These adorable little Mummy Hot Dogs call for just three ingredients and cook in less than 10 minutes in the air fryer! Fun to serve up at your next Halloween party or as a festive lunch with the kids!
I am a HUGE fan of Halloween. Partially because of the horror movies, partially because of the creepy decorations all around the neighborhood, and, let’s be honest, mostly because of the candy! 😉
It’s just such a fun holiday, with the yard decorations, the costumes, and the whole neighborhood passing out candy to each other!
I have made many Halloween-themed foods over the years, and Mummy Dogs have been at the top of the list for some time. This year, we’re cooking them in the air fryer – so easy and so fast!
Everyone who sees these comments on how cute they are! And the teen boys love to dip their mummy hot dogs in blood (ketchup)!
Hot dogs – This recipe makes 10 hot dogs. We use plain hot dogs, but try cheese dogs for a fun twist!
This recipe is best with beef hot dogs in my opinion. However, you can use whatever your favorite hot dog is including vegetarian hot dogs if you are so inclined!
Crescent dough – We buy the crescent dough sheet – it doesn’t have the perforations and is perfect here. If you can only find the crescent roll dough with the perforations, just unroll the dough and press the seams together.
Candy eyes – You need two eyes per hot dog. These are easy to find in the cake decorating section of your store.
How to Make Mummy Hot Dogs in an Air Fryer:
- Prep the mummies– Cut your crescent dough sheet into four squares. Cut each of those squares into 10 narrow strips. Now open your hot dogs and pat each of them dry with a paper towel. Wrap each dog with 4 strips of your dough stretching dough out as you wrap so it looks like mummy bandages. When you wrap near the top of the dog leave a little gap between a couple “bandages” to allow for the candy eyes.
- Air fry the mummies– Place your hot dogs in the air fryer spaced apart to allow for air flow. Cook for 8 minutes at 330 degrees F. Remove the hot dogs form the air fryer and stick the candy eyes on to make a face for the mummy.
If your air fryer does not go as low as 330 degrees, cook at the lowest temperature setting available (often 350) and check after 5 minutes.
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Keep it under an hour, up to a half hour is ideal. This would apply to any meat that isn’t kept hot.
All air fryers are different and the temperature range can vary among models. If your air fryer doesn’t go as low as 330 degrees, cook at 350 degrees and check for doneness after 5 minutes.
Mummy Dog Recipe Tips!
You may use squirts of mustard or green olive rings in place of candy eyes, if preferred.
Serve with a variety of dips, such as ketchup, mustard, cheese sauce, and coney sauce.
Look for the crescent dough sheet without perforations. If you can only find the crescent roll dough, just unroll the dough and press together the perforations to form one sheet of dough.
Try this recipe with cheese dogs for a cheesy twist.
More snacks & treats for Halloween night:
- Air Fryer Sliders
- Air Fryer Smoked Sausage
- Air Fryer Pumpkin Bombs
- Air Fryer Smore’s
- Air Fryer Pizza Bombs
- Air Fryer Fried Reese’s
Air Fryer Mummy Hot Dogs
- 10 hot dogs
- 1 tube refrigerated crescent dough sheet
- 20 candy eyes
- Open the package of hot dogs and pat dry with a paper towel.
- Unroll the crescent dough onto a cutting board and cut into 4 squares. Cut each square into 10 narrow strips lengthwise.
- Wrap each hot dog with 4 strips of dough, stretching the dough a bit to wrap around the hot dog like mummy bandages. Leave a small area at the top open for the candy eyes.
- Place the hot dogs in the air fryer, leaving space between each for air to flow. You will likely need to work in batches.
- Air fry at 330 degrees (see notes) for 7-8 minutes or until crescent dough is golden brown and cooked through. Subsequent batches will take less time as the air fryer will be preheated at that point.
- Remove the hot dogs from the air fryer and stick the candy eyes onto the hot dog to make the face.
- Serve with choice of dip, such as ketchup, mustard, coney sauce, or cheese sauce.
- If your air fryer does not go as low as 330 degrees, cook at the lowest temperature setting available (often 350) and check after 5 minutes.
- You may use squires of mustard or sliced green olives in place of candy eyes, if preferred.