Nibblers are a definite for a super bowl party. I like parties with taco dips, ham or sliced beef sandwiches or subs, chili cheese dip, little smokies in barbeque sauce, meatballs, polish sausage cut up, water chestnuts wrapped in bacon, hot wings, devilled eggs, and of course, shots at every touchdown...
Can you tell I'm hungry? Here's my family's favorite nibbler when we get together. It's great for women that love the salty/sweet combo....
1 Package Little Smokies
1 Pillsbury crescent roll dough (the kind you get in the fridge section rolled up in a tube)
1/2 cup chopped pecans
1/2 cup butter
2 TBS honey
3 TBS brown sugar
1 small saucepan
1 9x13 cake pan (This is the best pan to use, so they don't burn)
Preheat oven to 400.
Melt butter, honey and brown sugar in sauce pan on low heat, until brown sugar is totally dissolved.
While melting, unroll crescent dough, cut each triangle of dough into 3 little triangles. They don't have to be perfect, just so each weenie has something to wear
Wrap each weenie with a triangle. (For those that remember weiner wraps in grade school with the hot dog wrapped in a crescent roll, it looks like that) You should get 18 wraps per roll.
Mix nuts into butter mixture, stir up and pour into a large cake pan. Place dressed up weenies onto mixture, move them around a little to make sure the stuff sticks to them. Don't put the butter stuff on top though.
Bake at 400 degrees for 15-20 mins on middle rack, until golden brown. The more weenies in the pan close together, the longer you'll have to bake them.
The first time my family made these, the pan was gone in 5 minutes. They continue to be a favorite among my family and friends....
Oh yeah, scoop them out shortly after you get them out of the oven, and put them on a different plate, and scrape the pan free of nuts right away, and put the pan in hot water. If you don't, the sugary mix will harden and it's hard to clean later!