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Hot Dog Speed Racer

 Hot Dog Speed Racer
These hot dogs zoom off the plate when turned into mini racecars. Let kids customize them with a few simple tricks. — Jenni Sharp, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
1 ServingsPrep/Total Time: 15 min.


  • 1 hot dog bun, split
  • 6 pretzel sticks, divided
  • 4 sweet pickle slices
  • 4 slices ripe olives
  • 2 hot dogs, cooked, divided
  • 1 miniature pretzel
  • 1 teaspoon prepared mustard
  • 1/2 colossal ripe olive
  • 2 slices miniature pepperoni


  • Place bun on a plate, cut side up. For each wheel, insert a pretzel
  • stick partway into bun; attach a pickle and olive slice.
  • Cut a slit 1-in. from the end of a hot dog; insert miniature pretzel
  • for steering wheel. Place in bun.
  • Cut remaining hot dog in half for the driver (save remaining half for
  • another use); insert a pretzel stick halfway into
  • the cut end.
  • Place mustard in a food-safe plastic bag; cut a small hole in a
  • corner of bag. Pipe face onto driver. Insert driver behind steering
  • wheel. Place olive half on driver for helmet.
  • Break remaining pretzel stick in half; place on steering wheel for
  • arms. Using mustard, attach pepperoni slices for headlights. Serve

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Hot Dog Speed Racer (continued)

Directions (continued)

  • immediately. Yield: 1 serving.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving equals 394 calories, 24 g fat (9 g saturated fat), 39 mg cholesterol, 1,213 mg sodium, 31 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 13 g protein.