Besides Buffalo Chicken Wing Dip, one of my favorite appetizers to make is pigs in a blanket. They’re perfect for the big game, tailgating before a concert, or munchies before a night out. My mom made them frequently when I was growing up so they provide a nice flashback to being a kid. The biggest difference though between the ones my mom made and the ones I make are the addition of brown sugar and butter. The butter and brown sugar mixture adds a little bit of sweetness that may not seem like much but once you start doing it you won’t stop.
There are very few ingredients and these travel well. When figuring out how much of the ingredients to buy, decide how many pigs in a blanket you’d like. Eight crescent rolls come in a package but I cut them in half, giving me 16. I usually use two packages of lil smokies and five packages of crescent rolls.
- Crescent rolls
- Lil smokies (I used turkey)
- Brown sugar
1. Preheat oven to 350°.
2. Roll out the first package of crescent rolls.
3. Cut each triangle in half, so you have 16 instead of eight.
4. Wrap a lil smokie in the crescent roll and place it on a cookie sheet. Repeat for the rest.
5. Melt some butter in the microwave and mix in a few spoonfuls of brown sugar.
6. Brush the butter/brown sugar mixture on the pigs in a blanket.
7. Bake for 10-12 minutes, or until they’re a little brown on top.
Eat up! They’re best when warm but stay fresh for a few days. Just wrap them in foil.