Super Snacks on Superbowl Sunday

There really isn’t anything more American than Superbowl Sunday. Football, beer, food; that pretty much sums it up. Our spread today includes the expected of chips and dips, snack mix and other fun things like ham and cheddar pinwheels and jalapeno rolls:

Ham and Cheddar Pinwheels (Sandra Lee, Food Network): These were SUPER easy, cooked up in no time, and kept the boys fed. Truth be told, I’m a grazer so I only let myself eat two so that I could try everything else.

Ingredients:

  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon crushed garlic
  • 2 teaspoons Italian seasoning
  • 1 (13.8-ounce) tube refrigerated pizza dough
  • 1 1/2 cups shredded mozzarella (I used cheddar) cheese, divided
  • 1/3 pound sliced deli ham
  • 1 large egg

Directions:
Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F.

In a small bowl, whisk together the olive oil, garlic, and Italian seasoning.

Roll out the pizza dough onto a cutting board. Brush the entire surface with the seasoned olive oil. Top with 1 cup of shredded cheese, an even layer of ham, and then the remaining 1/2 cup cheese

Starting from the bottom edge, tightly roll up the dough to form a log. Using a sharp serrated knife, slice the roll in half and then each half into 6 pieces. Place the rolls on their side on a nonstick or lightly oiled baking sheet.

In a small bowl, whisk together the egg with 2 tablespoons water. Brush the tops and sides of the rolls with egg wash. Bake until golden brown, 20 to 25 minutes.

Jalapeno Rolls (My Homemade Life)

  • 1 tube regular Crescent Rolls
  • 1 (4 ounce) can diced jalapenos/ 1 large diced jalapeno
  • 3/4 (8 ounce) cube cream cheese, room temperature
  • 1 Tbsp. sugar

My Homemade Life has EPIC instructions with pictures.  A summary is below but her’s is worth the read. 

Preheat oven 375 degrees. Place 3/4 of cream cheese into a bowl. Add the jalapenos and tablespoon of sugar.  Per her assessment: To me, this sugar addition is important.  I like the sweet, spicy taste. The sugar is not overwhelming, it’s just the perfect accent.  I mean really, anyone can add cream cheese and jalapenos to a crescent roll, but not everyone adds sugar.  It’s our little secret. Mix ingredients well.

Next roll out crescent roll dough separating the triangles into adjacent rectangles. You will have two rectangles per tube (4 triangles connected). With the back of your spoon, spread half of the cream cheese mixture, onto one of the rectangles. Save the other half of the mixture for the other rectangle.

Rolling the dough and filling the long way will create a log, cut into approximately 16 pieces (by halving). Bake on a greased or lined cookie sheet with the cream cheese facing up, for about 13 minutes or until golden brown.

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