4th of July Fire Cracker Dogs

Fourth of July is just around the corner which means that summer is in full swing! Do you have plans for the long weekend? I love hanging with friends & family, being outdoors, grilling out and just chillin’.

I’m excited to throw an easy menu for the family! This recipe is a lot of fun to make with the kids and total crowd pleaser!

Cheers to the weekend and warm Summer nights with friends and family!

4th of July Fire Cracker Dogs


– 1 can refrigerated breadstick dough
– 2 packages -16 hot dogs
– 16 thick slices colby cheese
– 16 skewers


  1. First take your skewers and stick them all the way through your hot dogs leaving about an inch and a half exposed out of the top of each hot dog. Then take a piece of breadstick dough and carefully wrap it around the hot dog until you get to the top. Place the wrapped dogs on a silpat (non stick baking liner) or parchment paper and bake according to the package directions for the breadstick dough. It took us about 20 minutes at 350. 
  2. While the hot dogs are cooking, take out your cheese slices, the key to this step is to go to your grocers deli counter and ask for them to slice you pieces of cheese that are 1/4″-3/8″ thick. Then using a small star cookie cutter cut out your stars. Depending on how big or small your cookie cutter is will determine how many stars you get out of each slice of cheese. We could only get one star out of each slice.
  3. After your dogs have cooled for 2-3 minutes stick the star through the skewer at the top.
  4. We used a pail with a styrofoam ball hidden by crinkly papers to display them here, which would also be a great way to display them at a gathering. You can also just layer them on top of each other on a plate. Enjoy!

Recipe and photo courtesy of Handmaid in the Heartland

Please tag @calygirlstyld and #what’scookingwithcalygirl when you make yours!

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