Quick, Easy & Delicious Pillsbury Crescent Pinwheels
If you like food, then you are going to love this easy pinwheel appetizer. It’s pure comfort food. No, it’s definitely not healthy. You’re welcome.
These simple roll ups are made with just a few basic ingredients: Pillsbury Crescent dough, cream cheese, diced jalapeños and a little sugar. The combination is incredible! Just the right touch of sweet and spicy.
A quick and easy party snack idea for adults! These delicious pinwheels are perfect for girls night, game day, every day, the weekend, Mondays, holidays, funerals, potlucks, parties, bar mitzvahs, birthdays, sick days, Christmas, National pinwheel day, or any day that you like to eat.
You will only need 4 “ingredients” to make these tasty little pinwheels:
- 1 tube of Pillsbury Crescents
- 6oz softened cream cheese
- 4oz can of diced jalapeños (I use 3/4 of a can)
- A touch of sugar
Take everything but the crescent dough, and mix it up in a bowl. Use a fork or something.
Now, open up your crescent dough, and separate the dough into 2 rectangular sheets. Place them on a large cutting board or piece of parchment paper. Use your fingers to press the seams together. You know, just make it into the shapes below. Use a rolling pin to further flatten and shape the dough.
Generously spread the cream cheese mixture all over the place.
Roll them up starting on the LONG end (see photos below). Cut it into sixteenths– half, then another half, then in half again, and then in half once more. Tad-a! Math.
Ever so gently, place them on a baking sheet. Not too close together or anything.
Bake at 350 degrees for 12-13 minutes.
Yeah, baby! Eat and enjoy.
Looking for easy party appetizers and snacks for adults? These pinwheel appetizers are made with just 4 simple ingredients! Anything with cream cheese is a keeper in my book, and this quick and easy recipe is the perfect combination of sweet and spicy. They're perfect for parties, game day, or anytime you're craving a delicious snack.
- 1 Pillsbury crescent roll tube (8 ounce)
- 6oz softened cream cheese
- 3/4 (4oz) can of diced jalapeños (adjust for your spicy preference)
- 1 tbsp sugar
*Read notes below before getting started.
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
Mix together the cream cheese, diced jalapeños and sugar until well combined; set aside.
Open up the crescent rolls, and separate the dough into 2 rectangular sheets. Lightly press the seams together and use a rolling pin to stretch them out a bit.
Generously spread the cream cheese mixture evenly over both sheets, and roll LENGTHWISE.
Using a sharp serrated knife, cut each roll into 8 one inch slices (making 16 total). TIP: To make them even, it's easiest to cut them directly in half, and then keep cutting each half in half until you have 16 rolls.
Place them about 2 inches apart on your baking sheet, and bake for 12-13 minutes or until they start to brown.
*You can use the entire 8oz package of cream cheese and can of diced jalapeños if you'd like. I use any leftover mixture as a dip for crackers or spreading on a bagel! It keeps well in the fridge for a few weeks.
These easy cream cheese pinwheel snacks are pure comfort food! Great for any occasion, even just a lazy Sunday at home watching the telly.