Crack Cruffins

Crack Cruffins Recipe – Cheddar, Bacon & Ranch Cruffins – buttery flaky pastries that are perfect for game day, snack, lunch, and dinner. Effortless to make and they taste AMAZING! Crescent roll dough topped with ranch dressing, cheddar cheese, and bacon and baked in a muffin tin. Serve with a bowl of extra ranch for dipping and prepare to be wowed!

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Cheddar Bacon Ranch Muffins

Stop what you are doing and make a batch of these Crack Cruffins! OMG! These pastries are dangerously delicious! Flaky layers of cheddar, bacon, and ranch. YUM! What is a cruffin? It is a cross between a croissant and a muffin. This easy cruffin recipe substitutes crescent rolls for croissant dough. They are honestly too easy to make! I have lost count of how many times I’ve made this recipe over the past few weeks. They are great for breakfast, as a side dish to your meal or a party appetizer. Give them a try ASAP!

What does CRACK mean?

If a recipe has “crack” in the title it means that the recipe has cheddar, bacon, and ranch in the ingredients. It all started with my Crack Dip way back in 2007. I made the dip for a Titans football game. Everyone went crazy over it. We couldn’t stop eating it and said it was like crack. The name stuck. 

According to the dictionary, the definition of crack is “of superior excellence or ability”. We think the flavor combination of cheddar, bacon, and ranch fits this definition! This recipe is most definitely of superior excellence!

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How to Make Crack Cruffins

These savory cruffins are easy to make with only a few simple ingredients. Unroll three cans of crescent roll sheets. Use a rolling pin to roll the dough into a 12×16-inch rectangle. Spread ranch dressing over each sheet of dough. Sprinkle shredded cheddar cheese and chopped bacon over each dough sheet. 

Starting on the long end of the rectangle, tightly roll up into a log. Using a sharp knife, cut the log in half, making two 8-inch logs. Slice the shorter logs lengthwise to make 4 sections of dough. Repeat with the remaining dough sheets. You will have 12 equal strips of dough

Take one piece of dough with the layered side facing out and roll it tightly into a roll. Place the roll into a muffin pan that has been sprayed with nonstick cooking spray. Repeat with the remaining 11 sections of dough. 

Bake in a preheated oven until golden brown. Remove from the oven and immediately brush each muffin with butter and sprinkle with parsley. Cool on a wire cooling rack.

crack cruffins in a muffin pan

Helpful Tips & Frequently Asked Questions

  • I use crescent roll sheets. If you are using perforated crescent roll dough, make sure to pinch the seams to seal.
    • Can substitute pizza dough. 
  • Here is our recipe for Homemade Ranch Dressing made with mayonnaise, buttermilk, ranch dressing mix, garlic powder, onion powder, cayenne pepper, paprika, salt, and black pepper: https://www.plainchicken.com/copycat-outback-ranch-dressing/
  • Can I Make Cruffins with Puff Pastry Sheets? Yes! You can substitute three sheets of puff pastry. Bake at 400ºF for about 25 minutes.
  • Can I make Cruffins ahead of time? Yes. You can assemble the rolls and cover the muffin tin with plastic wrap. Chill in the refrigerator overnight. When ready to bake the next day, remove the muffin tin from the fridge 10 to 15 minutes before baking as directed.
  • Can Cruffins be frozen? Yes. Bake the muffins and cool to room temperature. Transfer the rolls to a freezer bag and store in the freezer for up to 3 months. 
  • Store leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to three days.
cheddar bacon ranch crescent muffins on a platter

What to Serve with Crack Cruffins

These Crack cruffins are a mouthwatering treat on their own. However, if you’re looking to create a complete and satisfying meal, there are a few delicious options to consider. Pair these savory cruffins with a fresh and crisp side salad with a zesty vinaigrette to balance the richness of the bacon and cheese. You could also serve them alongside a bowl of hot, comforting tomato soup for that classic flavor combination. Another option is a bowl of slaw with a tangy dressing to provide a refreshing contrast to the cruffins’ savory goodness. These mouthwatering creations are a fantastic addition to any brunch or party. No matter how you choose to serve them, these muffins are sure to steal the show and leave you craving for more.

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Crack Cruffins

Yield: 12 rolls
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 23 minutes
Total Time 38 minutes
Crack Cruffins Recipe – Cheddar, Bacon & Ranch Cruffins – buttery flaky pastries that are perfect for game day, snack, lunch, and dinner. Effortless to make and they taste AMAZING! Crescent roll dough topped with ranch dressing, cheddar cheese, and bacon and baked in a muffin tin. Serve with a bowl of extra ranch for dipping and prepare to be wowed!

Ingredients:

Instructions:

  • Preheat oven to 350ºF. Spray a muffin pan with cooking spray and set aside.
  • Unroll crescent roll sheets. Use a rolling pin to roll each can of dough into a 12×16-inch rectangle. Spread ranch dressing over each sheet of dough. Sprinkle shredded cheddar cheese and chopped bacon over each dough sheet.
  • Starting on the long end of the rectangle, tightly roll it up into a long. Using a sharp knife, cut the log in half, making two 8-inch logs. Slice the short logs lengthwise to make 4 sections of dough. Repeat with the remaining dough sheets. You will have 12 equal strips of dough
  • Take one piece of dough with the layered side facing out and roll it tightly into a roll. Place the roll into a muffin pan that has been sprayed with nonstick cooking spray. Repeat with the remaining 11 sections of dough.
  • Bake for 22 to 25 minutes, until golden brown.
  • Cool on a wire cooling rack.

Notes:

  • I use crescent roll sheets. If you are using perforated crescent roll dough, make sure to pinch the seams to seal.
    • Can substitute pizza dough. 
  • Can I Make Cruffins with Puff Pastry Sheets? Yes! You can substitute three sheets of puff pastry. Bake at 400ºF for about 25 minutes.
  • Can I make Cruffins ahead of time? Yes. You can assemble the rolls and cover the muffin tin with plastic wrap. Chill in the refrigerator overnight. When ready to bake the next day, remove the muffin tin from the fridge 10 to 15 minutes before baking as directed.
  • Can Cruffins be frozen? Yes. Bake the muffins and cool to room temperature. Transfer the rolls to a freezer bag and store in the freezer for up to 3 months. 
  • Store leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to three days.
    • Reheat in the microwave.

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    1. I only use real bacon in all of my recieps – either freshly cooked or precooked slices that I chop. You can also buy bags of precooked bacon crumbles from Costco and Sam’s Club.

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