Bugs in a Blanket is sure to delight young and old at during your Halloween festivities. They have the same great taste as Pigs in a Blanket, but are decorated to resemble bugs! Let your little ones help you make these super simple Bugs in a Blanket.
Ingredients for Bugs in a Blanket
The two main ingredients for Bugs in a Blanket are refrigerated Crescent Rolls and Cocktail Smokies. I like to add a bit of flavor by brushing the Crescent rolls with some Dijon mustard. For decorations, I used Asian-Style Crunchy Noodles for the bugs’ antennas and Chow Mein Noodles for their legs.
Forming the Bugs’ Bodies
To form the Bugs in a Blanket, I started by unrolling the crescent roll dough onto a lightly floured surface. Then, I cut the dough into 8 triangles at the perforations.
Next, I spread each of the triangles with some Dijon mustard.
After that, I cut each of the triangles into three pieces lengthwise. I placed a Cocktail smokies on the large end of the triangle and rolled it up to form the bug body.
Then, I repeated the forming of the crescent roll dough around the Cocktail smokies and placed the bugs seam side down on a parchment lined baking sheet.
Finally, I brushed each Bug in a Blanket with some egg wash.
I popped the Bugs in a Blanket into a preheated 375°F oven for about 15 minutes until they were golden brown.
Finishing the Bugs in a Blanket
To finish the Bugs in a Blanket, I started by sticking two of the Asian-Style Crunchy Noodles into one of the exposed ends of the Cocktail smokies for the antennas (Photo 1). I tried to use noodles that were roughly the same size. Next, I stuck three Chow Mein Noodles on one side of the bug’s body (Photo 2).
I stuck three Chow Mein Noodles on the other side of the bug’s body (Photo 3). To give the bug a bit of character, I piped several spots of ketchup on the top (Photo 4).
I ended up with 24 absolutely adorable Bugs in a Blanket. They were not only cute beyond description, but also delicious. Yum!
Chula’s Expert Tips
- I like to use the different size noodles for the bug antenna and legs. However, you could also use shoestring potatoes for the antennas and bug legs.
- For variety, you can use either mustard in place the ketchup for the decoration on the bug bodies, or both ketchup and mustard.
- For a consistent look, I try to use noodles of the same size for the antennas and bug legs.
Other Halloween Treats
If you’re looking for other show-stopping Halloween treats, you should check out the following:
- Halloween Ghost Pizza: Halloween Ghost Pizza is the ultimate in simplicity and taste. Its crisp crust is topped with a simple home-made pizza sauce, Parmesan cheese, and Mozzarella cheese, and finished with adorable Mozzarella ghosts. One bite of this classic pizza and you’ll never opt for the store-bought pizza again!
- Spooky 8-Layer Taco Dip: Spooky 8-Layer Taco Dip is the perfect appetizer and party food for all of your Halloween festivities. This no-bake dip is a winner every time and is the first dip devoured at any party. It only takes 5 minutes to put together, but your guests will think that you spent all day in the kitchen!
- Halloween Kettle Corn: Who doesn’t love Kettle Corn – crunchy popcorn that is slightly sweet and slightly salty? Halloween Kettle Corn is the perfect homemade treat to dazzle trick or treaters both young and old. If you can make popcorn, you can make Halloween Kettle Corn!
- Jack O’Lantern Ham an Swiss Hand Pies: For a quick bite during the hectic Halloween season, grab one of these delicious Jack O’Lantern Ham and Swiss Hand Pies. They are way easier to make than carving a pumpkin, and taste as good as they look!
- Spooktacular Chocolate Covered Peanut Butter Treats: If you like Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups, you’ll love these easy to make Spooktacular Chocolate Covered Peanut Butter Treats. They only require four ingredients, and are a perfect combination of chocolate and peanut butter. As an added bonus, you can also make this super easy two ingredient Halloween Bark. Both are sure to delight your family and friends who gather for your Halloween celebration!
- Mac O’Lantern Salad: Mac O’Lantern Salad is an adorable addition to your Halloween table. I “carved” orange bell peppers and stuffed them with creamy delicious macaroni salad.
- Cornucopia Halloween Treats: Wow your friends with these adorable and easy to prepare Cornucopia Halloween Treats. They’re great for kids and adults alike! These little cornucopias can be filled with all sorts of munchies, and can do double duty as Thanksgiving approaches.
- Spider Bread with Mexican Corn Dip: Spider Bread with Mexican Corn Dip is the ultimate Halloween appetizer. By itself, the Mexican Corn Dip is totally addictive. When paired with the beyond cute Spider Bread, it will dazzle your friends and family.
- Monster Munch: Monster Munch is perfect if you’re looking for an easy, no cook treat for an afternoon snack, Halloween party, or trick or treat surprise for neighborhood kids young and old. It is sweet and salty, and can be made with any combination of cereals, salty munchies, candies and nuts.
- Pumpkin Patch Cookie Cups: How cute is this? With only four ingredients, these adorable Pumpkin Patch Cookie Cups are super simple to make, and taste delicious! They’re the perfect treat for Halloween!
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Bugs in a Blanket
- 8 ounce refrigerated crescent rolls
- 3 Tablespoons Dijon mustard
- 24 Cocktail smokies
- egg wash
- 48 Asian-Style Crunchy Noodles (See Tip 1)
- 144 Chow Mein Noodles (See Tip 1)
- 1 Tablespoon Ketchup for decoration
Pigs in a Blanket
- Preheat oven to 375°F. Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper or a silicone mat.
- Separate crescent roll dough into 8 pieces. Cut each piece lengthwise into thirds. Brush each piece with about ¼ teaspoon of Dijon mustard. Place a Cocktail smokie on the large end of each triangle and roll up. Arrange the bugs in a blanket seam side down on prepare baking sheet, 1 to 2-inches apart.
- Brush with egg wash.
- Bake in preheated 375°F oven for 15 minutes or until golden brown. Let cool for 10 minutes.
- Insert two Asian-Style Crunchy Noodles into one of the exposed ends of the Cocktail smokie for antennas. Insert 3 Chow Mein Noodles on one side of the bug body; repeat on the other side of the bug body. (See Tip 2)
- Place ketcup in piping bag fitted with small round tip or into a Ziploc bag. If using a Ziploc bag, cut a small piece out of one corner. Pipe several ketcup dots onto bug body. (See Tip 3)
- Yield: 24 Bugs in a Blanket.
Chula’s Expert Tips
- You could also use shoestring potatoes for the antenna and bug legs.
- Try to use noodles of the same size for the antenna and bug legs.
- You could use mustard in place of or in addition to the the ketchup for the decoration on the bug bodies.