Halloween is a spooky but fun time of year. Whether you host a regular Halloween party for all of your friends and family or you prefer to do something low-key, you will certainly want to have some Halloween-themed treats on offer!
Spooky hot dogs are great for Halloween, as they are universally enjoyed, and you can display them in several different spooky ways.
From Halloween hot dog mummies to spooky spider Halloween hot dogs, read on for some different hot dog recipe ideas and suggestions for spooky hot dogs.
Mummy hot dogs for Halloween
We love this Halloween hot dog recipe. Not only does it look incredible, but it tastes amazing too. A real win-win if you are throwing a Halloween party.
- Dijon mustard
- Two tablespoons of melted butter
- 12 hot dogs
- Three slices of American cheese
- 225g of ready-rolled puff pastry
- Begin by preheating the oven to 190°C (170ºC fan). Grab some parchment paper and line a large baking tray.
- Separate the puff pastry dough into four rectangles, pinching the seams as needed.
- Cut every rectangle lengthwise, creating thin strips.
- Cut every slice of cheese into four strips.
- Grab a piece of cheese. Place a hot dog on top of it. Wrap the dough around the hot dog and cheese to look like bandages. For each hot dog, you will need around four pieces of dough.
- Repeat until you have used all of the ingredients.
- Place each prepared mummy dog onto the baking tray.
- Brush the mummy dogs with melted butter.
- Bake the mummy dogs in the oven for about 12 to 15 minutes until they are cooked through and the pastry is golden.
- Create eyes using mustard. Simply use a toothpick to get a small amount of mustard and then dot it onto the hot dog.
Severed hot dog finger rolls recipe
Who doesn’t love a good old hot dog in a bun? Well, this spooky twist is ideal for Halloween. The severed finger rolls recipe is easy to follow and looks great.
- Six brioche buns split open
- One tablespoon of brown sauce
- Four tablespoons of ketchup
- Sliced onion
- Six hot dogs
Note: As is the case for all recipes, you can amend the ingredients based on the number of people you are catering to.
- Take the hot dogs out of the tin. Pour the brine into the pan.
- Use a sharp knife to cut out a little section from every end of the hot dog, creating a bed for the ‘nail’.
- Make two shallow, small slashes just under the ‘nail’ and then three more where you would have the knuckle.
- Place the hot dogs in the pan and cook them according to the instructions.
- At the same time, blanch the onion.
- While these are cooking, grab a small bowl. Mix together the brown sauce and the ketchup.
- Spread this sauce mixture inside the brioche rolls.
- Once the hot dogs are cooked, drain the onion and the sausages.
- From each sausage, slice off the ‘non-fingernail’ end. This creates a severed finish.
- Cut the onion into six ‘nail’ shapes.
- Put one hot dog into every roll.
- In every ‘nail bed,’ add a little bit of ketchup. Stick an onion ‘nail’ on top.
- You can use the remaining sauce to add more blood at the end of the severed hot dog if you wish.
Frightening Halloween hot dog chili
You do not have to serve hot dogs in buns or pastries. As this Halloween chili recipe proves, they go great in chili, too.
- Five hot dogs
- 0.25 lbs of udon noodles
For the eyeballs…
- Eight pimento-stuffed green olives
- Six drops of red food coloring
- One teaspoon of white vinegar
- Two cups of water
- Four large hard-boiled eggs
For the chili…
- 0.5 tablespoon of chili powder
- One tablespoon each of dried oregano, paprika, ground cumin, ground coriander, and chili powder
- Two tablespoons of tomato paste
- 28-ounce can of crushed tomatoes
- 0.25 teaspoon of black pepper
- 0.5 teaspoon of sea salt
- Two pounds of ground beef
- Five large cloves of garlic (minced)
- One large yellow onion (diced)
- Two tablespoons of olive oil
- We will start by making egg eyeballs. Gently tap the eggs against the counter. You don’t want to break the shells; just create small cracks.
- Fill a four-cup measuring jug halfway with warm water. Add the food coloring and vinegar, and mix them together.
- Add the eggs to the mix. Keep them in the refrigerator for a minimum of two hours.
- Drain the water and peel the eggs.
- Cut every egg in half and take the yolk out.
- Turn the egg over, cut them side up, and create a hole in the middle. You can use a big decorating metal tip to do this.
- Turn the egg over, and put an olive inside of the hole.
- Put the eggs in the fridge until you are ready to use them.
- Next, prepare the udon noodles in accordance with the instructions on the packaging. Set them to the side for now.
- Now, you are going to create the hot dog fingers. Cut every hot dog into two pieces; a short toe and a long toe.
- To create a fingernail, slice both sides of the nail and then straight across the top.
- Next, make a slightly curved slice for the bottom nail bed.
- Take the knife a slice a thin ‘fingernail’ piece off the top.
- Next, make a slit along the middle of the hot dog, with two smaller sits on either side. This creates a knuckle.
- Repeat the process for every hot dog piece.
- You can either boil the hot dogs in hot water for about five minutes or place them in the air fryer if preferred.
- Finally, it’s time to make the chili! Heat oil in a large pot. Add the onion and cook until it is soft and translucent.
- Add the garlic and cook for one minute.
- Add the minced beef. Cook it until it browns. This should take around 10 minutes.
- Stir in all of the seasoning and tomato paste.
- Bring everything to the boil. Reduce the heat, allowing the chill to simmer for half an hour.
- When ready to serve, add a spoonful of chill and some noodles. Mix them together. Place some eyeballs, hot dog toes, and fingers in the dish.
Scary spider Halloween hot dogs
This spider hot dog recipe is a Halloween version of the popular pigs in blankets and looks spooky too.
- Two tablespoons of ketchup
- Eight hot dogs
- Eight ounces of refrigerated crescent rolls
- Start by preheating the oven to 190°C.
- Unroll the crescent dough. Press or pinch the perforation between the triangles, creating four rectangular pieces.
- Cut the rectangles in half lengthwise. This should create eight narrow strips.
- Grab a hot dog, and make a two-inch slice through the center of one end. You should then cut another two, two-inch slices on the other side. This will ensure the ‘spider legs’ are around the same thickness. Repeat on the other side. Do this for all of the hot dogs.
- Roll the crescent strip around the center of each hot dog.
- Place each spider hot dog onto a baking sheet. There is not any need to grease the baking tray.
- Bake the spider hot dogs in the preheated oven for around 11 minutes or until the pastry is golden brown.
- Create eyes using ketchup. Simply use a toothpick to get a small amount of ketchup and then dot it onto the hot dog.
Make a big impression with fun, tasty and spooky Halloween hot dog recipes
So there you have it: some of Halloween’s best hot dog recipes.
We hope that the ideas and suggestions mentioned above will help you put on a buffet to remember this Halloween filled with fun hot dog shapes.