My boys (and husband) love pigs in a blanket and we thought it would be fun to change it up a bit making these Pigs in a Snail Shell! We actually never eat pork (just don't like it) so we should be calling these Veggie Dogs in a Snail Shell.:) These are very easy to make and gives the kids something different and fun for lunch or dinner.
Pigs in a Snail Shell
Hot Dogs (we like Johnsonville Turkey Sausage)
1 Pkg of Pillsbury Crescent Rolls
1 Slice of Provolone (or any white cheese
Heat the oven to 375. Open the hot dog and cut slices close together leaving the edge uncut on half of the hot dog. Open your crescents & cut the triangles in 3 strips. Take the 3 strips and press them together at the ends forming a long strip. Start wrapping the hot dog with the croissant strip in the middle of the hot dog working down the cut side. Bend the covered hot dog around to the center (this is why you cut the slits). Take the extra crescent strip and wrap around the middle of the hot dog to secure. Then wrap it around the top forming a spiral circle (to look like a shell). This will all be done using that same long croissant strip. If you do not have enough on your strip..just do the same with other crescents and press together.
Bake for 10 - 15 minutes or until lightly browned.
We made the eyes by cutting small circles from white cheese and cut a raisin in half for the pupils. We broke the ends of pretzel sticks to make the antennas.
My boys really loved these and I am sure we will make these often!
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