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Chili Cheese Snacks

 Chili Cheese Snacks
I've been collecting appetizer recipes for more than 20 years and have a host of tasty treats. These handheld morsels are perfect for parties because they allow folks to walk around and mingle. —Carol Nelson, Cool, California
26 ServingsPrep/Total Time: 30 min.


  • 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


  • 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.
  • 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.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (3 each) equals 63 calories, 4 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 8 mg cholesterol, 121 mg sodium, 4 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 2 g protein.
Wine: Sweet Red Wine: Enjoy this recipe with a sweet red wine.