Pool Snack: Pigs in a Towel
I love to cook! It wasn’t always that way. Nope, when I first got married we ate a lot of grilled cheese and pasta because it was quick and there was a higher chance I wouldn’t burn dinner. Then a couple years ago when I started my fitness journey, eating so many carbs during the day wasn’t going to cut it so I began experimenting in the kitchen. Don’t worry, not without the help of some cookbooks. Turns out, I love cooking, especially baking. There’s something so relaxing about chopping, dicing, mixing and smelling the flavors come together that I didn’t expect.
This summer, with our littles being home, my goal is to teach them how to cook some quick and easy recipes. An introduction to cooking, if you will. Today’s recipe is one that your littles will be able to do by themselves, for the most part. I’m always there to oversee and help with anything that requires an oven or a stove top. But, raising independent kids means, if I can let them do a bulk of it on their own, it’s a win-win.
Today we’re making some pigs in a towel, the perfect snack for poolside or later in the afternoon when you’re holding your kiddos over til dinner. My daughter prepped the entire snack herself and only needed my help putting them in and taking them out of the oven.
- Pillsbury Crescent Rolls (makes 8)
- Applegate beef hot dogs (you can substitute chicken or turkey)
Let’s get started:
- Pre-heat your oven to 350 degrees
- Start by cutting the ends of your hot dogs and then cutting them in half (see video for help)
- Open your croissant rolls and unroll dough
- Carefully tear dough in individual croissants
- Take a hot dog, starting at the bigger end, roll your hot dog in your croissant dough
- Place it on a cookie sheet
- Keep going until you’ve wrapped all 8 pigs in a towel
- Place them in the oven and bake for 12-14 minutes or until dough has browned
- Best if served hot!
Enjoy! We had a lot of fun making these and I know you will too!