Firecracker Hot Dogs {A Fun Patriotic Food Idea}

These festive hot dogs are the perfect food idea for patriotic holidays like the Fourth of July, Memorial Day and Labor Day. This fun treat is sometimes called a Sparkler Hot Dog, Firecracker Hot Dog or even a Fireworks Hot Dog. Whatever you call it…It’s Patriotic fun on a Stick!

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Firecracker Hot Dogs

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I love fun treats. I especially love fun treats that are easy to make.

fireworks hot dogs

These Firecracker Hot Dogs fit both those qualities. They are fun and really easy to make.

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They are perfect for a patriotic party or a fun summer treat.

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How Do You Make Sparkler Hot Dogs

  1. place hot dogs on skewers pushing the skewer over the tip exposing about 2 inches
  2. take a strip of crescent dough and wrap the hot dogs in a spiral pattern
  3. bake for about 10 minutes or until the dough is cooked through and golden
  4. make star shaped cheese from Colby-Jack cheese and star cookie cutters
  5. place the cheese stars on top of the baked hot dog skewers

Here’s the printable recipe for Firecracker Hot Dog


Firecracker Hot Dogs {A Fun Patriotic Food Idea} | Kid Friendly Things To Do

A great food idea for patriotic holidays or summer fun!

  • Author: Melissa


  • 1 can of refrigerated crescent dough
  • 16 hot dogs
  • 16 wooden skewers soaked in water
  • 2 lb. block of Colby Jack Cheese
  • Star cookie cutter – about 2 inches wide


  • *Before starting – soak your wooden skewers in water for about 10 minutes or more so they don’t scorch
  • Unroll the dough and cut 1 inch strips
  • Cut those in half, so they are about 8 inches long
  • Skewer the hot dogs, pushing the skewer through the top so that about 2 inches is exposed above the hot dog
  • Wrap the hot dogs with the crescent dough in a spiral so there are gaps exposing pieces of the hot dog
  • Pinch the ends to seal them
  • Line a piece of baking sheet with a piece of parchment paper
  • Place hot dogs on lined baking sheets
  • Bake at 375 degrees for 9 minutes or until the dough is cooked through and golden
  • While those are baking, cut 1 inch slices off of the block of cheese
  • Push the star cookie cutter into the pieces of cheese making 16 cheese stars
  • When the hot dogs are baked, add the stars to the top


  • serving ideas…*place hot dogs onto a platter or into a tall cylinder

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  1. Geri Sherwood

    Love the hot dog idea ! Thanks