A few nights ago I was testing out a fall-themed recipe, and ended up going to bed somewhere around 2:00 A.M. This isn't uncommon for me... lately I've been spending my every waking moment working on blog posts, blog maintenance, or trying to be active on social media. This is in addition to my pays-the-bills day job.
Anyhow, I awoke the next morning feeling grumpy and craving chocolate. I ate my granola and tried to ignore that nagging feeling, but if you're a chocolate lover you know that those cravings don't just go away. By lunch time I had lost all willpower. I drove over to the grocery store, rushed home, and whipped up this recipe in no time.
The sweetness of the chocolate spread ,combined with the saltiness of the roasted almond butter, results in the ultimate craving-crushing snack. These would be great for after-school, mid-day at work, or (gasp!) even breakfast. Crescent rolls for breakfast. I'm just full of unique ideas tonight!
Since I've been talking about giving credit to the original source lately, I should mention where the inspiration for this ingredient combination came from. I had read an article on the Bon Appetit website where Eve (the rapper) talked about eating Nutella on toast with peanut butter and cinnamon. I thought that combination sounded tasty. When I tried it, I discovered it tastes like a peanut butter cup. YUM! I don't eat peanut butter before I go to work though (because of allergy concerns) so I replaced it with almond butter (which actually washes off, unlike peanut proteins).
If you like chocolate croissants, you might want to use an actual chocolate spread in this recipe. The chocolate and almond butter combination is really good. I'm partial to Nutella though 🙂
I hope you enjoy making these!
🖨 Printable Recipe
Chocolate Almond Butter Crescent Rolls
- 1 227 gram tube of Pillsbury Crescent Rolls
- 8 teaspoon chocolate spread, alternatively, you could use a hazelnut spread like Nutella
- 8 teaspoon Roasted Almond Butter
- 1 teaspoon Ground Cinnamon, for sprinkling
- Powdered Sugar, optional
- Preheat oven to 375°F.
- Unroll dough onto an ungreased baking sheet, separate into 8 triangles.
- Spread each triangle with 1 teaspoon chocolate spread and 1 teaspoon almond butter.
- Sprinkle each triangle with a pinch of cinnamon.
- Roll up the triangles, from the wide end to the pointy end.
- Bend the rolls into crescent shapes
- Bake for 10-12 minutes, or until golden brown. Allow to cool a bit.
- Serve warm, with powdered sugar (optional).
Please read the blog post for detailed tips and explanations.
Nutrition Disclaimer: this nutritional information is only an estimate. The accuracy of this information cannot be guaranteed.
Carrie @ Frugal Foodie Mama
OMGosh! These look SO yummy and they are so simple to make! Love this! 🙂
DB got a look of pure glee when I read the recipe aloud to him, and we both think you're a genius for posting this 🙂 Thanks for sharing! I'll definitely be trying them sometime soon.
Thank you! Let me know how they turn out 🙂
Cindy @ Pick Fresh Foods
Yum!!' I love the combination of cinnamon, Nutella and almond butter. These looks so tasty. I have days like that to where I am just craving something chocolate. It's like I can't focus until I satisfy the craving! Lol these look like they would do the trick 🙂
Ahaha while I was leaving a comment on your site, I saw this pop up in my notifications 😛
I'm addicted to this combination, it's super tasty. And I feel like it's not as bad for me as eating actual peanut butter cups when I need a "fix".