Nutella Crescent Ring Recipe
I love surprising my family with my creations. I'm kind of flighty and I'm not always great at committing to projects. As a result, I think my mom, my sister and my extended family think I'm somewhat incapable of making pretty things.
The truth is, I'm not, and I love proving them wrong. Every time I show up with a new project (like my baby bathtub diaper cake or this delicious homemade chocolate syrup), I feel like I've knocked their socks off by finishing a crafty thing and having it actually turn out.
I've never made any sort of attempt to set the bar low. I actually don't even know why they don't expect much from me, but it really does make the presentation of my creations that much sweeter!
Last year I brought a Nutella cheesecake crescent ring to my aunt and uncle's house for Easter dinner. I had mentioned that I might bring something, but desserts were already planned so I thought it would take second place to the pies that are our traditional after-dinner treats.
I should have known better. Nutella is such a favorite, and I had combined it with cheesecake and baked it all into buttery, flaky Pillsbury Crescent Rolls.
On top of the deliciousness, it was all wrapped up and served in a pretty ring. How could I have not known that my dessert would be a hit!
I'm familiar with using crescent rolls in my dinner recipes — this chicken alfredo crescent roll-ups recipe is a family favorite — but I don't think I've ever made a dessert with crescent rolls.
Now that I've made one, I don't think I'll be able to stop! Baking with crescent rolls (especially crescent roll ring recipes) is so delicious and convenient, no one will even care that they're a shortcut!
Let me tell you, I love shortcuts when it comes to cooking and baking. I feel like I'm never not busy, so I prefer to spend my precious time with my family instead of frittering it away in the kitchen.
This Nutella crescent ring recipe is the best of the best shortcut desserts. It was devoured at my family's Easter dinner and I'll definitely be making it again soon!
Thi dessert Nutella crescent ring is a total winner. Here's how to make it:
Nutella Crescent Ring Recipe
The Nutella crescent ring recipe is easy, but it's not easy to explain. I have a few pictures to help you with the assembly.
The printable version of the Nutella cheesecake crescent ring recipe can be found at the end of this article.
When you unroll the Crescent Rolls you'll need to separate them into triangles.
I used 12 triangles, which was one and a half tubes of rolls. You definitely will have enough filling to make the recipe with two tubes, and you'll have a sizable dessert (but lots of filling) if you only use one tube of Crescent Rolls.
Arrange the triangles in an overlapping circle on the the pizza pan with the points out. Gently press the dough together where it overlaps.
Mix the cream cheese sugar and vanilla together on medium to high speed until well blended.
crop a generous spoonful of the cream cheese mixture in the center of each triangle. Don't use it all!
Mix the Nutella spread into the remaining cream cheese filling.
Drop an even amount of the chocolate filling on top of the vanilla filling.
Fold the points over the filling and tuck them into the center of the ring.
Bake at 350 for 20-25 minutes.
Mix the powdered sugar with the milk and drizzle the glaze over the crescent ring.
Let the glaze set for 15-20 minutes before serving.
- 2 tubes Pillsbury Crescent Rolls
- 1 8 oz package cream cheese, softened
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1/2 cup Nutella spread
For the glaze
- 1/3 cup powdered sugar
- 1 -2 teaspoons milk
- Preheat oven to 350.
- Spray a 14-inch round pizza pan with nonstick cooking spray.
- Unroll crescent rolls and separate them into individual triangles. Arrange the triangles in an overlapping circle on the the pizza pan with the points out. Gently press the dough together where it overlaps.
- Mix the cream cheese sugar and vanilla together on medium to high speed until well blended.
- Spoon a generous tablespoon of the cream cheese mixture in the center of each triangle. Don't use it all!
- Mix the chocolate hazelnut spread into the remaining cream cheese filling.
- Drop an even amount of the chocolate filling on top of the vanilla filling.
- Fold the points over the filling and tuck them into the center of the ring.
- Bake at 350 for 20-25 minutes.
- Mix the powdered sugar with the milk and drizzle the glaze over the crescent ring.
- Let the glaze set for 15-20 minutes before serving.
My chocolate hazelnut Nutella crescent ring recipe is great for any occasion, not just Easter. Make it today!