This Little Piggie … Went to the Big Game!

By Scaron
Created March 16, 2017
Hot pretzels + Cocktail franks = OMGood. Theyre Pretzel-Wrapped Pigs in a Blanket, and they're perfect for your game day party! MORE+ LESS-

They’re hot pretzels. They’re pigs in a blanket. They’re Pretzel-Wrapped Pigs in a Blanket, and they're perfect for your game day party!

On a whim, I whipped up a batch of pigs in a blanket for a holiday party in December. I thought the kids would enjoy them … but before I knew it, they were all gone, and the adults were licking their lips.

The classic appetizer, which I took a little ribbing for making, is a huge nostalgic favorite. And while people might laugh a little, they do it while reaching for a second and a third.

So, when I began thinking about appetizers for game day, I wanted to do something special with pigs in a blanket. Something that would take those delicious little bites and make them fabulous. And so this recipe was born …

Hot pretzels + Cocktail franks = OMGood

Now, this recipe requires you to make the dough and then wrap up the piggies. Yes, making the dough might sound a little challenging, but really it’s a super easy and fast process that requires little more than stirring and a touch of kneading. That’s all.

Once the dough is made, separate it into four pieces so it’s easier to work with:

Then roll each piece into a long rope, and cut each of those into pieces. Flatten the pieces and wrap the cocktail franks:

Leave some room between the piggies on the pan, like this:

Then glaze and cook them:

It’s really very little effort for the positive reaction you’ll get!

When my kids tasted these, they both emitted a low “mmm” – not the kind when they want you to think they like something, but rather the baser one that’s involuntary, when they're truly enjoying what they're eating.

Click here for this Pretzel-Wrapped Pigs in a Blanket recipe!

So, what sauce would you serve these with? Share your suggestions below!


Sarah W. Caron (aka scaron) is a food writer, editor and blogger who writes about family-friendly foods and raising a healthy family at Sarah’s Cucina Bella.