Sweet + Salty Cheese Straws

Sweet and Salty Cheese straws are a great party appetizer that feed a crowd. Make a big batch and keep them on hand in the freezer for any time you need a quick snack or unexpected guests stop by!

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Ok, so I think we all know what this Sunday is - Super Bowl! Now I don’t know about you but when I think about the Super Bowl all I really care about is the half time show and the snacks. Growing up we always had Super Bowl parties or Grey Cup parties since we're Canadian. It was always so much fun to have a big group over and watch the game, even if you have no idea what's happening half the time.

So since Sunday will be here before we know it this week is totally dedicated to snack food. These wonderful cheese straws are a great combination of salty and sweet with the mix of marmalade and mozzarella, plus since we're using store-bought puffed pastry they are really easy to throw together. The addition of the everything bagel spice is the perfect complement with these flavours, but if you haven’t made it to Trader Joe’s lately no fear, just use your favourite spice blend and i’m sure it will be just as great!

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prep time 40 minutes

cook time 17 minutes

total time 57 minutes

servings approx. 48 straws

Ingredients

2 sheets puffed pastry thawed

2/3 cup marmalade

2 cup mozzarella cheese

everything bagel spice

1 egg

Instructions

Preheat oven to 375. Roll out 1 sheet of the puffed pastry until it forms a 24x12 inch rectangle. Spread half of the marmalade over bottom half of the pastry then cover with half of the cheese and sprinkle with everything bagel spice. Fold the top half of the pastry down over the bottom and gently press the dough together. Slice into 1-inch strips, gently twist then place on a parchment lined baking pan - continue until all of the dough has been twisted. Place in the fridge for 20 minutes.

While the first batch is chilling repeat with the second sheet of puffed pastry.

In a small bowl whisk your egg then using a pastry brush, brush egg wash over your chilled twists. Sprinkle again with everything babel spice then bake for 17 minutes or until golden brown.

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