Helen Brownings Organics

Halloween Hot Dog Mummies

A spookier version of pigs-in-a-blanket – delicious & easy for the kids to help make.

Halloween Hot Dog Mummies

Serves 2-6

We’ve borrowed some lovely Halloween ideas from Sainsbury’s (hopefully they don’t mind) for you to create for your Halloween parties.  We think Helen’s Hot Dogs (did you know they won a Great Taste 3* award this year!) will make fantastic hot dog mummies. These take just 30 minutes and you can even get the children involved; see what amazing creations they come up with – wrapping up their own hot dogs and decorating the Hot Dog Mummies eyes with cream cheese and olives or perhaps some dots of mustard if you prefer.


  • Helen Browning’s Organic Hot Dogs
  • 1 pack of ready rolled puff pastry
  • 1 organic beaten egg
  • Mustard or cream cheese & olives for eye decorations


Step 1

Preheat the oven to 200°C/fan 180°C/gas mark 6.

Step 2

Lightly roll out the pastry to 0.5cm thick over a floured surface, and cut vertically into long thin strips, about 0.5cm wide. You’ll need 1-2 strips per hot dog, so leave the leftover pastry wrapped up in the fridge for another dish.

Step 3

Get the kids involved – wrap the pastry strips around each hot dog to create a mummy-wrap effect. Brush with the beaten egg, then put on a lined baking tray. Perhaps they can personalise their hot dogs with extra bits of shaped pastry or some very creative mummy wrapping!

Step 4

Bake in the oven for 18-20 minutes, until the pastry is puffed and golden, and the hot dogs cooked through. Use blobs of soft cheese for the eyes, then top with a small piece of black olive, you could also use a little dollop of mustard or ketchup.

Step 5

Serving suggestion

These will all go in a flash! Make a great big batch and serve with some mustard, ketchup and chilli sauce dips. Ooooooooo … scarily tasty!