Easy Halloween Hot Dog Recipes with Ye Olde Oak

It’s that time of year again! Halloween is around the corner and we know it’s going to be different this year. Trick or treating is off the menu. Pumpkin trails and family parties at home are a go-go. When Ye Olde Oak challenged us to create some fun easy Halloween hot dog recipes we jumped up at the chance! What a perfect addition for any spooky Halloween party.

Gruesome Goodies: The Mummy Dogs


  • 1 tin of Ye Olde Oak Classic hot dogs
  • Packet of puff-pastry
  • Tomato ketchup
  • 1 medium egg


1. Empty hot dogs, including brine, into a saucepan and heat gently for about 5 minutes.
2. Roll out your puff pastry and slice into thin strips.
3. Wrap the pastry around each hot dog, leaving some gaps to create the bandage look.
4. Add edible googly eyes (you can find them in the home baking aisle or online).

Spooky Snacks: Spider Dogs


  • 1 tin of Ye Olde Oak classic hot dogs
  • Small potatoes or Gnocchi


1. Empty hot dogs, including brine, into a saucepan and heat gently for about 5 minutes.
2. Cut the hot dogs in half, then slice them into thin strips.
3. Boil or mash potatoes, shaping them into small round potato balls. (You can also use gnocchi if easier or preferred.)
4. Stick each slice of a hot dog into the sides of the potatoes, creating 8 spiders legs.
5. Draw on eyes using a cocktail stick and tomato ketchup. You could also use edible eyes on this one too.

A frightening family favourite: Witchy Fingers


  • 3 Ye Olde Oak Classic hot dogs
  • 3 hot dog buns
  • Tomato ketchup


1. Empty hot dogs, including brine, into a saucepan and heat gently for about 5 minutes.
2. Strain the hot dogs and then use a knife to cut a fingernail and knuckles into each hot dog.
3. Add the hot dogs to the buns and add ketchup at the base of each one for a real trick or treat.

Creepy Cooking: Hot Dog Jellyfish


  • 1 tin of Ye Olde Oak Hot Dogs
  • Dried Spaghetti


1. Do not pre-cook the hot dogs. Take out of tin and cut each hot dog into about 4 pieces.
2. Snap spaghetti in half and stick about 5 or 6 pieces in each hot dog piece.
3. Carefully insert jellyfish into a pan of boiling water and cook for approximately 10 minutes (as you would normal pasta).
4. Take each one out carefully. The spaghetti manages to cook but keep inside the hot dog meaning the jellyfish tentacles stay in place!
5. Serve on a plate, you could add spinach or kale as seaweed for an additional effect.

Easy Halloween Hot Dog Recipes

So there you have it, four easy Halloween Hot Dog Recipes to try at home. We have found it’s certainly an easy yet effective way of making home parties spooktacular! If you decorate your house too, this will give an extra spooky touch (see here for some ideas). Just think, you may not have as many people around your house this year, but it does mean there is more to go round. Your little ghouls and boys will be delighted too. Win win.

Have you got any great ideas for Halloween party food? How will you be making sure your celebrations go well this year? Let us know by leaving a comment below or joining the conversation on our Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages. In the meantime, Happy Halloween!

(Disclaimer: We were gifted some promotional goodies from Ye Olde Oak including classic and chilli hot dogs to support this blog post. #AD)

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