I love it when I discover a quick and easy treat to make! I saw this idea in a magazine a few years ago and never got around to trying it until now. It’s a perfect partner for a cup of tea or coffee in the afternoon or a quick dessert…or yummy for breakfast, not that I would know. 😉
1 can refrigerated crescent rolls
2 chocolate bars or chocolate chips
1 box almond paste
Powdered sugar (optional)
Preheat oven to temp specified on crescent roll instructions. Open can of crescent rolls and separate into triangles. Cut almond paste into 8 slices equal to about 1 teaspoon each. Flatten slices of almond paste into rectangles. Place 1 piece almond paste and 1/8 of chocolate bar (or about 1 teaspoon or so chocolate chips) onto wide end of triangles. Roll each triangle up and place on cookie sheet. Sprinkle granulated sugar over tops of rolls. Bake according to crescent roll directions. Melt remaining chocolate bar. When chocolate almond rolls are done baking, cool slightly then drizzle melted chocolate over rolls. Optional – shake powdered sugar over tops of rolls. Serve warm or at room temperature.
Thrifty Thoughts: Almond paste is not cheap, but the leftover paste can be frozen for up to 3 months. Save the extra for other uses or split the cost and share it with a baking friend. Another thrifty idea to get a similar flavor – melt the chocolate first and stir in a few drops (to taste) of pure almond extract. Put a tablespoon of the almond-flavored chocolate on each crescent before rolling up.
I tried to find the healthier version of crescent rolls but didn’t have time to go to the store that would have them so I went ahead and used the regular kind. It is nice to know though that there are better versions out there if you have time (and $) to find them. I used bittersweet chocolate in my rolls, so they weren’t overly sweet but definitely delicious!
Do you have a favorite quick and easy treat? Have you tried adding fillings to your crescent rolls?
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Have a delicious day friends!
Images source: Stop and Smell the Chocolates