Saturday night was my friend Tammi's birthday party. Everyone was asked to bring something, I took these things and they were a huge hit! HUGE! I dare to say they may have been the best thing there, rivaled only by the Rolo Turtle Pretzels. I have to take moment to discuss the Rolo Pretzel. It is so stupid, but sooo good! Take square snack pretzels, the ones that look like little square tennis rackets, then put a Rolo on top and a pecan on top of that. Bake them long enough to melt, about 3 minutes. The Rolo melts into the little squares in the tennis racket and make a perfect salty, sweet, bite size snack. Ridiculously addictive.
I think this recipe has a pretty good shot and if the party guests from Saturday night were voting Ms. Dumell would be a millionaire today. I felt like it was creative use of the Pillsbury product. Dipping the balls in butter and Panko is key to making these bites more than just an average app. It was a bit hard to wrap the dough around the little cheese balls, but otherwise an easy recipe. I'll make these again. Good luck Beth, I think you have a good chance!
Buffalo Chicken Crescent Puffs by Beth Dumell
|12||oz cream cheese (from two 8-oz packages), softened|
|2||tablespoons Louisiana hot sauce or other red pepper sauce|
|1/3||cup crumbled blue cheese (1 1/2 oz)|
|1/4||cup finely chopped celery|
|1||cup finely chopped cooked chicken breast|
|2||cans (8 oz each) Pillsbury® Place ’N Bake® refrigerated crescent rounds (16 rounds) or 2 cans (8 oz each) Pillsbury® refrigerated crescent dinner rolls|
|1/3||cup LAND O LAKES® Unsalted or Salted Butter, melted|
|1||cup plain or chicken-flavored panko-style bread crumbs|