Sanity Savers: Mummy Hot Dogs

By: Amelia Schrader
Senior Manager of Learning and Education

Thank you to our Halloween Spooktacular sponsor, Hunt Real Estate.

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Hot Dogs
Crescent Rolls
Baking Sheet
Knife to cut rolls into strips
Cooking Spray
Food quality google eyes (optional)
Ketchup (optional)
Mustard (optional)
Cheese Slices (optional)


Prep Time: 30 minutes

Cook Time: 17-20 minutes

Academic Subject:


Halloween is finally here! Today, we are making a delicious, spooky Halloween lunch.


Step 1: Wash your hands and clean your work area. This is an important first step in any cooking activity!

Step 2: Preheat your oven to 375°F.

Step 3: Gently open your can of unbaked crescent rolls. Carefully unroll the dough and separate at the perforations to create 4 rectangles. Press the remaining, diagonal perforation to seal.  

Step 4: With a knife cut each rectangle into 10 pieces, making a total of 40 pieces. If using slices of cheese cut each slice into 4 strips.

Step 5: Take 4 pieces of dough for each hot dog and one slice of cheese (if using). Wrap the dough around your hot dog to make it look like mummy bandages. You want to cover the whole hot dog but still have some of the hot dog visible. If you are using cheese place one strip on your hot dog and wrap your dough around the cheese and the hot dog.

Step 6: Place your wrapped hot dog (cheese side down if using) on your baking sheet. Spray lightly with cooking spray.

Step 7: Bake in preheated oven for 13 to 17 minutes until the dough is golden brown and the hot dogs are hot! You can now add your google eyes to make a mummy face or use small drops of ketchup or mustard to create your face.

Don’t forget to have a little side of ketchup or mustard to dip your mummy hot dog! Share your spooky lunch on our social media pages.

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