I used to call these Hanky Pankies (why is beyond me!). After I made them at my Super Bowl party the first time the Bears won many years ago, it's been a tradition every Super Bowl since. (7/5/07...Note: These are supposed to be served hot and kept warm, if possible. During the holidays I make a double batch and freeze them in large Ziplock bags with layers of wax paper or foil between each layer. Then you have a no-fuss appetizer when people pop by that you don't have to pry apart when you only want to bake a portion of them!)
There's a pub we go to that makes their own french fries, and instead of throwing out the skins, they fry them up and bake them with toppings in a pizza pan. They bring them sizzling to your table in the pizza pan with sour cream for dipping. Dare I say that they are better than the french fries? Not a low calorie item but so good. This is my attempt to duplicate them.
These are wonderful! My cousin brought them as an appetizer for Thanksgiving dinner one year, and I got the recipe. I make them for work parties, and even quick snacks at home. You can always make more or less by using more or less cream cheese and crescent rolls! Trust me, these are excellent!
A really great tapa that will get you many compliments. Really simple to make. The original recipe was by Roxanne. I have served this at many of my "Wine and Tapa" parties and was always pleased by the response.
My mother used to make these and keep them warm on a warming tray (the kind you plug into the wall) for appetizers. These are really easy and my dh loved these simple appetizers -- plus they can be considered emergency appetizers too as it's easy to have the three ingredients (bacon, a can of water chestnuts and brown sugar) needed to make these on hand all the time.