Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Nutella Crescents with Cinnamon Walnut Crumble

Crescent rolls, spread with Nutella, a little cinnamon sugar and finely minced walnuts. Quick. Easy. Heavenly.

Nutella Crescents

What a wonderful way to indulge in Nutella - wrapped in a sweet crescent. Tasty and really simple too - you will LOVE these!

You just need some Nutella, cinnamon sugar mix, pulverized walnuts (or your choice of another nut) and a tube of good ole crescent rolls.

Unroll the crescents.

Spread each triangle with a bit of the Nutella.

Next you'll want the cinnamon sugar. I keep some cinnamon and sugar mixed up in an old spice jar just so I have an excuse to sprinkle some on some buttered toast - yum!

Sprinkle that generously over the Nutella. If you don't want to do cinnamon, just sprinkle with some powdered, granulated or even brown sugar. Remember that you're aiming for sweetness since the crescent rolls are not sweet.

I always keep a variety of nuts in my freezer, so I just took a couple handfuls of walnuts and broke them up in the food processor. Just pulse them though - you don't want to end up with walnut butter!

Sprinkle the nuts on top of the cinnamon sugar and Nutella. Chopped pecans would be excellent too, but my hand found the walnuts first, so that's what I used.

Then just roll up the crescents. I never have been very good at rolling these perfect. Oh, who cares anyway!

Doesn't that look good already?

Line 'em up on a parchment covered baking pan.

I just want to snatch one up and eat it raw! But don't. Bake them at 375 degrees F for about 11 or 12 minutes or until lightly golden.

Let them cool, drizzle with some melted chocolate and what the heck, give it a sprinkling of powdered sugar!

And do your best not to eat every single one of them!

Recipe: Nutella Crescents with Cinnamon Walnut Crumble

©From the Kitchen of Deep South Dish
Prep time: 10 min |Cook time: 12 min | Yield: 8 crescents

  • Nutella
  • Cinnamon sugar mix
  • Finely chopped nuts
  • 1 tube of crescent rolls
  • Melted chocolate for drizzling, optional
  • Powdered sugar for dusting, optional

Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Unroll the crescents and spread each triangle with a bit of the Nutella. Sprinkle generously with cinnamon sugar, sprinkle the nuts on top of the cinnamon sugar, and then roll them up as usual. Place on a parchment covered baking pan and bake 11 to 12 minutes, or according to package directions, until lightly golden brown. Let cool, then drizzle with melted chocolate and sprinkle with a light dusting of powdered sugar. These are so good!

Sopapilla Crescents: Substitute 3/4ths of a block of cream cheese, softened at room temperature and mixed with 1-1/2 tablespoons of powdered sugar for the Nutella. Divide evenly among the crescents, top with nuts (I like thinly sliced almonds) and roll up. Brush tops with melted butter and sprinkle tops with cinnamon sugar.

Peanut Butter Chocolate Crescents: Spread a thin layer of peanut butter on the triangles, leaving an edge of dough. Sprinkle with mini chocolate chips and crushed peanuts. Roll up, bake and finish as above.

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  1. WOWZA! I am making these this weekend without a doubt! SO easy even I, the nonbaker, can do it!

  2. Mary, What a great, easy recipe. Thanks, I can make these with my granddaughter. I like recipes like this that I can let her make on her own, with me supervisin', it makes her so proud.

  3. Super good looking! I'm doing my grocery shopping tonight. Will have to add these items to my list. Thanks for the idea, I can smell the aroma through my monitor right now, ha!

  4. Ok Mary, you are killing me!! I am a huge Nutella fan and chocolate lover! In fact I won 1000 ec from the daily planet for a comment on how I love chocolate. I'm gonna make these real soon and blog about you... :)

  5. Oh, those look like they could get me in trouble!

  6. redkathy, I'm a HUGE Nutella fan too, and I gotta tell ya. You. Will. Love. These. Let me know!!

    Hi Tamilyn - I do admit... it will be very, very difficult to not want to eat every single one of them over the course of oh, say, a day LOL!! (okay, a half a day) {oh all right already, maybe a couple hours???!! :) }

  7. Holy cow, those look good! And easy too! What a great recipe.

    I've never tried Nutella. But I want to...in this recipe first!

  8. Hey Krista - Nutella is a chocolate hazelnut spread, but it's like chocolate heaven I tell ya! DE-E-Lish!

  9. WOW!! Those look sooooo good!!! I wish I could cook!! My mom can, I can craft :) Maybe I should give her the recipe? hmmm....

  10. I am visiting from SITS> I have never tried nutella, but this looks yummy. I am gonna keep exploring the great recipes you have here.

  11. Kristen, trust me. You CAN make these. There is absolutely nothin' to it!! All you gotta do is unroll the dough, put that stuff on it and roll 'em up. That's it!! Give it a try, won't you?

    Hi Dana!! Welcome and thanks for stoppin' by and sayin' hello!!! If you like chocolate, you'll probably like Nutella - I don't even taste the hazelnut in there, only chocolate. Think chocolate in a creamy peanut butter like form. It is delicious on biscuits - sort of like chocolate gravy!

  12. I love that cinnamon sugar mixture. We eat it on toast all the time.

  13. I know! Isn't it like one of those things that just makes you think of childhood?

  14. Oh so easy! And what a wonderful flavor!

  15. They are sooooooo easy and very tasty. The challenge is not eating the whole tray!!!

  16. Oh my goodness gracious! I made these over the weekend for my Brunch Girls and it was wonderful,. I have one leftover 3 days later and they are still good! One of the best recipes I have tried.. it's a keeper!

  17. Oh Mary Beth, thank you SO much for coming back to let me know you enjoyed them!!! I sure did!

  18. I've made these twice,they are wonderfulicious,and fast and easy to make. Will definetly make them over and over.

  19. Thanks so much for coming back to comment Donna. They are pretty yummy!

  20. THESE ARE DELISH!!!!!! So easy to make. Kids and adults both loved them. In fact, my family gobbled up the first batch within minutes....thankfully, I had another can of crescent rolls to make a second batch!!:)

  21. Kara aren't they good??!! Glad y'all enjoyed them.

  22. i have a batch of these going in the oven right now.....and since i didnt have crescents...i used your homemade pie crust recipe.......its smells wonderful....and i know its gonna taste great...coz nothing goes wrong with nutella

  23. This is true! I have tried these with pie crust before and it is pretty good. The crescents are a little more soft and puffy than the pastry crust, but let me know what you think about this on the homemade pie crust!

  24. I am totally making these.
    But I don't like walnuts so I think I'm going to try almonds.

  25. It'll be great with sliced almonds, well, probably just about any nut really - enjoy!!

  26. Mary, these were delightful!! Made them on Mother's Day, but with "Puffed Pastry". I cut them in triangles like the crescents. They were soooo flaky & delicious! Thanks for sharing! Beverly

  27. Thanks Beverly - I shared your variation with the Facebook readers!

  28. These look amazing! Can't wait to try them. Thanks for sharing another yummy recipe!

  29. Made two dozen for food day at work. Huge hit with those who were fast enough to get one.
    Michele from Liberty, MO

  30. LOL Michele! I bet there were some regrets from those who weren't quick enough!! Glad they enjoyed them. Thanks for stopping back by!!

  31. My brother is home from college in California and I LOVE baking for him. :D Unfortunately, he works from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. for a construction company, so I often can't bake something quick enough. This is a perfect compromise (and we LOVE Nutella). I might even be nice and pack a few extra for his coworkers. Besides, my brother promised to help me on my West Coast swing in exchange for baking... and I can tell you right now, I'll be dancing in no time! Much love! God bless.

  32. I have a feeling he (and you) will LOVE these Annalisa - enjoy!!

  33. I made these for a baby shower today. Everyone loved them. It was a quick and easy recipe. It's a keeper.

  34. Made these today..awesome..so good!
    Thanks for the recipe!!

  35. Loved these did cinnamon chips instead and sliced almonds kids loved them.

    1. Yum! I'm so glad that your family enjoyed the recipe!!

  36. I got on your blog this morning to finally settle on what to cook for our 1st big nice dinner tomorrow since moving in our new home and found this!!
    Had to stop that search and made this for breakfast! What a wonderful treat. We love Nutella around here. I really liked the pecans. I live around what is called the pecan capital of the world and so I always have pecans in the freezer. Got that idea from Rachael Ray sometime ago. I'd like to try almonds in these too.
    These were very soft and smooth with just the right amount of crunch from the pecans I thought. I really enjoyed these with my coffee as well. I think this would be a great treat for us anytime really.
    Well, back to the dinner search.
    Thank you!

    1. Aren't these just SO good?!! I like to keep all nuts in the freezer too! They pretty much last in there forever - not that they are around that long!! Mellie, I can't remember if you got one of my cookbooks yet, but I would love to send you one. Would you please email me?


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