Last year at Halloween we went all out with the fun foods and spooky treats. There were these Hot Dog Mummies, popcorn balls, and spider zebra cakes—both of the last two actually made it in my new cookbook, Cravings: All Together! We had so much fun making them all, but these mummies are definitely the easiest to do with your kids since you just take store-bought dough and wrap your hot dogs until they look undead with glowing mustard eyes!
Preheat oven to 375°F. Line a large sheet pan with parchment paper. Separate the crescent dough into 4 rectangles, then use a sharp knife to cut each rectangle into ¼-inch strips the long way. You should have 12 rectangles.
Use 3 or 4 strips of dough to wrap each hot dog, crisscrossing sometimes and leaving space towards the top for “eyes,” so each dog looks like a bundled mummy.
Arrange on the baking sheet, brush with butter, and bake until the dough is puffed, flaky, and lightly golden, 15–17 minutes.
Use a toothpick or wooden skewer to create “eyes” on each mummy with mustard. Serve with more dipping sauces, such as ketchup.