Thursday, January 19, 2012

Kid Friendly Game Time Appetizers - Adults will like them too!

Thinking about your Super Bowl party? You can put just about anything in puff pastry cups. Try these three ideas. Adults will like them too.

You will need:
  1. Mini muffin pan for 24 
  2. 2 1/2 round cookie cutter
  3. Non-stick cooking spray
  4. A pastry dowel or some other rounded handle to gently push pastry into cups
  5. Pepperidge Farm puff pastry sheets or Trader Joe's - defrosted
  6. Filling of your choice:
    - Pre-made macaroni and cheese (I like Trader Joe's guiltless version) with shredded cheddar
    - Chili (your own pre-made) with shredded cheese
    - Taco meat (your own pre-made), salsa, topped with shredded cheese, garnish with avacado and/or jalepeno slices.
Pre-heat oven to 350. Lightly spray muffin pan with non-stick spray. With board and rolling pin floured, roll out defrosted puff pastry a bit.  Using cookie cutter, cut out rounds of dough and use the dowel to gently push dough into cup. Fill cup with desired filling. If making the mac n'cheese, put a little cheese in the bottom, and top off with cheese.  You can put a small cut out piece of dough made from left overs and put on top of any of these too. Be creative. Mini football shapes would be great for Super Bowl.  Bake for about 15 to 20 minutes, or until golden brown.

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