So what do you do when Walmart asks you to come up with a Gametime snack, and challenges you to use Mountain Dew as an ingredient? Why you make Mtn Dew Apple Dumplings of course!
Now I know Gametime usually means savory foods like chips, wings and dip. . . but sometimes you just have to have something sweet. These dumplings are quick and tasty, and no one will ever guess that the secret ingredient is Mountain Dew. My very good friend Cherie has been enthusing about this recipe to me for years–and it’s been on my list of things to try–but I just haven’t gotten around to it until now. This Walmart challenge was just what I needed to kick me into gear and test it out.
One of the great things about this recipe is you don’t have to have any special cooking, you simply peel and core your apples, cut them into slices, wrap some Great Value crescent roll dough around them, add your melted sauce ingredients and pour on the Mtn Dew. Seriously–as long as you are comfortable letting them use a saucepan to melt some butter & sugar together even your kids can make these.
- 2 Tart Apples such as Granny Smith
- 1 C Butter
- 1 1/2 C Sugar
- 1 tsp Cinnamon
- 2 cans Crescent Rolls
- 1 12oz can Mtn Dew
- 1. Peel and core apples and cut into 8 slices.
- 2. Wrap each apple slice in a crescent roll and place in a greased pan.
- 3. In a saucepan melt butter, cinnamon and sugar together, then pour over the dumplings.
- 4. Slowly pour the can of Mtn Dew over the dumplings.
- 5. Bake at 350 for 40 minutes.
These dumplings aren’t just good for Gametime–they’d be great for an after school snack, a quick and easy dessert, or a potluck offering. Imagine eating them hot out of the oven with some fresh whipped cream on top or a scoop of vanilla ice cream alongside. Mmmm.
Looking for some other gametime snack ideas?
Disclosure: As a participant in the Walmart Moms Program, I’ve received compensation for my time and efforts in creating this post. All thoughts and opinions are my own.