Feb 192018
 

These Cheddar Bacon Ranch Pinwheels are an easy after-school snack idea. They are really delicious and it's an easy recipe to whip up in a jiffy!

I’ve said a before and I will probably say this for many more years to come: my boys come off the bus starving. If I didn’t know any better, I would swear that they didn’t eat all day while they were at school. This is especially true when it comes to my oldest. If you’ve ever heard what they say about growing boys – it’s completely true.  That kid eats me out of house and home! Recently I whipped these Cheddar Bacon Ranch Pinwheels for the boys to eat after school and they both loved them.  So now they are in our regular rotation!

Cheddar Bacon Ranch Pinwheels

These Cheddar Bacon Ranch Pinwheels are an easy after-school snack idea. They are really delicious and it's an easy recipe to whip up in a jiffy!

Here’s what you need:

  • (2) 8 oz. Packages of Cream Cheese
  • 1/8 cup of Milk
  • 1 – 1 1/4 Cups of Shredded Cheddar Cheese
  • (3) tsp. of Ranch Dressing Mix
  • (1) Small Bag of Bacon Bits
  • Handful of Chives (optional)
  • Tortillas

Here’s what you do:
1. Take your cream cheese out of the fridge and let it soften to room temperature.
2. Next, combine your cream cheese, bacon bits, milk, ranch dressing mix, shredded cheese, and chives in a large mixing bowl.

These Cheddar Bacon Ranch Pinwheels are an easy after-school snack idea. They are really delicious and it's an easy recipe to whip up in a jiffy!
3. Either by hand or with an electric mixer, blend all ingredients really well. You may need to add more milk, if cream cheese is too stiff.

These Cheddar Bacon Ranch Pinwheels are an easy after-school snack idea. They are really delicious and it's an easy recipe to whip up in a jiffy!
4. Lay out one tortilla and spread a thin layer of the mixture onto the tortilla. Firmly roll up it up.

These Cheddar Bacon Ranch Pinwheels are an easy after-school snack idea. They are really delicious and it's an easy recipe to whip up in a jiffy!

These Cheddar Bacon Ranch Pinwheels are an easy after-school snack idea. They are really delicious and it's an easy recipe to whip up in a jiffy!

5. Continue this process until all of your mixture is gone.
6. Refrigerate your wraps for 30 minutes to an hour.
7. After refrigeration, cut the ends off of each wrap and slice into even segments with a sharp knife. Serve and enjoy!

These Cheddar Bacon Ranch Pinwheels are an easy after-school snack idea. They are really delicious and it's an easy recipe to whip up in a jiffy!

These Cheddar Bacon Ranch Pinwheels are a great after-school snack or you could even send some into school with your kiddos for lunch.

These Cheddar Bacon Ranch Pinwheels are an easy after-school snack idea. They are really delicious and it's an easy recipe to whip up in a jiffy!

Or you could do what I did and eat all of the Cheddar Bacon Ranch Pinwheels yourself.  Since they are so easy to make, you can make them as often as you like!

  31 Responses to “Cheddar Bacon Ranch Pinwheels”

  1. I love the combination of flavors for this one! I think it’s awesome that it only takes a couple of minutes to make, perfect for any mom who has tons of stuff to do!

  2. Those look so amazing! Cheddar bacon ranch anything is always a hit in my house, so I have to make these. Bacon is always the right choice. LOL

  3. That sounds really good. With a few parties coming up this is definitely something you can bring as an appetizer that everybody will enjoy.

  4. I sure miss the days when the kids would go home from school and ask for snacks. I think this is a lovely and filling snack to welcome them with! It’s definitely perfect for growing boys with a huge appetite.

  5. Pinwheels are so easy to make. My grandkids know how to make these. So many different variations to make. All good

  6. Yummy! We make this as a dip both hot or cold and serve with tortilla chips. I never thought of making pinwheels out of it. This will definitely have a spot at our next party.

  7. I know what you mean about boys. My son is as thin as a rail but he can eat especially after school. Love the way you made those pinwheels, and I will try to make my own.

  8. I totally need to make these! You have included all of my favorite flavors, yum!

  9. All you had to say was bacon. Count me in on this recipe! lol

  10. Those pinwheels would really make a delicious snack. My boys have voracious appetites too. I can make a lot of these and keep some of it in a covered container in the fridge. My husband raids the refrigerator every day for his late night snack. I know he’d love this too.

  11. We love serving pinwheels like this for parties. These would be perfect for ,y granddaughters tea party themed birthday this year.

  12. Oh my goodness! These look amazing! I think a few of my kids would even love having these in their lunches! They look super tasty!

  13. I always want to make pinwheels for my family but somehow I can never get them to look like pinwheels. I’m going to try out your recipe because they look perfect!

  14. I often prepare pinwheels for my family but I love the fact that yours has bacon bits in it. Why haven’t I ever thought of that?!

  15. I have two boys who have the same appetite and if you don’t prepare something for them, I’m afraid they’ll eat everything in the pantry and the fridge. I think these pinwheels are the perfect after school snack.

  16. These look so good! They are a great alternative to the Walmart ones.

  17. I really love pinheels. They make a great snack / meal replacement.

  18. you always have the tastiest looking recipes. I would love to try this

  19. What a great idea! This looks delicious and perfect for parties!

  20. Love these pinwheels that my two boys will definitely appreciate. It’s nice to prepare something that’s easy but tasty for their after school snack.

  21. My kids would love these pinwheels for lunch! They love cheddar cheese and bacon.

  22. Yummy! The ends are for momma! I would serve these for some many things. I have added them to our next tailgate party!

  23. This looks fun and easy to do especially when the kids are around! The presentation is unique; far from the typical sandwich we grew up eating.

  24. The Pinwheels reminded me of a similar dish we make. It is made using the leaves of an edible plant that is cut into strips and coated with batter, after which it is deep fried.

  25. Such great pick-me-up snacks for parties! I would like to make some of these for my kids lunch one of these days.

  26. Wow! This cheddar bacon looks so delicious! I have never tried this out. Looks my family will love this.

  27. Oh, these look so good! This would be a great dish to bring to a party, or to even make for lunch, simple and easy and tastes good too!

  28. I havent had a pinwheel sandwhich in a while. These make great appetizers.

  29. That looks absolutely fantastic. That is definitely something I would try. It reminds me of something my daughter brought home once from her culinary class.

  30. My kids love eating pinwheels. I even make it with salads and cream cheese.

  31. I like any of these pinwheels. It’s the best food for gallery openings.