Yummy mummies

Lay a solid foundation of protein in your kids’ tummies — before trick-or-treating — with these whimsical mummies. They take time, of course (about 45 minutes). But at least they don’t require Pinterest-worthy pastry-chef skills.


  • 1 8-ounce can refrigerated crescent dinner roll dough 
  • 2½ slices American cheese, cut into 10 strips (optional)
  • 10 hot dogs, fully drained and patted dry
  • Mustard or ketchup 


Preheat oven to 375 degrees.

Unroll the dough and create four rectangles, pressing the diagonal perforations together. (Alternately, you can use a crescent dough sheet, cut into four rectangles.)

Cut each rectangle lengthwise (using a pizza cutter) into 10 pieces, making a total of 40 thin strips of dough.

Wrap four strips of dough (mummy style) around each hot dog (plus a 1/4 slice of cheese, if using), stretching the dough slightly as you wrap.

Separate the bandages about 1/2 inch from one end of each hot dog, so a space shows through to create a face.

Bake the wrapped hot dogs (cheese side down) for 13 to 17 minutes or until dough is light golden brown.

Dot eyes on the faces with mustard or ketchup and serve.

Source: Adapted from Pillsbury.com. See a time-lapse video of the recipe.