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Chocolate-Filled Breakfast Crescents

Breakfast & Brunch Recipes from AlansKitchn.comMakes 16 crescents

Prep Time: 15 min.
Baking Time: 15 min.


  • 2 - cans (8 ounces each) refrigerated quick crescent dinner rolls
  • 3 - Tablespoons butter or margarine, softened
  • 1 - cup powdered sugar
  • 1 - Tablespoon milk
  • 1 - teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 - cup cocoa
  • 3 - Tablespoons finely chopped pecans
  • Chocolate Glaze (recipe below)


Preheat oven to 375F. Separate crescent dough into 16 triangles.

  1. Beat butter in small bowl until creamy. Gradually add powdered sugar, beating until well blended.
  2. Beat in milk and vanilla. Add cocoa and beat well. Stir in pecans.
  3. Spread slightly heaping teaspoon chocolate mixture on each triangle within 1/2 inch of edges.
  4. You want to roll it up.  Start at shortest side of triangle and roll to opposite point.
  5. Press all edges to seal completely. Place point side down on ungreased cookie sheet and curve slightly to form crescents.
  6. Bake 12 to 15 minutes or until golden brown. Remove from cookie sheet to wire rack. Cool to room temperature.
  7. Drizzle Chocolate Glaze over top of crescents.

Chocolate Glaze

Makes about 3/4 cup glaze


  • 2 - Tablespoons butter or margarine
  • 2 - Tablespoons cocoa
  • 2 - Tablespoons water
  • 1 - cup powdered sugar
  • 1/2 - teaspoon vanilla extract


  1. Melt butter in small saucepan over low heat; add cocoa and water, stirring constantly, until mixture thickens. Do not boil.
  2. Remove from heat. Gradually add powdered sugar and vanilla, beating with whisk until smooth.
  3. Add additional water, 1/2 teaspoon at a time, until desired consistency.


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