Bandaged Fingers Halloween Hot Dogs – Creepy looking hot dogs cut into fingers, wrapped in delicious crescent rolls and covered in ketchup.
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.
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.
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.
Easy Spooky Savory Foods for a Halloween Party
There’s not doubt about it, Halloween is one of the most sugar-laden of all holidays.
If you’re hosting a Halloween party for kids, adults, or both, here are other savory foods, some creepy, some spooky, some silly, but all delicious.
- Cheesy Monster Dip from Easy Cooking with Molly
- Shepherd’s Pie Jack O’Lantern Stuffed Peppers from Cupcakes and Kale Chips
- Easy Spooky Halloween 7 Layer Taco Dip from Shugary Sweets
- Mummy Hot Dogs from The Salty Side Dish
- Jack O’ Lantern Salad with Tangy Peanut Dressing from Cadry’s Kitchen
- Shrimp on the Brain Molded Dip from Cooking with Carlee
- Halloween RoTel Dip Recipe with Baked Tortilla Chips from 3 Boy and a Dog
- Witch’s Broom Snacks from Thrifty Jinxy
- Ranch Spinach Dip Served In Jack-O-Lantern Peppers from From Val’s Kitchen
- Pumpkin Shaped Cheese Ball from Cooking with Amber
- Monster Sloppy Joes from Amee’s Savory Dish
- Jalapeño Popper Mummies from Persnickety Plates
- Halloween English Muffin Pizzas from Sizzling Eats
- Mini Mummy Meatloaves from Snacking in Sneakers
- Skellington Deep Dish Pizza Pot Pie from Spabettie
- Spooky Halloween Quesadilla from Mamma Likes to Cook
- Witch Finger Chili from Away from the Box
Bandaged Fingers – Halloween Hot Dogs
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
Pre-heat the oven to 375°F
Using a paring knife, slice a square into the top of each hotdog.
Pull the casing off, exposing the meat. (see notes for using the casings)
Slice notches throughout the hotdog to look like knuckle joints; set aside.
Separate the crescent dough and slice it into thin strips.
Wrap 2-4 strips around each hotdog (the strip lenghts very) to resembly poorly applied bandages.
Repeat this for each hotdog.
Place each “finger” on the sprayed baking tray.
Squirt ketchup in strategic spots along the “bandages” and “finger.”
Bake for 12-14 minutes, or until the dough has turned golden brown.
Add more ketchup to enhance the “still bleeding” look.
Serve, and creepily enjoy.
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’
This post has been updated from its original September 22, 2014 publishing with new content, links to other Halloween ideas and re-edited photos.