Halloweenies – A Ghoulishly Good Recipe

halloweenies-02From the archives, because this is one of the cutest recipes you’ll ever devour

At first glance you might think that these little guys are sad and looking for their mummies, but on closer inspection you’ll see that they’re all just waiting for a dip in the hot tub. (OK, I couldn’t pass up the mummy joke, sorry.)

Sometimes simple is better, and it doesn’t get a whole lot simpler than this when it comes to appetizers.  Just cocktail sausages wrapped in refrigerated crescent dough and served with a side of mustard, spiced with your favorite hot sauce or horseradish and you’ve got yourself a wiener! (I know. It’s bad, but I can’t help myself!)


These little guys make a perfect party opener, but be warned, too many and your guests won’t want dinner.  They’re filling!  we used beef Lil’ Smokies for this one, but any cocktail wiener you can find will do just as well, I’m sure.  They’re great hot out of the oven or at room temp and can be served with ketchup for kids too little to appreciate a good mustard. (Or adults that just don’t like mustard, for that matter)

Any way you serve them, they’re sure to be a hit!

Halloweenies - A Ghoulishly Good Recipe
  • 1 can (8 oz) refrigerated crescent dough
  • 44 cocktail-sized smoke link sausages (from a 1-lb package)
  • 1/2 cup mustard
  • Your favorite hot sauce, to taste
  1. Preheat oven to 375°F. Line a half-sheet pan with parchment paper or a silicone baking sheet. (Don’t have either? Just spray with some cooking spray or grease with shortening.)
  2. Roll dough sheet out to 14×11 inches. Cut vertically to make two 11×7 -inch rectangles cut crosswise to make 44 7×1/2-inch strips (note: we found it easier to cut these down into 3 1/2-inch by 1/2-inch strips and use two per sausage.) Pat sausages dry with paper towels.
  3. Wrap 1 strip of dough around each sausage so that it looks like a little mummy. Press the ends of the dough together firmly at the ends to secure. Place wrapped sausages 2-inches apart on baking sheet to promote even browning. Bake for 15-20 minutes or until golden brown.
  4. For dipping sauce:
  5. Mix 1/2 cup of your favorite mustard with 2 or 3 drops of your favorite hot sauce or a bit of horseradish and stir to combine.

What I would have done differently had I thought of it at the time:

I would have eaten a few less of them!  They are actually quite addictive.

And now this post is all wrapped up. (I’ll be here all week, folks!)

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  1. Lydia (The Perfect Pantry) says

    Seriously, Jerry, those are the most adorable things! I’m going to make these for my election-night party!

  2. says

    You’re so clever!

  3. kellypea says

    I LOVE these. So simple and very cute. I should sproing them on the menfolk Friday. I know they’ll swoon for them since they’re cocktail weiner doods. With sauce. You gotta have the sauce.


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