Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Mini Nutella Bites


This could be devastating...


Except now we have these, so it's going to be okay!
I call them Mini Nutella Bites, and they're really like mini cinnamon rolls except instead of being filled with cinnamony goodness, they're filled with Nutella - which happens to be the latest guilty pleasure around our house ;)

You need only TWO ingredients:
Pillsbury crescent rolls (Original flavor, 8 count OR you could use a Pillsbury seamless sheet cut into 4 rectangles)
Nutella (about 8 tablespoons)

Preheat oven to 375*F.


Unroll your crescent dough, keeping two triangles together for each piece (making 4 rectangles). Pinch the seam together to prevent the two triangles from splitting apart. Spread each rectangle with about 2 tablespoons Nutella.


Starting with a short side, roll each rectangle into a log shape. Using a very sharp knife (to prevent squishing), cut each roll into quarters. This works best if you work quickly and the dough is still cold. Don't worry if it gets a little squished though, you can rework each piece into a circular shape if you need to.


Lay the pieces about 3/4 inch apart in a lightly greased round pan. I used a 9" round baking pan and fit 10 around the outside edge, 5 more in a circle in the middle, and 1 more in the center.

Bake for 11-13 minutes.


Try to let them cool for a couple of minutes (I know...it's hard), they should pop right out of the pan and easily pull apart.


Delicious.


And much better than a traditional cinnamon roll, if you ask me ;)


Someone else was pretty pleased with them as well.

Quick little chocolate craving squasher in a little less than 15 minutes.

Alexis had these for a snack today. I usually don't indulge that sweet tooth of hers (you'd never guess by all the treats I post on here, but I really am a stickler about what we eat!) but she was a very good girl this morning and well, I made them, they were there, and she can smell Nutella baking a mile away.

Enjoy everyone!

Emily

2 comments:

  1. omggggg,
    amazing. you are making me hungry. love love love nutella. love the idea of using this in place of the brown sugar etc...

    btw, i am placing your recipe on my blog tomorrow w/ your site.

    thank you! xx

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    1. Thanks, Kim! Just saw your post, so glad you enjoyed them and your friends did too :) Reading that just makes me want to go whip up a batch right now and indulge my own sweet tooth! I bought some more Nutella yesterday too, so you can be sure that it will be put to good use this week ;)

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