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    19 Audacious Ways To Make Pigs In A Blanket

    ...and THIS little piggy wrapped itself in pastry.

    1. Let's be clear: There is absolutely nothing wrong with your traditional, all-American pig in a blanket.

    NOTHING wrong. Less than nothing wrong. Look at those little wrinkly-faced franks, snuggled up in their golden pastry comforters! How could they possibly be better? Get the classic recipe here.

    BUT! But. That's not to say that P.I.A.B., like most of the perfect snacks known to mankind, can't benefit from some judicious experimentation.

    For instance: Switch up the in-blanket fillings...

    2. Cheddar & Caramelized Onion Pigs in a Blanket

    3. Chili Cheese Pigs in a Blanket

    You probably wouldn't call this the tidiest possible variant, but let's remember what's really important here: CHEESE. Get the recipe.

    ...or be bold with the above-blanket toppings...

    4. Everything Pigs in a Blanket

    ...or BOTH!

    5. Reuben Pigs in a Blanket

    The blanket is not sacrosanct. Crescent roll dough is traditional, but there are so many other viable options.

    6. Pigs in Spicy Blankets

    This recipe (from the Guy himself) is a serious DIY project, with instructions for making both the sausage filling and the blanket dough.

    7. Pizza Pigs in a Blanket

    Pizza dough is just as easy as crescent roll, and arguably more delicious. Get the recipe.

    8. Mini Pretzel Dogs

    Homemade pretzel dough is easier than you think (and very much worthwhile). Get the recipe.

    Needless to say, your dip options can and should go far beyond ketchup and mustard.

    9. Spiced Pigs with Yogurt Dip

    10. Chorizo Pigs with Cilantro Dip

    Even the central pig itself is worth tinkering with.

    11. Clucks in a Biscuit

    Clucks! Because it's chicken sausages! Get it!? Get the recipe.

    12. Hogs in a Blanket

    This fancy-wancy version is made with slices of spicy andouille sausage. Get the recipe.

    13. Biscuit-Wrapped Fried Chicken

    Everything about this should be self-explanatory. Get the recipe.

    P.I.A.B. should be enjoyed at any and all times of day, not just during cocktail hour.

    14. Breakfast Pigs in a Blanket

    15. French Toast Pigs in a Blanket

    And, heresy though it may seem, consider providing alternative blanket snacks for those who prefer to skip the pig part.

    16. Carrots in a Blanket

    These carrots are deep fried before being blanketed, which, though always a compelling option, can get a little messy. Roasting them should work equally well. Get the recipe.

    17. Dates in a Blanket

    18. Green Beans in a Blanket

    Before you start to complain about this, consider the joy these green beans must be feeling right now. Get the recipe.

    19. Jalapeño Poppers in a Blanket

    Unclear why blankets aren't mandatory for all jalapeño poppers. Get the recipe.

    There is one — and only one — absolute rule of blanket snacks.

    They must bring you joy.