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Bandaged Fingers Halloween Hot Dogs

Bandaged Fingers Halloween Hot Dogs – Creepy looking hot dogs cut into fingers, wrapped in delicious crescent rolls and covered in ketchup.

Hot dogs cut to look like fingers wrapped in crescent rolls to appear like bandages drizzled with ketchup for blood.

I love Halloween!  Like LOVE.  I love Christmas as much as the next person, but Halloween is pure fun.  Decorations, fun costumes, begging for candy, I mean life can’t get any better.

How to make hot dogs look like bandaged fingers for Halloween?

These are really easy to make. The first time I made them, my then 4-year got in on the action.  

Hot dogs carved to look like fingers wrapped in bandages made from crescent rolls drizzled in ketchup for blood.

I cut the nail beds with a paring knife by making a box at the top and side of one end. Once the box was formed, I slipped the knife under the casing to slice it away from the meat. (See notes on how to use the excess ‘nail bed’ casings).

If you want, you can slice notches into the hot dogs giving the appearance of knuckles. They may or may not show through once wrapped and baked. I sliced some ‘just in case.’

The easiest way to make the bandage strips is to use a pizza cutter. Open the package, lay the dough out flat and roll away.

Crescent roll wrapped hot dogs with drizzled ketchup on a foil-lined tray ready to bake.

My daughter had fun adding ketchup and helped with wrapping them up. There’s no need to be overly precise when wrapping them up, we want them to have a haphazard look once done.

I love hotdogs, so making Bandaged Fingers Halloween Hot Dogs was just too much to pass up, even if they are a bit creepy.

These would be great for dinner right before your kiddos head out to trick or treating or if you’ve got a Halloween party to host/attend. Bandaged Fingers Halloween Hot Dogs are destined to freak out everyone.

Bandaged Fingers Halloween Hot Dogs – Creepy looking hot dogs cut into fingers, wrapped in delicious crescent rolls and covered in ketchup.

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Four bandaged bleeding fingers made from crescent wrapped hot dogs with ketchup.
Bandaged Fingers Halloween Hot Dogs – Creepy looking hot dogs cut into fingers, wrapped in delicious crescent rolls and covered in ketchup.

Bandaged Fingers – Halloween Hot Dogs

Course: Holiday
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Halloween Hot Dogs
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes
Servings: 8
Calories: 218.77 kcal
Author: Michelle De La Cerda

Whether hosting a party or simply trying to creep out your kids, these breaded hot dogs carved to look like fingers will do the trick, especially with ketchup as a bloody special effect.



  • 8 hot dogs 10 count is fine too
  • 8 oz crescent rolls
  • cooking spray
  • ¼ cup ketchup more or less as needed


  1. Pre-heat the oven to 375°F

  2. Using a paring knife, slice a square into the top of each hotdog.

  3. Pull the casing off, exposing the meat. (see notes for using the casings)

  4. Slice notches throughout the hotdog to look like knuckle joints; set aside.

  5. Separate the crescent dough and slice it into thin strips.

  6. Wrap 2-4 strips around each hotdog (the strip lenghts very) to resembly poorly applied bandages.

  7. Repeat this for each hotdog.

  8. Place each “finger” on the sprayed baking tray.

  9. Squirt ketchup in strategic spots along the “bandages” and “finger.”

  10. Bake for 12-14 minutes, or until the dough has turned golden brown.

  11. Add more ketchup to enhance the “still bleeding” look.

  12. Serve, and creepily enjoy.

Recipe Notes

To look like they’re severed, slice off the bottom of the non-nail side of the hot dog. 

Slice the cut off casings into strips and use a toothpick to push them into the newly cut bottom of the hot dog to look like flesh, tendons, and such hanging/dangling from the ‘finger’

Nutrition Facts
Bandaged Fingers – Halloween Hot Dogs
Amount Per Serving
Calories 218.77 Calories from Fat 115
% Daily Value*
Fat 12.79g20%
Saturated Fat 4.9g31%
Cholesterol 20.25mg7%
Sodium 598.37mg26%
Potassium 89.33mg3%
Carbohydrates 21.59g7%
Sugar 4.46g5%
Protein 5.86g12%
Vitamin A 38.48IU1%
Vitamin C 0.31mg0%
Calcium 10.8mg1%
Iron 1.45mg8%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

This post has been updated from its original September 22, 2014 publishing with new content, links to other Halloween ideas and re-edited photos.

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  • Reply
    The Food Hunter
    September 22, 2014 at 8:36 am

    these are hilarious! such a cute idea

    • Reply
      September 22, 2014 at 8:24 pm

      Thank You FH. I loved making them with my little girl.

  • Reply
    Sandra Shaffer
    September 22, 2014 at 2:38 pm

    So fun when your kids are little to see where their imagination goes when thinking of costumes! These are scarry looking fingers! Great job!

    • Reply
      September 22, 2014 at 8:26 pm

      Thank you Sandra. My kid is quite the character.

  • Reply
    September 23, 2014 at 3:00 am

    Halloween here you come!

    • Reply
      September 23, 2014 at 9:18 pm

      Halloween is the best.

  • Reply
    April @ My Real Food Family
    September 23, 2014 at 4:08 am

    These are so cute! Perfect for a halloween party!

    • Reply
      September 23, 2014 at 9:18 pm

      Thank you April, they would make a great addition to any Halloween party.

  • Reply
    Debi W
    September 24, 2014 at 5:46 pm

    OMG, that’s funny! Thanks for the laugh!

    • Reply
      September 24, 2014 at 11:52 pm

      Anytime Debi, I’ve got to mix it up every now and again. 🙂

  • Reply
    Debi @ Life Currents
    October 24, 2014 at 2:37 pm

    Yikes! But, honestly, these are awesome. And I bet they taste good too!

    • Reply
      October 24, 2014 at 3:13 pm

      They really were tasty, I love hotdogs and crescent rolls.

  • Reply
    Patricia @ Grab a Plate
    October 24, 2014 at 11:52 pm

    Gross!! (And I mean that in the best way!) Very festive!

    • Reply
      October 25, 2014 at 12:05 am

      Ah, thanks, glad they are gross!

  • Reply
    Jessica @ Sprinkle Some Sugar
    October 25, 2014 at 12:30 pm

    So creepy and festive! I bet this would be a great meal for kids!

    • Reply
      October 25, 2014 at 7:34 pm

      Creepy was the vibe I was aiming for, so thank you! And the kids here loved them.

  • Reply
    October 26, 2014 at 12:18 pm

    Hahaha, very gruesome in a perfect way!!

    • Reply
      October 26, 2014 at 4:32 pm

      That was the effect I was going for!

  • Reply
    October 26, 2014 at 1:40 pm

    I know a 5 year old that would absolutely LOVE these! I will have to make them with him. Thanks for sharing!!

    • Reply
      October 26, 2014 at 4:32 pm

      My 4 year old was grossed out and loved them all at the same time. 🙂

  • Reply
    Healing Tomato
    October 26, 2014 at 10:59 pm

    Those finger nails looks so real! The “bandages” are very delicious idea. Great job on spooking me out! 🙂

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    Joanne T Ferguson
    October 27, 2014 at 2:50 am

    G’day and how Halloween cute!
    Cheers! Joanne

    • Reply
      October 27, 2014 at 11:15 am

      Is Halloween celebrated Down Under?

  • Reply
    October 27, 2014 at 11:43 am

    My daughter walked up behind me while I was reading this and that they were real. She wanted to know why you’d actually eat real fingers. They are life like and fun for Halloween parties. I love Christmas too, but Halloween is so much fun.

    • Reply
      October 27, 2014 at 4:19 pm

      That’s the best compliment ever! Thank your daughter for me!

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    October 14, 2015 at 6:00 pm

    I don’t usually comment on recipes, or especially recipes that are as much a craft as a recipe, but I love Halloween too and those are positively perfect. Love them scary little fingers…munch munch. Cheers

    • Reply
      October 19, 2015 at 10:53 pm

      They were so much fun to make, really creepy too.

  • Reply
    October 17, 2016 at 10:12 pm

    Totally gross, Michelle! I dig it, though, and now have them on my recipe list. Even better would be to make these on April 8, May 9 or today, when a severed finger isn’t part of the party plan!

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    Molly Kumar
    October 25, 2019 at 4:26 pm

    5 stars
    What a fabulous giveaway n i’m do happy to see more of savory recipes! Gotta try some this weekend

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      Molly Kumar
      October 25, 2019 at 4:28 pm

      5 stars
      What a fabulous roundup n i’m so happy to see more of savory recipes! Gotta try some this weekend

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