Ye Olde Oak Halloween Hot Dog Hand Recipe


This spooktacular Halloween party food centre piece is super easy and made with only 6 ingredients including Ye Olde Oaks hot dogs.

*AD – Items in this post have been gifted by Ye Olde Oak but all views are my own

When it comes to Halloween parties, the idea is that you make spooky, horrible, disgusting looking food… but that it tastes really nice. Difficult? Not at all!

If there’s ever a time when you actually want somebody to look at the food you’ve made and say “ergh, that looks horrible!”, it’s at Halloween. Believe it or not, “Disgusting” and “horrible” are compliments at this time of year!

This Halloween Hot Dog Hand has definitely got the “wow” factor, the “ergh” factor, and the “this tastes really nice” factor!

Check out my TikTok video on how I made this Halloween Hot Dog Hand by clicking here.

You don’t have to be some sort of cooking expert, or fancy food artist to make good Halloween food, all you need is the right ingredients, and the know-how, and that’s what I’m here for!

This Halloween Hot Dog Hand is made with only 6 ingredients, and can be prepared in 10 minutes, with another 15 minutes in the oven. It officially ticks every box for me when it comes to Halloween party food. 

  •  Few ingredients 

  •  Easy to make

  •  Quick to make 

  •  Little washing up afterwards

  •  Looks disgustingly spooktacular 

  •  Tastes fabulous!

I would love to see what other Halloween hot dog creations you can come up with! Upload yours to Instagram with #homebirdhalloween and lets share ideas!

Here’s how I made this Halloween Hot Dog Hand


  • 1 tin of Ye Olde Oak Hot Dogs
  • 1 pack of ready rolled puff pastry
  • Red food colouring gel
  • Black food colouring gel
  • Tomato Sauce
  • 1 egg

What you’ll need to make this Halloween Hot Dog Hand

  • Baking Tray
  • Greaseproof Paper
  • Pastry Brush
  • Fork and Cup to beat the egg
  • Small Knife to mark the detail

Method (serves 5-6 people)

  1.  Firstly, place 5 hot dogs on a piece of card or greaseproof paper (something that makes it easy to transfer to a plate in one piece at the end) on a baking tray.
  2. Position the hot dogs as they would be if they were fingers and thumb, look at your own hand as a guide.
  3. Take your ready rolled pastry, and cut into strips of around 1 inch thickness, and lay the strips across the hot dogs where a bandage would go. Don’t layer them up too much or it’ll struggle to cook evenly. 
    4. Place some black food colouring gel in a bowl and add a very small amount of water. Use a brush to paint the black on to the pastry bandage in patches and around the edges.
  4. Now place the red food colouring gel in a bowl, but don’t water it down this time. Paint the red on to the pastry bandage in the same way as you did the black. There should still be some patchy areas unpainted. 
  5. Beat 1 egg and use a pastry brush to coat the pastry. Use a dabbing motion rather than brushing, because brushing will leave brush marks in where the food colouring is.
  6. Next, Cut the top layer of the hot dogs from around 1/2 an inch from the end to form the finger nail.
  7. Mark 3 lines in the middle of the fingers where the joints would be.
  8. Place the hot dog hand in the oven for around 15 minutes or until the pastry browns and the hot dogs are heated through.
  9. Finally, cut the end off one finger and angle it to the side, filling the middle with tomato sauce for the blood effect, and add sauce randomly across the hand/fingers and bandage. Serve by slicing into fingers.

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If you liked this Ye Olde Oak Halloween Hot Dog Recipe, you may also like my Mike Wazowski (Monsters Inc) cupcake tutorial. Click here to read it.

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