If you are looking for a party appetizer or simply a healthy snack, there’s nothing like Texas Pepper Jelly’s Spicy Spirals!
Spicy Spirals can be made well ahead of time, too, saving you a LOT of hassle when you’ve got PEOPLE coming over, or just when you want something the kids can help themselves to during those hot summer days. I keep them in the refrigerator all the time!
1 cup shredded Cheddar cheese
4 ounces of softened cream cheese (I use Neufchatel because we’re dieting)
1/2 cup diced green chiles
1/2 cup sliced green onions
1/2 cup chopped ripe olives
4 soft 8-inch flour tortillas (You can also use biscuit dough or dinner roll dough)
1 jar Texas Habanero Salsa
What to do:
In a medium-size bowl, combine the cream cheese, Cheddar cheese, chiles, onions, and olives.
Spread about 1/2 cup of the cheese mixture on each tortilla. Roll up, and wrap each roll in plastic wrap. Put in the refrigerator and chill for at least an hour – overnight works best for me.
Remove the plastic wrap and slice each roll into about six 3/4-inch pieces. Serve with Texas Habanero Salsa for dipping.
For variety, you can use red bell peppers or whole chiles, or almost anything from your garden that your family likes. Sometimes I add sausage.
Unless your children are very young, you can even stick a toothpick in each spiral to save having to wash more silverware!
You’ll discover that you can never make too many Spicy Spirals; they’ll disappear like magic, and your family – or your guests – will always ask for more!