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Cream Cheese Crescent Bites

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.

cinnamon sugar crescent bites

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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.

Mardi Gras King Cake Crescent Bites

When Mardi Gras or Fat Tuesday isn’t going on, I sprinkle with cinnamon sugar before baking and omit the glaze.

mardi gras king cake crescent bites

We normally like to celebrate Mardi Gras at Disney World’s Port Orlean’s Resort, French Quarter.

disney world port orleans french quarter

There you can get bundt size King Cakes and Mardi Gras cupcakes.

king cake bundt cakes

mardi gras cupcakes

They also have delicious Beignets. Can you say YUM?

strawberry beignets

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

Glaze Ingredients

king cake bites ingedients

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.

louisiana king cake

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

Spread out your Crescent dough sheet on parchment paper layed out on a cookie sheet or sheet pan.

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.

cream cheese bites

Spread apart evenly and bake at 350° for 12 – 15 minutes or until lightly browned.

crescent roll bites

Let cool.

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. 

mardi gras king cake crescent bites recipe

mardi gras king cake crescent bites

Keep refrigerated until ready to eat.

Enjoy and Happy Mardi Gras.

mardi gras king cake crescent bites

Yield: 20

Mardi Gras King Cake Crescent Bites

mardi gras king cake crescent bites

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.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Additional Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 25 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 can Crescent Dough Sheet
  • 1/2 Cup Sugar
  • 8 oz. cream cheese
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

Glaze Ingredients

  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 2 TBS Milk
  • Yellow, Purple, and Green Sprinkle Sugar

Instructions

  1. Spread out your Crescent dough sheet on parchment paper.
  2. Slice dough sheet into four even strips crosswise.
  3. Cream together cream cheese, vanilla extract and sugar.
  4. Divide between the four strips and spread the long way evenly.
  5. Roll up the long way and slice into five even bites.
  6. Spread apart evenly and bake at 350° for 12 - 15 minutes or until lightly browned.
  7. Let cool.
  8. Mix together powdered sugar and milk until creamy. 
  9. Spread glaze with a brush on top of the King Cake crescent bites and sprinkle with purple, yellow, and green sugars. 
  10. Chill at least 1 hour. Keep refrigerated until ready to eat.
  11. Enjoy and Happy Mardi Gras.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

20

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 123Total Fat: 6gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 18mgSodium: 83mgCarbohydrates: 16gFiber: 0gSugar: 12gProtein: 2g

Nutrition may vary depending on the products used.

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