Pigs in a blanket are a year-round treat. They always reign supreme on the buffet table, whether it be Christmas, Thanksgiving, 4th of July, or game night. It’s an easy-to-make snack that you can indulge in at any time day of the week. That’s for real! In less than half an hour, you’d have the best pigs in a blanket, which involves only a few ingredients.
Why Pigs in a Blanket Are a Must-Try
If you haven’t had pigs in a blanket before, or perhaps you already had but you really did not make them, there are thousands of reasons why they are a must-try.
First of all, they are super easy to prepare. Like what we have said, you only need a very short list of ingredients that you can put together in less than 30 minutes. So if you don’t have much time to spare on making something for a party, then pigs in a blanket would be your go-to.
Second, they are consistently delicious. Just imagine the combined flavor of crescent rolls, cocktail weiners, and butter. Every bite would be heaven! You can also eat them as a snack or part of a meal. They are bite-size, so you won’t really have to be guilty of eating them.Print
A party will never be complete without this treat. All you need is cocktail wieners or hotdogs, crescent rolls, and melted butter to come up with the best-ever pigs in a blanket!
1 tube crescent rolls (8 oz)
1 package cocktail weiners/hotdogs (12 oz)
4 tablespoons melted butter
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit.
- Unroll crescent sheets on a lightly floured surface. Cut each piece into 3 smaller triangles.
- On the thick side of each triangle, put the wiener and roll it.
- Brush a baking sheet with melted butter.
- Arrange the wieners with the crescent roll on the baking sheet and sprinkle a little bit of coarse salt on top.
- Bake until golden.
The pigs in a blanket should be golden in 10 to 15 minutes. Make sure you don’t bake them longer than that.
- Method: Baking
- Cuisine: American
Crescent Roll Substitute
If for some reason you can’t buy crescent rolls, you can replace them with puff pastry or biscuit dough. No worries, they are as delicious as crescent rolls. You are free to experiment on your choice of pre-made dough. You can also make your own version. But if you want that classic taste of pigs in a banket, crescent rolls would be excellent.
Aside from coarse salt, there are many options when it comes to the topping. In fact, you can top your pigs in a blanket with anything that you want. Instead of plain butter, you can also brush the baking sheet with garlic butter. That right there is a winner in flavor!
The bottom line is, you have the freedom to add your choice of seasoning to these little guys. 🙂
Cocktail Wiener Replacement
Can’t find cocktail wieners anywhere? Not a problem! You can actually utilize the regular size hotdogs. You just have to cut them to any size that your heart desires. That’s it! You can then follow the same steps above.
What About the Dip?
Well, that’s one good thing with pigs in a blanket. They can go with anything. They are good with ketchup, mustard, ranch dressing, and even barbecue sauce!