~~~Bacon-Olive Party Sandwiches~~~ Oct 13, 2005 12:26:29 GMT -6 Quote Select PostDeselect PostLink to PostMemberGive GiftBack to Top Post by chief_cook2 on Oct 13, 2005 12:26:29 GMT -6 ~~~Bacon-Olive Party Sandwiches~~~16 white bread slices, toasted and crusts removedBacon-Olive Cream Cheese, recipe followsSpread 1 side of 8 bread slices evenly with Bacon-Olive Cream Cheese; top with remaining 8 bread slices, and cut evenly into 3 strips, or cut diagonally into triangles.Makes: 2 dozen.~~~Mini Muffuletta Bacon-Olive Party Buns~~~ Layer bottom of 24 split thingytail bun or dinner roll halves evenly with Bacon-Olive Cream Cheese and 48 pepperoni slices; cover with bun halves. Makes 12 appetizer servings.~~~Bacon-Olive Cream Cheese~~~ 1 pkg. (8 oz.) cream cheese, softened8 bacon slices, cooked and crumbled24 pimiento-stuffed olives, chopped4 TB fresh chives1/4 tsp. ground black pepperCombine all ingredients.To make ahead: Cover and chill for up to 3 days. For easier spreading, let stand 30 minutes at room temperature or until softened. Yield: Makes about 1-1/2 cups.