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Pigs in Sleeping Bags Around a Campfire

Updated: Aug 26, 2020

This is a fun variation on Pigs in a Blanket that I came up with for "Pigs in a Blanket" Day. Why are pigs only using blankets when they can use sleeping bags too? :)

Another variation of Pigs in a Blanket I came up with was 3 Little Pigs in a House for Fairy Tale Day.


History of Pigs in a Blanket

"Pigs in a Blanket Fun Facts: The term “pigs in a blanket” often refers to hot dogs, Vienna sausages, cocktail or breakfast/link sausages wrapped in biscuit dough, pancake, or croissant dough, and baked.

  • The first written record of pigs in a blanket occurs in Betty Crocker’s Cooking for Kids in 1957.

  • April 24th is National Pigs in a Blanket Day.

  • Pigs in a blanket are also known as devils on horseback, kilted sausages, and wiener winks.

  • They are typically small in size and can be eaten in one or two bites. For this reason, they are usually served as an appetizer or hors d’oeuvre or are accompanied by other dishes in the ‘main course’ section of a meal.

  • In the United Kingdom, pigs in blankets are small sausages, or chipolatas wrapped up in bacon.

  • Pigs in a blanket are usually different from sausage rolls, which are a larger, more filling item served for breakfast and lunch in parts of Europe, Australia, New Zealand, and, more rarely, the United States and Canada."



"On April 24, observe National Pigs-in-a-Blanket Day with just a few ingredients.  

Celebrated across the world, the term often refers to a variety of different dishes. In the United States, Pigs-in-a-Blanket are often hot dogs or sausages wrapped in biscuit or croissant dough and baked. Pigs-in-a-Blanket are generally served as an appetizer or as breakfast. However, it can be served any mealtime!


Share your version of Pigs-In-A-Blanket using #NationalPigBlanketDay on social media.


Our research was unable to find the creator of National Pigs-In-A-Blanket Day."



What I used:

- Lit'l Smokies

- You can use other mini-hot dogs or even a full-sized hot dog.

- Pillsbury Pie Crust

- Queso (for fire)

1.) Take a small piece of pie crust -- this is the bottom of the sleeping bag.

2.) Put your Lit'l Smokie down

3.) Cover with a small piece of pie crust and fold the edge back (as shown in the photo) to make the sleeping bag.

4.) Make some wood for your campfire, by taking some small pieces of dough and making them into small rods. You could use Pretzel sticks too.

5.) Bake at 400 degrees for ~15-17 min. or until golden brown.

Below are some photos without & with queso. :)

Give it a try! We are good at this!

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