These 3-ingredient cheese stuffed pumpkin shaped bites are super-easy to make. They are a great snack for Thanksgiving or Halloween. This pumpkin shaped cheese appetizer wrapped in Pillsbury crescent roll dough will make a nice treat this Halloween. This is a crescent roll hack you need to try!
You will need Pillsbury crescent roll dough, some cheese sticks and some mini pretzel sticks for this crescent roll hack. This recipe serves 8 but you can double or triple it easily enough if you have a lot of guests over or you’re catering a party.
How to Make Cheese Stuffed Pumpkin Shaped Bites
Once you have gathered the ingredients for these mozzarella stuffed biscuit bites, you are all set to go! Cut each cheese stick into 4 pieces and shape the crescent roll dough into balls. Flatten each dough ball and put a piece of cheese in the middle, then fold the dough around the cheese.
Now wrap some twine around each one to make indentations. Repeat with the rest of the dough and cheese. You can then bake them on a parchment paper lined baking tray until golden. When they are cool, insert a pretzel stick into each one. That’s it – all done!
A Few Handy Tips
When adding the twine to your cheese stuffed pumpkin shaped bites, it’s best to keep it loose. Make it too tight and it will be hard to get off without tearing the rolls. The twine on these mozzarella stuffed biscuit bites is to made lines so the dough looks like a pumpkin in shape. You aren’t actually securing anything, so don’t over-tighten the string.
With the cheese, you only need to add a little to the centre of each dough ball. If you use too much or don’t completely enclose it in dough, the cheese can leak. Although this wouldn’t affect the flavour of this pumpkin shaped cheese appetizer, it would look a bit messy.
Press a little fresh cilantro or parsley leaf into each one when inserting the pretzel stick. This will look like a leaf on the pumpkin.
Crescent Roll Hack Variations
This snack for Thanksgiving or Halloween can be tweaked if you want. You can use frozen dinner rolls which rise instead of the crescent roll dough. At a pinch, you could use biscuit dough but the texture will be less smooth.
I used mozzarella cheese sticks because it melts really well but if you prefer another kind of cheese, any type can be wrapped in Pillsbury crescent roll dough.
What about sharp cheddar? I bet that would be really good too. Or you could use a blend of cheeses. You don’t have to use cheese sticks either, as long as you add the right amount.
Pretzel bites make cute little ‘pumpkin stems’ on this pumpkin shaped cheese appetizer. You can use sisal twine instead or even a strip of raw carrot or green bell pepper.
If you want to add something extra to these, consider some cooked bacon, ham or pepperoni pressed into the cheese in the middle. A strip of jalapeño or green onion would work too or even a strip of sun-dried tomato. Why not get creative and have fun? These are always fun and easy to make!
How to Serve Mozzarella Stuffed Biscuit Bites
These cheese stuffed pumpkin shaped bites are so pretty. They would be a wonderful addition to any Halloween buffet table. Arrange them on a Halloween themed platter and watch as they disappear (fast!)
I know Halloween is all about pumpkin treats but not everyone likes pumpkin. This pumpkin shaped cheese appetizer wrapped in Pillsbury crescent roll dough is pumpkin-free. This makes it the perfect seasonal treat for those who aren’t especially in love with the taste of pumpkin! Try this crescent roll hack and you will find everyone loves the flavour of this snack for Thanksgiving or Halloween.
Cheese stuffed pumpkin shaped bites are perfect for everyone, not just the kids. Anyone who likes crescent rolls and cheese is going to love these cute mozzarella stuffed biscuit bites. They couldn’t be easier to make and they are just so cute!
How to Store Cheese Stuffed Pumpkin Shaped Bites
If you’re making a bunch of snacks for Thanksgiving or Halloween you will want to know which to make first. These can be prepared ahead and kept in a serving basket loosely covered with foil. You can also shape them and leave them on the prepared baking sheet up to a couple of hours before baking. Just keep them loosely covered with plastic wrap and refrigerated.
Cheese Stuffed Pumpkin Shaped Bites Recipe
Cheese Stuffed Pumpkin Shaped Bites – Crescent Roll Hack
- 1 Can Crescent Rolls Pillsbury
- 2 cheese sticks mozzarella
- 4 pretzel sticks mini
- Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F and line the baking sheet with parchment paper.
- Slice each cheese stick into 4 equal parts.
- Separate the crescent rolls and form them into balls.
- From the ball form, flatten them out and add a piece of cheese to the middle. Form the ball around the cheese.
- Take about 10 to 12 inches of twine, starting at the top and wrap it around the middle towards the bottom. Once you reach the bottom, cross the twine and go another direction, wrapping it back up towards the top. Twist it at the top and go back down, etc. Do this 3 to 4 times (no more than 4). Tie it off when finished. Repeat with all pumpkins.
- Place the pumpkins on the baking sheet and bake for 8 to 10 minutes or until lightly golden brown.
- Allow to cool for about 10 minutes before gently using the scissors to remove the twine from the rolls.
- Break the pretzels in half and put one in the top of each pumpkin, broken side down.
The nutrition information provided are only estimates based on an online nutritional calculator. I am not a certified nutritionist. Please consult a professional nutritionist or doctor for accurate information and any dietary restrictions and concerns you may have.
Let me know if you try to make these easy cheese stuffed pumpkin shaped bites! They are a great appetizer or snack to add to the menu on Thanksgiving or Halloween.