Even though my Super Bowl dreams were crushed in the Wild Card game a few weeks ago (#lifeofabengalsfan), I still look forward to the game this weekend. Of course, we love watching football (and it’s the one time of year I don’t mind commercials!) but more than that, it’s a great excuse to get together with friends and eat delicious food.
It was actually for the Super Bowl 2 years ago that I first made these delicious bites. Since then I’ve made a few tweaks (croissant rolls instead of biscuits and adding bacon) and they are now the perfect, bite-size, melt-in-your-mouth, one-handed, football-watching treat. You can serve them with ranch and/or salsa for dipping, but you might find that they’re so good you don’t even want to dip them!
If you’re still looking for more appetizer ideas, here are a few of my favorites!
Oh, and Go Niners!
1 can croissant roll dough
1 ripe avocado, cut into cubes
1 slice bacon, cooked and crumbled
1/4-1/2 cup shredded cheese (Cheddar Jack is great!)
Ranch and/or salsa for dipping (optional)
Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Prepare a mini-muffin pan by spraying with non-stick cooking spray.
Open can of croissant roll dough. Cut each triangle in half (so you have 2 smaller triangles). Place a small triangle of dough in each muffin cup, lightly pressing down to bottom of cup but leaving a little hanging over the edges. Place 2 or 3 cubes of avocado in each cup. Top with a pinch of shredded cheese and bacon crumbles. Take over-hanging edges and pinch to meet in the middle (some cheese will hang out and that’s OK).
Bake for 10-12 minutes or until the dough starts to turn golden-brown. Allow to cool in pan for a minute or two, then remove and place on serving platter. Serve warm with ranch and/or salsa for dipping.
*If you don’t have a mini-muffin pan, I think you could lay the triangles out on a cookie sheet and seal the avocado, bacon, and cheese inside like an envelope.
Yield: 16 (If you’re having a big party you might want to go ahead and double the recipe!)
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