Chili Cheese Snacks Recipe
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Chili Cheese Snacks Recipe

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I've been collecting appetizer recipes for more than 20 years and have a host of tasty treats. These crescent roll bites are perfect for parties because they let you munch while you mingle. —Carol Nelson, Cool, California
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES:26 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES: 26 servings


  • 2 packages (3 ounces each) cream cheese, softened
  • 1 cup (4 ounces) shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1/4 cup chopped green chilies
  • 1/4 cup chopped ripe olives, drained
  • 2 teaspoons dried minced onion
  • 1/4 teaspoon hot pepper sauce
  • 2 tubes (8 ounces each) refrigerated crescent rolls

Nutritional Facts

3 each: 63 calories, 4g fat (2g saturated fat), 8mg cholesterol, 121mg sodium, 4g carbohydrate (1g sugars, 0 fiber), 2g protein.


  1. In a small bowl, beat cream cheese. Add the cheddar cheese, chilies, olives, onion and hot pepper sauce. Separate each tube of crescent dough into four rectangles; press perforations to seal.
  2. Spread cheese mixture over dough. Roll up jelly-roll style, starting with a long side. Cut each roll into 10 slices; place on greased baking sheets. Bake at 400° for 8-10 minutes or until golden brown. Yield: 80 appetizers.
Originally published as Chili Cheese Snacks in Taste of Home's Holiday & Celebrations Cookbook Annual 2001, p25

Sweet Red Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a sweet red wine.

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jwvwmw*1 User ID: 5687753 32855
Reviewed Mar. 31, 2012

"GREAT DISH! I made this recipe many times. One year I couldn't make them fast enough before one batch was gone."

sfinch68 User ID: 5786468 99416
Reviewed Jun. 20, 2011

"Made this for a party this weekend... overheard someone saying "get some of these, they are delicious!". These didn't last 5 minutes - first empty plate on the table! I'll definitely be making these again. My son says they are AMAZING!"

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