Saturday, March 30, 2013

Jalepeno Cream Cheese Rolls

I told my husband I had made cinnamon rolls for him, and he was super excited. When I put these on the table, he was a little skeptic... but when he tasted them, he was pleasantly surprised and happy. These are a simple appetizer and really yummy. I ate quite a few myself.
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Jalapeno Cream Cheese Rolls
1 tube regular Crescent Rolls
1 (4 ounce) can Diced Jalapenos (you will actually only use half of this can)
3/4 (8 ounce) cube cream cheese, room temperature
1 Tbsp. sugar

Note: The ingredients above make 32 little rolls. I've also used a can of Diced Green Chilis with great success.
Preheat oven 375 degrees.

Cut your cube of cream cheese and throw about 3/4 of it into a bowl. Now take almost half of your Jalapenos from the can and throw in with your cream cheese. 
To your bowl with your cream cheese and Jalapenos, add your Tablespoon of sugar. This is an important step.
Take your fork and mash it all up really well. Be sure to incorporate all that sugar in really well.
This is where you can do a little taste test. I prefer a bit more spicy poppers, so I added just a bit more jalapenos.
Set your bowl of cream cheese jalapenos aside for now.
Open up your tube of crescent rolls and place on your cutting board.
Separate them into two rectangles. Now pinch together the perforations to create two nice rectangles. Sometimes I like to use my little mini rolling pin afterwards, to make it a nice and smooth rectangle.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. (You will have TWO rectangles per tube of crescent rolls.)
Once you've spread your half portion of cream cheese on one of your rectangles, start with the LONG end of the roll, and roll up.
Once it's all rolled up, you will need to cut your log into 16 pinwheels. Place your 16 rolls, standing up, on a cookie sheet that has been sprayed with Pam. 
Make sure you stand them up, with the cream cheese facing upward.
Pop these into the oven for about 13 minutes until they are golden brown. Keep an eye on them, as each oven varies.

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