Donkey Balls Recipe – I Could Eat This Every Day!

These sausage and cream cheese bites have a funny name “donkey balls”. However, they are packed with flavor and will soon become not only the talk of the party, but one of the requested recipes.

This is a fun recipe to make for gatherings. The recipe is courtesy of my daughter. She made these for the first time when camping. My husband and I were lucky enough to have her make extra and bring some over.

I tried one plain and while it was good;, I immediately thought it would be better with a drizzle of maple syrup. That delicious photo is shown below. Wouldn’t you like to take one off the plate and have one? So yummy and satisfying.

My husband and daughter opted for a dipping sauce. They came up with a concoction of 1/2 maple syrup and 1/2 barbecue sauce. They dipped their sausage and cream cheese appetizer in their sauce and loved it. For me, I will stick with the maple syrup.

These are fantastic my family loves them my son asks for them all the time and he’s only 2!!! I made them first for my baby shower and they were gone in about an hr(i doubled the batch had a ton!) I think I make them at least once a week now! Here’s The Full Recipe:



2 packages crescent rolls pref buttery flavored
1 16 oz cream cheese, don’t use fat free… they r horrible
1 packages jimmy dean sausage (standard size)
1/4 tsp garlic powder
1 small fresh onion… mince


cook sausage, garlic powder and onion until brown and lightly crispy.

drain sausage. does not hafta be rinsed

take room temp cream cheese and sausage mixture. I do not add salt and pepper because of butter flavoring in rolls.

unroll crescent rolls and cut crescent in half to make a triangle.

take a teaspoon of the mixture and spoon into each crescent roll. then wrap mixture up into little ball making sure the mixture is sealed inside.

place balls on the cookie sheets and bake for 8 minutes. DON’T BURN BOTTOMS.

cool for 3 minutes should make about 40-48 balls.

a reviewer suggested that she had to cook them longer (14 minutes) … so it may take longer depending on size..