Recipe Exchange: Appetizers!

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Today’s theme: Appetizers! Any kind of food on toothpicks, small bites, or small dishes you love to make. (We’ve already done dips, but if you want to include those, I won’t complain.) This is one of my lazy favorites (maybe not as lazy as Pop-Tarts on a plate).

Mini Crescent Rolls with Bacon and Cream Cheese

  • 2 cans of crescent roll dough
  • 4 slices of bacon, cooked and crumbled
  • 8 oz. of whipped chive cream cheese


  1. Preheat oven to 375°F.
  2. Unroll each can of dough. Slice the crescents along their pre-made perforations, then slice again length-wise (so you have a lot of skinny triangles).
  3. At the fat end of each triangle, add a dollop of cream cheese (about 1 to 1.5 tsp) and sprinkle with bacon. Alternatively, you can mix the bacon and cream cheese before putting it on the dough – totally up to you.
  4. Roll the dough from the short side to the point.
  5. Place the filled crescents on a baking sheet and bake for 12 to 15 minutes until golden brown. Serve warm.