Halloween is on its way, and it's time to start thinking about spooky ways to entertain! Hot Dog Spiders are a fun Halloween-themed way to eat everyone's favorite pigs in a blanket.
You'll have a blast putting these together, and you can even get the kids involved! You'll love how these rolls look like little ninjas - until you stick them in the oven! The "spider legs" will start to sizzle and separate once out of the oven. Feel free to sub in mustard for the spider eyes if you can't find black sesame seeds.
- 1 package of hot dogs
- 1 tube refrigerated crescent dough
- 1 teaspoon black sesame seeds
- Ketchup, for serving
Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
Cut each hot dog in half lengthwise, then cut each piece in half crosswise (each hot dog will make 4 treats). Keeping the middle intact, use the tip of a knife to make 3 slices at either end of each hot dog piece (this will make 4 legs on either side).
Once all the hot dogs are cut, seal the perforations in the dough, cut the dough into strips, about 1 inch wide and 2 inches long (you may not use all of the dough).
Wrap a piece of dough around the middle of each hot dog, pinching to seal the dough, and place, seam side down, on the prepared baking sheet.
Press 2 sesame seeds into the middle of each "spider" to make eyes.
Bake until the dough is golden brown and the hot dog "legs" are sizzling and twisted, 10 to 12 minutes. Remove from the oven and serve warm with ketchup on the side.