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Give me some of your best uses for pop in fresh crescent rolls.

I love to make the disappearing marshmellows or what we call chicken roll ups with chicken and cream cheese.

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  1. My Girl Scouts used to love making cinnamon rolls out of these: Divide into 2 rectangles, spread with soft butter, sprinkle with cinnamon sugar, roll up, slice and bake. Surprisingly yummy!

    1. Guilty secret - and great for snax for kids as a treat - slice them in half lengthwise making them acutely angled, and roll a cheddar smoky link in each triangle from the wide end up to the point. Bake 8-10 minutes at whatever temp the package says. Pigs in blankets. I say they're for kids but the adults always eat 'em, too.

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      1. re: rcallner

        Even worse, health-wise, cut a slice in a hot dog, fill with cheddar, roll in dough, and bake. Very tasty, and very bad for you. Do maybe once a year?

        1. re: pikawicca

          Yep - once a year. We have to have these every Superbowl, my husband insists on them. I add a smear of Nance's mustard, and now we use Nathan's cheddar cheese dogs.

        2. re: rcallner

          I have a friend who does this for appetizers at parties--always a huge hit. They disappear every time.

          1. re: rcallner

            I like to use mini chicken-apple sausage instead of regular sausage. (If you can't find the mini ones, just cut regular ones into pieces.) I call them "chicks in a blanket" and yep, they always disappear at parties. Serve w/grainy mustard or dipping sauce.

          2. Open two cans of Crescent rolls. Lay the dough out end to end to make a long piece then mash all the performations together to make a long solid piece. Cover with Nut Filling. Roll across the short dimension. Curl the roll into a snail shape. Bake about 30 minutes. Drizzle with icing (powdered sugar, water, maple extract). NUT FILLING: In Cuisinart grind up 1/2-1 lb walnuts then add grated rind of a lemon, 1 cup sugar, 1 tsp cinnamon, and the slightly beaten white of an egg. This coffee cake is surprisingly good and takes about five minutes to make.

            1. They make a beautiful and delicious crust for Beef Wellington. And nobody ever knows it came out of a pop open can.

              1. Roll around Spanokopita filling for Spinach puffs, or make these in muffin cups.

                Similar to the marshmallow puffs, I do a sweetened cream cheese filling with cinnamon and vanilla. Other additions to the filling I've tried include chopped dates, chopped apricots, chopped dried pears, and pistachios.

                1. Filled with pie filling they make mock turnovers

                  1. I think just rolling up with cinnamon, butter and sugar is great!

                    1. Brush with melted butter, garlic powder, parmesan, oregano etc and serve as side with Italian food. Much more elegant than regular garlic bread.

                      1. Are any canned crescent rolls free of trans-fats? I've eaten my share of pigs-in-blankets, but when discovered the trans-fat content of those little rolls, it ended.

                        1. My sister wanted to make crab quiche for Christmas brunch, but she doesn't really cook, so she called me for a recipe. She also didn't realize that the grocery store would be closed, so she ended up needing to improvise with what was available. I told her to use the crecent rolls to make a crust. She called later to tell me what a success the quiche turned out to be.

                          1. I had some tubes of crescent rolls leftover from a Superbowl pigs in blankets bash - they are perfect to quickly top chicken pie - just rip/cut big pieces to cover any shape baking dish. And really tasty!

                            1. Use as topping for chicken/beef pot pie

                              1. You do know that crescent rolls are one of the products for the Pillsbury Bake-Off this year and the entry deadline is coming up, don't you?

                                1. Monkey Bread. Basically, line abundt pan with melted butter and sprinkle with cinnamon, sugar, brown sugar. Take pieces of rolls, roll in same mixture sans the butter. Start laying them down to build up enough so the bundt is half full. Bake, invert and frost with a cream cheese frosting. YUMMY!!

                                  1. Cold veggie pizza appetizer.

                                    Unroll the cresent rolls, arrange to cover pan, bake, cool.

                                    Mix cream cheese, mayo, dill, whatever other seasonings you like (I think 2 blocks cream cheese and 1 cup mayo for 2 square pizza pans, 4 or 6 crescent roll packages). Slather over cooled "crust." Then chop up somewhat finely your favorite veggies: broccoli, cauliflower, red pepper, etc. and sprinkle over the crust and cheese "sauce." They disappear at parties.

                                    1. You can cut the crescent roll triangle lengthwise, the way I prefer, or you can leave them whole. Liberally spread with dijon mustard, roll up with an asparagus spear and bake according to the package. These are always a big hit at our Super Bowl party.

                                      1. We use them when we have a campfire. Wrap one around a stick, "cook" it over the open fire, when it is finished cooking, remove from the stick and fill it with butter and strawberry jam.

                                        1. I make a quick dinner of this: roll them out flat, cut into 7"x4" peices (should make about 4). Put a 1/2 cup or so of tuna or chicken salad, top with some cheese, fold over, seal edges and bake for about 20 minutes. Make It's a very tasty treat (especially for kids). An easy idea for leftover turkey or chicken. Hmm, I have some leftover ham, I'm thinking I might have to experiment tonight...