The pigs in a blanket recipes sure to make appetizers the best part of the party

The pigs in a blanket recipes sure to make appetizers the best part of the party
Source: Pillsbury
Source: Pillsbury

It's the little things in life, like tiny hot dogs wrapped in breading, that make life worth living. Well, that and a few other things. 

But if cocktail franks inspire you, let your pigs in a blanket adoration reach new levels with recipes that make the classic hors d'oeuvres even better — who knew that was possible! Trust us, it is. Here are the best pigs in a blanket recipes to cuddle up with all winter long. 

Classic pigs in a blanket

Classic pigs in a blanket
Source: Damn Delicious

Like the old saying goes, if it's not broke, wrap it in puff pastry and dip it in ketchup. Why mess with a good thing? Get the recipe here

Jalapeño popper pigs in a blanket

Two great apps, one amazing bite. Get the recipe here

Cinnamon roll pigs in a blanket

Cinnamon roll pigs in a blanket
Source: Oh Sweet Basil

These cinnamon roll-wrapped and icing coated breakfast sausages are prefect for any time of the day. Seriously. Any place, any time, feed us these. Get the recipe here

Asiago pigs in a blanket

Asiago pigs in a blanket
Source: Williams-Sonoma

Number one rule on making anything better: Add cheese. These fancy pigs in a blanket accomplish just that. Get the recipe here

Gluten-free mini corn dogs

Gluten-free mini corn dogs
Source: food52

These gluten-free pigs in a blanket use cornbread for their shell to kick out the gluten but still make a cozy hot dog cuddle fest. Get the recipe here.

Pretzel dogs

Pretzel dogs
Source: food52

Another snack hybrid that's almost too good to be true, these pretzel dogs are best enjoyed dipped in a good portion of mustard. Get the recipe here

Parsnip 'pigs' in a blanket with chimichurri 

Parsnip pigs in a blanket
Source: Williams-Sonoma

Pigs in a blanket lovers who don't eat meat can participate  —a non fake-meat solution to all your blanket-wrapped food woes! Root vegetables to the rescue. Get the recipe here

Lil' Smokies pigs in a blanket

Pigs in a blanket
Source: The Wicked Noodle

It's all about the basic super market ingredients, like Lil' Smokies and Crescent Roll dough, with these classic pigs in a blanket. Get the recipe here.

Bacon-wrapped crescent dogs

Bacon-wrapped crescent dogs
Source: Pillsbury

Up the crescent-rolled hot dog ante by adding bacon. Duh. Get the recipe here

Lop Cheung Bao (Chinese sausage buns)

Lop Cheung Bao
Source: The Woks Of Life

Give the classic American party snack a Chinese-twist with these steamed Chinese sausage buns. You can still dip them in ketchup. Get the recipe here

Time to pig out!