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Hot Dog Men

Rated as 4.52 out of 5 Stars

"A quick and easy meal that kids love! My mom made them for me when I was a kid, now I make them for my daughter."
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15 m servings 314
Original recipe yields 8 servings


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  1. Make a slit down the middle of one end of each hot dog; this will be the legs. At the other end, make a small slit each side; these will be the arms. Bring a saucepan of water to a boil, and add the hot dogs. Boil for about 5 minutes until the slits open up.
  2. Place slices of cheese onto slices of bread. Set the hot dog men on top. Use ketchup and mustard to make a face, hair and clothes or buttons.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 314 calories; 22.1 14.8 13.4 49 1138 Full nutrition

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Adorable! I also made "octapus" hotdogs by making several slits starting about a quarter of the way down the dog. Once in the boiling water the "legs" will curl up slightly. Nestle on top of a b...

Very cute recipe! I also make an octopus out of hot dogs and sit it on "blue"(just a drop of food coloring) mac and cheese. The kids LOVE this stuff!

This was so cute! My little girl just ate it up (and so did I!)

I am rating this a 5 for the sheer adorable-factor! A hot dog is a hot dog, but this makes it fun to eat. I am going to make these today for my 2 boys, and I know they will go nuts, as they we...

Cute idea. Not enough of us play with our food! Thank you.

Awesome idea, lots of smiles all around!

Easy peasyand the grandkids love them. They asked for them at a restaurant but I told them they only get these at grandmas (:

TOOOOOOOO CUTE!!!!!! So easy and a big hit with my daughter!

I gave my two year olds the giggles with these and once my daughter got over the fact that no, dressing your hot dog up in doll clothes is not allowed, she and her brother had a great time eatin...