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Crescent Roll Hot Dogs with a twist – a super easy and kid friendly snack that comes together in minutes and is a guaranteed hit. All you need is 3 simple ingredients: hot dogs, crescent roll dough and egg wash. It’s great for parties and is so yummy! Video recipe.
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Crescent Roll Hot Dogs (with Video)

These Crescent Roll Hot Dogs with a twist make a fun appetizer that everyone loves! You only need 3 ingredients: hot dogs, crescent rolls, and egg wash. Served on skewers with your favorite dipping sauce, they're fabulous for parties, birthdays, Game Day and more. Plus video tutorial!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Keyword: crescent dog, crescent roll, hot dogs, tornado dog
Servings: 12 servings
Calories: 72kcal
Author: Cindy



  • Preheat oven to 375°F (190°C). Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or a nonstick baking mat.
  • Cut each hot dog in half width-wide into approx. 2-inch (5 cm) pieces).
  • Push a skewer through the center of each hot dog piece.
  • Slit each hot dog piece in a spiral pattern down the length of the skewer, spaced 3/4-inch (2 cm) apart.
  • Then gently pull the hot dog down to make the slit into a 3/4-inch (2 cm) gap (refer to video).
  • Break off some crescent roll dough and roll into a strip about 1/2-inch (1 cm) wide. Use it to fill the gaps on each skewer.
  • Bake for 15-20 minutes or until golden brown. 
  • Serve with optional dipping sauce and enjoy!



  • Pillsbury crescent roll dough is only available in North America. If you live elsewhere, use refrigerated or frozen croissant dough instead.


Calories: 72kcal | Carbohydrates: 7g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 13mg | Sodium: 156mg | Potassium: 5mg | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 20IU | Calcium: 2mg | Iron: 0.3mg