Thursday, July 29, 2010

Easy And Fast Cresent Roll Snacks

Last night, when we were running around with errands and Karate classes, everyone was hungry for a snack. I usually let the kids forge for themselves, eating whatever they like. But I recently discovered how easy it is to throw together some really yummy snacks with a couple of tubes of cresent rolls and a few extra ingredients. Last night, I made pepperoni rolls and chocolate filled rolls. I had already made the chocolate rolls at the beginning of last year for an after school snack, but I'd never made the pepperoni rolls. As I suspected, it was so easy! I imagine you could come up with your own ideas of what would work as a filling. Ground beef/turkey, a little cheese and some taco seasoning would make great taco rolls. Juliened carrots and zucchini and some dressing would make a great veggie roll. The ideas are endless. Please share any ideas you might have. I'd love to hear them!

Pepperoni Rolls

1 can reduced fat cresent rolls
1/2 cup pepperoni, small pizza sized
1/2 cup reduced fat finely shredded cheese

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Spray a cookie sheet with Pam. Set aside.

Spread out the cresent roll dough, separating the individual rolls. On each section of dough, place about 1 tablespoon of cheese. Layer pepperoni over the cheese, using about 4 to 5 pepperonis. Carefully roll the cresent dough, starting with the wider side. When completely rolled, tuck sides over so no cheese leaks out. Place in rows on cookie sheet and bake about 10 to 15 minutes, or until browned on top. Serve.

Chocolate Filled Rolls

1 can reduced fat cresent rolls
1/2 cup semi sweet chocolate chips
1/2 cup white chocolate chips, if desired

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Spray a cookie with Pam and set aside.

Spread cresent dough out, separating the individual rolls. On each section of dough, place about 1 tablespoon of semi sweet chocolate and one tablespoon of white chocolate chips. Roll dough over chips, starting at the wider end. Tuck sides in to prevent chocolate from melting out. Bake for about 10 to 15 minutes or until browned. Serve.

“I like vending machines, because snacks are better when they fall. If I buy a candy bar at the store, oftentimes I will drop it so that is achieves its maximum flavor potential.”
-Mitch Hedberg


queen of everything said...

those chocolate ones look super yummy. i have some cresent rolls in the fridge right now.

sweetflutterbys3 said...

I was surprised how good they taste! The kids will love them. Mine disappear as soon as they come out of the oven.

Greener Pastures--A City Girl Goes Country said...

We used to make those in home economics class but with hot dogs. Forgot about how easy they are and such a yummy treat.

You can also try Nutella. You know what that is? It's in the peanut butter section. It's a German chocolate hazelnut spread.

Sweetflutterbys3 said...

Oh yeah, our family is quite familiar with Nutella. We buy the three jar set they sell at Sam's club, when I can afford it, that is! My middle one is seriously addicted to the stuff. I made Nutella ice cream once and shared the recipe somewhere on this blog!

I'll have to try your suggestion. It sounds very good!

Judy said...

I have made these with hotdogs, too, but never thought about doing them with anything else. I must try the chocolate ones. I can taste them now! My grandson will really go for these.

Sweetflutterbys3 said...

Thanks Judy! My kids love these and I think your grandson will too. They are so fast to make, perfect for anytime the kids get that "I need a snack" attack :)

Beth said...

Mmmm...those look wonderful, Mary Ann. I'm definitely going to try the pepperoni ones. I've made these before with cheddar cheese and ham---it was pretty tasty.

Sweetflutterbys3 said...

Thanks Beth! Cheddar cheese and ham sounds great too. Next time I make them, I'll try that combination.

CountryDew said...

These are good ideas. Made me hungry.

Sweetflutterbys3 said...

I didn't have an easy time of it with these in the house, let me tell you, Anita! I think I ate at least 5 or 6. I lost count. Good thing the kids ate them pretty quickly and got me out of more trouble :)