Having guests over and worried you don’t have any snacks to serve them? Let us induct you into the cult of store-bought crescent roll dough. No membership required, just the super-affordable, unassuming tube that’s available at practically every grocery store. They’re perfect for everything from last-minute breakfasts to easy desserts, but where they really shine is in making stellar appetizers. Check out our 30 crescent roll apps to see what we mean, then add a tube to your permanent grocery list—when you’ve got one in your fridge, you’re always just one step away from a party.
We’ve included a few classic crowd-pleasers here to get you started, like our pigs in a blanket, our baked feta bites, our ham & cheese pinwheels, and our cranberry brie bites. Once you’ve got the hang of the dough itself, feel free to get creative. You can also use the crescent dough sheets to great effect, like in our antipasto squares, our French dip squares, or our Reuben squares—check them out, then try all your favorite sandwich fillings.
It’s also got to be said, crescent dough is the best when you’re looking for a themed appetizer for holidays or events. Check out our pigskin in a blanket, our pizza roses, our spider taco ring, our Thanksgiving ring or our pigs in a blanket wreath to see how versatile it can be. They’re all adorable and delicious, which, in our opinion, is the perfect combo.
Want even more easy store-bought ingredient hacks? Check out our favorite things to do with canned biscuits and puff pastry too.