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Dec 19, 2006 11:34 PM

Prepackaged Crescent rolls-Favorite

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.