The old traditional stand-by appetizer. Kids, especially love Pigs in a Blanket. This recipe is super easy and uses whole hot dogs. A delicious appetizer for any occasion! And it’s National Pigs in a Blanket Day!
When my youngest was little he would beg me to make these easy Pigs in a Blanket. The minute I handed him a spoon as a toddler, he would push the food away and say, “No, No yike!” I can still here him! Grr! Before he was in charge of his own utensil, he ate everything. All the veges, sweet potatoes, you name it! It was the strangest thing. He was one of those kids that eat nothing, at least nothing healthy! My older son would eat just about anything you put in front of him! The little one was/ is very frustrating!
The only condiment the child would eat was this honey mustard, oddly enough. No ketchup, mustard, mayo, nada! He would, though eat this Honey Mustard Dippping sauce. Strange kid! He is getting slightly better, but he still drives me crazy!
How to Make Easy Pigs in a Blanket
Whole hot dogs are wrapped in the crescent rolls and then cut into bite sized pieces. I usually roll the crescent out so they are thinner. It is much easier than cutting the crescent rolls into pieces large enough for each mini hot dog. Roll the dog, just until the ends meet, then cut. I brush the tops with a bit of the honey mustard and then sprinkle poppy and sesame seeds on top. If you’d like, you can add a chunk of cheese, before rolling, too.
The sauce takes about 1 minute to make! Literally! Just mix 4 ingredients together in a bowl. So if you need a quick appetizer that kids and adults will love, just open the refrigerator. You probably have all of the ingredients in there!
Enjoy! Have fun cooking!
How to make Honey Dijon Dipping Sauce in 5 minutes!
- 1 cup mayonnaise (I use Hellmann's Canola or Olive oil)
- 1/2 cup honey
- 1/2 cup good quality dijon mustard (I use Grey Poupon)
- Juice of 1/2 of a lemon
Mix all ingredients well. Chill for at least 1 hour.
Pigs in a Blanket
- 1 roll Pillsbury Crescent Rolls
- 1 pound bun length hot dogs
Takes Serves 48
- Roll out crescent roll dough onto a large baking sheet. Pinch seams together.
- Place one hot dogs along the short edge of the dough. Most of the bun length hot dogs are just about the length of the short edge. If yours is not just cut off piece of another hot dog so that you have hot dog all the way across the dough.
- Roll the dough around the hot dog until the edges meet and cut dough with a sharp knife. Cut each length of hot dog / dough roll 6 to 8 times, depending on how large you would like them.
- Place seam side down on cookie sheet.
- Continue the process until all the dough is used up.
- Bake 15-18 minutes at 350°F until golden brown
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Originally Published 1/3/2015