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Mummy Lil Smokies

Want the make the coolest little Halloween appetizers around? Then try these Mummy Lil Smokies! Mini sausages wrapped in flaky crescent roll dough like delicious little mummies. Fun for kids of all ages!

hot dog mummies on a baking sheet

Mummy Lil Smokies Recipe

Everyone has seen mummy dogs before, at least I believe they have. Spooky Halloween eats that are fun to make whether you are 8 or 80!

Mini sausages or Little Smokies wearing a mummy wrap and dipped in a devilishly spicy mustard are the perfect party appetizer. Just like these BBQ lil smokies and bacon wrapped little smokies!

I made them as a child and I have kept the tradition alive with my boys. My new twist on these much-beloved snacks is shrinking them to “tapas” size.

These “Mummy Pups” will be your new favorite Halloween treat to share with your kids, along with my Mummy Munch snack mix.

Serve them as an after school snack before trick-or-treating or a special Halloween dinner.

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ingredients for mummy lil smokies on a marble backdrop

Ingredients Needed

Little smokies – Use these or classic hot dogs cut into smaller sections.

Crescent roll dough – Use the crescent dough sheets, rolls, or pizza dough if you need to.

Mustard – I like to use yellow mustard, honey mustard, or brown mustard.

Horseradish – Use prepared horseradish or substitute a sprinkle of red pepper flakes.

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How To Make Mummy Lil Smokies

First: Preheat oven to 375F. Prepare a baking sheet with parchment paper or cooking spray. Roll out the dough and cut into thin strips.

Second: Wrap the a lil smokie sausage with a thin strip of dough pinching the end of the dough together to hold in place.

Third: Bake in the preheated oven and bake for 10-15 minutes of until golden brown. Remove and let cool slightly.

Fourth: Combine the mustard and horseradish in a small bowl and serve with the mini mummy dogs.

For the full recipe and detailed instructions, please refer to the recipe card at the bottom of the post.

close up of mummy lil smokies

What do I serve with mummy hot dogs?

I like to use this spicy mustard but use your favorite condiments like ketchup, bbq sauce, ranch dressing, or your favorite dipping sauce.

These make a fun meal with french fries or fruit!

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How long do they last?

Store any leftover mummy lil smokies in an airtight container and place in the fridge. They will keep for 3 days. Reheat in the microwave, air fryer, or oven until warmed through.

Can I make these ahead of time?

Wrap the dogs in the the strips of crescent rolls and cover. Place in the fridge for up to 2 days. Bake as directed when ready.

bowl of mummy lil smokies with a bowl of mustard

What can I use if I can’t find lil smokies?

You can cut a full-size hot dog into smaller pieces and wedges to mimic the size of the Smokies.

What’s the best way to wrap the dough?

The easiest way to wrap the mummies is to start with thin strips of dough. Place one end at the tip of the sausage. Hold in with a toothpick if it helps.

Continue wrapping around the sausage, leaving some space between so the dog peeks through.

When you reach the end, you can pinch the dough together or secure with the end of a toothpick. Bake as usual. Just be sure to remove the toothpick before eating.

hand holding mummy lil smokies

Tapas Tips & Tricks

  • Use a pizza cutter to cut the dough easier.
  • If using a crescent triangle, press perforations together to make a full sheet then slide into pieces of dough.
  • Try pizza dough in a pinch. Baking time may differ slightly.
  • Add dots of mustard and place cute candy eyes on for more spooky fun.
  • Can’t find lil smokies? Try regular hot dogs and cut them in half to make them smaller.

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bowl of halloween appetizers with red banner and text

These Halloween mummies are juicy lil smokies, wrapped in flaky crescent roll dough for fun treats on a spooky night. Perfect for kids of all ages at the next Halloween party!

mummy lil smokies on a plate

Mummy Lil Smokies

Yield: 45 mummy pups
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes

Keeping with the spirit of small plates, I decided to show you my new take on the coolest Halloween Appetizer around: The Mummy Dog! Let me introduce you to Mummy Pups!

Ingredients

  • 1 can Pillsbury Crescent Roll Dough
  • 1 package Little Smokies (about 45 dogs)
  • 1/2 cup Dijon mustard
  • 1 tablespoon prepared horseradish

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 375F.
  1. Roll out your Pillsbury Crescent Roll dough.
  2. Cut your dough into thin strips with a sharp knife or pizza cutter.
  3. Wrap around the Little Smokies to make them look like Mummy Pups.
  4. Bake for 12-15 minutes or until golden brown.
  5. Combine Dijon mustard and horseradish in a small bowl.
  6. Serve and enjoy!

Notes

  • Use a pizza cutter to cut the dough easier.
  • If using a crescent triangle, press perforations together to make a full sheet then slide into pieces of dough.
  • Try pizza dough in a pinch. Baking time may differ slightly.
  • Add dots of mustard and place cute candy eyes on for more spooky fun.
  • Can't find lil smokies? Try regular hot dogs and cut them in half to make them smaller.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 15 Serving Size: 3 mummy pups
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 129Total Fat: 7gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 9mgSodium: 350mgCarbohydrates: 14gFiber: 1gSugar: 2gProtein: 2g

This nutrition information was generated via a third party, Nutritionix, and can not be held liable for any discrepancies in the information provided.

{Originally published 10/22/15 – photos and notes updated to improve reader experience 09/01/23}

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Dini @ The Flavor Bender

Tuesday 3rd of November 2015

I can still have these right? These aren't exclusively halloween right?? :D I could down an entire batch by myself!! Love these!

chubcheeks@bellsouth.net

Tuesday 10th of November 2015

These are not just for Halloween! They are just like a wine glass... For every day!

Ashley

Sunday 25th of October 2015

I use ketchup!

chubcheeks@bellsouth.net

Tuesday 10th of November 2015

Love a traditionalist!

Laura J

Sunday 25th of October 2015

Oh with our #MummyDogs we love ketchup and mustard! YUM!

chubcheeks@bellsouth.net

Tuesday 10th of November 2015

I love to mix ketchup and mustard together!

Suchitra

Saturday 24th of October 2015

Such a kid-friendly snack!

Suchitra

Saturday 24th of October 2015

This is one of my favorite Halloween appetizer! It is so easy to make! Thanks for sharing!

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