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Bacon Date Pinwheel Pops

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  • 20 min prep time
  • 1 hr 30 min total time
  • 6 ingredients
  • 20 servings
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The combination of sweet and salty gets wrapped in a flaky crescent creating a fun, flavorful appetizer.

Cheri Liefeld
October 25, 2012

Ingredients

2
packages (3 oz each) cream cheese, softened
1
cup pitted dates
1/3
cup almonds, toasted
4
slices bacon, crisply cooked, crumbled
1
can (8 oz) Pillsbury™ refrigerated Crescent Dough Sheet
20
paper lollipop sticks

Steps

  • 1 In medium bowl, place cream cheese; set aside. In food processor, place dates, almonds and bacon. Cover; process, using quick on-and-off motions, until finely ground. Pour into bowl of cream cheese; mix well.
  • 2 Unroll dough on work surface. Spread cream cheese mixture over dough, leaving 1/4 inch around edges. Starting with one short side, tightly roll up rectangle; press edge to seal. Refrigerate roll 30 to 60 minutes to firm up.
  • 3 Heat oven to 350°F. Line cookie sheet with cooking parchment paper, or spray with cooking spray. Using serrated knife, cut roll into 20 (1/4-inch) slices; place cut side down on cookie sheet. Insert lollipop stick into each pinwheel, pushing through to middle.
  • 4 Bake 13 to 15 minutes or until golden brown.
  • 1 In medium bowl, place cream cheese; set aside. In food processor, place dates, almonds and bacon. Cover; process, using quick on-and-off motions, until finely ground. Pour into bowl of cream cheese; mix well.
  • 2 Unroll dough on work surface. Spread cream cheese mixture over dough, leaving 1/4 inch around edges. Starting with one short side, tightly roll up rectangle; press edge to seal. Refrigerate roll 30 to 60 minutes to firm up.
  • 3 Heat oven to 350°F. Line cookie sheet with cooking parchment paper, or spray with cooking spray. Using serrated knife, cut roll into 20 (1/4-inch) slices; place cut side down on cookie sheet. Insert lollipop stick into each pinwheel, pushing through to middle.
  • 4 Bake 13 to 15 minutes or until golden brown.

Expert Tips

Make cream cheese filling the day before; cover and refrigerate. Soften at room temperature 30 minutes before using.

For a healthier version, use turkey bacon and fat-free cream cheese.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
133.8
% Daily Value
Total Fat
8.0g
12%
Saturated Fat
3.3g
16%
Cholesterol
13.2mg
4%
Sodium
154.6mg
6%
Total Carbohydrate
14.0g
5%
Dietary Fiber
0.9g
4%
Sugars
9.1g
Protein
2.6g
% Daily Value*:
Calcium
2%
2%
Iron
2%
2%
Exchanges:
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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