strip of dough out in your hand to create long, snake-like shapes. These thin strips become the mummies “bandages”.

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Wrap each dough strip around a hot dog, leaving space for the googly eyes to peek through. (so technically these are candy eyes. Which I think the kids will just enjoy picking off the hot dogs and eating before digging in, but just wanted to give you a heads up!)

Place the wrapped hot dogs onto the prepared baking sheet and bake in the oven for 15-20 minutes or until the dough turns light golden brown.

Once out of the oven, let the hot dog mummies cool for a few minutes before adding the final spooky touch – edible googly eyes! Use a toothpick with a little bit of ketchup to set the eyes in place.

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Variations for the Recipe: 

While the classic hot dog mummies are a treat on their own, you can have fun with variations to cater to different tastes and dietary preferences. Here are a few ideas to spice things up:

  1. Cheesy Mummy Hot Dogs: Add a layer of shredded cheese or slices of cheese on top of the hot dog before wrapping them in the dough. The cheese will melt during baking, creating ooey-gooey goodness inside the mummy wrapping.
  2. Veggie Mummy Dogs: If you prefer a meatless option, use vegetarian hot dogs or zucchini strips as a substitute. The veggie mummies will be just as charming and delicious, just be sure to season with a sprinkle of garlic or onion, making them perfect for vegetarian guests or kids who prefer a plant-based option. This version would also be great is a slice cheese for extra flavor.
  3. Mini Appetizers: Make a mini mummies version appetizer. Think pigs in a blanket, using smaller lengths of pieces of dough wrapped around cocktail-size smoked link sausages (Lil Smokies). You could use a crescent dough for an even more tender result.
  4. Spooky Sauces for Dipping: Serve the hot dog mummies with an array of spooky sauces such as blood-red ketchup or eerie green mustard. These colorful accompaniments will add an extra layer of excitement to the Halloween spread.
  5. Breakfast Version: Sausage links with a maple flavored and lightly sweetened dough. Dipped in maple syrup!

Storage and Make-Ahead Tips: 

Hot dog mummies are best enjoyed fresh out of the oven when the dough is at its fluffiest and the hot dogs are at their juiciest.

However, if you have leftovers, you can store them in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 2 days. When reheating, pop them back into the oven for a few minutes to regain their crispiness (I especially love an air fryer for reheating food to just like freshly made).

For make-ahead convenience, you can prepare the dough in advance and store it in the refrigerator for up to 24 hours before assembling and baking the Hot Dog Mummies. This way, you can easily whip up a fresh batch just in time for your Halloween festivities.

Common Questions about Hot Dog Mummies:

  • What Type of Hot Dog Should We Use: This is a personal preference so choose what you love, but if you want the absolute best flavor and texture don’t go cheap on your hotdogs. I absolutely recommend the Angus, all beef hot dogs, they are SO good and a great source of protein.
  • Can I use pre-made pizza dough for this recipe? Absolutely! If you’re short on time, you can use store-bought refrigerated pizza dough or if you prefer a crescent rolls dough as a quick alternative to making the dough from scratch.
  • Can I freeze Hot Dog Mummies? While it’s best to enjoy them fresh, you can freeze the baked Hot Dog Mummies in an airtight container for up to 2-3 weeks. When you’re ready to serve, simply reheat them in the oven until they are warmed through.
  • How can I involve kids in making these mummies? Kids will love being a part of the mummy-making process! Let them help with rolling out the dough, wrapping the hot dogs, and adding the googly eyes. It’s a fun and interactive activity that will make the Halloween experience even more enjoyable.

Hot Dog Mummies

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Prep Time:20 minutes
Cook Time:15 minutes
Total Time:35 minutes


  • 8 hot dogs
  • ½ cup warm water
  • ½ TBS sugar
  • ½ TBS active dry yeast
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ½ TBS oil
  • 1-1 ½ cup flour
  • Edible googly eyes


  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • In a medium mixing bowl, combine warm water, yeast, and sugar.
  • Let the yeast mixture set for 5-10 minutes, until the yeast is bubbling.
  • Once yeast is bubbled, stir in oil and salt.
  • Add in 1 cup of flour and mix until well incorporated, if necessary add an extra half cup of flour if the dough is too sticky.
  • Knead for 5 minutes.
  • Once kneaded, roll out the dough into a rectangle about a ¼ inch thick.
  • Cut the dough into 8 strips and roll them out in your hand into long snakes.
  • Wrap each strip around each hot dog leaving space for google eyes.
  • Bake for 15-20 minutes or until golden brown.
  • Once cool for a few minutes use a toothpick with a little bit of ketchup, and place a blob on the dog to set eyes.


*You could easily stretch the dough to make 16 hotdogs if needed.
*You could also use refrigerator pizza dough if you want a quick fix.
Servings: 8

Hot Dog Mummies are a delightful and whimsical addition to any Halloween celebration.

With their eerie appearance and delectable taste, they are sure to make everyone smile and embrace the spooky spirit of the season. Whether you’re hosting a Halloween party, a family gathering, or just looking for a fun way to celebrate the holiday, Hot Dog Mummies are the perfect treat to try.

So, gather your ingredients, put on your apron, and get ready to create these adorable and delicious mummies that will leave your guests wanting more. Happy haunting and enjoy the deliciously spooky delights!

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