I’m sure I’ve mentioned this before but when it comes to Happy Hours no one wants to do any work to get that delicious food and drink into your belly. Plus no one wants to spend a lot of money to get the ingredients to craft a Make Your Own Happy Hour Adventure. For this Happy Hour Adventure, I think I have found a simple recipe that shouldn’t cost you an arm and a leg.

Ready to Bake

I know I’m teasing you with the Pigs in a Blanket before they are actually cooked. However, with a little imagination, I’m sure you can see that these will turn into the perfect bite-size snack. Or keep on reading to find the picture later on in the post.

Two-Ingredient Cocktail

As always let’s get a drink in hand as we cook. I decided to keep it very simple this time around with just two ingredients. As you all know one my go-to drink is a classic rum and pineapple. This time I decided to switch up the rum with the Pirates Cove Rum from my Gifted Happy Hour Adventure. I always enjoy mixing pineapple juice in my cocktail shaker because it adds a nice little froth to the drink.

Pirates Pineapple Cove

Of course, I had to break out the tiki glass for this drink. I was really satisfied with the classic pineapple juice mixed with a rum infused with a variety of tropical fruits. It was a great cocktail to sip on while I made my Pigs in a Blanket.

Ingredients Set

All one requires to make Pigs in a Blanket are the three ingredients you see above you. Cheese, I chose Cheddar, Crescent roll dough, and hot dogs, I chose a jalapeño cheddar smoked sausage to class it up a bit. A super simple dish and I only spent around $10 because most of the items were on sale which made me ecstatic.

Let’s Roll em’ up

Honestly, this is quite a simple appetizer to make. The first step is to take your hot dog or sausage link and wrap it in a slice of cheese. In my case, I ended up doing two slices since they were very thin plus who doesn’t like extra cheese. Next is for the crescent dough. For those of you that remember the Cheesy Chorizo Bites Adventure, I had completely repurposed the dough since it was divided specifically for crescent rolls. This time I separated the dough on the pre-divided lines into fourths then I incorporated the halves of the dough together.

The Perfect Roll

Now it is time to get things rolling because we don’t want our pigs to get cold without their blanket. My sausage links were a little larger compared to the dough but that doesn’t mean it is the end of the world. You may have some that are odd-shaped but that doesn’t matter because we’ll still love them anyway. Now it is time to cut them into whatever size you want. I ended up cutting them into fourths, the first one was in fifths because I figured this was the perfect size to fit with a single bite.

Sauce from McDonald’s?

These Pigs in a Blanket are dying to dive into some sauce. I may have been too lazy and too cheap to go buy a big jar of sauce for these delicious piggies. Did I end up driving over to McDonald’s to use a coupon for an order of $1 large fries and get some sauces? Maybe. But what proof do you have besides the picture above? I figured the best sauces for this appetizer was some Honey Mustard and Sweet ‘N Sour Sauce.

Pigs in a Blanket

Here are the Pigs in a Blanket in their final glorious form. The pastry may have been on a little bit of the darker tan side of things but I don’t mind it to be slightly overdone. You can also spot where some of the cheese overflowed and started to crisp up on the baking sheet. I don’t know why but I love chomping on the crispy cheese that spills onto the sheet. They taste like a Cheez-it but literally all cheese. My favorite part of this picture is seeing one of the Pigs in a Blanket with that little jalapeño bit peaking from the sausage link.

Cheesy Goodness

I’m not going to lie these were very delicious, however, they were on the heavier side of things. I could only eat at most five because they definitely were very rich with the cheese. The jalapeño cheddar sausage links had the perfect amount of spice to let your mouth know that there are peppers there for your enjoyment. When you dip them in the Honey Mustard or Sweet ‘N Sour sauce it does help to bring in a bit of sweetness to these bundles of joy.

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Since we are talking about a simple appetizer to make I have this question. What is your favorite simple appetizer to make?

Let me know down below in the comments and be sure to share with friends and family that would enjoy this Happy Hour.

May the adventures continue! Cheers!



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  1. My favorite easy appetizers are probably just straight from the freezer aisle. Stores have gotten pretty snazzy with their selection of frozen finger foods.

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