Firecracker Hot Dogs {A Fun Patriotic Food Idea}

These festive hot dogs are perfect 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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  • Crescent rolls
  • Hot dogs
  • Colby Jack Cheese


  • 16 wooden skewers soaked in water
  • Star cookie cutter – about 2 inches wide

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

fireworks hot dogs

These firecracker hot dogs are perfect for a patriotic party or a fun summer treat.


How do I display Firecracker Hotdogs?

You can poke the end of the skewer in a Styrofoam ball and place it in a decorative tin bucket or use rice or dry corn as a filler. Pour the filler in a vase and push skewers into the dried rice or corn.

Can I make Firecracker Hot Dogs ahead of time?

I would not recommend making these ahead of time. Serve these almost immediately while they are still warm.

easy firecracker hot dogs

What are some other Fourth of July Holiday Food Ideas?

More Fourth of July Food Ideas

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Here’s the printable recipe for Firecracker Hot Dog

firecracker hot dogs

Firecracker Hot Dogs {A Fun Patriotic Food Idea}

A great food idea for patriotic holidays or summer fun!
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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Servings: 16
Calories: 434cal
Author: Melissa


  • 16 wooden skewers soaked in water
  • Star cookie cutter – about 2 inches wide


  • 16 oz. crescent dough 2 rolls – 16 crescent rolls total
  • 16 hot dogs
  • 2 lb. block of Colby Jack Cheese


  • *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
nutrition facts are only an estimate 


Calories: 434cal | Carbohydrates: 21g | Protein: 19g | Fat: 31g | Saturated Fat: 16g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 9g | Cholesterol: 74mg | Sodium: 873mg | Potassium: 138mg | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 564IU | Vitamin C: 0.04mg | Calcium: 399mg | Iron: 2mg
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  1. Geri Sherwood

    Love the hot dog idea ! Thanks