Wrapping breadstick dough around hot dogs to form mummies for Halloween is certainly nothing new; they are pictured in my saved Halloween articles that date back 20 or more years. Even though they aren’t original or innovative, the mummies are very cute, and kids love them; they are also quick and easy. I’ve discovered that you can vary the type of hot dog you use, as well as the breadstick dough to make mummies that even appeal to adults. If you’re planning to prepare a Halloween BOO-ffet, Mummies make a very cute addition.
Although mummies made with plain hot dogs and refrigerated breadstick dough are the favorite of most kids, I like to prepare my mummies with spicy Polish dogs wrapped in light rye breadstick dough that I prepare in my automatic bread machine. At our house, we’ve used Cheddarwurst, Kielbasa, German brats, and different varieties of the specialty sausages that are so popular right now. One Halloween morning, my kids helped me wrap biscuit dough (homemade, but canned biscuits could be substituted) around cooked link breakfast sausages. Use your imagination. Links to homemade breadstick dough and light rye dough in the bread machine are at the bottom of this article.
Here is the basic recipe:
Halloween Mummies with Vampire Blood & Monster Slime
1 11 oz. package refrigerated breadsticks
1 12 oz. package hotdogs
Preheat the oven to 375°. Open and separate the refrigerated breadsticks. Starting at the bottom, wrap a breadstick around each hotdog to resemble a mummy, leaving at least one inch of the hotdog at the top unwrapped (for the face). Bake 15 minutes or until the breadsticks are lightly browned.
Place about a tablespoons catsup in a small plastic bag; cut a tiny hole in one corner and pipe smiles on each of the mummies. Place about a tablespoon of yellow mustard in a small plastic bag; cut a tiny hole in one corner and pipe eyes on each of the mummies.
Serve with additional catsup (Vampire Blood) and mustard (monster slime).
Amount Per Serving
Calories 232 Calories from Fat 130
Percent Total Calories From:
Fat 56% Protein 13% Carb. 31%
Nutrient Amount per Serving
Total Fat 14 g
Saturated Fat 6 g
Cholesterol 24 mg
Sodium 744 mg
Total Carbohydrate 18 g
Dietary Fiber 330 g
Sugars 2 g
Protein 8 g
Vitamin A 0% Vitamin C 16% Calcium 0% Iron 3%