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Halloween Hot Dog Fingers Recipe

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Ready to add a spooktacular touch to your Halloween party? These Halloween Hot Dog Fingers are not just finger food—they’re literally “finger food”! This fun, easy recipe transforms ordinary hot dogs into creepy, finger-like snacks complete with a ketchup “blood” garnish. It’s the perfect food station treat that will have your guests both amused and amazed. So roll up your sleeves and get ready to give your friends a little fright with these deliciously eerie treats!

Why Will You Love this Recipe?

  • Spooky Idea: These aren’t just any snacks; they’re a macabre twist on a classic favorite. Each hot dog is cleverly crafted to look like a severed finger, making them a hit at any Halloween gathering. The ketchup not only adds flavor but doubles as “blood” for that extra creepy effect.
  • Easy to Make: You’ll love how simple these are to prepare with a total time of just 15 minutes. Perfect for last-minute party planning! The steps are straightforward—carve, boil, assemble—and you’re done. No culinary skills required!
  • Budget-Friendly: Made with basic ingredients like hot dogs, buns, and ketchup, this recipe won’t scare your wallet. It’s an economical way to feed a crowd without compromising on the fun or flavor.
  • Practical Finger Food: Guests can easily grab these without interrupting their mingling or costume handling. They’re not only delicious but also convenient for a party setting where people might be standing or moving around.
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Recipe Variations

  • Cheese Stuffed: For a gooey surprise, slit the hot dogs and stuff them with strips of cheese before boiling. The cheese melts inside, making each bite rich and flavorful.
  • Spicy Twist: Mix some hot sauce or sriracha into the ketchup to give your “bloody” garnish a fiery kick that’s perfect for adult guests.

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Halloween Hot Dog Fingers

Author: Laura Bais
With these Halloween Hot Dog Fingers ready, you’re all set to thrill and fill your guests with both delight and a bit of fright! Enjoy the party!
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Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Course Finger Food, Snack
Cuisine American
Servings 5 hot dogs
Calories 254 kcal


  • 5 hot dogs
  • 5 hot dog buns
  • 1/2 cup ketchup


  • Bring a pot of water to a boil.
  • Use a small sharp knife with a pointed tip to make a small cut at one end of each hot dog to represent the fingernail.
  • Below the “nail” and in the middle of the hot dog, make three “wrinkles”.
  • Place the hot dogs in the boiling water and cook according to the package instructions (a few minutes).
  • Partially split the hot dog buns without cutting all the way through to create a “pocket”.
  • Inside each bun, pour some ketchup to simulate the look of blood, then place one hot dog on top.
  • Repeat the serving process with the remaining hot dogs and buns.


Serving: 1hot dogCalories: 254kcalCarbohydrates: 36.1gProtein: 9.2gFat: 8.4gSaturated Fat: 2.7gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1.5gMonounsaturated Fat: 3.5gCholesterol: 20.3mgSodium: 735.4mgPotassium: 185mgFiber: 0.8gSugar: 8.2gVitamin A: 123.5IUVitamin C: 1.6mgCalcium: 75.6mgIron: 2.6mg
Keyword finger food, Halloween, Halloween Recipe Idea, hot dogs
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