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Crescent Mummy Dogs

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  • Prep 30 min
  • Total 50 min
  • Ingredients 5
  • Servings 10
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Costumes, candy, and mummy hot dogs—that’s what Halloween is all about! Have your little ghouls and goblins help prep dinner by wrapping the crescent dough strips around flavorful Oscar Mayer™ beef hot dogs. They’ll love watching these simple-yet-spooky mummies bake into cheesy, crescent-wrapped mummy pigs-in-a-blanket.
Updated Sep 29, 2023
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What Are Mummy Dogs?

Say hello to an October favorite that’s almost too fun to eat! Flaky dough, beef hotdogs and cheese combine with some carefully applied mustard eyes for an extra-delicious dish: pigs in a blanket, Halloween-style. These spooktastic mummy dogs put crescent dough to good use as “wrappings,” creating an edible version of the classic Halloween ghoul. Keep things simple with the mustard, or unlock your inner artist to create party-ready Halloween mummy dogs that kids and adults will love.

Don’t have access to an oven? Try our Air Fryer Crescent Mummy Dogs recipe! It’s another great option for whipping up a platter of tasty mummy hotdogs.

How to Store and Reheat Mummy Hotdogs

Place leftover Crescent Mummy Dogs in an airtight container and refrigerate for up to 2 days. To reheat your mummy hotdogs, place on ungreased cookie sheet and loosely cover with foil. Bake in the oven at 325°F for about 10 minutes or until heated through.

Can I Prep Mummy Hotdogs Ahead of Time?

Yes! You can assemble your Crescent Mummy Dogs up to 2 hours ahead of time. Prepare as directed in recipe, then place on large ungreased cookie sheet. DO NOT BAKE. Cover tightly with plastic wrap and refrigerate up to 2 hours; remove plastic wrap and bake as directed.



  • 1
    Heat oven to 375°F.
  • 2
    If using crescent rolls: Unroll dough; separate at perforations, creating 4 rectangles. Press perforations to seal. If using dough sheet: Unroll dough; cut into 4 rectangles.
  • 3
    With knife or kitchen scissors, cut each rectangle lengthwise into 10 pieces, making a total of 40 pieces of dough. Slice cheese slices into quarters (1/2 slice cheese, cut in half).
  • 4
    Wrap 4 pieces of dough around each hot dog and 1/4 slice of cheese to look like "bandages," stretching dough slightly to completely cover hot dog. About 1/2 inch from one end of each hot dog, separate "bandages" so hot dog shows through for "face." On ungreased large cookie sheet, place wrapped hot dogs (cheese side down); spray dough lightly with cooking spray.
  • 5
    Bake 13 to 17 minutes or until dough is light golden brown and hot dogs are hot. With mustard, draw features on "face."

Tips from the Pillsbury Kitchens

  • tip 1
    For some Halloween fun, create Hot Dog Mummies on a stick. Push a flat wooden stick with rounded ends into the end of each hot dog before wrapping it in the dough.
  • tip 2
    Serve your favorite dipping sauces on the side. Try honey mustard, ranch, barbecue sauce or even nacho cheese. The possibilities are endless.
  • tip 3
    Looking to throw a mummy themed buffet, click here for additional Spooky-Good Mummy Recipes.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can You Use Other Types of Hot Dogs for This Recipe?

Our Crescent Mummy Dogs recipe uses Oscar Mayer™ Classic Uncured Wieners Hot Dogs, but we always encourage experimentation. Substitute cheese dogs for an extra cheesy mummy dog or turkey dogs for a slight flavor twist. Pick up a package of cocktail sausages to make mini versions of these cheesy Halloween pigs in a blanket. Just be sure to follow packaging instructions and heat your sausages to the correct temperature.

Nutrition Information

220 Calories, 16g Total Fat, 8g Protein, 11g Total Carbohydrate, 4g Sugars

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Mummy Dog
Calories from Fat
Total Fat
Saturated Fat
Trans Fat
Total Carbohydrate
Dietary Fiber
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
Vitamin C
1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

More About This Recipe

  • It’s official—Americans love hot dogs. According to the National Hot Dog and Sausage Council, Americans eat approximately 20 billion hot dogs per year, meaning about 70 hot dogs per person. That’s a lot of hot dogs. These adorable crescent-wrapped mummy hot dogs are a great dish to serve during the spookiest season of the year. Halloween traditions were brought to North America by immigrants from Europe who would commonly celebrate the harvest around a bonfire, share ghost stories, sing, dance and tell fortunes. Mummies first became associated with Halloween due to their roles as monsters in Hollywood horror movies. So, what better excuse to bring together two great American traditions into one meal? This recipe makes 10 servings and can be made in less than an hour. Never run out of yummy meal ideas, no matter the holiday, by browsing all of our best dinners you can make with a can of crescent rolls.
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