Our family loves Halloween! We often throw parties for the kids and adults each year, especially if Halloween falls on a weekend.
However, more often than not, Halloween falls on a weeknight. That makes for a hectic night. We have to pick the kids up from school, get them into their costumes, and go trick-or-treating, all while trying to get them to bed a decent hour. The last thing I am usually thinking about is dinner. I want to make something cute, but don’t really have a lot of time. I also don’t just want to order pizza delivery.
A few years ago, I discovered on Pinterest these cute and easy Mummy Dogs. This was actually a recipe I could get behind. The kids could even help out wrapping the Mummies. Best of all, they are really yummy. Since then, they have become a staple for our Halloween dinners.
There are several recipes on the internet, including one from Pillsbury. I have adapted throughout the years to fit our lifestyle and what I can remember without looking it up!
- Hot dogs (Any brand, but we prefer all beef hot dogs from Hebrew National or Nathans.)
- Crescent rolls (Any kind in the tubes! You will want one tube for every 10 or so hotdogs.)
- Ketchup and mustard for dipping
- Optional: Cheese slices (The Pillsbury recipe calls for the cheese, but I think they are delicious without. Why add more complication to an already busy night.)
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
- Open up the crescent roll package. Roll flat onto a cutting board. Squish together the perforated seams typically used for the crescents. You basically want one sheet of the dough.
- Cut the dough into long strips. These will be the “bandages” for the Mummies.
- Wrap the long strips of dough around the hot dogs. This is where the kids can help out. I let them wrap the dogs however they want. Each hot dog typically gets 1-2 strips of dough. You just want to make sure they are wrapped evenly so they will cook evenly.
- Place the wrapped hot dogs onto a cookie sheet. The Pillsbury recipe calls for an ungreased cookie sheet. However, I wrap mine in foil and put just a light spray. Who wants to be scrubbing cookie sheets after trick-or-treating?
- Cook for 13-17 minutes at 375 degrees until the crescent rolls are slightly brown.
- Cool for a bit and serve with ketchup or mustard.
The kids can get creative by squirting ketchup on the Mummy Dogs to make it appear like blood. We are usually running late, so I am hurrying them up to just eat them!
What special Halloween dinner do you put together before trick-or-treating?
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