These Spooky Plant-Based Mummy Dogs Will Give You A Delicious Fright

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One of my favorite parts of Halloween is surprising my kids with creepy foods. I love making spooky treats so much that I’ve been making them since long before I even had kids. I was in college the first time I made a variation of these plant-based mummy dogs for a Halloween party. Lucky for us, plant-based hot dogs have come a long way since then. This recipe is super easy. In fact, you really only need three ingredients.


1 roll of pre-made crescent dough (many of which are “accidentally vegan”)

1 package of Field Roast Frankfurters (comes with 6 hot dogs) or other plant-based hot dog of choice

12 googly eyes (alternatives: raisins, green lentils, black beans or two dots of mustard or ketchup)

Preheat your oven to 350℉ and line a cookie sheet with parchment paper.

Open the dough container and unroll the dough on a cutting board. Cut the dough into 1 cm -wide strips. Wrap the strips of dough around each of the hot dogs in a “mummy-like” fashion leaving a little room at the top for the mummy’s eyes, which you’ll add later.

Place the wrapped mummies on the cookie sheet and put it on the middle rack in your oven. Bake for 14-17 minutes or until the dough begins to turn golden brown. Remove the mummy dogs from the oven and allow them to cool for a few minutes before adding the eyes and transferring to a serving tray.

You can get creative with the eyes depending on what you have on hand. I like to put googly eyes on my mummy dogs if I have them, but I’ve also used raisins, green lentils, black beans and even two dots of mustard or ketchup. If you are using something inedible (like plastic googly eyes as opposed to candy googly eyes), make sure everyone who ends up eating the mummy dogs knows to remove them before consuming..

A few extra tips and variations: 

  1. For extra crispiness, brush the mummies lightly with oil prior to putting them in the oven.
  2. Cut your hot dogs in half to make twice as many “mini” mummy dogs. Half-sized mummy dogs are also easier to stand up if you want to make a spookier presentation.
  3. If you have extra dough left over after wrapping the hot dogs, lay out the remaining strips on the cookie sheet and drape around the mummy dogs for decoration when serving.

Tags: halloween, kid-friendly recipes

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Kerstin Shamberg

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