Donkey balls is a humorous name for these sausage and cream cheese snacks. They are, however, flavorful and will quickly become not only the talk of the party, but also one of the most requested recipes.
This is a great meal to serve at parties. My daughter came up with the recipe. When she went camping for the first time, she made these for the first time. My husband and I were fortunate enough to have her make some extras and bring them over to us.
While I enjoyed it plain, I instantly thought it would be even better with a drizzle of maple syrup. Below is a photo of the delectable dish. Wouldn’t it be nice if you took one off the dish and ate it? So delicious and filling.
A dipping sauce was chosen by my spouse and daughter. They came up with a recipe that included half maple syrup and half barbeque sauce. They enjoyed dipping their sausage and cream cheese appetizer in the sauce. Personally, I’ll stick with maple syrup.
These are great, and my entire family enjoys them. My two-year-old son is constantly asking for these!!! I made them for my baby shower first, and they were gone in about an hour (I doubled the quantity because there were so many!) I’m pretty sure I make them once a week now!
Donkey Balls Recipe – I Could Eat This Every Day!
All you need is a tasty snack with a clever name to be dubbed the life of the party. Donkey Balls meets both of these requirements. This meal comes together quickly and will disappear quickly when served.
Sausage and cream cheese are wrapped in crescent roll dough and baked. It’s unclear how it gained its amusing name, but one thing is certain: it’s a popular recipe.
- 2 packages crescent rolls pref buttery flavored
- 1 16 oz cream cheese, don’t use fat free… they r horrible
- 1 packages jimmy dean sausage (standard size)
- 1/4 tsp garlic powder
- 1 small fresh onion… mince
- cook sausage, garlic powder and onion until brown and lightly crispy.
- drain sausage. does not hafta be rinsed
- take room temp cream cheese and sausage mixture. I do not add salt and pepper because of butter flavoring in rolls.
- unroll crescent rolls and cut crescent in half to make a triangle.
- take a teaspoon of the mixture and spoon into each crescent roll. then wrap mixture up into little ball making sure the mixture is sealed inside.
- place balls on the cookie sheets and bake for 8 minutes. DON’T BURN BOTTOMS.
- cool for 3 minutes should make about 40-48 balls.
- a reviewer suggested that she had to cook them longer (14 minutes) … so it may take longer depending on size..
Notes on the Donkey Balls Recipe
- Salami, spicy Italian sausage, ham, mortadella, and other meats can be used in this Donkey Balls Recipe. You can experiment with different choices to determine what best suits your preferences.
- The balls can also be made with pastry puff in a version of this recipe. The only difference will be that the balls will be a little more flaky. If you can’t get crescent dough, this will suffice.
- It’s best if the cream cheese is at room temperature so it can readily integrate with the meat mixture.
- Make sure the dough isn’t cold or straight from the refrigerator.
- Just before putting the balls in the oven, brush the tops of the balls with an egg wash. Whip one egg with 2 tbsp of water until it is fluffy. While baking, this will give the balls a lovely golden color.
- Before placing the balls in the oven, make sure it is preheated for at least 15 minutes.
- You can also brush a little butter on the tops of the balls as soon as they come out of the oven. They’ll have a lovely gloss and a salty crust as a result of this.
- The Donkey Balls Recipe can be prepared ahead of time and kept in the fridge or freezer. Allow them to come to room temperature before baking, and you’ll have a new batch in no time.
- Once they’re out of the oven, add a sprig of fresh mint or thyme to the tops. Another alternative is to add dried herbs to the dough, such as dried mint or rosemary, to give them a different flavor.
Donkey Balls Recipe
- 2 packages of crescent rolls, butter flavored perforated
- 1 16 ounce pkg of Philadelphia cream cheese, softened
- 1 lb sausage
- 1 Small onion minced
- ¼ tbsp garlic powder
- Preheat oven to 350
- In a skillet brown the sausage until brown and slightly crispy. Drain and place in a mixing bowl.
- Add the softened cream cheese, onion and garlic powder and mix well.
- Lay crescent rolls out on a cutting board cutting each in half. For best results knead each half and press out into a circle.
- Spoon 1 teaspoon of the sausage mixture on to each circle and wrap the dough around it forming a ball. Make sure each ball is sealed. Placing each on a baking sheet.
- Baked at 350 for approximately 8 to 10 minutes. Be careful not to burn the bottom. Cool for 2 - 3 minutes and enjoy.
When can I serve donkey balls?
Birthdays, anniversaries, game evenings, and even family breakfasts are ideal occasions for this snack. It may be made in huge numbers and served plain or with a sauce because it is so simple to make. The best part is that these may be prepared ahead of time and kept in the refrigerator. All you have to do is pop them in the oven right before serving and bake them.
Dipping Sauces To Go With The Snack
Though this snack can be enjoyed by itself, a dipping sauce to go with it takes this simple dish to a whole other level. Here are some options of sauces that go well with it:
- Barbeque sauce
- Teriyaki sauce
- Mustard mayonnaise
- Mint mayonnaise
- Southwest seasoning
- Maple syrup