Celebrate National Pigs-In-A-Blanket Day With These Cozy Recipes

Pigs in a blanketIt probably has never occurred to you before that National Pigs-In A-Blanket Day is a thing. And why would it? But we’re here to let you know that it is very much a thing, and it happens every April 24. This is your perfect excuse to celebrate a holiday with some warm, flaky, tasty snacks. Try a couple of these extra unique ways to make the famous snack, and impress everyone with your range. Enjoy, and happy celebrating!

Pizza-In-A-Blanket

Consider combing two incredible explosions of flavor into one bite-sized masterpiece. Skip the puff pastry, and use pizza dough as the wrap. Add mozzarella, tomato sauce, and pepperoni for a pizza version that will flip the basic version on its head.

Breakfast-In-A-Blanket

A simple switch can take you from appetizer to day-starter. Instead of traditional “pigs,” use breakfast sausage. Serve with a side of eggs and toast, and offer syrup as a dipping option. If you want a sweeter taste before dipping, brush your pigs in syrup before you bake them.

Pretzel Pigs

Wrapping the pigs in pretzel dough is sheer genius, and such a good way to please pretzel lovers. The soft, buttery outside will take the normal recipe to the next level. The only real difference in this recipe is that you’ll coat the pastry in egg wash and butter, and top with coarse salt.

Veggies-In-A-Blanket

If your kids struggle eating their veggies, this could be a way to get them a little more excited about it! Use the basic pigs-in-a-blanket recipe, but instead of meat, swap for asparagus. If you cook it beforehand, it can be soft and ready to be wrapped, just like a normal “pig.”

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A Sweeter Ending

Picture it now, puff pastry wrapped around a banana, cooked and then topped and stuffed with Nutella. We’re willing to bet you didn’t see that one coming, but we know for a fact it’ll be one of your favorites on this list.