Cheesecake Crescent Rolls

medium.12 cans of Pillsbury Crescent rolls
2 (8oz each) package cream cheese, softened
1 1/2 tsp vanilla
1/4 cup butter, melted
cinnamon
sugar

Unroll and spread 1 of the cans of crescent rolls on the bottom of a 9 x 13 baking dish (or 8 x 8 if you want to cut the recipe in half). Combine softened cream cheese, 1 cup sugar, and vanilla. Spread over crescent roll layer. Unroll and layer remaining crescent rolls over cream cheese layer. Melt your butter and spread over top of crescent rolls. Sprinkle generously with cinnamon and sugar.

Bake for 20-30 minutes in 350 degree oven until bubbly and slightly browned. Drizzle with a little honey if you like. Let cool a bit, slice and eat.

ADDITIONAL: Consider adding some fresh fruit puree like strawberries, raspberries etc. For the chocolate lover add chocolate syrup or cut up candy bars or chocolate chips. Think of crushed nuts and caramel? How about a drizzle of maple syrup with a sprinkle of brown sugar? Just add your favorite ingredient before adding the top layer of crescent and bake as directed. Also, the filling can have some food dye placed into it to add a festive design for a special holiday!

Fair Favorites: Deep Fried Candy Bars

1 egg
1 C. milk
1 Tbsp. of vegetable oil
1 C. all purpose flour
1 tsp. baking powder
a pinch of salt
1. Combine egg, milk and vegetable oil in a cup. In a bowl combine flour, baking powder and salt. Pour the wet ingredients into the dry and mix well with a whisk. Cover and chill for a few minutes as you heat the oil.
2. Use a chocolate covered candy bar for best results and make sure that it is chilled, some bars work better if frozen (Mars is the “traditional” bar but Snickers, Almond Joy, and even Twix and Kit Kat will work.) After the candy bars are chilled and cut remove the batter form the refrigerator and adjust the consistency if necessary.
3. Heat about 4cups of oil or shortening in a medium skillet to 385 F. Drop the chilled candy bar in the batter and gently place into the oil. Cook only until the outside is golden. Remove and drain on brown paper. Allow to cool a minute, the inside can easily burn your mouth