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Air Fryer Mummy Dogs (+ Oven Bake Directions)

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Enjoy these festive Halloween Air Fryer Mummy Dogs at your next Halloween gathering. Ready in under 30 minutes, they are a kid favorite and will make your party table look amazing. 

One thing I love about party food is how festive it is. And I enjoy turning everyday ingredients into something fun. As I gear up for Halloween, I had to share this mummy dog recipe with you.

Not only are they a conversation starter as guests graze the table, they are easy to make and are a hit with both kids and adults! Our Mummy Jalapeno Poppers recipe is another Halloween favorite.

close up of air fryer mummy dogs with a ramekin of mustard on a wooden cutting board.

When my children were younger, we always kicked off the month of October with not so spooky Disney movies and festive games on the weekends. Then we added a dinner tradition before they went trick or treating – Mummy Dogs with macaroni and cheese.

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Even though hotdogs may seem like a kiddy food, they are an easy option when it comes to serving hungry tweens and teens or a crowd. Instead of using traditional buns, mummy dogs are made with crescent rolls – and boy are they delicious. 

And cooking them in the air fryer makes this recipe even easier!

ingredients needed to make mummy dogs in the air fryer.

Ingredients Needed 

How to Make Air Fryer Mummy Dogs 

Take the hotdogs out of the pack and dry them off, then set aside. 

Unroll the crescent dough, but don’t separate the rolls. Instead pinch together the perforations so they seal and make a single sheet of dough. Sandwich the dough between two pieces of parchment paper and roll flat so it’s ⅛ inch thick. 

two image collage of dough being cut into strips and wrapped around hot dogs.

Use a pizza cutter or knife to cut the dough into strips, varying the width of the strips. 

Wrap each hot dog with dough strips to look like a mummy. Leave room at one end for the eyes. And you’ll want to leave part of the hot dog showing. 

two image collage mummy dogs cooking in the air fryer then adding the candy eyeballs.

Spritz the air fryer basket with oil or use a parchment paper liner

Place the mummy dogs in the basket, and air fry for 12 to 15 minutes at 350 degrees F. 

Remove from the basket and attach the eyes by using ketchup or mustard as the “glue”. If you don’t want to use the candy eyes just make dots for eyes with mustard or ketchup.

Oven Baked Halloween Mummy Hot Dogs 

To make these in the oven, line a baking sheet with parchment paper and preheat the oven to 375 degrees F. Cook mummy dogs for 12-15 minutes or until they are golden brown. 

close up of a mummy dog with eyes laying on top of another next to a blue and white striped kitchen towel

Tips for Making and Serving 

  • Swap the crescent rolls for sheets of crescent dough or pizza dough if preferred.
  • You can also make these smaller by cutting the hot dogs in half before wrapping with dough. These would make a cute appetizer.
  • For a true mini size, you can use little smokies in place of the hotdogs.
  • Try to avoid overlapping the dough too much or it won’t cook evenly and some dough parts may end up undercooked or raw. 
  • Do not add the eyes before cooking – they will melt in the cooking process.
  • Don’t want to use candy eyes? Dot on ketchup or mustard with a toothpick after cooking.
  • Do not overlap or stack the mummy dogs. Cook in batches if needed.
  • To make ahead of time, wrap the dogs with dough and refrigerate until you are ready to cook. 
  • Serve with ranch, mustard, or ketchup as a dipping sauce. 
  • Mummy dogs are best eaten fresh but you can store leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator. Reheat in the air fryer for 3-5 minutes at 350 degrees F.

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Air Fryer Mummy Dogs

Enjoy these festive Halloween Air Fryer Mummy Dogs at your next Halloween gathering. Ready in under 30 minutes, they are a kid and adult favorite and will make your party table look amazing.
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Course: Appetizer, Lunch, Main Course, Snack
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 12 minutes
Servings: 16
Calories: 161kcal
Author: Lori @ I Heart Air Frying

INGREDIENTS

INSTRUCTIONS

  • Remove hotdogs from packaging, pat dry and set aside.
  • Remove crescent dough from the can. Unroll the dough but don’t separate the rolls. Pinch the perforations closed. Place dough between two sheets of parchment paper and roll flat to 1/8” thick.
  • Cut the dough into thin strips using a pizza cutter or sharp knife, varying the widths between ⅛” to ¼” wide.
  • Wrap each hotdog with different dough widths, mimicking a loose mummy wrap. The dough will expand slightly so be sure the hot dog is still visible after wrapping. You also want to leave space for the eyes at one end.
  • Lightly spritz the basket with oil or use a parchment paper liner. Place the dough-wrapped hotdogs in the air fryer basket.
  • Cook at 350 degrees F for 12-15 minutes or until the dough is cooked through and golden brown.
  • Remove mummy dogs from the basket. Using ketchup or mustard as the “glue”, place the candy eyes on the mummies. Let the eyes dry for a few minutes before serving.

NOTES

  • Don’t overlap the dough too much or it may not cook through evenly.
  • Dough substitutions: use a crescent dough sheet or pizza dough.
  • Don’t stack or overlap the mummy dogs in the basket. They need air to circulate through to cook properly.
  • If you don’t want to use candy eyeballs, use ketchup or mustard. Use a toothpick to dot the eyes on after cooking.
  • Oven directions: preheat the oven to 375 degrees F. Prepare as directed, up to cooking. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or spritz with non-stick spray. Place mummy dogs on baking sheet and bake for 12-15 minutes, until golden brown and cooked through.
  • Best served fresh but you can store leftovers in the refrigerator for 2-3 days. Reheat in the air fryer for 3-5 minutes at 350 degrees F.

Because every air fryer is different, we recommend checking your food at the halfway point and adjusting the cooking time if necessary.

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NUTRITION

Serving: 1mummy dog | Calories: 161kcal | Carbohydrates: 14g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 20mg | Sodium: 419mg | Potassium: 66mg | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin C: 0.04mg | Calcium: 11mg | Iron: 1mg

Nutritional information is provided as a reference, using an online calculator. We recommend verifying the information independently for accuracy.

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