Let’s be honest, here. You can’t go anywhere near a cooking magazine or recipe website in September/October without seeing the spooky Halloween Twist on the classic Crescent Dogs. So, obviously, when I started making my list of ideas for Kid-Friendly Halloween-Themed meals, this recipe was #1.
You can find this recipe, and others, on the Pillsbury Website. I’ll be totally honest though– I bought a generic brand of crescent rolls, because it was way cheaper. I also didn’t make ALL 10 of the mummy dogs, because I need the hot dogs and crescent rolls for something on Sunday (I hope I just built up some suspense… tune in on Monday to see what it is…)
Step 1: Unroll a can of crescent rolls and separate the dough into four rectangles, I only made two mummy dogs, so I used one rectangle. Slice the rectangle into 10 strips using a pizza cutter, scissors, or a knife.
Step 2: Cut slices of American Cheese into 4 long strips. Lay a strip of cheese on each Hot Dog and wrap 4 strips of dough around each one like bandages. The dough will stretch so don’t be afraid to tug on it as you wrap– it’ll make the strips go further. Leave a space for his “face” to peek out.
Step 3: Lay the mummies, cheese side down, on a baking sheet and spray ever-so-lightly with cooking spray. Bake at 375º for about 15 minutes. You want the hot dogs to be cooked through and the dough to be golden brown.
Marco loved dipping his Mummy into ketchup and biting off his head. I resisted all urges to be morbid and call the ketchup “blood.” As much as I love Halloween– I’m not really into the guts and gore that some people get into.
Tonight– Yuseff and I are taking Marco to the Haunted House Party at his school. I’ve been looking forward to this all week and can’t wait!