Warm cinnamon sugar pastry, filled with Nutella and topped with a little orange zest. Yes, you can make these too! Made super easy for those non-bakers like me.
Churro Crescent Rolls with Nutella
When I was a kid, my family and I mostly lived in Germany. While living there, I grew up with the impression that chocolate was actually hazelnut. Oh the richness! Sometimes there were even little hazelnut pieces within the chocolate. It was SO delicious. Then if that wasn’t enough, my dad came home with a jar of Nutella spread. My life changed forever! While kids in the states were eating peanut butter on their toast, I was eating Nutella. When we finally were stationed back in the U.S. and I had my first Hershey’s bar, I didn’t really like it as much. I think it wasn’t until I was in high school and went on a trip to Chicago that I again saw not just a jar of Nutella but a bunch of various German chocolate bars (Kinder and Ritter among a few favorites). I think I bought 4 or 5 bars and they didn’t last long. Now I can just take a short trip to Walgreens or even Aldi now for all my German chocolate cravings.
Now that you have a little insight into my sweet obsessions…let me introduce you to the amazing combination of churro flavor with nutella. These two worlds deliciously colliding with one another will easily be one of the favorite deserts coming out of your kitchen. For this recipe, I use crescent rolls. The main reason I do this is because I’m not the biggest baker. I continue to practice and I’ve moved up to making pretty decent cupcakes, but everything else takes many tries before it’s good. So I use cheaters…like crescent rolls!
It makes this recipe so quick and easy but oh so delicious. You need 1 8 ounce package of crescent rolls, which will make a total of 8 rolls. Cinnamon and sugar to put on the dough(both sides) and nutella to place in the middle.
Once you have all the ingredients, heat your oven to 375 degrees. You will want to move quickly because you don’t want your crescent roll dough to get warm. So, I recommend getting the cinnamon sugar mix together and set aside as well as your nutella with a spoon. Once your baking sheet is ready with parchment paper, roll out the crescent rolls just as you would if you were going to make them normally. Heavily spread the cinnamon sugar mix on both sides of the dough triangle. Place a teaspoon of nutella in the middle of the largest part of the dough and carefully fold up the roll from the largest end to the smallest.
Once you have all the rolls rolled up, place them in the oven and cook according to the package directions, 10 to 12 minutes or until golden brown.
While your rolls are baking, make some orange zest from one orange using a cheese grater. When your rolls are finished baking, sprinkle the orange zest on top of the crescent roll to give it that fresh taste that pairs so well with the nutella spread.
To make the nutella dipping and drizzle sauce you just need heavy whipping cream and nutella. I highly recommend making the dipping sauce. Once you’ve made it, I’m confident you will find other ways to use this delicious sauce in the future.