Amazing White Trash Puff Balls

Total Time
Prep 20 mins
Cook 11 mins

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!

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 226.79 g packagehormel sliced pepperoni (or any brand)
  • 226.79 g package cream cheese
  • 2 (572.66 g) package Pillsbury Refrigerated Crescent Dinner Rolls


  1. Take out the crescent rolls, and seperate into the individual triangles.
  2. Flatten each triangle and slice it so that it becomes three small triangles.
  3. Dice or chop your pepperoni into tiny, tiny pieces.
  4. Mix the pepperoni into the cream cheese, stir very well so all of the pepperoni pieces are mixed into the cream cheese.
  5. Take a little spoonful of your cream cheese/pepperoni mixture and put it in the middle of one of your crescent rolls triangles.
  6. Pinch up all of the sides around the filling.
  7. Repeat and place them all on a cookie sheet.
  8. Bake for the amount of time stated on the crescent rolls (usually 11 minutes at 350°F).
  9. Let cool for a few minutes before serving!
Most Helpful

5 5

Addictively yummy little buggers!! I needed to bake these at 375 to get them crispy enough, but that's probably my oven's fault. One of the great things about this recipe is that it inspires all kinds of creativity--bacon/ham/sausage instead of pepperoni, adding green onions/olives/hot peppers/fresh herbs, topping with seeds, etc., etc. I can't wait to make them again--at the last party a full platter was emptied in 10 minutes flat! Thanks Ashley!!

4 5

These are cute & yummy. Since I made my own crescent dough, I faced some challenges. I put the dough in the fridge overnight, and the next day, rolled it thin while cold. I wrestled with making various kinds of pockets, but ended up cutting with a 3" biscuit cutter and pushing into mini-muffin cups, and filling. They came out nicely (pic). In the future, I would change up the filling, too and maybe do one with ham, spring onions and gruyere mixed in the cream cheese, etc. Very nice!

5 5

Since I usually have 2 out of the 3 ingredients I desided to try these out. I didn't have the pepperoni on's not my favorite I used what I had...a small jar of dried beef. I put it in my mini chopper and and shredded it very fine. The puff balls came out wonderful with the exception the filling was slightly fault I didn't rinse the dried beef before I chopped it. Actually would have been fine if I had doubled the recipe. Then I made them again and used a small can of imitation crab, a teaspoon of chopped garlic, 3green onions and a dash of worchestershire. Both times these little bites of joy disappeared almost as fast as they came out of the oven. They are on my Super Bowl refreshment list...maybe a triple batch. I am also thinking maybe a sweet puff ball...cream cheese and crushed pineapple that has been drained really well. Danzy