Monday, January 30, 2017

Cherry Chocolate Rolls

Remember our what's-that-in-the-fridge week? When I was wedging something into the fridge, a can of crescent rolls fell over. Guess what - it was going to expire in two days. Yikes! I really don't often do much with crescent rolls. Consequently, I think all the clever recipes for crescent rolls are brilliant and fun. I'll admit, I'm a little bit afraid of them because I haven't learned all the tricks that everyone else knows.

I found a recipe for Easy Strawberry Sweet Rolls at Chocolate Chocolate and More. A great blog name, huh? As it happened, she needed to use up some things in her refrigerator, so I felt an immediate kinship.

Of course, I switched things up a bit. She used strawberry jelly, and I used tart cherry preserves. But then, while I was making them, the name of her blog was stuck in my head, and I (gasp!) added chocolate chips.

They looked awful after I cut them. Oh no! I was certain I had done something very wrong. But when they came out of the oven, they were sort of cute and looked more like little knots. Instead of using a sugar drizzle, I stayed with my chocolate theme and melted some chocolate chips to drizzle over them when they were cool.

Chocolate Cherry Rolls

1 can of crescent dough
2-3 tablespoons tart cherry jam
chocolate chips

1. Lay a long piece of plastic wrap on your work surface. Dust lightly with flour.

2. Roll out dough in one long piece on the plastic wrap. Patch any holes.

3. Spread with jam, leaving about 1-inch bare on one of the long ends. Add chocolate chips so you can slice the dough in 3/4 inch pieces.

4. Use the plastic wrap to roll up. Refrigerate at least one hour.

5. Preheat oven to 375 and place parchment paper on a baking sheet.

6. Slice in 3/4 inch segments. Bake 12 minutes until light golden.

7. When cool, microwave about 1/4 cup chocolate chip in 30 second bursts until melted, and you can swirl with a fork. Use fork to drizzle chocolate over the rolls.


Dough spread out.

Jam and chocolate chips.

Rolls up pretty well.

Oh no! They look awful! 

Hmm, but they taste pretty good!

A little chocolate drizzle and they're almost cute!


  1. Everything's better with chocolate! Your post had me laughing out loud over my morning coffee. :-). --Kate, writing as C T Collier

  2. The chocolate theme worked for you! Those look good.

  3. I still remember as a kid when my mother dropped a can and they popped all over the kitchen! Whatever plans she had for them, she changed, and we ate them right away!

  4. Ooo, I love crescent rolls! These sound yummy, though I never have preserves to try this recipe. I like to use crescent rolls in one of my most-requested desserts, sopapilla cheesecake pie. Thanks for sharing! And I don't usually mind how something looks, as long as it tastes great. :)

  5. Yowza! Not I won't be able to think of anything else all day!

  6. reminds me of my favorite, "it's late and i want chocolate!" recipe, only i use a tortilla instead of the dough, and the microwave instead of the oven!

  7. Clever you!
    Chocolate and preserves=winner!