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Easy Kid Recipes - Pigs in a Blanket

By Edited Aug 28, 2015 3 1

2nd Recipe in the Easy Kid Recipes Series

This is the second recipe in the Easy Kid Recipes Series. With the help of a parent, you can make these tasty pigs in a blanket for lunch. Or, make them as part of a family dinner; choose two of your favorite yummy vegetables to serve with them, and dinner is ready.

Let's gather all the ingredients needed to make these fun treats:

Easy Kid Recipes – Pigs in a Blanket – Ingredients Needed

1 can of biscuits – 10 biscuits in a can

5 hot dogs

Slices of cheese, optional

Things you will need to make this recipe:

Easy Kid Recipes – Pigs in a Blanket – Things Needed

 Baking sheet

Small knife

Plate for the hot dogs

Plate for the biscuits

Rolling pin


                                                             Pastry mat, optional

Let's Cook

Turn the oven on to 350 degrees, and let it preheat. Some ovens will make a beeping sound when the correct temperature has been reached.


Knives are sharp; please be careful.

Anywhere you touch in the oven, will be HOT!

The baking sheet will be HOT, when you remove it from the oven; be sure to wear oven mitts.

In fact, wear oven mitts whenever you put something into the oven, as well as when you take something out of the oven.

Easy Kid Recipes – Pigs in a Blanket – Hot Dogs on the Plate

Step 1:

Open the hot dog package, take out 5 hot dogs, and place them on a plate. Next, put any leftover hot dogs into a dish, and return them to the refrigerator.





Easy Kid Recipes – Pigs in a Blanket – Biscuits for Wrapping Around the Hot Dogs(72751)

Step 2:

Open the package of biscuits, place them on a plate, and separate the individual biscuits.





Easy Kid Recipes – Pigs in a Blanket – Cut Hot Dogs

Step 3

Using a small knife, cut the hot dogs in half; see picture. You will now have 10 pieces of hot dogs.





Easy Kid Recipes – Pigs in a Blanket – Rolling the Biscuits

Step 4:

Sprinkle a small amount of flour on the cabinet top, or a pastry mat, as well as some on the rolling pin. Take one biscuit, place it on the floured surface, and then turn it over, so you will pick up some flour on the other side. Using the rolling pin, gently roll out the dough to make it larger, about double its original size. If the dough tries to stick to the rolling pin, gently peel it off, and sprinkle a small amount of flour on the rolling pin.


Easy Kid Recipes – Pigs in a Blanket – Wrapping the Biscuit Around the Hot Dog

Step 5:

On the rolled out biscuit, place a piece of hot dog. Roll the hot dog in the biscuit dough, until it is wrapped in the dough. Where the biscuit dough meets, and overlaps, press the dough together. If you like, you can divide a slice of cheese into four pieces, and place one piece of cheese on the biscuit, before adding the hot dog. This is very tasty, but unfortunately, most of the cheese melts out of the roll and onto the pan.

Easy Kid Recipes – Pigs in a Blanket – Ready to be Baked

Step 6:

Place the hot dogs, covered with biscuit dough, onto a lightly greased* baking sheet. Make sure to put the side, where the dough overlaps, onto the pan.

*(This means to place a small amount of vegetable oil, or butter [about 1 teaspoon], on the cold baking sheet, and using a very small piece of paper towel, spread it over the pan.)

Using oven mitts, carefully place the baking sheet into the oven. Set the timer for them to cook for 15 – 20* minutes. Keep a watch on them and when they turn a nice golden brown they are ready to come out of the oven.

*(Cooking time is not exact, since some ovens cook faster than others.)

Easy Kid Recipes – Pigs in a Blanket – Ready to be Served

Step 7

Using the oven mitts, cautiously remove the baking sheet from the oven, and place it on a hot pad, or a trivet, so it will not damage the cabinet top. Allow them to cool slightly, before removing them from the baking sheet, and placing them on a serving plate. This is easier to do if you use a spatula.

In Closing

These appetizing pigs in a blanket are so good; your parents might like you to make them when they are having friends come to visit.

Easy Kid Recipes Series:

Chocolate Eclair Dessert
Pigs in a Blanket
Watergate Salad
Nilla Wafer Banana Pudding Recipe
People Puppy Chow

Come back soon, for more Easy Kid Recipes!


Nov 30, 2011 10:54am
Great idea; kids could make these for themselves and friends as after-school snacks.
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