Hot Diggity Dog!

Dessert Dogs@The Seven Year Cottage

At first sight…

These dogs appear hot.

At first bite…

It’s obvious they’re not!

Dessert Dogs

  • 10 ct. box Hostess Twinkies
  • 30 Tootsie Rolls
  • Poppy seeds
  • 16 oz. can vanilla frosting
  • 1/2 c. shredded coconut
  • Red, yellow, and green food coloring
  • Quart-sized freezer bags

To create hot dog buns, remove Twinkies from packaging.  Using a serrated bread knife, carefully slice the center of each cake as far down as possible without cutting through the bottom.  Sprinkle poppy seeds over tops.

For hot dogs, unwrap Tootsie Rolls.  Align three candies inside “buns”.

Divide frosting evenly among two mixing bowls.  With food coloring, tint one bowl yellow for mustard, the other red for ketchup.  Transfer each color of frosting into its own zipper bag.  Seal and snip a small amount from one corner of bag.

Pipe mustard onto hot dogs.  Be sure to cover the seams between Tootsie Rolls.  I served my ketchup on the side after filling condiment cups, but you can add it directly to your dogs if desired.

Relish is coconut stained with green food coloring.  A food processor is very helpful in chopping the coconut into tiny pieces, and distributing green color evenly.

Serve and enjoy!

*Yields ten delicious dessert dogs.


47 responses to Hot Diggity Dog!

  1. Hollie, These are so fantastic! I really thought it was a hotdog until I read the recipe. I can’t wait to try this. You are very creative!

  2. andi says:

    Hollie you are so clever, and the twinkie people would be proud of you. Andi

  3. Kristin says:

    Very, very cute and clever!

  4. Mindy says:

    This is really so neat! I’ve never thought of doing this before:) This would be super cute for a little kids birthday! Thanks for sharing:)

  5. These are so stinkin’ cute! I’m totally going to make these! Thanks!

  6. Jenny says:

    I so wish I had seen these for my daughter’s Minnie Mouse Birthday party. She would have loved them. Thanks so much for sharing at Whimsy Wednesdays.

  7. Printabelle says:

    Very cute! I want to serve these on April Fool’s Day!

  8. Sarah C says:

    Awesome. Thanks for linking up! Sarah

  9. This looks great! We’d love to feature it on CraftFoxes as a how-to. Intereste? Feel free to email me at

  10. Carole says:

    Great post. Talk about fooling the eyes! I found you via the Real Housewives of Riverton Recipe Round up. I linked in a post about a retro dish called Coronation Chicken. Have a lovely week.

  11. Love this! Would love for you to share this at our Kitchen Fun and Crafty Friday link party…just posted it!

  12. These are so cute! They would be great at a cookout! Visiting from Sassy Sites! :D
    ~Stephanie @

  13. Becky says:

    This is super-creative. Love it and am about to PIN! Please don’t forget to like us on Facebook Thank you for linking to Foodie Friday!

  14. Hi Hollie — how adorable and very clever. :) Thanks for linking up at Craft Junkie Too and for always leaving me a sweet comment. It really means so much.
    I have this project featured on my facebook fan page this week-end.


  15. Katie Jakubs says:

    Thanks for linking this up to Fantabulous Friday at Little Becky Homecky!!

  16. Gail says:

    How cute! I thought they were hot dogs at first glance. This is something my grandchildren would love. Thanks for sharing it. Gail (

  17. Miz Helen says:

    Hi Hollie,
    These little Hot Diggty Dog’s are the cutest desserts ever. I just can’t wait to make these for my Wednesday Night kids. Hope you are having a great summer week end and thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

  18. That’s a great idea! I bet the kids love it!

  19. These are so incredibly fun! I’m going to pin these and save them for April Fools day. I love make “dinner” desserts for my kids!

  20. Karen says:

    Thanks so much for always linking up each week…this is so darn cute!!

  21. Just Winging It says:

    I am inviting you to come and share this in my Show Your Stuff blog hop:

  22. Amanda says:

    Omg i still can’t believe this isn’t a normal hot dog!!

  23. six sisters says:

    Cutest thing ever!!!! Our kids will love this! Thanks for coming to our Strut Your Stuff Saturday! Hope you’ll be back soon! -The Sisters

  24. Jodi says:

    I love trick food. We did a steak and fries out of ice cream and pound cake for Father’s Day. This “Hot dog” looks amazing though. So much fun!

  25. OMGosh! Those are so cute! Thank you for sharing this at my Make it Pretty Monday party at The Dedicated House. Hope to see your prettiness again on Monday. Wishing you a grand week. Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

  26. What a clever idea!

    PS: Thank you for linking up to Show Me What You Got Tuesday’s @ ODH via:

    Mrs. Delightful

  27. Awesome! Pinning this now! Thanks so much for sharing at Mom On Timeout!

  28. Adorable! Thanks for sharing at our Handmade Tuesdays party.

  29. Alyssa says:

    These are so cute, what a great idea!!! Thanks for sharing at Showcase Your Talent Thursday!

  30. Jill says:

    That is amazing Hollie! They really do look like hot dogs!! How fun!

    Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
    Hope you have a fabulous week!
    Jill @ Creating my way to Success

  31. I love these…what a fun idea!! I’d love to have you link this up to Tasty Thursdays on The Mandatory Mooch. It’s a new linky party starting today. Hope to see you there. Thanks, Nichi

  32. Beth says:

    This is super duper cute & clever! I am saving this idea for an April Fool’s food =-) I featured this great idea at TGIF today. Thanks for linking up & have a GREAT day,
    Beth =-)

  33. ash says:

    Looks so good. What a great blog you have makes me hungry lol. If you have a min check out mine if you have not already :)

    have a great day

  34. Thank you so much for linking this up to our Crafty Showcase. Your post was picked as a favorite by our Bowdabra Designers. Stop on over to see your feature. We will give you a shout out on Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest today!

    Stop on over tomorrow and link up more of your awesome creations! Remember- the showcase runs Sat-Thur and then we pick the most clicked and our favorites and feature on Friday!

    have a super weekend,

    Susie @Bowdabra

  35. Angie R says:

    Awesome idea!! They look just like hotdogs!

  36. Mackenzie says:

    How clever! Thank you for sharing on Saturday Show and Tell. I hope you’ll join us again this week with some more great ideas!

  37. Now that is adorable! I have to make this for my kids!

  38. That looks so yummy!

    Hopping by and following your lovely blog (FB and Pinterest).

    The Quiet Mom blogging @ Spaghetti with Meatballs Recipe

  39. Thank you so much for linking up to Tasty Thursdays last week. Hope to see you again this week!!
    Nichi – The Mandatory Mooch

  40. Holley says:


    Thanks for sharing with us for Tasty Tuesday! We featured your recipe this week! Feel free to come by and grab a featured button!

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