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The majority of my history with crescent rolls has been rolling them up plain and baking them just as the instructions on the cardboard tube tell you to do, but the truth is that there’s SO much more you can do with those yummy little triangles of dough. You can use them as a kitchen shortcut in casseroles and bakes where something doughy is needed, or you can roll them up with something savory like ham and cheese for something a little heartier, or — perhaps best of all — you can doctor them up with a little bit of sweetness, like these very chocolatey, melty Chocolate Crescents. You only need three ingredients and a few minutes of your time for these babies — they couldn’t be easier OR more successful at crushing chocolate cravings.

This is another one of those “recipes” that’s so basic it feels a little disingenuous to even call it a recipe, so let’s just say that I’m letting you in on a very simple and very delicious preparation trick.

The first thing you need is a tube of crescent roll dough that you’ll unroll and separate out into triangles.

The second is chocolate chips. Or a chopped chocolate bar. As long as it melts, it’ll work, and mini chocolate chips have a bit of a melting advantage here so a mix is good. Sprinkle those over the dough…

… And then roll them up…

And bake. Voila! The third ingredient? Well, that’s just a sweet little dusting of powdered sugar as the final flourish. So easy!

Serves 8

10m prep time

15m cook time

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  • 1 tube refrigerated crescent roll dough
  • 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips or chopped chocolate
  • Powdered sugar, as needed
  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. Unroll and separate dough into triangles. Place chocolate on wide end of each triangle and roll up dough, starting at widest end.
  3. Place onto a parchment-lined baking sheet. Bake until golden brown, 15-20 minutes. Dust with powdered sugar before serving. Enjoy!

Recipe adapted from Pillsbury.

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