These easy Cream Cheese King Cake Crescent Bites are easy to make and are my go to dessert for anytime. Yummy crescent filled with a cream cheese filling and topped with cinnamon sugar.
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Mardi Gras King Cake Crescent Bites
Happy Mardi Gras! Even though Mardi Gras isn’t happening in New Orleans this year, it doesn’t mean you can’t celebrate at home with your family.
These Mardi Gras King Cake Crescent Bites are easy to make and are my go to dessert for anytime. Yummy crescent filled with a cream cheese filling and topped with glaze.
When Mardi Gras or Fat Tuesday isn’t going on, I sprinkle with cinnamon sugar before baking and omit the glaze.
We normally like to celebrate Mardi Gras at Disney World’s Port Orlean’s Resort, French Quarter.
There you can get bundt size King Cakes and Mardi Gras cupcakes.
They also have delicious Beignets. Can you say YUM?
Mardi Gras King Cake Crescent Bites Ingredients
- 1 can Crescent Dough Sheet
- 1/2 Cup Sugar
- 8 oz. cream cheese
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 cup powdered sugar
- 2 TBS Milk
- Yellow, Purple, and Green Sprinkle Sugar
What is King Cake
To be honest, I had never had a King Cake until I was at the TBEX Conference in Billings, Montana last year. Straight from Lafayette, Louisiana, there were a few and all I can say is that they were very yummy.
Traditional King Cake is a twisted ring of cinnamon roll style dough filled with cream cheese, strawberries, cinnamon or praline. It’s also topped with icing and sugar in Mardi Gras colors.
The baby (Jesus) is hidden inside the cake and is a symbol of good luck and wealth to the person who finds it. However, the person that finds it must also host next year’s Mardi Gras party and buy the cake.
How to Make Mardi Gras Cream Cheese Bites
Slice dough sheet into four even strips crosswise.
Cream together cream cheese, vanilla extract and sugar.
Divide between the four strips and spread the long way evenly.
Roll up the long way and slice into five even bites.
Spread apart evenly and bake at 350° for 12 – 15 minutes or until lightly browned.
Mix together powdered sugar and milk until creamy.
Spread glaze with a pastry brush on top of the Mardi Gras bites and sprinkle with purple, yellow, and green sugars.
Keep refrigerated until ready to eat.
Enjoy and Happy Mardi Gras.
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Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 123Total Fat: 6gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 18mgSodium: 83mgCarbohydrates: 16gFiber: 0gSugar: 12gProtein: 2g
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