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Great Ideas For Halloween – Mummy Dogs With Cut Arms & Legs

In October of 2013 my husband helped me with this blog campaign and when I have a campaign I am working on I always bounce ideas off of him. That day I told him I was going to make mummy dogs, you know the old school kind where you just wrap recent dough around a hot dog.

He told me I couldn’t do that he had to come up with my own idea so he took the hot dog and started to create cut arms and legs and then told me to wrap the dough around it. I took photos of his handiwork and I baked them in the oven just like I would the crescent rolls. how to make mummy dogs

They came out of the oven even better than we expected.



  • 6 Hot Dogs – cut with arms and legs
  • 1 crescent roll dough –  cut into lines to wrap
  • olives – for eyes and other details as wanted

Bake in the oven at 400 degrees for 13 minutes.

mummy dogs

We used some black olives for eyes by cutting twi small holes in the hot dog and then stuffed in a small slice of olive. We made up cute little plates for each of our girls and they enjoyed dinner.

mummy dogs with cut arms and legs hot dogs

Now my husband had no idea he would start such a big Halloween trend, or that so many people would take his idea as use it as their own. We just wanted to create something fun and special and unique and that’s exactly how we work together. I give credit to my husband Del for creating the very first mummy dogs with arms and legs, and while even professional chefs have tried going on national TV saying this was their idea I know that he created these first. But even better we created lasting memories with our girls and a fun story to tell!

mummy dogs with arms and legs

I’m looking forward to remaking this recipe this year, since we created these mummy dogs we’ve added another baby and our girls have gotten older. These really are a fun recipe and are great as we get closer to Halloween.

Wait to see what my husband has planned for the Mummy Dog with cut Arms & Legs remake!!!


(If you use this idea or these photos please credit your source OurOrdinaryLife.com creators of the mummy dogs with arms and legs)


  1. Dana Rodriguez on December 19, 2016 at 10:30 am

    Those are so cute and easy to make! What a great idea!

  2. shabana on November 17, 2016 at 1:06 am

    oh they are soooo cute !!!
    how can you eat them>
    loved visiting you dear .
    amazing place

  3. Yona Williams on September 29, 2016 at 3:16 pm

    This is such a fun way to eat hot dogs – I love this idea. Pinned it!

  4. Sarah L on September 29, 2016 at 2:02 pm

    Very fun and easy to do. Thanks.

  5. Jill Myrick on September 15, 2016 at 7:11 pm

    These are too adorable and something that my kids would love.


  6. Jessica Beard on September 11, 2016 at 3:03 pm

    These are so cute! I’ll definitely make them for my family this year on Halloween. So easy too!

  7. shelly peterson on September 10, 2016 at 9:26 pm

    These are a really cute idea! The kids would enjoy these for sure.

  8. Julie Wood on September 9, 2016 at 5:01 am

    These Halloween Mummy dogs look like so much fun to make with my kids and yours really turned out great!