I would be lying if I told you I love watching the Superbowl. Sports have never been my thing. However, I am actually a fan of Superbowl Sunday. Growing up, my aunt would host a big party. Nowadays, my brother typically throws some sort of get-together. Because of this, the Superbowl has always been an occasion to hang out with family and friends (some of whom I haven’t seen since the holidays). Plus, there is the added benefit of tons of delicious food.
Over the years, I’ve come to love the game-day staples such as wings, potato chips, dips of every kind, and of course, Lit’l Smokies. To me, those bites of goodness are essential to complete the party food round-up. In the past, I’ve wrapped them in bacon and simmered them in a delicious sauce in a slow cooker, but this year I wanted to try something a little different.
So, I decided to combine them with two of my favorite things: buffalo sauce and blue cheese.
Let me tell you, it’s a winning combination!
If you’re anything like me and like blue cheese and buffalo sauce together, these are going to be magic in your mouth. I also love how easy these are to prepare. It will certainly make your game day entertaining a breeze.
Does melted cheese make anyone else instantly start salivating?
Okay, okay. Enough, teasing. Let me show you how to make them.
Here's what you'll need:
1 package Hillshire Farm Lit'l Smokies
1 can (8 oz.) crescent rolls
1/2 cup blue cheese crumbles
Buffalo Dipping Sauce
1/2 cup sour cream
1/2 cup mayonnaise
6 tablespoons buffalo wing sauce
4 tablespoons blue cheese crumbles
Begin by preheating your oven to 350 degrees F.
Open the can of crescent rolls. Using the perforations on the dough, divide into 8 triangles. Cut each triangle, lengthwise, into three pieces.
On the larger end of the triangle place a Lit'l Smokie and add a little of the blue cheese crumbles to either side. Carefully roll up the dough around the Lit'l Smokie and the blue cheese crumbles. Then, place them on a cookie sheet about 1 inch apart.
Bake 15 -18 minutes until golden brown.
For the Buffalo Dipping Sauce, combine all ingredients in a medium sized bowl. Whisk until smooth and well blended.
Delicious, right? I told you!
Okay, now I’m warning you. This is where things are going to get a little weird. A really good weird, though. Remember how our parents told us not to play with our food? Well, today I’m throwing that advice right out of the window.
As you probably figured out, I don’t actually watch the Superbowl, except for the halftime show. (And the commercials, you gotta love the commercials!) Anyway, this year Bruno Mars and the Red Hot Chili Peppers will be taking the stage (a far cry from last year’s Beyonce, but I’ll take it).
Over in my humble kitchen, however, IBC and the Lit’l Smokies will be taking the stage.
Yes, I created this adorable mini-band out of Lit’l Smokies and crescent rolls.
I’m all about the finishing details when it comes to entertaining and I’m pretty sure my little edible band will make quite the impression. What do you think?
As you can see, I made a tiny microphone out of sliced carrots and toothpicks. I even crafted a guitar. Plus, some paper straws, bakers twine, and washi tape make a banner for the stage. Too cute, right? I should point out that one of the band members is none other than Jabba the Hutt. He plays a mean guitar.
It’s all about the presentation, isn’t it?
All right folks, I think that’s it for today. For more game day recipes and entertaining ideas check out my “I Entertain for the Big Game” board on Pinterest!
What’s your favorite game day snack?
This post was created as part of my collaboration with Hillshire Farm. As always, the thoughts and ideas are my own.