Easy Holiday Party Foods Pillsbury Crescent Style

You have a Holiday Party in T-Minus 10 days and you do not know what to take or where you will get all this time to create the food right? Take a deep breath and pull up a chair and lets go through a quick course in super easy Holiday Party Foods.


This past weekend Pillsbury sent me four recipes to try and host a Holiday Party. Let’s set this up. It is Saturday, I spend the day finish putting out all my Christmas decorations and then clean the house for the guests coming. I hurry and get the girls ready and we rush out the door to hurry to a birthday party that my daughter M was invited to. We get to the party destination and my daughter doesn’t see the birthday girl. I ask at the front desk and I receive “Ma’am that party is scheduled for tomorrow at 2pm.” You are kidding me right? All I can do is just laugh!

Ok, let’s hurry up and head to the grocery store to gather all the ingredients for the holiday foods. I get back home with a hour and half to bake all these foods and set the table. Did I complete the mission? These recipes were that easy to complete so time does not have to be an issue nor does money. I was able to purchase all these ingredients for the four recipes for $30.00. I did have coupons. ­čÖé

First up on this Holiday Recipe course is:

Crescent-Wrapped Brie and Crescent Cheddar Pinwheels


I had never had Brie and wasn’t too sure how I would enjoy the particular recipe but it was so delicious.

The recipe


1 can (8 oz) Pillsbury refrigerated crescent dinner rolls or 1 can (8 oz) Pillsbury Crescent Recipe Creations refigerated seamless dough sheet
1 round (8 oz) Brie cheese
1 egg, beaten


1. Heat oven to 350 degrees F
2. If using crescent rolls, Unroll dough; separate crosswise into 2 sections. Pat dough and firmly press perforations to seal, forming 2 squares. If using dough sheet: Unroll dough; cut crosswise into 2 rectangles. Pat dough to form 2 squares.
3. Place 1 square on ungreased cookie sheet. Place cheese on center of dough. With small cookie or canape cutter, cut 1 shape from each corner of remaining square; set cutouts aside.
4. Place remaining square on top of cheese round. Press dough evenly around cheese; fold bottom edges over top edges. Gently stretch dough evenly around cheese; press to seal completely. Brush with beaten egg. Top with cutouts; brush with additional beaten egg.
5. Bake 20 to 24 minutes or until golden brown. Cool 15 minutes. Serve warm.

Crescent Bacon-Cheddar Pinwheels

Oh my goodness, these were so easy to make and they were definitely a huge hit and were the first all gone. So good!


1 can (8 oz) Pillsbury refrigerated crescent dinner rolls or 1 can (8 oz) Pillsbury Crescent Recipe Creations refigerated seamless dough sheet
2 tablespoons ranch dressing
1/4 cup cooked real bacon pieces or 4 slices bacon, crisply cooked, crumbled
1/2 cup finely shredded Cheddar cheese (2 oz)
1/4 cup chopped green onions (4 medium)


1. Heat oven to 350 degrees F.
2. If using crescent rolls: Unroll dough; separate into 2 long rectangles. Press each into 12×4-inch rectangle, firmly pressing perforations to seal. If using dough sheet: Unroll dough; cut lengthwise into 2 long rectangles. Press each into 12×4-inch rectangle.
3. Spread dressing over each rectangle to edges. Sprinkle each with bacon, Cheddar cheese and onions.
4. Starting with one short side, roll up each rectangle; press edge to seal. With serrated knife, cut each roll into 8 slices; place cut side down on ungreased cookie sheet.
5. Baked 12 to 17 minutes or until edges are deep golden brown. Immediately remove from cookie sheet. Serve warm.

Next up is an old-time family favorite of mine.

Mini Crescent Dogs


We have always called these Pigs-n-blanket in my family and they are such a quick and easy treat that everyone will enjoy. I even will cook these for dinner some nights.



2 cans (8 oz each) Pillsbury® refrigerated crescent dinner rolls
48 cocktail-sized smoked link sausages or hot dogs (from 16-oz package)


1. Heat oven to 375┬░F. Unroll both cans of the dough; separate into 16 triangles. Cut each triangle lengthwise into 3 narrow triangles.
2. Place sausage on shortest side of each triangle. Roll up each, starting at shortest side of triangle and rolling to opposite point; place point side down on 2 ungreased cookie sheets.
3. Bake 12 to 15 minutes or until golden brown, switching position of cookie sheets halfway through baking. Immediately remove from cookie sheet. Serve warm.

Now is time for dessert. Oh and what a dessert this was!

Crescent Layer Bars


Can you say mouth watering? They were that good and I could not stop eating these. I love all kinds of nuts and this recipe included two king. Oh so delicious!



1 can (8 oz) Pillsbury® refrigerated crescent dinner rolls or 1 can (8 oz) Pillsbury® Crescent Recipe Creations® refrigerated seamless dough sheet
1 cup white vanilla baking chips
1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
1 cup slivered almonds
1 cup cashew halves and pieces
1 can (14 oz) sweetened condensed milk (not evaporated)


1. Heat oven to 375┬░F (350┬░F for dark pans). Grease bottom and sides of 13×9-inch pan.
2. If using crescent rolls: Unroll dough into 2 long rectangles. If using dough sheet: Unroll dough. Place in pan; press over bottom and 1/2 inch up sides to form crust. Bake 5 minutes.
3. Remove partially baked crust from oven. Sprinkle vanilla chips, chocolate chips, almonds and cashews evenly over crust. Pour condensed milk evenly over top.
4. Return to oven; bake 20 to 25 minutes longer or until golden brown. Cool 10 minutes. Run knife around sides of pan. Cool 1 hour. Refrigerate about 30 minutes or until chocolate is set. For bars, cut into 9 rows by 4 rows.

Isn’t it amazing what you can do with a can of Pillsbury Crescent Rolls?! Who know you could be so creative. Don’t forget to my Holiday dessert recipe which I think in my opinion wins hands downs for Pillsbury Crescent Roll Desserts – My Sweet Cheese Delights!


I hope you will try all these recipes and have fun this Holiday Season! Remember to vote for my in the My Crescent Wow contest and you can have a chance to win $5,000. Wouldn’t that be an awesome Christmas presesnt? ­čÖé

Thank you to MyGetTogether for helping me host this wonderful Holiday Party!

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  1. I wanna come to your party!

  2. Are ALL of your decorations up already?!?! I am so so so jealous!

    I can’t wait for next Saturday. My husband and I are going to blast the music, put up our fake tree, and decorate the house. Then we will have hot chocolate and a fun lunch and watch Elf! I love making new traditions ­čÖé

    • They are! We are traveling next week to family and I knew we wouldn’t have time to do it.

      I love the new traditions you are making. There is nothing better than hot chocolate, lunch and a movie with the one you love. ­čÖé

  3. Thanks for having us! You know how to throw a fun party! We love Pillsbury and these recipes are so delicious! Hugs!

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